Coin laying ceremony for MSC World Europa | News

A maritime coin ceremony tradition took place earlier at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, as the keel was laid for MSC Cruises’ first liquified natural gas-powered ship, MSC World Europa. The 200,000-plus GT ship is scheduled to enter service in 2022, become the LNG-powered vessel to be built in France. Zoe Africa Vago, daughter of Alexa Aponte-Vago and her husband Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises executive chairman, and Aurore Bezard from Chantiers de I’Atlantique performed the traditional maritime ritual. The pair will serve as godmothers to the ship,…

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Voting opens ahead of World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony | News

Voting has opened ahead of the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2020. The red-carpet event will take place at Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa, Antalya, Turkey on June 20th. Categories cover the entire spectrum of the travel and tourism industry, and range from leading hotels, resorts and destinations to airlines, tour operators and cruise providers. The full list of categories and nominees for the 2020 programme can be viewed here. Voters – both members of the public and executives working within the hospitality industry – have until May…

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What Comes After Barneys and Opening Ceremony? | Fashion Show Review, Multiple, BoF Professional, Ready-to-Wear Autumn 2020

NEW YORK, United States — What New York designers lack in design ideas, they often make up for in practical ingenuity. Susan Korn, a young accessories designer who makes plastic-beaded handbags intarsia-ed with strawberries, martinis and rainbows under the moniker Susan Alexandra, is Generation Z’s Judith Leiber: kook, without the crazy price tag. (While a crystalised French fry clutch from the late designer’s current line is on sale at Neiman Marcus for nearly $5,700, Korn’s fruit salad bucket bag is just $525 on her own website.) You can buy Susan…

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Bafta Film Awards 2020: 10 things we learned at the ceremony

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Daniel Kaluuya gave Micheal Ward his rising star Bafta It was undoubtedly 1917’s night at the Baftas, with seven awards including best film, but the ceremony’s hottest topic was diversity. Host Graham Norton opened by saying it was “the year when white men finally broke through… 11 nominations for Joker – the story of a white man who makes himself even whiter.” He joked that Once Upon a Time in Hollywood harked back to 50 years ago when film was “a misogynistic male-dominated industry,…

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The End of Opening Ceremony Marks the End of Shopping As We Know It | Opinion, This Is America

NEW YORK, United States — Opening Ceremony, a seminal concept store, announced last week that it was closing its doors. It will remain alive in name: owners Carol Lim and Humberto Leon sold the trademark and intellectual property to brand-factory New Guards Group, where they will continue to design Opening Ceremony’s in-house line and will maybe even open new stores in the future. But that original Howard Street location just north of Chinatown, the one that transformed a sleepy neighbourhood into fashion mecca, is not part of the plan. Nostalgic…

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Opening Ceremony Acquired by Off-White Backer New Guards Group | BoF Exclusive, News & Analysis, BoF Professional

NEW YORK, United States — Opening Ceremony, the epitome of Gen X-alternative downtown style and once one of the most influential multi-brand retailers in the US, is entering the hype machine. New Guards Group (NGG), the Farfetch-owned platform behind influential streetwear brands Off-White and Palm Angels, has acquired the Opening Ceremony trademark and intellectual property, with plans to take over production of Opening Ceremony’s in-house line. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founders Humberto Leon and Carol Lim will remain at the head of the soon to be…

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Paria Farzaneh’s Ceremony | Fashion Show Review, Menswear – Autumn 2020

LONDON, United Kingdom — “Catwalks don’t do anything for me,” Paria Farzaneh declared with typical directness to a small circle of inquisitors after her show on Saturday. “I’d rather encapsulate your feeling and emotion.” In other words, it’s what we think that is more consequential to her. “I put it out there and the rest is up to you.” That is why Farzaneh’s presentations are so loaded. She called her latest Ceremony, bookending her parade of menswear with an Iranian wedding. The bride and groom sat under a veil while female…

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World Ski Awards celebrates 2019 Gala Ceremony in Kitzbühel, Austria | News

The ski tourism brands pushing the boundaries of industry excellence have been revealed at a red-carpet gala ceremony in Kitzbühel, Austria. The leading figureheads, decisionmakers and innovators in the wintersport industry gathered at the newly-refurbished A-ROSA Kitzbühel for the seventh annual World Ski Awards to find out who among them had been crowned the finest in their fields. Winners at the gala reception included Europe’s highest resort, Val Thorens, voted World’s Best Ski Resort, thanks to its vast network of snowsure slopes. Contemporary urban design amid a spectacular alpine setting…

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