HUGO unveils capsule collection inspired by David Bowie

Fashion brand HUGO has unveiled a capsule collection inspired by the late David Bowie.The British singer-songwriter, who died at the age of 69 in 2016, was as well known for his edgy personal style as for his bold costume choices. Now, designers at th…

Fashion brand HUGO has unveiled a capsule collection inspired by the late David Bowie.

The British singer-songwriter, who died at the age of 69 in 2016, was as well known for his edgy personal style as for his bold costume choices.

Now, designers at the label have released the limited-edition HUGO Loves Bowie line, which includes pieces for men and women.

“David Bowie was a rebel spirit who lived life on his own terms,” said Bart de Backer, senior head of design for HUGO Menswear. “This capsule is an opportunity for us to celebrate the impact he had on the world and the values that we share.”

The range is centred on a palette of black, white, and red, with some items featuring album artwork.

Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy, a body of work inspired by the German capital and consisting of the albums Low, Heroes, and Lodger, is referenced throughout the collection, with one sweatshirt paying homage to his 1977 album Heroes and including photographs of the Starman hitmaker shot for the album’s cover by Masayoshi Sukita.

There are also accessories and T-shirts printed with the original slogan used to promote the album: “Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming.”

“HUGO is a brand whose DNA is closely linked to popular culture – especially music. Music will remain a source of inspiration for the brand and will continue to influence the collections going forward,” a company representative added.

The HUGO Loves Bowie collection is now available to purchase from HUGO stores, online, and selected partner retailers worldwide.

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Liam Payne trained hard to get in shape for Hugo Boss underwear campaign

Liam Payne spent 90 per cent of his time in the gym over the past year to prepare for his Hugo Boss shoot.The Strip That Down hitmaker recently shot a sizzling partially nude ad campaign for Hugo Boss underwear, something the 26-year-old had dreamed of…

Liam Payne spent 90 per cent of his time in the gym over the past year to prepare for his Hugo Boss shoot.

The Strip That Down hitmaker recently shot a sizzling partially nude ad campaign for Hugo Boss underwear, something the 26-year-old had dreamed of to motivate himself while in the gym.

“Before we landed the deal with Hugo I’d gone into my gym and said, ‘I’m going to get an underwear commercial.’ I just wanted to do it; I knew I could do it. And then it actually happened! And I worked my a*s off and I’m still hitting the gym: I didn’t realise once you get on that thing you can’t really turn it off,” he told GQ Hype magazine.

The father-of-one revealed that he was at the gym for “90 per cent” of his time in an effort to look super ripped for the shoot with model Stella Maxwell, and the results have given him more self-confidence.

“It’s been a lot of training and being an athlete and working out – it became 90 per cent of my job for the best part of a year leading up to that shoot, which was crazy,” he explained. “Come 2019 everyone’s a lot more open about body image and I wanted to get in shape. Not to show off my body to anyone else, I just knew that’s what would give the confidence on set. I didn’t want to arrive not ready and not looking like I’d worked hard to get there.”

The former One Direction singer also opened up on his decision to go sober for a year, confessing it was hard on his social life.

“I was the biggest recluse on the planet. I would get up at 5am and go running in the park, but at night I would be in bed by 7pm. Is that a way to live your life?” he candidly shared.

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Stella Maxwell and Liam Payne star in racy Hugo Boss campaign

Stella Maxwell and Liam Payne have stripped off for a racy new Hugo Boss underwear campaign.Former One Direction star Liam was announced as a celebrity brand ambassador for the German fashion house back in May, and a short time later, unveiled his debu…

Stella Maxwell and Liam Payne have stripped off for a racy new Hugo Boss underwear campaign.

Former One Direction star Liam was announced as a celebrity brand ambassador for the German fashion house back in May, and a short time later, unveiled his debut Hugo x Liam Payne line.

Now, Liam has teamed up with bosses at Hugo on another campaign, this time to promote a range of bodywear, with the imagery shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

One snap shows the singer lying on a bed in just his underwear with Stella behind him completely nude, with just a sheet protecting her modesty, while another photo depicts Liam naked with the topless model on top of him.

And the British singer has admitted he required a little liquid courage in preparation for the risque photoshoot.

“There was a lot of tequila involved for this shoot,” he said in an interview with GQ Hype magazine. “(The photoshoot) ended up being a lot more naked than I thought it was – and for her as well. She was also naked. And I was just, you know, ‘Don’t look!’ She was naked behind me and I was thinking, ‘Liam, don’t look whatever you do.'”

However, Liam also confessed that his mother wasn’t immediately pleased when she first saw the provocative pictures.

“It was a lot of fun to shoot but my mum wasn’t best pleased. There’s this really raunchy shot of me and Stella, and I showed my mum,” the 26-year-old smiled. “She took one look at it and gave me a clip round the ear. All I was thinking was, ‘I better not tell her about the London buses!'”

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Liam Payne signs on as latest Hugo Boss ambassador

One Direction star Liam Payne has been named the latest celebrity brand ambassador for Hugo Boss. The singer is fronting a campaign for the label’s new collection geared towards younger fashion lovers, and the 25 year old will work closely with creati…

One Direction star Liam Payne has been named the latest celebrity brand ambassador for Hugo Boss.

The singer is fronting a campaign for the label’s new collection geared towards younger fashion lovers, and the 25 year old will work closely with creative director Peter Deirowski to develop the forthcoming line Hugo x Liam Payne.

Payne, who will appear in a series of ads shot by fashion photographers Mert & Marcus, has grown to enjoy expressing himself through fashion, particularly pieces for the brand.

“Fashion has slowly crept up on me,” the One Direction star tells Women’s Wear Daily. “I knew if I wanted to do something in fashion it should be with Hugo. They design clothes that guys like me want to wear. Fashion started out as a hobby for me, but I’m loving being part of the creative process.”

The singer is also looking forward to stripping off to showcase new swimwear looks.

“This is a very body-conscious world,” he adds. “I’ve been training a lot lately, but I’ve always done that, so we’ll see how it goes.”

Despite his initial worries when it came to the new venture, Payne was relieved when Deirowski and his team guided him through the process.

“I thought, ‘How am I going to design clothes?’” Payne shares, revealing Deirowski and his team brought him their initial ideas for the collection and asked for his input. And the creative director is just as enthusiastic about the collaboration.

“Liam is not only a very talented musician, he’s also got great style,” he says. “This type of creative partnership is something we’ve never done before and we can’t wait to show everyone what we’ve been working on behind the scenes.”

The partnership marks the first apparel campaign from the brand to be fronted by a celebrity, with Jared Leto and Zac Efron previously fronting fragrance ads.

The new items Liam helped design will be unveiled during Berlin Fashion Week in Germany with a presentation and concert planned for July (19).

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Chris Hemsworth has curated a collection of ‘Thor-sized’ suits

Chris Hemsworth has had to buy a number of larger suits in order to accommodate his “Thor size.”The actor has portrayed the Marvel character since 2011, and will be seen reprising his Norse god role in Avengers: Endgame next year (19). Chris is require…

Chris Hemsworth has had to buy a number of larger suits in order to accommodate his “Thor size.”

The actor has portrayed the Marvel character since 2011, and will be seen reprising his Norse god role in Avengers: Endgame next year (19). Chris is required to undergo a significant physical transformation in order to play the part, with a diet and workout plan that allows him to gain over two stone in weight by the time he begins filming. However, this means he’s had to take his changing figure into account when putting his wardrobe together.

“When I was shooting for Avengers 4, I was a little bigger than I normally would be,” the 35-year-old explained in an interview with British GQ. “I have suits in a lot of sizes. Some are for my normal weight and the others are for my Thor size.”

Though the Australian star is often seen dressed in suave suits on the red carpet, his typical uniform is far more casual and sees him kitted out in T-shirts and shorts appropriate for his beachside home.

“I love a good suit for a red carpet event, because I don’t have to spend all of my days in one,” he smiled. “A tailor is key. I have greater confidence when a suit fits me.”

And Chris, who is a Boss Bottled ambassador for Hugo Boss, is adamant that a good fragrance is key to pulling together any great outfit, and added he often listens to his wife Elsa Pataky’s recommendations.

“I love a fragrance,” the Ghostbusters star insisted. “It’s like putting on a great suit. It makes you feel confident and gives you a different energy. I usually choose a fragrance that Elsa likes. She loves Boss Bottled; apple strudel – the inspiration for the scent – is her favourite food.”

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David Gandy is a first-time father

David Gandy and his girlfriend Stephanie Mendoros have become parents to a baby girl.The couple welcomed their first child Matilda last week (ends02Dec18), and David took to Instagram on Wednesday (05Dec18) to share the happy news with his followers. “…

David Gandy and his girlfriend Stephanie Mendoros have become parents to a baby girl.

The couple welcomed their first child Matilda last week (ends02Dec18), and David took to Instagram on Wednesday (05Dec18) to share the happy news with his followers.

“Daddy, Dora and new addition Matilda out for our first dog walk together this morning,” he wrote alongside a sweet close-up snap of him and his daughter, who is wrapped up in his grey hoodie. “Gorgeous Baby Matilda was born last week, both mother and baby doing incredibly well. Only worrying thing is I’m now totally out numbered (sic) by females in my house!”

Though he didn’t share a glimpse of the infant’s face, baby Matilda can be seen wearing a cute pink woolly hat.

Reports of Stephanie’s pregnancy first emerged in June, and David previously told Mail Online that they were “both thrilled” to be starting a family.

“Absolutely delighted,” the 38-year-old beamed. “It’s our first. It’s all very new to us. We’re taking every day and week as it comes. It should be fun.”

He claimed that neither he nor Stephanie, a barrister, were aware of the baby’s gender and had no intention of finding out before the birth, while the fashion star – who has previously posed for Dolce & Gabbana and Hugo Boss – also planned to ease up on his schedule in order to accommodate the new arrival.

“I’ll slow down a little bit. A November birth means there’s a break in the run-up to Christmas,” he explained.

David and Stephanie have been dating for two years and will raise Matilda at their home in Fulham, London.

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Hugo Boss partners with Jeremyville on holiday capsule

Hugo Boss has teamed up with artist Jeremyville to create this year’s holiday capsule collection.The brand commissions an artist every year to help create a collection in honour of Chinese New Year and the holiday season, and most recently tapped Julia…

Hugo Boss has teamed up with artist Jeremyville to create this year’s holiday capsule collection.

The brand commissions an artist every year to help create a collection in honour of Chinese New Year and the holiday season, and most recently tapped Julian Meagher to welcome in 2018’s Year of the Dog with a range based around a dog in the driver’s seat of a racing car.

For year (19), Year of the Pig, Hugo Boss has recruited New York-based Jeremyville, who has offered up a colourful cityscape which incorporates an array of characters, including pigs.

The prints feature on bags and shoes, as well as apparel such as dress shirts, sweatshirts, tees and bombers. Additionally, customers are able to purchased figurines and iPhone cases featuring the design.

Creative director Ingo Wilts admitted to WWD that the initial concept “was a little bit challenging. How can we do Hugo Boss and a pig in a fun way?”

However, the label is pleased with the final results of their collaboration with Jeremyville.

“It’s a nice collaboration,” he added. “We’re quite happy.”

The holiday capsule offers pieces for men and women, as well as unisex garments. Everything from the collection will launch in Hugo Boss’s retail stores globally from 7 November (18), and as well as displays in store windows and throughout the label’s social channels, there will also be videos to accompany the launch.

However, now that Hugo Boss’s 2019 project is complete, Wilts is already looking to next year.

“We’re working on 2020 now. It’s the year of the rat, so that should be interesting,” he smiled.

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Toni Garrn tapped to front Hugo Boss’ heritage-inspired collection

Hugo Boss has tapped Toni Garrn to front a new capsule collection inspired by the brand’s heritage.The luxury label has designed a new line called Boss ‘Made in Germany’, a 12-piece capsule for men and women all envisioned and manufactured in the natio…

Hugo Boss has tapped Toni Garrn to front a new capsule collection inspired by the brand’s heritage.

The luxury label has designed a new line called Boss ‘Made in Germany’, a 12-piece capsule for men and women all envisioned and manufactured in the nation.

Chief brand officer Ingo Wilts told WWD that the brand was “proud to be the biggest premium fashion-maker in Germany” and wished to celebrate its origins in the latest limited-edition project.

The collection has been based on Hugo Boss’ signature tailoring and used exclusively developed Italian fabrics to reinvigorate six pieces for men and six for women.

Men’s garments include a checked double-breasted coat, a twill suit, a crewneck sweater and an embossed leather bomber jacket, while women are able to purchase items such as a checked pencil dress, a wool mohair mixed rollneck pullover and a silk bow blouse.

“We also know that whenever we go outside Germany, in France or Asia, for example, they really appreciate (articles) made in Germany,” Wilts added.

He also explained that the collection took some inspiration from the characters played by Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway in the 1968 heist movie The Thomas Crown Affair, but insisted that the pieces “fit perfectly well into (the brand’s) overall colour range and sports tailoring direction this season.”

The Made in Germany capsule is hitting select Boss stores worldwide and will go live online from 1 October (18), while being supported by a campaign featuring Garrn as well as Spanish-German actor Daniel Bruhl.

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Jamie Dornan used fragrance to become a man

Actor Jamie Dornan credits cologne with helping him come into his own as a man.The Fifty Shades of Grey star is the new face of Hugo Boss fragrance, Boss the Scent, and appearing in the campaign made him reflect on how scents have shaped him as a perso…

Actor Jamie Dornan credits cologne with helping him come into his own as a man.

The Fifty Shades of Grey star is the new face of Hugo Boss fragrance, Boss the Scent, and appearing in the campaign made him reflect on how scents have shaped him as a person, revealing his first Calvin Klein cologne helped him feel more mature.

“CK One was probably the first fragrance I had, at least in my consciousness,” he tells Esquire. “I’m sure I was first given Old Spice or Brut, something that stinks like a locker room. I think everyone in Northern Ireland was wearing CK One.

“I was probably 14 years old at the time. Fragrance at that age is so expensive, so you get it at Christmas and use it for a few years or so. When I put the fragrance on, I felt like a grown up. I thought, ‘I’m sophisticated. I’m a man now’.”

Jamie, who was a model before becoming an actor, loved the concept for his Boss the Scent ads, admitting he was able to lose himself during the photoshoot.

“I felt the world that the team created lent itself to giving in to this bizarre sense of existence in the virtual world,” the 36 year old shares. “I did feel like we had to embody something other than ourselves, which is fun to do. There’s usually a formula for standard fragrance campaigns, and this turned that on its head. Having a unique concept is really fun.”

Although dapper Jamie sports a fine black suit in the Hugo Boss campaign, he prefers to be as casual as possible when he’s not working.

“My whole thing with style is comfort,” he explains. “For me, I feel the most comfortable in a white T-shirt. I have a pile of white T-shirts that I did a clear out on last week, so now I know that it’s all T-shirts that I like. I feel comfort in just reaching for one of them.

“I like wearing it with jeans and Nike Air Maxes. That’s the easiest thing to do: put on some T-shirts, jeans, and trainers. That’s the easiest way to be. Sometimes you can’t even be bothered buttoning your shirt.”

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Jamie Dornan talks low-maintenance grooming regime

Jamie Dornan does not prioritise grooming due to his laidback lifestyle.The actor worked as a model until he landed his first onscreen role in Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, and went on to become a Hollywood sex symbol after being cast as Christian …

Jamie Dornan does not prioritise grooming due to his laidback lifestyle.

The actor worked as a model until he landed his first onscreen role in Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, and went on to become a Hollywood sex symbol after being cast as Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades film series.

In spite of frequenting many best-dressed lists over the years, Jamie has now insisted that he takes little care of his appearance when he’s at home with his wife Amelia Warner, and daughters Dulcie, four, and Elva, two.

“We live out in the English countryside, where it’s not really about looking or smelling good,” he explained in an interview with WWD. “You sort of get up and go, really. It’s the life we’ve chosen, and we love it. I have two very small kids, and it’s the last thing in your mind in the morning – how you look and how you present yourself.”

Jamie recently made a return to the fashion industry when he was announced as the new face of Hugo Boss’ BOSS The Scent alongside Dutch model Birgit Kos.

The new advertising campaign goes live from 1 September (18), and the film star admitted he feels bolstered when wearing the iconic scent.

“It does give you a bit of a lift – it does elevate you a bit, and it’s a nice feeling,” the 36-year-old smiled. “I don’t like anything too fresh, fruity or floral usually. I just find it a bit distracting, and it makes me a bit dizzy. I prefer the earthier, woodier, leather sort of stuff.”

Jamie also added that the emotions and memories linked to a particular fragrance “never fails to blow my mind”.

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