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THE CANADIAN MEN’S MAGAZINE

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POWER ISSUE

Gentleman’s Style Guide

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THE POWER ISSUE DTK MEN - SPRING SUMMER 2017

COVER STORY

Olympian Andre De Grasse on how it feels to be Canada’s fastest man

ART

Peter Lindbergh’s A Different Vision on Fashion Photography, his book and exhibition Interview with Canadian-American fashion photographer Richard Bernardin

BUSINESS

Dax Dasilva, a man on a mission Peter Freed, an interview with Toronto’s real estate developer mogul Daniel DiPiazza, a walking contradiction

CARS

Discover the Lamborghini Centenario Roadster Enter the 2017 Lincoln Continental Versatility meets style in ’s S5 Sportback Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio boasting record-breaking stats

CULTURE

The success story of Leighton James of Adventure Club Clive Owen stars in Campari’s new short film Music Power players driving Canadian music into international airways

DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY

Roederer by Philippe Starck, an interview with CEO Frederic Rouzaud Discover top tech products on the market right now

SPORT

Simon Kean, the will of a champion Formula 1, top 5 storylines to watch

GROOMING & FRAGRANCE

Luke Bracey is Ralph Lauren Polo Red’s new extreme man Grooming essentials guide

HER

Gonna make you sweat, editorial featuring Kim Cloutier & Danielle Knudson

LIFESTYLE

Hot Vancouver restaurants

STYLE

Rebel with a cause, the new 50’s style editorial suits, sartorial essentials Men’s style trend report

TRAVEL

The top business destinations Nantes and Rennes, two culturally driven French cities to see now

WATCHES

Interview with Hamilton CEO Sylvain Dolla The best minimalist and car-inspired watches

On Cover: Suit, shirt and tie LOUIS VUITTON, Watch BREITLING. Shoes PUMA, Necklace and bracelet ANDRE’S OWN. Creative Direction SYLVAIN BLAIS. Artistic Direction KATHIA CAMBRON. Photography BENJO ARWAS. Fashion Editor AMY LU. Makeup and Hair NICOLE CHEW of ART-DEPARTMENT.


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SPRING / SUMMER 2017 N ̊ 7 Editor In Chief: Sylvain Blais President: Kathia Cambron C.E.O.: Shervin Shirvani Editorial Director: Sylvain Blais

PRODUCTION

Content Director: Karine Tremblay Copy Editor: Anna Cipollone Coordinator: Carol Ribeiro

ART DEPARTMENT

Creative Director: Sylvain Blais Art Director: César Ochoa Graphic Designers: Brandon Dick, Omar Chávez, Robin Westfield

ART & CULTURE

Editors & Writers: Akeem Pierre Johnson, Jason Gorber, Stéphane Le Duc, Sylvain Blais

CARS

Editor: Shervin Shirvani Writers: Akeem Pierre Johnson, Benjamin Yong

WATCHES

Editor: Shervin Shirvani Writer: Akeem Pierre Johnson

STYLE

Style Editors: Amy Lu, Denis Lemieux, Fritz, Hatchy Morein, Jay Forest, Jenn Park, Mark John Tripp, Tinashe Musara

GROOMING

Editors: Mayillah Ezekiel Grooming Artists: Émilie Filteau, Irina Badescu, Julie Cusson, Kiyo Igarashi, Louis Hechter, Nicole Chew, Nisha Gulati, Richard J, Wendi Miyake

WRITERS

Akeem Pierre Johnson, Anna Cipollone, Benjamin Yong, Braydon Holmyard, Emma Stirling, Hatchy Morein, Jared Lindzon, Jason Gorber, Kathia Cambron, Marie-Ève Venne, Mayillah Ezekiel, Megan West, Stéphane Le Duc, Sylvain Blais

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Contributors

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Benjamin Yong

Amy Lu AMY LU AKEEM PIERRE JOHNSON

ROBIN WESTFIELD

Robin Westfield

BENJO ARWAS

JARED LINDZON

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Benjamin Yong is a freelance writer/journalist and southern B.C. native who now calls Metro Vancouver home. Frequently found between airports in search of unique stories revolving around food, travel and automobiles, he also enjoys spending free time behind the wheel of a top-down 1990 Mazda Miata. Follow him on Twitter @b_yong. Amy Lu’s love for fashion started young. The bonafide tastemaker can remember obsessing over the coverart of her parent's record collection at the tender age of four. Her impressive career has taken her to locations around the world styling superstars and super models. When Amy is not on set, you can most likely find her in downward dog or on a beach walk with sand between her toes. Check out her work in this issue’s cover story featuring Andre De Grasse. Amy Lu is based in Los Angeles. Follow her on Instagram @amylustyle. Born in Toronto, raised in Montreal and living between La Belle Province and Lyon, France – Robin Westfield exists in the dyad of being a beauty/fashion photographer and graphic artist. He is as equally moved by Massimo as he is by Meisel, and Bailey as he is by Brodovitch. A perfect evening? Watching a documentary on McQueen (Alexander) while listening to the Ocean (Frank). Follow him on Instagram @robinwestfield. Akeem Pierre Johnson is a Montreal-based multitalented creative whose work spans music, style, and film. When he isn’t busy producing his own radio show, he dedicates his time towards his comedic podcast, where he discusses sports, hip-hop, and entertainment. Akeem is a communications studies graduate from Concordia University. He is currently a staff writer at Dress To Kill Magazine. Follow him on Instagram @bigsaintlaurent.

Benjo Arwas

Benjo’s work focuses on capturing the emotions and expressions of each subject. By using a mixture of textures, colour, composition, and light, Benjo is able to create his unique, signature aesthetic. Benjo's studio is located in Los Angeles. Follow him on Instagram @benjoarwas.

Jared Lindzon

Jared Lindzon is a freelance journalist born, raised and based in Toronto. He covers technology, entrepreneurship and entertainment for a variety of publications, including Fortune, Fast Company, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, the Globe and Mail and many more. Follow him on Twitter @JLindzon.

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Editor’s

NOTE

What does power mean right now?

It means you are determined and focused. You are surpassing benchmarks you’ve made for yourself. You’re proud of it – and it’s a form of success. You’re empowered when you stay on track toward achieving goals. Once you become a leader, you have the capacity to enforce change, to influence others, and to inspire others enough that you become a well-respected role model. Out of millions of talented contenders, today we celebrate a renowned athlete, Andre De Grasse. For the Power Issue’s cover, we wanted to feature a Canadian athlete whose power is in his strength, speed and determination and that we admire for his perseverance, his story and his profile. Who better to define “power” than an athlete who has

repeatedly beat out the competition to surpass his goals? I, along with everyone else, was amazed watching Andre’s performance at the Rio Olympic games last summer. He was an admirable athlete with such a calm, collected manner – I instantly thought “how cool.” Having him on the cover of DTK MEN is a perfect fit that is surely ultra-exhilarating for our readers. In this issue, we also wanted to feature successful Canadian entrepreneurs with distinct, modern missions to show our readers how to embrace their own ambition. Fast forward to the impending summertime heat wave with Gonna Make You Sweat, a stunning editorial shot by Greg Swales and featuring Canadian supermodels Danielle Knudson and Kim Cloutier. I wish to all our readers an amazing and sizzling summer

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Cars

FAST LANE LAMBORGHINI

CENTENARIO ROADSTER INTRODUCING THE LAMBORGHINI CENTENARIO ROADSTER, THE OPEN-AIR VERSION OF THE HIGHLY-PRAISED SPORTS CAR. IN CELEBRATION OF ITS FOUNDER’S CENTENARY, LAMBORGHINI PULLS NO PUNCH, AS THEY DELIVER A KNOCKOUT 770 HP WORK OF ART. By Akeem Pierre Johnson The Roadster comes as Lamborghini continues to honour the hundredth anniversary of its founder Ferruccio Lamborghini’s 1916 birth. Not a bad way to be remembered. Through sheer determination and the belief that nothing is impossible, Ferruccio created a world-class brand of innovative vehicles. Building on this legacy is Lamborghini's latest commemorative supercar. The Centenario Roadster gives tangible form to Ferruccio’ s forward-thinking ideals. It has been crafted with sleek surfaces and low overhangs both in the front and rear, embracing Lamborghini’s new design direction. Both its frame and body are made of carbon fiber, making The Roadster incredibly light yet rigid with a V12 engine that delivers 770 hp and a top speed of over 350 km/h. This model of the Centenario goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds while its braking is equally impressive, taking only 31 meters to come to a complete stop from

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BOTH ITS FRAME AND BODY ARE MADE OF CARBON FIBER, MAKING THE ROADSTER INCREDIBLY LIGHT YET RIGID WITH A V12 ENGINE THAT DELIVERS 770 HP AND A TOP SPEED OF OVER 350 KM/H. THIS MODEL OF THE CENTENARIO GOES FROM 0 TO 100 KM/H IN 2.9 SECONDS

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SPECS

100 to 0 km/h. Low speed turning agility and high speed stability have both been increased due to the adoption of Lamborghini’s new rear wheel steering system. This changes depending on the three Lamborghini driving modes: strada, sport, and corsa. The steering behaviour of each mode is heightened, especially in lateral dynamics.

ENGINE

V12, 60°, MPI (MULTI POINT INJECTION)

HORSE POWER 770 HP

With carbon fiber sport seats and microsuede upholstery, the interiors are also outfitted with a 10.1 inch HD touchscreen equipped with Apple CarPlay and Wifi, and performance data recorder for those who feel the need to record their top speed. Adding to the Roadster’s other worldly driving experience is the reduced turbulence within the passenger comparment thanks to the implementation of a channel located in the rear wall.

TORQUE

690 NM (507 LB.-FT.) @ 5.500 RPM

0 TO 100 KM/H 2.9 S

TOP SPEED

>350 KM/H

The Centenario Roadster is limited to only 20 units, whereas the other 20 units will be Coupes. Its retail price is a mere 2 million euros, plus tax of course. Though after this exclusive edition sold out before its debut date, they’re now considered priceless.

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HOT CARS ALFA ROMEO GIULIA QUADRIFOGLIO

BOASTING RECORD-BREAKING STATS IN BOTH PERFORMANCE AND SAFETY, COUPLED WITH A BEWITCHING DESIGN, THE ALFA ROMEO GIULIA QUADRIFOGLIO RELIES ON MORE THAN THE LUCK OF A FOUR-LEAF CLOVER TO BLOW AWAY THE COMPETITION. By Akeem Pierre Johnson

There are many reasons why the Alfa Romeo Giulia is at the top of everyone’s list. For starters, it’s front-mounted all aluminium twin-turbo V6 engine and rear-wheel drive system create the best power-to-weight distribution in its class. The Giulia’s body is made of highstrength steel, its fenders and doors are made of aluminum, and its roof, hood, and drive shaft are crafted out of carbon fiber. All of these features contribute to the Giulia’s perfect balance. The Giulia Quadrifoglio new all-aluminum 90-degree 2.9 litre twin-turbo V6

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engine builds on Alfa Romeo’s legacy of innovation, as it delivers 505 hp, propels the sedan from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, and reaches a top speed of 191 mph. With a performance such as this, the Giulia Quadrifoglio beats the competition and is undoubtedly the top four-door production vehicle in its class. This version of the Giulia marks the return of the legendary Quadrifoglio, a symbol of high performance and good luck that dates back to 1923. With this iconic rebirth comes simplistic elegance and seductive styling. Some of the Gi-


Cars

SPECS ENGINE

ALL ALUMINUM 90 DEGREE 2.9L BI-TURBO V6

HORSE POWER 505 HP

TORQUE

443 LB-FT @ 2500-5500 RPM

0 TO 60 MPH 3.8 SECONDS

TOP SPEED 191 MPH

TRANSMISSION

8 SPEED AUTOMATIC

ulia’s standout features are the 19 inch aluminum wheels, Bi-Xenon headlights, active aero front splitter, four chrome exhaust tailpipes, and leather-wrapped dashboard laced with carbon fiber inserts. Its instrument panel has been asymmetrically-styled, keeping the focus on the driver. The Italian automotive manufacturer has introduced a new efficient active safety system. This system includes an autonomous emergency brake with pedestrian recognition, forward collision and lane departure warning, all of which come as standard. These safety features have landed the car a five star Euro NCAP rating by reaching a 98% protection result for adult occupants: the highest ever achieved by a car.

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HOT CARS

AUDI S5

BUILDING ON AN ALREADY IMPRESSIVE S SERIES,THE NEW AUDI S5 SPORTBACK COMBINES THE PERFORMANCE AUDI DRIVERS HAVE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO WITH THE PRACTICALITY BROUGHT ON BY TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS. AND IT’S ALL IN ONE SLEEK PACKAGE. By Akeem Pierre Johnson

The new Audi S5 Sportback exterior appeals to those seeking elegance and prestige in their vehicle, while at the same time embracing a racing appeal. The five-door coupe sports a wider trademark single frame grille and lower hood line, accentuating its supercharged engine. The wave-like signature shoulder line is broader than previous S models, and the all-new 3D LED headlights and taillights with dynamic turn signal provide a dominant look.

The only thing more impressive than the vehicle’s exterior is its interior. Audi enhances the driving experience by including multiple technological features which work together, maximizing comfort and practicality. The 12.3 inch Audi virtual cockpit keeps all the information a driver would need within eyesight. Navigation, audio and phone functionalities, Google earth and Google street view are all part of several views the driver can select. The S5 Sportback also

SPECS ENGINE

3.0 LITRE TFSI V6

HORSE POWER 354 HP

TORQUE

369 LB-FT BETWEEN 1,370 TO 4,500 RPM

0 TO 60 MPH 4.5 SECONDS

TOP SPEED 155 MPH

TRANSMISSION

8 SPEED AUTOMATIC WITH MANUAL SHIFTING MODE

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includes an improved version of Audi’s head-up display, offering a clearer view with less glare. Heated eight-way power seats with four-way power lumbar support are reserved for both the driver and side passenger; however, the sportback still creates a smooth, comfortable ride for up to three rear passengers as they sit in diamond-stitched leather seats. The sedan is equipped with an eightspeed Tiptronic transmission, and the all-new 3.0 liter TFSI V6 engine produces 354 hp and 369 lb-ft from 1,370 to 4,500 rpm. The turbocharged engine allows the S5 Sportback to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 155 mph, given the 18” 5-double-spoke-star designed wheels are dressed in summer performance tires. The S5 Sportback is a worthy addition to the S series as its performance lines up with its luxurious design and cutting-edge driver’s assistance.

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Watches

WATCHES onWHEELS

IWC

Ingenieur Automatic Edition AMG GT 45 mm

What makes this limited-edition watch stand out is its rock solid boron carbon ceramic case and exclusive solarbeam tone, both of which allude to IWC’s partnership with Mercedes-AMG. As striking as the watch’s appearance is, it really is the inside that makes it truly exceptional. Luckily the makers have built it with a transparent sapphire glass back, letting the owner see the blackened motor and its high precision movement. The IWC is extremely rugged, skin friendly, and a limited production of only 25.

WELL-CRAFTED AUTOMOBILES DO NOT SIMPLY PROPEL DRIVERSTO NEW SPEEDS,TURN HEADS OR BREAK TRACK RECORDS;THEY STEER US TOWARDS GREATNESS. FROM A YOUNG AGE, POSTERS OF LUXURY VEHICLES AND SPEED DEMONS ARE HUNG UP AND IDOLIZED, PUSHING US TO STRIVE FOR SUCCESS.THESE NEXT FEW WATCHES ARE BIRTHED FROM THAT SAME INSPIRATION. THEIR COMPLEX FUNCTIONS, RARE MATERIALS, AND INTRICATE DESIGNS FALL PERFECTLY IN LINE WITH THE CARS THAT HAVE INSPIRED THEIR CREATION. Written by Akeem Pierre Johnson Edited by Shervin Shirvani P.26

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Watches

BAUME & MERCIER Capeland Shelby Cobra

44 mm Inspired by the vintage 1948 mono-pushpiece chronograph, this Baume & Mercier watch was created in honour of Carroll Shelby and his legacy as an automotive designer. Designed alongside the Carroll Shelby Company, the watch is distinguished by its mid-60s accents, satin-finished case, classic lines, and specially-crafted second hand, which features the iconic Cobra logo.

JAEGER-LECOULTRE

CHOPARD

Superfast Chrono Split Second

45 mm The watch has a split-second function, chronograph, and tachymeter perfect for high precision time recordings. Both the case and crown are made of stainless steel. The front glass is made of glare-proof scratch resistant sapphire crystal, and the strap is constructed in black calfskin barenia leather. The superfast collection just might be the highest quality sports watch collection on the market.

ROLEX

RALPH LAUREN

RL Automotive 45mm Skeleton Steel

45 mm Inspired by Ralph Lauren’s own 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe, the first openworked timepiece by the company features a sapphire crystal front and back, making the RL 1967 manual wind caliber more visible. The watch perfectly captures Ralph Lauren’s love for automobiles as the amboyna burl wood bezel, elm burl wood dial, and black alligator straps are modeled after Lauren’s Bugatti.

BREITLING

Master Compressor Extreme W-Alarm

Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona

Bentley Supersports B55

It is attention to detail that sets the Master Compressor extreme W-Alarm apart. The watch boasts a satin-brushed titanium case, an alligator leather strap, and a custom motif dial made to resemble an Aston Martin radiator grill. It also has a bezel fixed with 23 jewels, luminescent hands and markers, and Jaeger’s 912 automatic movement engine. Aston Martin engraved a special logo on the casein celebration of its centennial.

With reliability and performance, it has earned its place amongst the most trusted watches in the automotive racing world. Originally released by Rolex in 1963, it has seen some noticeable improvements since its inception. Its bezel now features a tachymetric scale, which allows drivers to measure average speeds up to 400 kilometres an hour. The Daytona is equipped with calibre 4130, the self-winding mechanical chronograph movement, along with parachrom hairspring which allows greater shock and temperature resistance.

Breitling for Bentley has created a limited-edition, light, titanium-case chronograph in celebration of the Bentley Continental Supersports launch. The time teller is built with a carbon fibre dial and an exclusive version of its connected B55 electronic calibre enhanced with features beneficial to car enthusiasts and professional drivers alike. The watch is equipped with two liquid crystal display screens, perfect for reviewing lap times or other data which can be uploaded via smartphone connectivity.

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FEATURE TIME

On the day of the world premiere launch of the ODC X-03, DTK sat down with Hamilton Watch CEO Sylvain Dolla. THIS MIGHT SURPRISE YOU, BUT HAMILTON WATCH IS RUN ON EMOTION, ACCORDING TO COMPANY CEO SYLVAIN DOLLA.“THE COMPANY DOESN’T RELY ON FINANCIAL ANALYTICS, OR A COMPLICATED BUSINESS PLAN, BUT INSTEAD USESTHEIR GUT FEELING – SOMETHING TODAY’S COMPANIES ARE LACKING. IN THE WATCH INDUSTRY,THERE IS A NEED FOR PASSION. PEOPLE THAT CRAFT OUR WATCHES ARE NOT MANUFACTURING GUNS OR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES. A WATCH IS SOMETHING PEOPLE WEAR FOR YEARS AND THAT REPRESENTS THEIR PERSONALITY SO IT NEEDS THAT EMOTION”. By Kathia Wendschuh

Running on emotion makes perfect sense for the event Hamilton Watch has created: the BTCA (Behind The Camera Awards) puts the spotlight on the incredible creative minds that work hard, behind the camera, to make the magic of the big screen possible. “The emotion of these talented people is a strong source

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HAMILTON WATCH IS RUN ON EMOTION him to visit the factory in Switzerland for a tour and to attend a workshop. It was while visiting that the two began exchanging the initial ideas for a collaborative timepiece. Dolla recalls the amazing tension of the production team speaking with Nathan for the first time.

of inspiration for us when we make our watches,” says Dolla. This annual event continues to grow every year, alternating between Asia and LA. “I like that celebrities are coming to honour their friends and they are coming back – because they all feel comfortable – it’s a small scale event on purpose.” It was at the BTCA in 2014 that Sylvain Dolla met Nathan Crowley, a world-renowned production designer known for Interstellar, The Dark Knight, The Prestige, among other great achievements. The two were getting along fine when Crowley mentioned his son had aspirations of becoming a watchmaker. Dolla invited

When we ask Nathan Crowley about his experience, he says, “I’ve never designed a watch before; you meet people and get excited about the project, and then reality kicks in and you realize you have to deliver. I needed to learn how to design a watch; I’ve designed the Batmobile, but never a watch. We exchanged a lot of sketches, photos and prototypes and it was such a great experience.” The world premiere was at the Vortex Dome in Los Angeles and the ODC X-03 is Sylvain Dolla’s new favourite watch. He considers it the most unique model ever created by Hamilton. And we certainly have to agree.

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MINIMAL MATIC

JUNGHANS

MAX BILL CHRONOSCOPE 40 mm

Multi-faceted Swiss designer Max Bill understood the balance between form and function. This is evident in his collection of wristwatches released by Junghans, featuring both Bill’s original designs along with a few updated variations. The Chronoscope features a splash proof stainless steel case, calfskin strap, and a stopwatch function. Now half a century old, this classic timepiece has proven it withstands the test of time.

MINIMAL MATIC DESCRIBES WATCHES THAT EMBRACE A CLASSIC, SIMPLISTIC AESTHETIC OVER CLUTTERED, COMPLICATED DESIGN. WHILE AN APPRECIATION FOR EVERYTHING VINTAGE CONTINUES TO GROW, AN ELITE COLLECTION OF CHRONOGRAPHS HAVE NOW BECOME DESIRED BY BOTH VETERAN WATCH CONNOISSEURS AND NEWCOMERS ALIKE.THESE NEXT TIMEPIECES SACRIFICE NO LUXURY AND PROVE THAT IN SOME CASES, LESS IS MORE. Written by Akeem Pierre Johnson Edited by Shervin Shirvani P.30

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MAURICE LACROIX

DANIEL WELLINGTON

VACHERON CONSTANTIN

38 mm

40 mm

40 mm

Eliros

Swiss watch designer Maurice Lacroix has created this collection of chronographs with elegance and simplicity. The watch has a water resistance rating of 5 atm, while its case is made of sapphire crystal equipped with anti-reflective coating. Available with either a calf leather strap or the trendy milanais bracelet, this watch is free of clutter and is perfect for everything from business meetings to casual events.

HAMILTON

Classic Sheffield

Daniel Wellington’s Classic Sheffield is a testament to the timeless appeal of a well-crafted watch with a simple design. Boasting a black leather strap accented with a 40 mm rose gold body and eggshell white dial, this water-resistant timepiece is effortlessly chic. This must-have embraces quality design with Japanese quartz movement, making it the perfect everyday accessory.

BELL&ROSS

Patrimony

The Patrimony embodies stylistic purity. This luxury watch is water-resistant down to a depth of 30 metres. Its dial is made of scratch-resistant sapphire, and it possesses a 40-hour power reserve. With a self-winding 4400 AS calibre and 18k 5N pink gold case, and brown leather band, the Patrimony represents the ideal marriage between technological advancement and classic design.

PIAGET

INTRA-MATIC

Vintage WW1 régulateur pink gold

Altiplano Chronograph

Hamilton has added a new classic to its collection that’s perfect for any occasion. The Swiss-made time teller’s standout features include a scratch-resistant Sapphire dial, a skeleton case back, and a date display at the 6 o’clock position. Whether you choose to wear anything from a casual polo, to a welltailored suit, the watch’s simple design is sure to add an effective accent to your attire.

The WW1 Régulateur timepiece pays homage to early horlogerie, with its vintage design and simple look. One of the more noticeable features of the watch are the independently placed non-coaxial hour and minute hands. With only 99 pieces available in pink gold, this Bell & Ross watch is as exceptional as it is hard to find.

Piaget is known for making the thinnest and most complex watches in the world, and the Altiplano line is no exception to that rule. Behind its simple finish is the new Piaget calibre 883 p, which is the thinnest hand wound flyback chronograph to date. Piaget did not hold back on features while crafting this piece as it can display dual time zones simultaneously.

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MENSWEAR Classics ONE DOES NOT SIMPLY BECOME A CLASSIC OVERNIGHT. HERE WE ADMIRE SOME OF THE MOST ICONIC PIECES MEN HAVE TURNED TO TIME AND AGAIN, IN SOME CASES FOR OVER 100 YEARS.YOU CAN'T GO WRONG WITH TRENDS THAT HAVE GRADUATED TO TIMELESS. Edited by Hatchy Morein

ROBERT

YVES SAINT LAURENT

L'Homme Eau de Toilette at NORDSTROM ($115 for 100 ml)

RAYBAN

Gold & Green Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses at SSENSE ($190)

REDFORD TOM FORD

Blue Shelton Wool And Silk-Blend Suit (Blazer and pants) at MR.PORTER ($6,400)

AQUASCUTUM Bogart Trench Coat ($1,925)

TURNBULL

MONTBLANC

& ASSER

Blue Double-Cuff Shirt at MR.PORTER ($445)

Montblanc Meisterstück Platinum Ballpoint ($510)

SAINT JAMES Meridien Moderne at SAINT JAMES ($106)

CONVERSE

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LEVI’S VINTAGE CLOTHING

Men’s Levi’s® 501 Original Jean – Down at the Club ($89.99) In-store at Levi’s and online at Levi.ca

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White Boxer Briefs at SSENSE ($35)

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Blue Slim-Fit Prince Of Wales Checked Slub Linen Trousers at MR. PORTER ($910)

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DAX DASILVA Man on a mission

DAX DASILVA IS THE CEO OF TWO COMPANIES MAKING WAVES ACROSS THE GLOBE. LIGHTSPEED,AN INTERNATIONAL SOFTWARE PLATFORM HELPING INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES REACH NEW HEIGHTS, AND NEVER APART, A 12,000 SQUARE FOOT CULTURAL CENTRE BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN PEOPLE THROUGH MUSIC, FASHION, AND ART. BOTH COMPANIES HAVE A GOAL IN MINDTHAT’S DEARTO DAX DASILVA:TO HELP OTHERS REACH THE LEVEL THEY WISH TO ATTAIN. By Akeem Pierre Johnson can touch anybody, no matter their belief system, in a very powerful way.

NEVER APART By exploring Never Apart it seems you have a real appreciation for art. Where does this appreciation come from and what made you want to open an art gallery? I would describe it more as a cultural centre because art is [only] one piece of it. The exhibitions are ways to convey our message about unity. Never Apart means ending separation between different groups, and between us and nature. There’s a social mission with Never Apart. I think that artists and creatives have something to say. Never Apart is a fresh platform that allows art, film, music, all these cultural mediums, to create a positive social change and unity as well. And that’s the mission of the cultural centre. Where does your drive for social justice and environmental protection come from? Does it come from your upbringing or living in a multicultural place such as Canada? Canada is a great example that diversity can be a great strength, and I think the trick is to find unity in it. Through our programming, we deepen the empathy that people have for one another. People are raised differently and they do come from different cultures. I know, personally, I’ve learned so much about other types of people and the places they come from, and the perspectives they have. If we really want to be able to work together in a unified way, we can’t just give lip service to unity, we have to actually get to know people across all of our rich diversity, and that’s what the project is at its core. Using the medium of culture is an interesting way to go about it because everybody can be moved by culture, whether it’s film or music or art. I think these are common things that

Do you feel Never Apart has had an impact on society so far? How do you envision results a few years from now? It’s an unfolding process. What I’ve noticed about the project is that the circle started with a few people, and over time we’ve been able to include more and more participants in the mission. More people feel ownership of the centre, and that’s why you see an ever increasing diversity when you attend events. Now, I feel we have so much ground to cover. Last season, we really highlighted black heritage exhibitions like African Immigrant [exhibitions] and African LGBTQ [exhibitions]. In the next season, there’s indigenous oriented art exhibitions and two spririted LGBTQ indigenous communities. I think with every season we give voice to new groups, and we allow and curate whole new levels of awareness. We want to do more in the future on marginalized communities and the environment. I see the scope of what we’re doing becoming broader and I think we’re going to start doing more and more activations outside of Montreal by bringing in some talent and some of the community artists that we work with abroad. We’ve done activations in LA, we’ve worked with artists in San Francisco and around the world, and I think it’s becoming a cultural hub. It’s not just for the city but I think it’s something that’s getting a reputation around the world. We have an online magazine that we publish every month; I would like that also to be a tool for us to reach audiences around the world.

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Lightspeed first floor opening

“USING THE MEDIUM OF CULTURE IS AN INTERESTING WAY TO GO ABOUT IT BECAUSE EVERYBODY CAN BE MOVED BY CULTURE, WHETHER IT’S FILM OR MUSIC OR ART...” Of the many parties, any stand out in particular? Why? We do an annual wearable art festival called Wiggle, which is a celebration of creativity and wearable art. Michael Venus, who's an executive director, has been hosting the Wiggle event for more than 20 years. It’s now in Montreal because he’s the director of Never Apart. Wiggle is kind of a fashion runway show, but it’s also definitely a good party. That’s coming up May 20th. Last year was the first in Montreal and it was incredible; It was the party last year and so it’s definitely going to be the big one this year.

LIGHTSPEED

You founded Lightspeed in 2005. How would you describe the business’ journey since then? We started with four people in a studio apartment in 2005. Today we are 600 people in 7 cities, with our headquarters in Montreal [and] 40,000 customers in 100 countries. So the business has expanded quite a lot in twelve years. Lightspeed has also gone through five major evolutions. We’ve seen retail change a lot in these last twelve years, and we see the blending of e-commerce, the cloud, internationalization, and we’ve

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added restaurants to our offerings as well. The nature of small business has really transformed over the life of the company and the company has managed to evolve at every turn. It’s been an exciting ride. There have been many changes in the retail industry since you launched Lightspeed. Do you predict any major changes in the near future? There’s a major change that’s going on right now which is Omnichannel. Lightspeed’s mission is to make Omnichannel accessible to the independent retailers. Omnichannel is the blending of e-commerce and in-store so that the customer has a strong, connected brand experience: mobile, in-store and online. A lot of the online brands are opening stores, and a lot of stores are opening online presences, and what you need is a single view of your customer so that you can personalize the customer’s experience whether they’re in a store, online, or accessing your brand through mobile. I think the successful retailers of tomorrow will do a fantastic job of blending the in-store and online experience into one cohesive brand message. Lightspeed

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Business Do you think emerging independent retailers should focus their energy more on e-commerce, or are the brick and mortar physical locations still more important? You need both. You’ll notice that most online brands are opening physical locations. The reason is: with free shipping and free returns, it’s very difficult to have a profitable online-only presence. That’s why a lot of online brands are opening locations. Whether they’re showrooms, experience centres, or service centres, or places where people can do returns and can buy multiple items when they do the return. [The customer] does not have to pay for shipping and [they] can be immersed in the brand. The stores really have been reinvented. There's a new purpose for the in-store experience, and the online experience allows you to be 24/7 with your customer. So they really complement each other. And then of course you have mobile and you have social media, so all these things connect together to create real conversations and real relations with the customers. What are the most important qualities an entrepreneur should have in order to be successful? I think perseverance is a top quality. When you’re [running] an independent business, there are a lot of challenges and a lot of victories, all in one day. Sometimes the challenges outweigh the good things and that’s just part of growth. You need to be able to have dedication, resolve, and resilience. All that’s

wrapped up in perseverance and ultimately having faith in your vision. As a business man in the fields of Art and Technology, you get to travel a lot. How do you feel about travelling all around the world and how do you manage to stay healthy and manage your time? No matter where I am, I always start the day with jumping rope for 20 minutes. I’m a pretty avid gym-goer. It’s difficult with time zones; we have offices in Europe, we have offices in the States and Canada, and we’re always travelling to new places spreading the word about Lightspeed. I feel you have to create some normal routine and maintain it, or you won’t be healthy.

CONCLUSION

Whether it's bringing awareness to marginalized communities through Never Apart or helping independent retailers maximize profits via Lightspeed, Dax Dasilva's mission resonates within the culture of both ventures. Since its inception, Never Apart has collaborated with 300 artists, and continues to help break down barriers that exist between people, embracing the differences that shape our society. This year, his software company celebrates its twelve year anniversary, and as the company continues to gain new clients at a rapid pace, Lightspeed shows no signs of slowing down.

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SARTORIAL

ESSENTIALS

HE'S CLASSIC, SLEEK AND EVEN A LITTLE RETRO. HE'S NOT AFRAID OF COLOUR NOR OF MIXING PATTERNS. HE'S THE DANDIEST OF MEN, STYLISH AND SOPHISTICATED IN HIS CUSTOM SUITS. HE'S THE MAN OF THE HOUR, EVERY HOUR. Photographer Riley Stewart Fashion Editor Mark John Tripp

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CHANEL

Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum Refillable Travel Spray ($113 - 3 x 20ml).

ACNE STUDIOS

Round-Frame Tortoiseshell Acetate and Bronze-Tone Sunglasses at MR. PORTER ($440)

BOGLIOLI

Herringbone Silk Knit Tie at MR.PORTER ($235)

IL MICIO

Soft Billfold Wallet, Genuine Ostrich Leather at NO MAN WALKS ALONE

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PRADA

Printed Silk Pocket Square at MR. PORTER ($280)

FABBRICA

PELLETTERIE MILANO Spinner 55cm Aluminium Carry-On Suitcase at MR. PORTER ($1,375)

LA PORTEGNA Portfolio Case (Price upon request)

HUGO BOSS

Stockholm Suede Oxford Shoes (Price upon request)

GUCCI

Leather lace up ($1,015)

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This page: Suit ($4,890), shirt ($420), tie ($240) and shoes ($1,495) GUCCI. Opposite page: Suit ARMANI COLLEZIONI ($1,950) at HARRY ROSEN. Shirt MICHAEL KORS ($260). Tie THOMAS PINK ($135). Pocket square LANVIN ($125). Photography RILEY STEWART. Fashion Editor MARK JOHN TRIPP. Assistant Stylist KAMILAH HEADLEY. Prop Stylist JAMES REIGER at P1M. Model ADAM BERG at ELITE. Makeup and Hair RICHARD J using MAC COSMETICS & KEVIN MURPHY HAIR CARE.

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DUNHILL

SAINT LAURENT

Polka-dot Wool Tie at MR. PORTER ($180)

Silk Printed Scarf ($620)

BOTTEGA VENETA

Pour Homme Parfum Eau de Parfum ($152 - 90ml)

LANVIN Rose Lapel Pin at SSENSE ($250)

Proper

KINGSMAN Rose-Gold Money Clip at MR. PORTER ($470)

GENTS FRANCESCO

MAGLIA

Lord Chestnut WoodHandle Twill Umbrella at MR. PORTER ($589)

HUGO BOSS

BERLUTI

Leather Document Case (Price upon Request)

Deux Jours Polished-Leather Briefcase at MR. PORTER ($4,415)

RUBINACCI

Marphy Leather-Trimmed Suede Loafers at MR. PORTER ($655)

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Monkton Double Monk Brogue at END ($749)

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Suit ($3,150), shirt ($535), tie ($215), shoes ($1,340) LOUIS VUITTON. Photography RILEY STEWART. Fashion Editor MARK JOHN TRIPP. Assistant Stylist KAMILAH HEADLEY. Prop Stylist JAMES REIGER at P1M. Model ADAM BERG at ELITE. Makeup and Hair RICHARD J using MAC COSMETICS & KEVIN MURPHY HAIR CARE.

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THE POWER OF MUSIC

FOR DECADES NOW, CANADA HAS BEEN CHURNING OUT SOME OF THE GREATEST MUSIC IN THE WORLD. EVERYTHING FROM FOLK TO FUNK, ACOUSTIC TO AMBIENT, AND HIP HOP TO HAIR METAL HAS MADE ITS IMPACT. AT FIRST GLANCE,THIS LIST OF MELODIOUS PERFORMERS WHO ARE SHAPING THE INTERNATIONAL STAGE IN MAJOR WAYS INCLUDES A FEW USUAL SUSPECTS, A COUPLE OF SURPRISES, AND ONE CLASSIC GUITARIST WHO KEEPS ON ROCKIN’ IN THE FREE WORLD. HERE, POWER PLAYERS FROM THE 6IX DRIVING CANADIAN MUSIC INTO INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS. By Jason Gorber

Feist

The Weeknd

With number one tracks on the Billboard chart, multiple Grammy and Juno award wins and adoration from around the world, Mr. Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (better known as The Weeknd) has crafted a unique brand of R&B and hip hop that’s lit the music world on fire. Raised in Scarborough, the suburb of East Toronto that for decades has been home to Toronto’s most interesting musical exports, he first caught attention at a UK show with a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana.” In addition to the likes of MJ and Prince, The Weeknd also draws upon the sounds of his parents’ native Ethiopia, bringing in East African vocal inflections and cadences. Mixing these elements along with aspects of EDM, punk, new wave and even ‘80s pop, his sound is as original as it is inviting. Plus, he’s now Oscar-nominated with his track “Earned It” written for the film Fifty Shades of Grey. Power Tracks: I Can’t Feel My Face, Starboy (w/ Daft Punk), Live For (w/ Drake)

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Hailing from Nova Scotia and raised in Calgary prior to becoming a major member of Toronto’s Broken Social Scene, the indie darling has made her mark with a mix of punky, new-wavey and acoustic numbers. Leslie Feist’s biggest success was in 2008 with the catchy “1234” that was featured in an Apple commercial and went on to win single of the year at the Juno awards. Her eclecticism is a key to her success – she did a double single with prog-metal maestros Mastodon on the one hand, and then did a track for one of the Twilight films. With her sixth album Pleasure already exciting critics and fans alike, Canada’s sweetheart is primed for even more success ahead. And we can’t wait to hear it. Power Tracks: Mushaboom, My Moon My Man, I Feel It All


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Drake

Once upon a time, Aubrey Drake Graham was more than a mononymic musican; he was part of the legacy of Canadian television that is Degrassi. After giving acting a chance, the Jewish/African Canadian dropped the other two parts of his name, channelled Jay-Z on a couple mixtapes, and soon caught the attention of superstars like Lil Wayne. Since then, the singer has seen an epic rise (to quote 2013’s Nothing Was The Same, “Started from the bottom now we’re here”). He’s a fixture at Raptors games courtside, is building a $25 million dollar home in his hometown and has almost single-handedly put the music of this city on the map for the current generation. With Toronto’s area codes 416 and 647, and the half dozen boroughs that make up the megacity, he’s even principally responsible for the city being known as the 6ix. Who needs a key to the city when you already have the power to change its very name? Power Tracks: Hotline Bling, 5AM In Toronto, Over, The Motto

A Tribe Called Red

They may not have the dollars rolling compared to some on this list but the effect this band is having on the world stage is no less impressive. Their mix of First Nations music with Jamaican, American, African and other timbres results in an intoxicating brew of influences that’s intense and highly musical. Politically astute, their music hearkens back to the likes of Public Enemy and Grandmaster Flash, where the message was just as important as the music. By fusing the indigenous music of this country with beats from all over the world, they exemplify the best of what it is to be from Canada, with a specific identity but still one that welcomes outside influences. Like their namesake A Tribe Called Quest, they’re not scaling the ladder of superstardom, but they’ve got something far harder to earn – deep respect all over the world for their music. Power Tracks: Electric Pow Wow Drum, MoombaWow, Sisters (feat. Northern Voice)

Justin Bieber Scoff all you want, but at the youthful age of just twenty three, the Biebs has crammed more life (and more trouble) into the last decade than most people do in a lifetime. Along the way, the kid from Stratford, Ontario who started out posting YouTube videos for fun has engendered a veritable army of fans, along with millions of social media followers entertained daily by his musings. To put his power in perspective, he’s got 70 million more Twitter followers than the Tweeter-in-Chief at the Whitehouse). Yet behind the headlines, there’s actual music fueling the stardom, everything from adolescent pop and hard hip hop to more sultry tunes and quiet acoustic numbers. As he grows from teen heartthrob to adult artist, his challenge will surely be to bring his army of followers along with him while building upon the remarkable success he’s already earned. Our only wish? That the Biebs himself watches Popstar and can appreciate the deep life lessons buried in the film. Power Tracks: Sorry, Baby, Boyfriend

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Leighton James: Success inside and out of

ADVENTURE CLUB

FOUNDED IN 2011, MONTREAL BORN AND RAISED LEIGHTON JAMES AND CHRISTIAN SRIGLEY CAPTURED FAME QUICKLY AS THE ELECTRONIC DANCE DJ DUO, ADVENTURE CLUB. DUE TO THEIR DEEP LYRICS, UNIQUE SOUND AND ORIGINAL BEATS, MIXED WITH STRONG BRANDING, AGGRESSIVE SOCIAL MEDIA TACTICS AND A LOYAL FANBASE, IT IS NO SURPRISE THAT JUST A FEW YEARS LATER THEY HAVE RELEASED NUMEROUS NUMBER ONE SINGLES, PLAYED SOME OF THE LARGEST MUSIC FESTIVALS WORLDWIDE AND MOST RECENTLY RELEASED THEIR FIRST ALBUM, RED//BLUE, WHICH DOMINATED THE DANCE MUSIC CHARTS. By Marie-Ève Venne Photographer John Londono Fashion Editor Tinashe Mussara Although many assume Leighton James is just a regular DJ, that is not the case. Once an Accounting and Finance Major at McGill University, James took a hiatus from school to pursue his love of music and take a chance on pursuing his dreams in the industry. Although not a graduate (due to his success and crazy schedule), James has quite the entrepreneurial umbrella for a twenty-eight-year-old, DJ or not. He is one of the proud owners of Montreal hotspot, École Privée, a co-founder of M Immobilier - a real estate company he founded with two childhood friends - and has many more businesses currently under his belt and on the way. As a well rounded entrepreneur and role model, DTK asked him some questions to find out the keys to his success. How did your career come about? Did you have a musical background? How does someone decide to become a DJ? As far as musical background goes, I was acquainted with music before I was even born. My parents used to show me pictures of headphones over my mother’s belly. From a young age, I was encouraged to sit in front of the piano. At 7 years old, I began classical piano studies at McGill. This went on until I was about 14, when my musical tastes openly pivoted into somewhat more aggressive territory. I gravitated towards guitar, guitar lessons and ultimately band practice ensued. This band is where Christian and I started the slow, gradual, rewarding process that was to become Adventure Club.

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What was your parents’ reaction when you dropped out of college to pursue a career in music? When Adventure Club really took off, I was a student at McGill University. With only about 2 semesters left, I knew a pivotal choice was creeping up on me. My choice to leave school indefinitely and pursue my dreams of making music was very supported by my family and close friends. Knowing that the opportunity in front of me was special and quite rare, my parents encouraged me to live life to its fullest potential. They are both large influences on my work ethic today and I am blessed to have them and my brother constantly in my corner, cheering me on. From music to other investment endeavours, their guidance and support has always been something I could count on. Do you think that there are some prejudices regarding the EDM scene? Speaking candidly, I believe it is possible that individuals who are not in the scene look at Producers / DJs as nothing but belligerent button pushers. I speak for us and many of my friends in the industry, when I say that this is a stereotype well past its expiry date. The majority of us have extensive musical background (Christian and I grew up playing instruments), run our brands intelligently and passionately. A shred of critical thinking would make it inconceivable that there’s some singular magic button, that, when pressed creates music out of thin air. Our first album,

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Red // Blue, just dropped and went to the number one dance spot on the iTunes charts in Canada and USA, while hitting millions of plays on Spotify, SoundCloud and YouTube. We toured the album on the Made In Canada tour, which we just successfully wrapped up. We will now begin touring the album worldwide. You don’t drink anymore and live a very healthy lifestyle. Can you elaborate? I want to be clear that Christian and I did not stop drinking due to addiction, but rather to better focus our energy, realign and reassess our life paths. Our lives have many moving parts, parts that require clear unclouded vision to manage and navigate. Personally, I began to loath how I was feeling. After some time on the road, I had normalized to this clouded mental and physical state, but without fully having a “clean” state to compare it to, it wasn’t always clear to me that there was an issue to address. This frees up a lot of mental and physical capacity on the road, which enables me to shift my attention to the various ventures I’m simultaneously involved with. Our long-time friend John Romaniello from RomanFitnessSystems.com, shared with us some of the most invaluable principles to follow while travelling, as well as introducing us to the concept of intermittent fasting, enabling us to make the right dietary choices on the road. Dave Asprey also introduced us to the wonderful ways of bulletproof coffee. Jason Dolgy, our in-


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house trainer from Sports Performance Training in Montreal, has taught us an abundance of workout techniques that can be practiced anywhere. What do you think was the turning point for your career? When did you realize that things were happening for you and Christian? Interestingly enough, while attending university, I was reading “The Dip,” by Seth Godin. It’s a little book that teaches you when to quit and when to stick. I believe I subconsciously used the book as a measuring stick for Adventure Club. All the signs that it might be time to quit, never really appeared. We set out small goals for ourselves, accomplished them and kept moving forward. Bit by bit, we hacked away. It’s always hard to get “altitude” or outside perspective on a situation, but to us we knew we had something good, riding the right wave at the right time, so it’s hard to pinpoint when we realized that we could make this our career. I think it was somewhere between releasing our first EP, getting heavy rotation radio airplay and playing Coachella, that we comfortably looked at each other, nodded and realized a major tipping point in success had been achieved. What do you do on your time off to relax? I find it hard to completely shut off and relax, but things that I enjoy leisurely are reading, playing piano or watching anime with my brother. Podcasts are great for lengthy travel, I love Tim Ferris, Freakonmics, Serial, Art of Charm & Planet Money to name a few. I’m a huge advocate for active recovery, if ever I need a moment, I’ll turn to meditation, a quick session with the Headspace app does the trick. How do you manage to balance your music career and still have some peace and quiet? At the beginning I’ll admit there was this dual life that I thought was necessary to maintain my position. I can admit I’m not naturally about the party scene. However, on the road it’s easy to just go against your flow and go with the flow of the scene, which is to keep the night going. With experience, I’ve learned that while

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“THERE’S BEEN TONS OF TRYING, FAILING, BUT ABOVE ALL, PERSEVERANCE FOR THIS CAREER TO TAKE FORM...” play to each other’s strengths, while helpthere is a very important element of partying and being “turned on” at the show - you want to make sure you’re having fun so your fans and friends have fun, right? But there’s also the option to say no to anything outside of that if it doesn’t align with how you want to live your life. So after the show is over, I have no issue going back to my room to pursue such amazing activities like… sleeping. Most days off, I’m up at 5:30 am, I’m quite pleased with the routine I have, and on the road I do my best to not stray too far from it. Is fashion a big part of your creative universe? I look at fashion as a creative outlet and lately I’ve realized that I found a new love for sneakers and wearing more fitted clothing. I tend to always gravitate to luxury streetwear and really enjoy wearing brands like Stussy or Off White. Being from Montreal, I also like to support local brands and one would find lots of Atelier New Regime, Dime and Raised By Wolves in my closet. Some of my favourite stores in Montreal include Rooney, Off The Hook and Ssense. What do you think makes you successful? I think one of my favourite maxims is it takes 10 years to become an overnight success. There’s been tons of trying, failing, but above all perseverance for this career to take form. We were fortunate enough to have the internet at our disposal. People are there, they want to listen, you just have to reach them. There’s also the obvious great support system we have been lucky enough to inherit. The obvious being our families, but the important behind the scenes players are as follows: Our manager, Robbie Sabato, our team at WME, notably Pete Wiederlight, and our tour manager, Aaron Vanpoole. Ultimately, you are a reflection of who you choose to surround yourself with. Thankfully, Christian and I have an incredibly synergistic relationship, we

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ing one another slowly eliminate unnecessary weakness. He is the the definition of a true artist, and truly inspired. What are some of your upcoming work projects? Growing up I always knew I had no interest in the standard 9-5 work routine. I never had any issues putting in the work, but it had to be on my terms. This article isn’t long enough to mention failed projects, but what I can say is, Adventure Club has rekindled my passion for the entrepreneurial spirit, I’m now able to help other like minded individuals by funding their dreams, and giving advice through Kaius Capital. I am currently one of the proud owners of École Privée, a nightclub on St. Laurent Boulevard, Montreal’s most known nightlife street. Being in the music industry, it was only natural to me to eventually invest in a nightclub of my own. I also have always had a passion for real estate, alongside my property portfolio, I was an early investor in M Real Estate (M Immobilier), a successful, exponentially growing, real estate agency distinguishably guided by Justin Comeau and Anthony Colletti. Successfully utilizing online platforms and pioneering industry specific marketing and technology, M meticulously showcases properties with innovative and hollywood-esque cinematography, shot and directed by in-house media director, Liam Callou, owner of prominent production company, Wolf & Owl. It is a project I am extremely proud of. Kaius Capital has also provided seed capital for over five start up companies including Underground Cellar, Landr, Stack and a handful of others. To learn more about Leighton James’ (many) other projects, make sure to follow him on his personal Instagram account, @leighton_ac.


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SHIFT TO THE FUTURE

NO MATTER WHAT YOU ENVISION FOR THE FUTURE,THE QUEST FOR POWERFUL TECH TOOLS CONTINUES.THE NEWEST GADGETS HELP ENHANCE PHYSICALITY THROUGH TECH-SUPPORT WORKOUTS AND TVS AND CAMERAS THAT REWARD YOUR SIGHT LINE WITH NEXT LEVEL VISION. HERE, OUR FAVOURITE PICKS FOR AN AUDIO & VIUALLY LIFE. By Hatchy Morein

FUJIFILM GFX 50S

Housed in a body 1/3 lighter than a standard DSLR, Fujifilm’s first foray into mirrorless medium-format cameras boasts a powerful 50MP sensor. With 1.7x the light-gathering area of a 35 mm full-frame chip, the GFX provides excellent image quality at a lighter price point than the competition. ($8,500)

HTC

HTC VIVE VR HEADSET The clear front-runner in the VR headset race, HTC’s stunning VIVE uses room-scale tracking, getting gamers off the couch, giving them the freedom to walk around and interact with the virtual (yet tangible) world. With 70 onboard sensors, and a high 90 Hz refresh rate that limits latency and motion sickness, this is the future of gaming. ($1,149)

LIFEBEAM VI

The most funded wearable in the history of Kickstarter, Vi raised almost $1.7M. The Vi is an AI personal trainer that talks to you as you train. Vi learns your rhythm, analyzes your workout data, and coaches you in realtime, providing insight to help you stay motivated and get the most out of your workouts. ($332)

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POLAR

V800 GPS Sports Watch

Made for professional athletes looking to gather a wide array of data, this new multi-sports GPS watch from Polar pairs with an included Bluetooth chest heart rate monitor, and tracks over 45 training metrics for running, cycling and even swimming. ($620)

HALO

Sport System

The soft spikes on the inside of this futuristic headset stimulate the motor cortex to send energy pulses directly to the part of your brain responsible for muscle memory. Strengthening the neural pathway related to coordination, among other skills, wearing the HALO prior to training primes your brain to make gains faster and easier. ($1,000)

LG

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Years of passion behind the lens

RICHARD BERNARDIN

SOME MIGHT SAY CANADIAN-AMERICAN FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER RICHARD BERNARDIN IS MOST AT EASE BEHIND THE LENS. AFTER ALL, HE’S SHOT CELEBRITIES LIKE NELLY FURTADO, JESSICA PARÉ AND CONTRIBUTED TO NUMEROUS INTERNATIONAL FASHION MAGAZINES. HIS EDITORIAL WORK DRAWS HEAVILY ON MODERNIST ARCHITECTURE AND THE CINEMATIC PANACHE OF DIRECTORS LIKE KUBRICK AND HITCHCOCK, AND HAS BECOME A PERMANENT FIXTURE IN DRESS TO KILL MAGAZINE. NOW, FOR THE FIRST TIME,WE TURN THE TABLES ON OUR MUCH-ADORED PHOTOGRAPHER IN CELEBRATION OF HIS 20TH ANNIVERSARY IN THE BIZ HE KNOWS BEST. —By Sylvain Blais How do you feel about celebrating 20 years in the business? Actually it's not something that I had marked down in my agenda and God only knows how bad I am with remembering anniversaries. I was speaking with my great friend and makeup artist Genevieve Lenneville while on a shoot last year and we just got to reminiscing about how far we've come and how long we've known each other. And after doing the math and counting the years, we realized that we've been working together for 19 years! Anyway, it stuck in my mind how time literally flew by, and consequently, how I was nearing my 20th anniversary. I've been in photography for much longer if I include my time assisting the greats in NYC or the time I spent exploring and developing what would eventually become my "style" but 20 years working in the business is certainly something.

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How did you fall in love with photography? I first discovered photography when I was 15 and explored it briefly but only came back to it several years later. My first passions were architecture and film, but somehow the Universe slowly pushed me towards photography. What made me fall in love with photography was its capacity for perspective storytelling. Simply put, I the creator could have intended a very specific narrative for the photograph but without the distractions of motion or sound, the viewer can have a completely different experience and interpret the narrative through the lens of his/her own experiences. I first discovered this listening to a discussion that a couple were having while viewing an image I had exposed in one of my first exhibits and was completely enthralled by how each had a completely different interpretation of the


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same image. And both couldn't be farther from the actual narrative I had intended. It was then that I discovered that unlike cinema which uses motion, sound and editing as tools to push a specific storyline, as a photographer, I could use the uniqueness of a single image to vehicle multiple ideas at once... I was hooked! Which photographers inspire you most? How did Richard Avedon and Helmut Newton's work influence your style? I could talk for hours about Avedon and Newton but will limit myself to saying this. What I love most about Avedon is that he did not conform to the standard technique of taking photographs, where his subjects stood emotionless and seemingly indifferent to the camera. He developed a close rapport with each and found ways to evoke reactions not typically captured by others. While just as prolific a fashion photographer, Newton's genius came by his intentional creation of highly provocative, stylized and iconic images of elegant, powerful and sensual women. Both are giants of photography and greatly influenced my work. They are my personal measure for excellence against which all fashion photography is measured – period.

When I am not travelling, I work from home and our family time is primordial. Otherwise, when I do travel, I don't necessarily have a favourite city for work as my travels are dictated by one of the following: necessity (warmer climate during the winter), obligation (client is based elsewhere) or escapism (the need to transport the viewer out of their day-to-day context). That said, I love Africa for its diverse and raw landscapes and Los Angeles for its great weather and iconic architecture.

“I THINK A WOMAN’S BEAUTY IS CAPTIVATING BUT IT IS THE INNER SELF THAT PERVADES HER EVERY ASPECT THAT I FIND TRULY INSPIRING. IT IS THAT WHICH I AIM TO IMMORTALIZE.”

As a fashion photographer, how do you describe your style? I aim to illustrate elegance, beauty and sensuality with my subjects (and the garments, of course) in a way that is both sophisticated, escapist and singular – all while having fun!

You have an international professional career and you travel a lot for commercial work. Do you like travelling? What city do you like to work in most? I travel a great deal for my work and enjoy it immensely. I am lucky to have a great family and partner to support me and, without whom, an international career would not have been possible.

How do you make time to produce artwork on top of your commercial work? Actually, both are intrinsically inseparable and wholly dependent on each other for their mutual survival. I need my commercial work to live, pay the bills and feed my family. And I need my artwork to feed my soul. Now this is where it gets interesting. My commercial work needs my artwork as an ideal, something to strive towards all while walking the fine line of what is commercially viable. My artwork also needs my commercial work much like an endowment or source of income, allowing me to further explore my creativity. You love to capture the sublime beauty of women in both your commercial and fashion photography work. Why is the female form of such interest to you? The concept of the muse can be traced back to ancient Greek mythology, where Zeus and his daughters presided artfully over different aspects of culture and were able to inspire many artists. More recently, the term has come to define those who nourish creative imagination. I think a woman's beauty is captivating but it is the inner self that pervades her every aspect that I find truly inspiring. It is that which I aim to immortalize.

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What do you think of erotism and erotic chic photography? Hmmm... This is a touchy subject as it is often misconstrued. As I have previously mentioned, Newton's genius was to portray women in a position of power while subliming their beauty through provocative and often erotically-charged scenarios. Today however, the majority of what is considered to be "erotic chic" (which can be easily found on the web and Instagram) is created "by men for men" and does not celebrate the strength, beauty and elegance of a woman but rather degrades women into some perfunctory tool for sexual satisfaction. I find this abominable, hateful and disgusting. There is a fine line between the beauty of the female nude as an artistic endeavour celebrating their beauty and the crudeness of Insta pseudo-porn that is unfortunately all too common.

“I NEED MY COMMERCIAL WORK TO LIVE, PAY THE BILLS AND FEED MY FAMILY. AND I NEED MY ARTWORK TO FEED MY SOUL.”

People who are familiar with you and your work know that you like architecture. How does it influence your work? I don't like architecture – I love architecture! It has been a lifelong passion. Actually I always thought I would be an architect! From the starkness of glass, steel and reinforced concrete used by Mies van der Rohe, Niemeyer and Le Corbusier to the unpredictability and controlled chaos of Hadid, Koolhaas and Gehr, I love incorporating these structures into my visual narrative. They are as integral as any other aspect in my photographs, and sometimes as important and distinct as the model, styling or the light. Your passion for music, especially Jazz, is unconditional. Can you tell me what you love about it? I am not a musician in any way, shape or form. I can't read a sheet of music and can't sing to save my life. That said, music holds an extremely important place in my life. I was introduced to jazz very early by my uncle who was somewhat of a jazz prodigy. I can recall visiting my grandmother when I was very young and although I cannot

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remember the moments before or after, I have vivid memories of the time I spent there due to music. My uncle was a young jazz musician and was always practicing his trumpet or alto sax. I guess I somehow associated my uncle’s music with warm, joyful memories of my grandmother. And my love for jazz was born! To this day, I listen to jazz several times a day, if not more. I see you as a very Zen person, are you into spirituality? Is this something important for you and does it influence your work? I'm not sure that I could be characterized as being Zen per se, but there is a definite spiritual aspect to my life. Aside from the fact that my spouse is also a highlyaccredited meditation and yoga instructor, I try to meditate daily and have used different disciplines such as Reiki, yoga and even Gumdo (a traditional Korean martial art focused on mastery of battlefield sword techniques) to channel my energies, remain focused and expand my mindfulness. These practices are an integral part of my life and have helped me on my path, both professionally and spiritually. With so much still to explore in his compelling photographic work, Bernardin is ready to take on new projects this year and is more driven than ever. With a retrospective art book in the works for his 20th anniversary, a short film inspired by one of his photo shoots and an upcoming architectural collaboration, photographer Richard Bernardin has proven himself prolific, determined and propelled to keep adding to his impressive canon. We can’t wait to see what the next 20 years will bring.

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PETER FREED Without Peter Freed, there is no city of Toronto. And without the city of Toronto, there is no Peter Freed

Photography Riley Stewart Grooming Irina Badescu THE TWO HAVE BEEN SHAPED BY ONE ANOTHER’S EXPLOSIVE GROWTH FOR NEARLY TWO DECADES. BEFORE THAT TIME, FREED WORKED AS A LABOURER ON A RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT SITE FOR A FRIEND’S FATHER, AND THE CITY’S DOWNTOWN PRIMARILY CONSISTED OF A FEW SMALL INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS AND EMPTY LOTS THAT DOUBLED AS OVERFLOW PARKING WHENEVER THE BLUE JAYS WERE IN TOWN. By Jared Lindzon

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“I worked a little bit at every stage; I site supervised for many years, I did the contracting, marketing, I did the sales on the weekends from the trailer in the early days, and then I got into structuring partnerships and raising capital, getting zoning approvals,” said Freed, who refers to each as invaluable experiences. He explains that as a result he’s able to bring a more precise understanding to conversations with staff and partners. “If you don't have that I don't understand how people can really gauge properly,” he said. “This whole business is a series of gauges, and if you don't have control over any of them, it will have a negative impact on a project.” Today, Freed Developments employs approximately 600 people, and is responsible for some of the city’s most iconic structures and venues, from King West to Yonge and Eglinton to Muskoka. Some of his latest hits include Lavelle, the city’s newest rooftop restaurant and pool lounge, and the Art Shoppe Lofts, a midtown condo development whose lobbies were designed by fashion icon and designer Karl Lagerfeld. But the project that brings the biggest smile to his face is the one that arguably turned the budding real estate developer into a leading architect of the city of Toronto as we know it today. Perhaps that’s why he chose it as the location of his company’s headquarters.

“TORONTO HAS SUCH AN OPPORTUNITY CULTURALLY TO BE A GLOBAL LEADER IN FASHION...” “The Thompson Hotel project was really ahead of its time,” said Freed from his office in the building’s penthouse, as the cranes and newly-minted towers poke out from the floor-to-ceiling windows that surround him. “We bought this land maybe 13 years ago, and it's a good example of mixed-use development. There's different components to it: hotels, residential, bars, restaurants, commercial parking.” Without naming any competitors, Freed implies that the mixed-use luxury development model has since become a staple for construction projects citywide, effectively defining what the city, or at least its downtown core, has become in the last decade. “I'd like to think our approach to development influenced a lot of developers who ultimately impacted other neighborhoods over the last 10 years, so I like to think we had a bit of a macro impact on the market, alongside a handful of other developers,” he said. These mixed-use high-rises have earned Toronto the title of hottest luxury real estate market in North America, but Freed believes the city is only catching up to global standards. In fact, he suggests that when compared against American markets, with the exchange rate factored into the equation, there’s still plenty more room for the market to grow.

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“I'D LIKE TO THINK OUR APPROACH TO DEVELOPMENT INFLUENCED A LOT OF DEVELOPERS WHO ULTIMATELY IMPACTED OTHER NEIGHBOURHOODS...”

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“Today you can still buy a condo for $700 Canadian per foot in a nice building in the core where you can walk to work. There's no city like Toronto on the planet where you can buy a condo for less than that,” he said. “I think people will be surprised what it will cost to buy a condo in five years from now. If you think it’s expensive now, you're going to be quite surprised.” It is for that reason that Freed has no plans to expand his operations outside of the province, adding that there’s just enough opportunity and risk to balance out the excitement and fear that drives his ambition. And with no plans to leave the city, he is instead finding unique ways to boost its profile as a global destination. Freed recently wrote a book about, named after and celebrating the city of Toronto, which was launched as part of a charitable initiative in benefit of Mount Sinai Hospital (and will soon be available in stores). He also throws the Freed Charity Golf Classic tourna-

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ment each year just north of the city in support of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and The South Muskoka Hospital Foundation. His latest attempt to boost the city’s profile as a global destination, however, came this past December when the real estate developer acquired Toronto Fashion Week from IMG Canada Limited after serving on its board for a number of years. “I felt that there was an opportunity to elevate it,” said Freed. “I knew I could put together a good group to create a world class event.” Freed’s version of Fashion Week will be centred in the city’s high fashion district, Yorkville, moving from its previous home in David Pecaut Square. It’s just one more opportunity to put the city, and the developer that helped shape its explosive growth, into the spotlight. “Toronto has such an opportunity culturally to be a global leader in fashion”, said Freed. “We're excited to be part of it, and hopefully we can contribute to it.”

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Travel

Make the best of your business trip!

2017 TOP BUSINESS DESTINATIONS By Mayillah Ezekiel

Madrid As Spain’s business capital, Madrid houses homebases for 90 percent of all Spanish companies. This quintessentially Spanish city with a contemporary twist boasts some of the world’s most sophisticated conference venues and convention centres. And with good reason since nearly a million corporate travellers make their way to Madrid on business every year. Where to stay:

Hotel Único Madrid

The architectural and artistic decor in the main entrance will surely get you inspired. If you are looking for some tranquility to get some work done, find your way to the library, garden or the meeting facility.

Chicago

When it comes to travel destinations for business, this Midwest hub is unparalleled. Chicago is home to a rock star tech industry, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and also boasts a thriving media industry. In between meetings or after a hard day’s work, it’s also a vibrant tourist destination. With your time off, enjoy its worldclass architecture, thriving arts scene and diverse culinary experiences. Where to meet:

The Langham Chicago

Whether you’ll be staying the night or simply attending a business conference, The Langham is the perfect place for business meetings as well as decompressing with a good meal and drink at the hotel bar.

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Rio de Janeiro

Rio is one of the most iconic cities in the New World and boasts some of the globe’s sexiest beaches, extravagant parties and sophisticated infrastructure. Not only is it the home to one of the modern world’s seven wonders, but it also hosts some of South America’s largest corporations. It is Brazil’s premier hub for media, communications and higher education. Where to stay:

Miramar Hotel by Windsor

After a long day’s work, lounge on the Copacabana Beach or poolside at the Miramar Hotel by Windsor. This newly renovated five star hotel defines seaside luxury in the heart of Rio de Janeiro. Spend time at the infinityedge swimming pool and poolside bar or dine in the hotel’s new gourmet restaurant, which serves an inventive menu of carioca cuisine and notable wine list with more than 130 labels.

Singapore

Singapore, a global financial centre with a tropical climate and multicultural population, always manages to capture the collective. Named one of the top cities for business travel in 2016 by the Global Business Travel Association, don’t be surprised if you’re called to visit Singapore this year. Where to stay:

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

Replenish your energy in the magnificent Fullerton Building, a grand neoclassical landmark built in 1928, gazetted in December 2015 as a National Monument, and since transformed into a stunning 400-room heritage hotel.

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Grooming

NEW YORK HOTEL STORY

THE LATEST IN GROOMING WILL SURELY HELP YOU REFRESH YOUR BATHROOM CABINET AND SKIN CARE ROUTINES. By Mayillah Ezekiel Photographer Marie-Reine Mattera Fashion Editor Denis Lemieux Grooming Julie Cusson


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THESE DAYS, JUST ABOUT EVERY HAIRSTYLE AND FACIAL HAIR TREND SEEMS TO BE IN FASHION AT ONCE.WITH THESE NEW PRODUCTS, GROOMING HAS NEVER BEEN SO EASY.

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Shave Cream ($35).

Beard Oil at Jacques Despars ($46- 60 ml).

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Steel Courage 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner ($12 - 750 ml).

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GIORGIO ARMANI Him/Her Lip Care ($33).

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SPRING FRAGRANCES WITH THE SUN FINALLY SHINING AND THE WEATHER GETTING WARMER, CELEBRATE THE CHANGING OF SEASONS WITH ONE OF THESE FRESH NEW SCENTS.

PRADA Luna Rossa Eau Sport ($102 – 125 ml).

NARCISO RODRIGUEZ for him Bleu Noir ($79 – 50 ml).

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Reserve Sel Santal Eau de Parfum ($130 – 100 ml).

HERMÈS Terre d’Hermès ($124 – 100 ml).

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Images from DRESS TO KILL MAGAZINE ARCHIVES. Photographer MARIE-REINE MATTERA. Fashion Editor DENIS LEMIEUX. Grooming JULIE CUSSON for CHANEL. Manicure ROSIE for LIO FRATELLI. Model JOËL BEDFORD at NEXT. Photo assistants GENEVIÈVE DEMERS and PATRICE LAMOUREUX. Assistant stylist CATHERINE BEAUCHAMP. Many thanks to HOTEL LE PLACE D’ARMES for their kind collaboration.

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Fitness

LUKE BRACEY Ralph Lauren’s New Extreme Man AFTER THE SUCCESS OF RALPH LAUREN’S POLO RED FRAGRANCE IN 2013,THE BRAND CALLED UPON PERFUMER OLIVIER GILLOTIN TO CREATE A NEW, MORE INTENSE VERSION WHERE BLOOD ORANGE MIXES WITH STRONG COFFEE ESSENCE ON AN EBONY WOOD BACKGROUND. THE NEW FACE OF POLO RED EXTREME IS LUKE BRACEY, AN AUSTRALIAN ACTOR WHOSE STAR’S ON THE RISE. THE 27-YEAR-OLD HAS BEEN TURNING HEADS SINCE STARRING IN 2015’s POINT BREAK REMAKE, AND APPEARING IN LAST YEAR’S HIGHLY-ACCLAIMED FILM HACKSAW RIDGE, DIRECTED BY MEL GIBSON.

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Fragrance

“I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN FASCINATED BY SMELLS AND THE INTENSE MEMORIES THEY CAN CONJURE UP. IT’S PROBABLY THE MOST INTENSE SENSE WE HAVE.” By Stéphane Le Duc Hacksaw Ridge was nominated for six Oscars! What was it like working with iconic actor and director Mel Gibson? Any actor growing up watching movies from the late ‘70s until now is pretty much in awe of his amazing talent as a storyteller in front of and behind the camera. But as Australians, we feel extra pride because he grew up Down Under. Working with Mel was wonderful. I had such an amazing time learning from him and being around him. He is a warm, funny man. His humour is one of his best assets. People might not think of him that way because his roles have been kind of intense, and the movies he makes are intense.

ney, playing rugby and looking to be a builder, I would have said it was impossible to imagine. But once I got into acting, it’s something I thought would be really interesting to do. I have always been fascinated by smells and the intense memories they can conjure up. It’s probably one of the most intense senses we have. I never had any grooming traditions other than wearing cologne. I always wore cologne and enjoyed that aspect of being a man. My search is over for finding a cologne. I have one for the rest of my life, which I am very proud of. It’s a beautiful scent and it suits me perfectly. Ralph Lauren is an iconic brand. I do have to pinch myself, though.

What comes to mind when you think of your life now? Just seven years ago, it was completely different. I think about it quite often. Where would I be? What might I be doing otherwise? I feel good that I found a job and profession that I really enjoy. That’s one of the greatest blessings that came with this part and how I kind of fell into it. I found something that I don’t even consider work. It’s probably the luckiest thing that has happened to me in the last seven years: I found something that inspires me.

How did you feel about the brand before they approached you? For me, Ralph Lauren is the perfect brand for the quintessential man. It’s very down-toearth, authentic, masculine and classy. It’s got an amazing taste to it. The whole brand epitomizes that. When they approached my agent for me to become the face of Polo Red Extreme, I told my agent to make the deal because I did not want them to change their mind! When I did the movie Point Break, there was this amazing motocross opening sequence—

Did you ever think that someday you would be the face of a fragrance? I certainly did not! If I did, I would have probably needed to have my head checked. Sitting on the northern beaches of Syd-

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and I think this new rebranding of Polo Red has a similar adrenaline to it. The whole movie was about pushing boundaries, and pushing yourself in a rush of adrenaline. There are quite a few pictures of you taken by Bruce Weber for the ad campaign. Which image is closest to the actual you? The elegant man, or the guy in the red T-shirt? With Ralph Lauren, it goes both ways. It can represent a very relaxed, down-to-earth nature, and it can have a very chic, polished look. I would say I am closer to the red T-shirt kind of guy, but I do enjoy a beautiful suit and standing up straight. It changes the way I walk. How do you see your future with Ralph Lauren? I had such an amazing time being involved with this campaign ad. I hope it’s the start of a long relationship with Ralph Lauren for many years to come. I just feel at home—the brand suits me perfectly.

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Her

Gonna make you

SWEAT

TEMPERATURES ARE RISING AND IT’S TIME TO PREPARE FOR WHAT COULD BE YOUR SEXIEST SUMMER YET. BLONDE BOMBSHELL DANIELLE KNUDSON AND BRUNETTE GODDESS KIM CLOUTIER END THE RIVALRY OF BLONDE VS BRUNETTE. Photographer Greg Swales Fashion Editor Jenn Park

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This page: Sweater NIKE. Bottom CALVIN KLEIN. Opposite page: Pants ADIDAS. Shoes NIKE. Earrings DIABOLI KILL.

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Kim CLOUTIER Born & raised:

Born in Montreal and raised in Terrebonne by the beach!

Favourite cities:

Amsterdam, New York and Tulum

Ultimate career goals:

Starring in an Oscar-nominated movie

Would love to work with:

Meryl Streep!! She's a brilliant actress!

I like my coffee:

With milk and maple syrup

My dream job:

A beauty contract with EstĂŠe Lauder or any other big cosmetic house

Hobbies include:

Singing, hiking, watching movies and just hanging out with the people I love

I start my day with:

A breakfast smoothie and the Real Housewives

My style is:

Casual, boyfriend jeans and a "fashionable" t-shirt

​Best vacation program:

A beach, good company and good food

Favourite sport:

Swimming, which is actually the only sport I did growing up.

Favourite food:

Italian all day, every day!

Best workouts: Boxing!

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Suit ($1,150) & tie ($125) HUGO. Shirt HERMÈS ($615). Pocket square ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA ($120).

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Danielle KNUDSON Born & raised:

Red Deer, Alberta

Favourite cities:

Tokyo, Florence, Melbourne

My dream job:

Sports Illustrated and Victoria’s Secret model (every girls’ dream), Tom Ford and L’Oreal

I like my coffee:

Iced black coffee all day long

Hobbies include:

Travelling, making hot sauce, working with animal shelters

I start my day with:

Coffee, music and scrolling through Instagram

My style is:

Cool and chill! Jeans, t-shirt and leather jacket is my ultimate go-to but I love dressing up for special occasions

Best vacation program:

No schedule at all is the best vacation program

Favourite sport:

Tennis, freestyle skiing and hockey

Favourite food:

Donuts, vanilla dip Tim Hortons, french fries, and spicy chicken wings

Best workouts:

Pilates, 7-minute abs workout, squats every day and TRX

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Her

This page: Top T BY ALEXANDER WANG. Shorts PUMA. Jacket IVY PARK. Necklace and earrings DIABOLI KILL. Opposite page: Top T BY ALEXANDER WANG. Earrings DIABOLI KILL. Photographer GREG SWALES. Fashion Editor JENN PARK. Models KIM CLOUTIER & DANIELLE KNUDSON. Makeup WENDI MIYAKE. Hair KIYO IGARASHI.

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Sports

SIMON KEAN The Will of a Champion

SIMON KEAN IS AN IMPRESSIVE MAN. 6 FEET, 5 INCHES, 240 POUNDS OF MUSCLE, AND AN INTENSE GAZE THAT SHOWS HOW DETERMINED HE IS TO WIN.THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THE 28-YEAR-OLD BOXER COULD HAVE YOU ON THE GROUND IN A MERE INSTANT WITH A JAB OR AN UPPERCUT. LUCKILY,THE FEELING DISSIPATES AS SOON AS HE SMILES. ORIGINALLY FROM TROIS-RIVIÈRES, KEAN IS HAPPY TO PRACTICE HIS PROFESSION AND SHARE HIS PASSION FOR BOXING,WHICH BEGAN AT THE AGE OF 15. By Stéphane Le Duc Photographer Robert Ferron Ever since he decided to dive head first into professional boxing, Simon Kean (80, 7 KOs) has maintained a perfect record, with eight victories in an equal number of fights. To attain this level of excellence, perseverance and discipline are essential, even with his talent. “Training for boxing has two components. There is physical conditioning, and boxing training. The two go hand in hand. It takes two to three months of preparation before a big fight. More boxing rounds, longer runs, and heavier weights. When the fight date comes closer, you dial down on frequency but increase your intensity. During the last week leading up to the event, you do lighter, 30 to 45-minute workouts, while maintaining your intensity. The goal is to regain your energy after the weeks with a heavy workout load."

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Training has to be intense for the man who won gold at the Canada Games, two bronze medals at the Pan American Games and took on the international boxing elite at the London 2012 Olympic Games. “For boxing training, I hit pads with my coach. I hit bags, I do shadowboxing, I work on my movements, my footwork, dodging, and I jump rope. In terms of physical conditioning, I run, swim, jump, bicycle, and lift weights. I do a lot of ab exercises, push-ups, as well as coordination and speed exercises. Ideally, each workout lasts two hours, and I do them six times a week, although I might miss one from time to time.”

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“EVEN THOUGH EACH FIGHT SCARES ME, I AM LEARNING TO CONTROL THAT FEAR. I LIKE THE SURVIVAL INSTINCT THAT HUMANS WERE GIVEN. I LIKE TO FIGHT!” The goal the heavyweight boxer has Over the past few years, more and more people have started including boxing in their workouts. As Simon Kean notes, boxing is a complete sport: it works your arms, legs, and coordination, not to mention endurance, which is just as essential as physical strength. “Swimming and cycling are also great ways to train, since they are good activities for cardio with fewer chances of injury since you’re not putting any weight on your body. Swimming also requires coordination and concentration on your breathing. It works all the muscles of your body, unlike running, which is hard on your back and knees. However, running is good for thinking and preparing mentally by visualizing success and upcoming fights. Psychologically it relaxes me so it’s a great activity for me.”

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given himself for the next two years is to make it to the World Championships. “Even though each fight scares me, I am learning to control that fear. I like the survival instinct that humans were given. I like to fight!” A sizeable challenge that measures up to Simon Kean’s talent and will.

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Five Formula 1

STORYLINES TO WATCH

THE DRAMATIC FINISH AT THE ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX LAST NOVEMBER WAS ONE OF THE MORE MEMORABLE ENDS TO A FORMULA 1 SEASON IN RECENT MEMORY.TEAMMATES LEWIS HAMILTON AND NICO ROSBERG WENT HEAD-TO-HEAD IN A REMARKABLE INNER-SQUAD BATTLE FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP, DESPITE MERCEDES MANAGEMENT’S DESIRE FOR COLLABORATION.THISYEAR’S AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX MARKED THE START OF A NEW SEASON AND A NEW STORY.WHETHER IT’S FORCE INDIA’S PINK CAR, LEWIS HAMILTON’S RESURGENCE OR THE NEW CANADIAN BEHIND THE WHEEL,THERE ARE PLENTY OF STORYLINES TO FOLLOW THIS SEASON. HERE ARE FIVE OF THE BEST. By Braydon Holmyard Photographs courtesy of Williams Media

Hamilton back on top?

He’s been the most dominant driver in the world over the last few years. Despite finishing in second place last season, Lewis Hamilton is the clear favourite to take home the 2017 title. The three-time world champion finished 2016 strong, winning the last four races of the year. With his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg’s surprise retirement after his championship last year, it creates a new opening for Hamilton. He won ten GP events a year ago but missed out on his ultimate goal. His last championship came in 2015 and he will be hungry to get back to his winning ways. The gifted British driver’s aggressive style and love for the spotlight make him a perennial contender and fan favourite. To make things tougher for his competition, the new Mercedes W08 car gives him the opportunity to maximize his talents.

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Ferrari gains momentum

Ferrari was expected to give Mercedes drivers a run for their money in 2016 with its new car’s compact engine and increased aerodynamics. But things didn’t go according to plan. The team failed to secure a first place finish in a disappointing season. But with two veteran drivers behind the wheel in Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Räikkönen, the car known for its racing red hue is always a safe bet to give Mercedes a run for their money. At the Formula 1 preseason testing, they made a statement. Räikkönen drove the fastest lap as the only man to go below one minute and 19 seconds while his teammate Vettel finished with the second fastest time. That momentum carried into the first event of the year at the Australian Grand Prix when Vettel overtook Hamilton to win Ferrari’s first race in 19 months. It also sent a message to the rest of the auto-racing world: Ferrari is in it to win it.

2016 F1 DRIVER STANDINGS

1. NICO ROSBERG - MERCEDES - 385 2. LEWIS HAMILTON - MERCEDES - 380 3. DANIEL RICCIARDO - RED BULL - 256 4. SEBASTIAN VETTEL - FERRARI - 212 5. MAX VERSTAPPEN - RED BULL - 204

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The Canadian Grand Prix

Montreal has been home to the Canadian Grand Prix since 1983 and that won't be changing anytime soon. Formula 1 and its GP venue Circuit Gilles Villeneuve agreed to extend its contract through 2029. The Grand Prix of the north has been one of the more entertaining events on the F1 calendar for years with its tough track and rambunctious audience. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton crossed the checkered flag first in each of the last two seasons and five times overall. Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo finished first on the podium in 2014 and Vettel took home the grand prize when he drove for Red Bull in 2013. This year marks the first time in a decade Canadian fans will have a hometown hero to root for on June 11.

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Lance Stroll is not only the first Canadian on the Formula 1 circuit in ten years, but at just 18 years old, he’s the youngest driver on tour and the second youngest in the sport’s history. A native of Quebec, Stroll will partner with 35-year-old Brazilian driver Felipe Massa on the Williams team. He was given a spot in Formula 1 when Massa retired at the end of last season, but when former Williams driver Valtteri Bottas left the team for Mercedes, Massa decided to come back and join forces with the youngster. Stroll was a member of the Ferrari Driving Academy for five years – a driving school for potential racers. He is the son of Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll, who’s known for his fashion investments and impressive vintage Ferrari collection. Stroll previously raced in F3 for two seasons and is the first Canadian in the sport since former champion Jacques Villeneuve departed in 2006.

New Rules

Formula 1 often makes changes to its sport in order to take advantage of the revolutionary technology that lives in its automobiles. This year, the most drastic changes were made since the introduction of the turbo power units in 2014. These steps were taken to increase the competitive nature of the sport. Most of these adjustments are restrictions on how teams can stock up on power in their vehicles, making it a more level-playing field for all manufacturers. Changes to the cars were made with two goals in mind: making the cars faster and more difficult to drive. Tire size was increased to be 25 per cent wider with a slightly larger diameter. This change will increase speed when turning corners by approximately two seconds. Other major changes include larger parts of bodywork, including front wing, rear wing, rear diffuser, side pods and in the maximum weight allowed in the vehicle. The German Grand Prix is no longer on the schedule, dropping the season total to 20 races this year.

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Canada’s fastest man

ANDRE DE GRASSE

HE’S ALREADY KNOWN AS CANADA’S FASTEST MAN. BUT WHEN ANDRE DE GRASSE WENT STEP-FOR-STEP WITH USAIN BOLT AT THE 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES IN RIO DE JANEIRO, HE BECAME ONE OF THE FASTEST MEN IN THE WORLD. By Braydon Holmyard Photographer Benjo Arwas Fashion Editor Amy Lu

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At 22 years old, the Markham, Ontario native took home three medals in his Olympic debut. He holds Canadian records in three of his four events: 200-metre, 4x100-metre relay and 4x200-metre relay. Now, he has the long-standing 100-metre record in his sights, and won’t stop running until he catches it. I’ve got to know, where do you keep your Olympic medals? You probably think, ‘Oh, he would keep them somewhere crazy,’ but actually they’re just at my mom’s house. Are they on display? No, not yet. We’re renovating the house so there’s a lot of things being moved. When we’re done we’ll probably put them up somewhere.

"YOU’RE ALWAYS SKEPTICAL AT FIRST BUT AS TIME GOES ON IT JUST HITS YOU." Can you pinpoint when you realized how fast you are and that you could be an Olympic medalist? In college it actually didn’t even hit me that I could be an Olympic medalist. I felt like I was still just below that. I think it kind of hit me when I turned professional. A lot of people were praising me and giving me respect saying I could be really good. You always have your friends and family and coaches telling you this, but when you start to hear it from your fans and see what’s going on around you, that’s when you realize you’re really good, and you could be really great. That’s when it hit me. Especially when I’ve done races and the older guys, those who have won medals before me started telling me that. That’s when it gave me the confidence that I could be a world championship medalist or an Olympic medalist. You’re always skeptical at first but as time goes on it just hits you.

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Speaking of hitting you, has it sunk in now that you are one of the elite runners in the world? It definitely has. Before it just felt kind of like a phase, or a dream maybe. But now I feel like I can be even better than the guys before me. That’s why I’m working so hard now. I’m trying to take down Bruny and Donovan’s Canadian record (in the 100-metre race). I want to beat that and then try to break the world record. That’s why a guy like Usain (Bolt) giving me advice and telling me that I can be great, that’s big, especially because he’s the G.O.A.T. of track and field. It’s just an awesome feeling. How would you describe your relationship with Usain? It’s a competitive relationship, but we work for the same company. So we always see each other, joke around and have fun when it comes to the events. It’s cool to talk to him and see how far he’s progressed in his career, from being a nobody to becoming a medalist at three Olympics. He tells me the stuff he did before and after, it’s kind of cool to hear his side of the story. What was it like when you were swarmed at the airport on your return from Rio? I definitely didn’t expect that. I had just woken up from the flight, I think it was 5 a.m and I was still trying to open my eyes. All I’m thinking about is going to my bed and going to sleep. I was so tired from the Olympics. Then I would go see my family and friends later on when I woke up. I definitely didn’t expect to come off the plane and come through the front door and all of a sudden I see my mom, I see a couple other people I know as well. Then they were like ‘Oh, you’ve got all these interviews’. I didn’t think people were going to wake up that early so I was just like, “Wow, okay here we go.” You played a lot of team sports growing up, but running track must be a very different feeling. How would you describe being out on the track all on your own? It’s a totally different feeling compared to other team sports. It’s really all a mental thing when it comes down to it. Your coach,

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"YOUR COACH, YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, EVERYBODY WHO SUPPORTS YOU CAN ONLY SAY SO MUCH TO YOU. BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY WHEN YOU GET ON THAT LINE, YOU’RE THERE BY YOURSELF." your family, friends, everybody who supports you can only say so much to you. But at the end of the day when you get on that line, you’re there by yourself. You just have to tell yourself mentally that you’re prepared. The people around you have prepared you for this moment, so now it’s all about going out there and focusing and executing that. For me, it’s all a mental thing. Track and field is a tough sport mentally, it’s different than basketball or soccer or baseball. I have to take a lot of breaks. It’s kind of a weird thing, but I can’t focus on track 24/7. I have to have other things on my mind. I think I would go crazy if I just had to focus on track. When I did other sports I never thought like that because you’re always around a group of guys who make you laugh and someone can always pick up the slack for you. Track is a different ball game. With all those people watching you, especially in Rio, what are the nerves like beforehand? I think I feel the most nerves when I’m in the call room. When you’re waiting, that 20 to 25 minutes before you get into the stadium, that’s where the nerves come out a little bit. It’s not bad nerves, I feel like it’s good nerves because everyone gets nervous. Even the greatest get nervous sometimes. It’s all about controlling those nerves and saying, “I’ve been here before, it’s just another race.” I kind of just switch on as soon as they call us and we get into that stadium. I just stop thinking about all the other things and I just focus on what I need to do. That’s what helps me in my races. Before I got to

this level, I’d get too nervous to compete. As time went on I got to that level where I can just do it. In those 20 minutes waiting in the call room, is there anything you do to distract yourself? That’s a tough question because I probably do have a routine but I don’t even remember it. It’s something you don’t want to remember; you just feel it. It’s a feeling moment. I don’t even think about it until after the race is over. Is long-distance running a part of a sprinter’s training? I think it depends on every person, but for me it’s not. I like to do short bursts, but I think it depends on what type of athlete you are. Longer stuff is if you need help with endurance and to finish the race. When it comes to the Olympics or world championships, you have to run heats, semifinals and finals, so you have to be in pretty good shape to do that. For me, I don’t like to do anything past 200-metres. My lungs and legs can’t handle it. How much time do you put in at the gym? I actually just started getting into the gym this year. After the Olympics, we saw some flaws where I could have done better and needed to develop more strength. So now I’m in the gym four times a week – two days I’m working on upper-body and two days I’m working on lower-body. I have another day where I work on core stuff, too. So now I’m actually going to weigh more than the previous Games. I’m finding it really tough to do that because I’m so weak, but I’m getting the hang of it and I’m enjoying the process. It’s a long season. When you find yourself getting tired, what do you use as motivation to keep pushing? The people around me motivate me a lot. I try to motivate myself too. I listen to music a lot. I listen to a lot of hip-hop and R&B. Usually when I’m in my zone I know what I need to do. Of course a lot of things are going to motivate you in life. You want to get this or that, so you’ve got to go out there and do it, especially if you want to be the best. When you want to be the best, when you want to be great, it’s not really hard to motivate yourself.

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"ONE OF MY GOALS IS I WANT TO BREAK THE CANADIAN RECORD IN THE 100-METRE. THEN I’LL GET READY FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN LONDON AND TRY TO BRING HOME A GOLD. THAT’S WHAT I WANT TO DO." Congratulations on getting your degree, especially because it’s not something you had to do. What was the decision-making process there? I had my mom and a lot of people telling me to finish my degree but at the same time, a lot of people can tell you that and you still may not want to do it. I had to tell myself that I really wanted to finish because after track is over, I don’t know what I want to do and it’s always good to have that back-up. I always wanted to get that school experience where you have those moments with your friends and say “yeah, I went to this school” because I went to one of the greatest colleges. It felt like I only went to USC for one year. I wanted to go back and enjoy that part of my life. I wanted to do it now because I don’t think I would want to do it when I got into my thirties or after track was over. What are you preparing for and what are your goals for this year? We’ve got world relays coming up next month in the Bahamas. I’m going to go down to a camp in Florida with the relay guys and we’re going to prepare for that. After that I’ll start running at the diamond league circuit. One of my goals is I want to break the Canadian record in the 100-metre. Then I’ll get ready for the world championship in London and try to bring home a gold. That’s what I want to do. You really have that record on your mind, don’t you? Yeah, that’s the last one I need. Sitting at his mother’s house are one silver and two bronze medals from the Olympic Games, and August’s world track and field championships in London represent an opportunity to add another colour to his treasures: gold.

To view Andre De Grasse’s profile: olympic.ca/team-canada/andre-de-grasse/

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Her

WELLNESS

W ARRIOR Adrianne Ho: sexy and powerful ADRIANNE HO NEVER REALLY SET OUT TO BE A MODEL. IT WAS A CHANCE MOMENT; A PHOTOGRAPHER FRIEND NEEDED A FILL IN FOR A NO-SHOW ON SET AND SHE HAPPILY OBLIGED. SHE’S SINCE MADE A NAME FOR HERSELF, STARRING IN BEAUTY CAMPAIGNS FOR L’OREAL AND MAC COSMETICS AND PLAYING MUSE TO NIKE AND STUSSY. USING FASHION AS THE GATEWAY TO FITNESS,THE 5’9” POWERHOUSE SET HER MIND ON AWAKENING THE INNER ATHLETE IN ALL OF US, THROUGH HER LIFESTYLE BRAND AND BLOG SWEAT THE STYLE AND ITS ACTIVE WEAR COLLECTION SWEAT CREW. WE SAT DOWN WITH IT GIRL AND CHAMPION OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS ADRIANNE HO TO GET HER BEST TIPS FOR STAYING STYLISH WHILE KEEPING FIT. By Anna Cipollone When Adrianne Ho first started modelling, the selfproclaimed foodie underwent a complete lifestyle shift. Her candor is refreshing and she laughs as she describes the process of giving up a diet full of processed foods: “I wasn’t really in shape at all when I started, and for the first few years, it was a struggle for me because I was really addicted to sugar!” Raised in Toronto by a French mother and a Chinese father, Ho’s intention is to motivate and make healthy living accessible to everyone. She does this by sharing her own story, as well as her growing pool of knowledge, on her website Sweat the Style, which she launched in 2013.

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“I’ve learned a lot over the process of getting a grasp on my own health and wellness,” says Ho. “I wanted Sweat the Style to have a really positive impact and make health and wellness cool and aspirational.” And though holistic living has hit the mainstream in North America, Ho is determined to also impact other markets like Asia where the trend is still gaining traction. “I had to re-learn how to eat because I loved fast food and oily foods so the initial process was almost painful,” she says, “I had to cut out everything that I loved and really learn to enjoy whole foods.” Going hard with a trainer twice daily and making simple

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Her swaps in her diet was tough, but the gains were undeniable. “All of a sudden my skin was perfect,” she says enthusiastically. “I had so much energy and I was in a better mood and my sleep patterns were better and it was fully from exercising and eating clean and releasing all these toxins that were in my body.”

have time to change my clothes to go from casting to a photo shoot to the gym. I just started incorporating my gym clothes into my everyday wardrobe, which at the time was really different.

Making fitness fashionable has helped Ho launch a series of collaborations as a designer, from partnering with Simons on her La Mer Noire swimwear collection to designing Sweat Crew with PacSun to infuse functional performance pieces with highfashion.

“I’M PRETTY SILLY AND CAREFREE AND I LIKE TO HAVE FUN AND LAUGH A LOT. I FEEL LIKE SOMETIMES I COME OFF PRETTY SERIOUS IN MY PHOTOS OR IN INTERVIEWS.” Just on the heels of her recent collaboration with NikeLab x 158 in Shanghai, the MUSE exhibition is another indication of Ho’s influence as not just a style star, but as a wellness idol as well. Directed by Jake Davis, MUSE takes viewers through an intimate portrayal of Ho in her essential environment using various art mediums like a bed installation, screen tests, and Polaroids. Asked about being a muse, Ho opines: “I think it means you can inspire people in a very natural way.” That’s certainly true of Ho, who’s conscientious of the responsibility of being a role model. “It feels very empowering – it also keeps me in check too,” she says. “I try to live my life as an example.” As her following continues to grow, Adrianne Ho’s mission to motivate continues with a new collection from Sweat Crew set for Fall and the upcoming launch of a Sweat the Style television show. And you can be sure she’ll do it all in perfect form. How would you describe your personal style? I would call my personal style “active street” because I like to incorporate street wear with active wear. When I moved to New York, my style became focused on fitness fashion, or ath-leisure, because I wouldn’t

How do you balance your workouts? HIIT is the best for me. I like to do circuits of weight training cut in between burpees or skipping rope or jumping jacks; something that gets your heart rate pumping. It really shocks your body and changes it. I do love to take a variety of different classes like Pilates, spinning, and boot camp, and I play tennis. What’s it like to transition from model to designer? I love being able to be part of a process from the beginning to the end. It’s a completely different feeling. I can basically create the collection that I would want to wear. A lot of times once I collaborate on a collection, I end up just living in it. What would surprise people about you? If you know me and we’re close, I’m pretty silly and carefree and I like to have fun and laugh a lot. I feel like sometimes I come off pretty serious in my photos or in interviews. What does being fit mean to you? Being fit means that you’re being the best version of yourself and you’re happy and have confidence. I don’t think it really has to do with body size or weight.

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THE NEW CLASSIC A BIG TREND IS COMING LIKE A STORM, MIXING CHIC AND DRESSY WITH SPORTY STREETWEAR. Photographer Jean-Claude Lussier Fashion Editor Fritz

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THE POWER OF FILM

WHAT WAS THE FIRST FLICK TO REALLY KICK YOUR ASS? WHAT WAS THE LATEST? WITH ITS ABILITY TO MIX THE REAL AND THE DREAM-LIKE,TOGETHER WITH THE POETRY OF LANGUAGE AND THE BEAUTY OF A SCORE, FEW WORKS OF ART HAVE THE CAPACITY TO MOVE YOU AS MUCH AS FILM. HERE, SOME TRULY POWERFUL FILMS THAT ARE CERTAINLY WORTH YOUR TIME AND JUST MIGHT KNOCK YOU OUT LIKE THEY DID FOR ME. By Jason Gorber

The Power to Scare

The Power of Lust

Horror movies are usually either gruesome or silly, relying upon cheap thrills to shock and scare. Sometimes, however, a classic film can transcend and become something far more chilling. Jaws is a definitive example of a film that should have been terrible. Based on a pulp novel, if Spielberg had just shot his original script it would have been a campy Bmovie about an avenging sea creature. Thanks in part to the logistical nightmare of shooting on the open sea with a mechanical beast that didn’t work, combined with some of the sharpest minds to ever work in cinema, the end result is not only one of the scariest films ever made, it’s easily one of the best. True story: for six months after seeing it, I developed an irrational fear of sharks that only came to mind in the shower.

I think the one time I truly fell in love with an image – tingly, chemically, down to my soul fell in love – was seeing Hitchcock’s Rear Window on some crappy VHS tape. It wasn’t the first time though, but I’ll always remember catching it at just the right moment where Grace Kelly leans into the light. Her face (there’s been none like it!), her smirk, the way she’s shot with her eyes gazing into the camera. There are few scenes as intensely erotic, and yet, she never even removes her clothing. Rear Window may be Hitch’s best, and that scene may well be the greatest effect ever captured on celluloid.

The Power to Hate The first time I saw Sam Peckinpah’s 1971 Straw Dogs, I was repulsed. Here’s a story where you hate everyone – the protagonist played by Dustin Hoffman, the brutalizing home invaders, even the hapless victims of sexual violence. It’s a cacophony of awful, making you feel anxious and angry watching it all unfold. I finished the film thinking it the worst thing I’d ever seen, and then realized, as a wave of recognition washed over me, that this is exactly what the filmmaker intended. I may be repulsed, but I was affected, and moved by the craft of the work to feel intensely. This film opened my eyes to the dark side of filmmaking, where the brutality of imagery can come in conflict with one’s own limits, pushing you to confront things that repel just as strongly as what you’re drawn toward.

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The Power to Amuse

Comedy is hard, and something that might make you laugh will be just silliness for another. Yet The Big Lebowski is so profoundly entertaining that one has the right to make fun of anyone that doesn’t consider it one of the best films ever made. The Coen Brothers’ sly humour is tied to a Chandler-esque caper involving a kidnapping, a bag full of dirty laundry and refusing to bowl on the Sabbath. Two decades on, the film remains as potent as ever, and if you’ve only thought of it as some stoner flick, you’ve not truly seen how smart, sophisticated, and breathtakingly brilliant this film really is. Don’t like it? Watch it again. Still don’t dig it? Keep trying – this one’s for everyone. .

The Power to Move

Lars Von Trier’s Breaking the Waves is a breathtaking film. Shot with exquisite immediacy using beautifully-composed handheld shots, the bravado take by Oscar-nominated Emily Watson is truly one of cinema’s greatest performances. Moments where a ‘70s rock soundtrack plays over landscapes are interspersed with documentary-like sequences, creating its own collision between the harshness of the real and the ambitions of higher yearning. This harrowing tale of a woman’s belief in ultimate sacrifice and redemption is truly sublime and spiritual. It’s a work that will challenge many, but it’s a truly unforgettable masterpiece.

The Power to Amaze

Five years old was the perfect time to see George Lucas’ space opera in theatres, and a hell of a movie to lose your film-going virginity to. Losing a cinematic cherry to the likes of Star Wars may make some other films pale in comparison, and one can only hope that your first was as good as this one! Still, what captivated wasn’t just the zooming spaceships and glowing lightsabers, it was the sense of the metaphysical within this strange spirituality dubbed “The Force” that tied the universe together. It made the explosions mean something, and gave more than a bit of wonder behind all the action. It’s had many imitators and sequels, but it’s that first film from 1977 that truly opened up young eyes to the mysteries of a greater world – even one in a galaxy far, far away.

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Culture

One on one in Rome with

CLIVE OWEN

NO MATTER WHICH GENRE OF CINEMA INTERESTS YOU MOST, CHANCES ARE YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE CLIVE OWEN MOVIE. AFTER MORE THAN 20 YEARS IN THE FILM INDUSTRY,THE PROLIFIC ACTOR HAS PLAYED MANY DIVERSE CHARACTERS WITH ALWAYS THE RIGHT RANGE OF INTENSITY. ONE OF HIS LATEST PROJECTS HAS RECENTLY PUT HIM AS THE STAR OF CAMPARI’S FIRST EVER SHORT FILM ENTITLED KILLER IN RED, IN WHICH HE PLAYS A MYSTERIOUS AND CHARMING BARTENDER WITH MANY SECRETS. By Marie-Ève Venne

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Highly infatuating and just as intoxicating as a drink shaken, not stirred, the film written and directed by Italian Oscar winner Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty and The Young Pope) takes us back to the early 1980s days of disco and punk with the sounds of The Clash and Donna Summer. As the story unfolds, the plot is ripe with sexy intrigue that’s slowly unveiled one cocktail at a time. When Campari offered us the chance to meet Clive Owen at their official launch in Rome, we accepted with excitement. Let’s be real, it’s rare to meet one of your favourite actors while sipping delicious Negroni cocktails – Campari based, of course. How did Campari approach you about starring in their first ever short film? It was really easy to say yes to their proposition actually. I liked the idea of doing a proper film instead of simply doing a commercial right away. And of course, the fact that it was directed by Paolo Sorrentino in a beautiful location like Rome didn’t hurt! What was it like working with such an iconic filmmaker like Paolo Sorrentino? He is so disciplined; it’s impressive. The atmosphere that he creates can be a little bit wild, but in terms of what he does and how he does it, he is very together and not crazy at all. What can you tell us about your character in Killer in Red? I know as much as you do (little laugh). And I think that’s all we need to know to enjoy the story. In terms of building a huge backstory for my character, I didn’t need to do that. The script was very sharp and contained and it was pretty clear for me what was required on my part. He made my job real easy in a way (smiling). You seem to often play characters with a dark, slightly twisted side to them, like the one you portrayed in The Knick. Is it a deliberate choice for you? I’m not sure about twisted. But the most interesting thing is to

play a character in conflict. For me, it’s quite boring to play a character who is not in this kind of mental state. Most of the drama comes from conflict and when you’re playing a character grappling or struggling with something, that’s instantly more interesting. And more realistic than one that is clean and everything just sits comfortably. Life is not like that. I love looking at a script and feeling challenged. I want to feel this way, but I also want the audience to feel challenged. If you look at The Knick, I play somebody who’s brilliant and a genius, but also a very flawed character. It’s a great journey to take people on rather than playing a very obvious version of it where he is a heroic doctor saving the day every week. That wouldn’t be relatable or realistic. So the darker the better, no matter how likeable the character is to the audience? I don’t think acting is about being likeable. It’s about trying to make you understand why a character makes a decision about something when you would not make the same. I approach characters not thinking “I want people to like me,” but mostly wanting them to understand how difficult it can be for him. That person did this particular something because of the situation around him, and yeah you want people to understand and like him in a way, but you mostly want to tell his story in the most honest way possible. How do you prepare yourself for a role? I am not a big fan of actors who talk a lot about the method they used to prepare for a role. At the end of the day, the work is good or not. It doesn’t matter how you get there. So, whatever my process is, it’s a quiet and private thing. I don’t feel the need to talk about it, but I do think it changes depending on what you are doing. Sometimes, very little research is needed. Ultimately, I think acting is about concentration.

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I have to ask a question about Closer, because it’s one of my favourite films. Is it one of the most emotionally challenging movies you’ve ever done? Note: Owen played at first the character interpreted in the movie by Jude Law for the play, before switching to the role of Larry for the film. I always like to see the material I’m going to play from the character’s point of view. I can’t read the script properly without looking at it from that perspective. That’s just the way I approach it. So, you do a play like Closer, and you play this particular character, and seven years later Mike Nichols (the director) asks you if you want to play the other part for the movie. It’s when you go, “wow,” because you saw the story from the first character perspective and a story that is so familiar now becomes totally new. I knew those scenes and their rhythm and I knew how the character worked because I was on the receiving end of it, but it was a totally different thing for the movie. It was a brilliant experience, because it was familiar but yet totally new. Do you watch your own movies? I find it harder and harder to watch myself. I used to be fine about it (big laugh) when I was younger. Now, I tend to over-examinate myself and to feel more uncomfortable. I think it’s a bad thing to be self-conscious as an actor. If you watch a lot of yourself, you start to reflect on yourself all the time instead of simply putting the stuff out there and letting it be. That’s why I discovered Killer in Red along with everyone else for the first time today. The new Campari campaign follows the ethos that “every cocktail tells a story.” Do you have an anecdote you can tell us surrounding a cocktail? I found a really cool speakeasy in Rome, from the time they took me to learn how to make proper cocktails at the beginning. I was there last night having a few cocktails and it was really fun! As the interview came to a close, I didn’t have time to ask Owen which cocktail he was drinking. But something tells me there was a splash of Campari slipped into the mix.

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Daft Punk, Ault, France, 2013. M Le Monde © Peter Lindbergh (Courtesy of Peter Lindbergh, Paris / Gagosian Gallery) Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent, F/W 2013-2014

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PETER LINDBERGH A DIFFERENT VISION ON FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY: A NEW BOOK AND CORRESPONDING EXHIBITION PAY TRIBUTE TO GERMAN PHOTOGRAPHER PETER LINDBERGH WITH A RETROSPECTIVE OF HIS MOST-SACRED WORK. By Stéphane Le Duc Over the past 40 years, photographer Peter Lindbergh has made a name for himself through his work’s unique character. Each shot is steeped in purity and simplicity through his quest for the individual – without the noise that often stifles the fashion industry. This quality was perfectly summed up by British journalist Suzy Menkes: “Refusing to bow to glossy perfection is Peter Lindbergh’s trademark — the essence of the images that look into each person’s unvarnished soul, however familiar or famous the sitter.” The new exhibit paying tribute to Peter Lindbergh is being produced by none other than Thierry-Maxime Loriot, who received worldwide acclaim for his work on Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk. The instantly recognizable style Lindbergh created is what Loriot worked to reveal with A Different Vision on Fashion Photography.

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Musée D’Orsay, Paris, 1983 © Peter Lindbergh (Courtesy of Peter Lindbergh, Paris / Gagosian Gallery)

“This exhibition is not a chronological survey, but a narrative in which you discover the universe of Peter Lindbergh through his unique eye, his strong themes, and his collaborations with artists like Pina Bausch and Jenny Holzer,” Loriot explains. “But that narrative also reveals the humanity found in his work, seen in a social context. It says a lot about his own values, his vision on ageism, beauty and femininity, on social issues and about the boundless creativity and imagination found in his photographs.”

New Yorker building, New York, 1994 © Peter Lindbergh (Courtesy of Peter Lindbergh, Paris / Gagosian Gallery)

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For Emily Ansenk, director of the Kunsthal gallery in Rotterdam where the travelling exhibition premiered, it is a crucial moment to showcase the work of an image creator. “Precisely now, when the younger generation is inundated by images via Instagram, Facebook and other social media, the Kunsthal considers it important to show his large and small photographic prints, framed and hung on the wall, grouped around a prior idea of the curator,” Ansenk explains. “The genuine work appeals to the imagination and often makes much more of a visual impact than a small image on a smartphone or in a magazine.”

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“A FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO DEFINING THE IMAGE OF THE CONTEMPORARY WOMAN OR MAN IN THEIR TIME, TO REFLECT A CERTAIN SOCIAL OR HUMAN REALITY...” With A Different Vision on Fashion Photography, Loriot has created a unique experience that puts the audience into direct contact with Lindbergh’s work, having hand-picked 220 photos among the 3,000 currently archived. These include shots that reveal the intrinsic personality of models and actors – Including Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alicia Vikander, Uma Thurman and Julianne Moore, and figures from the fashion world like John Galliano – rather than focus on their famous faces.

Debbie Lee Carrington & Helena Christensen, El Mirage, California, USA. Vogue Italia © Peter Lindbergh (Courtesy of Peter Lindbergh, Paris / Gagosian Gallery)

To this day, Lindbergh, who resides in Germany, is still in high demand: time does not seem to affect his work. As recently as this year, Lindbergh shot the iconic Pirelli 2017 calendar; he is now the only photographer who has collaborated with the prestigious calendar three times over its 50-year history. His secret lies in his natural approach, which he explained to Artforum magazine in 2016: “A fashion photographer should contribute to defining the image of the contemporary woman or man in their time, to reflect a certain social or human reality. How surrealistic is today’s commercial agenda to retouch all signs of life and of experience, to retouch the very personal truth of the face itself?” A corresponding book has been published to coincide with the exhibition. It is published by Taschen and contains over 400 photographs, many of which have never been released. The unique volume gives readers a chance to appreciate the depth of Lindbergh’s work, which spans over four decades. A personal, touching vision unfolds through the spectrum of 25 fashion icons including Jean Paul Gaultier, Grace Coddington, and Anna Wintour, who pay tribute to the man who changed the face of fashion. From Fashion to Reality, on display at Kunsthalle München, Munich, Germany from April 13th to August 27th 2017. Peter Lindbergh: A Different Vision on Fashion Photography available on Amazon.com.

Christy Turlington, Tatjana Patitz, Peter Lindbergh, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford & Linda Evangelista, New York, 1990

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L RTheEnewBE 50’s REBELS WITH A CAUSE,THESE MEN ARE BOYS IN DISGUISE.THE BELTED TROUSERS, OPEN DRESS SHIRTS AND THE ‘COULDN’T CARE LESS’ ATTITUDE MAKES THIS A LOOK EVERY MAN WILL WANT TO EXUDE. Photographer Shayne Laverdiere Fashion Editor Jay Forest

Shirt ($125), pull ($135) and pants ($135) COS. Tank top ($95) SANDRO.

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Contact sheet left above: Blazer ($800) WOOYOUNGMI PARIS at SIMONS. Back: Shirt ($380) and pants ($320) PHILIPPE DUBUC. Trench coat ($2,000) PRINGLE OF SCOTLAND at SIMONS. Contact sheet left bottom: Shirt ($49,90) ZARA. Tank Top ($95) SANDRO. Pants ($585) CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION at SIMONS. Contact sheet right above: Shirt ($900) LOEWE at HOLT RENFREW. Tank top ($95) SANDRO. Pants ($135) COS. Belt ($165) PHILIPPE DUBUC. Contact sheet right bottom: Shirt ($900) LOEWE at HOLT RENFREW. Tank top ($95) SANDRO. Pants ($135) COS. Belt ($165) PHILIPPE DUBUC. Photo right above: Blazer ($860) and pants ($500) 3.1 PHILLIP LIM at SIMONS. Belt ($175) PHILIPPE DUBUC. Shoes ($900) CARVEN. Photo right bottom: Blazer LARDINI ($735). Shirt COS ($190). Pants PAUL SMITH ($500). Photographer SHAYNE LAVERDIERE. Fashion Editor JAY FOREST at FOLIO. Assistant Fashion Editor VIVI TOWERS. Models VIANNEY GRASSET, CLARENS NONCENT at ANOTHER SPECIES and BENJAM at Dulcedo. Grooming NISHA GULATI at FOLIO. Hair LOUIS HECHTER at ORBITE using L'ORÉAL PRO. Hair assistants JASON WILLIAMS at FOLIO and LORENZO HECHTER at ORBITE.

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DANIEL DIPIAZZA is a walking contradiction, and he knows it

THE BLOGS,VIDEOS AND PODCASTS HE PUBLISHES ON HIS COMPANY’S WEBSITE, RICH20SOMETHING.COM, HAVE BEEN FEATURED IN MAJOR BUSINESS PUBLICATIONS LIKE ENTREPRENEUR, FORTUNE AND BUSINESS INSIDER. HIS FORTHCOMING BOOK, RICH20SOMETHING, PREACHES CAUTION WHEN PURSUING PASSION,YET DIPIAZZA HIMSELF QUIT HIS RESTAURANT JOB IN 2011 DURING A FIT OF FRUSTRATION. HE TELLS HIS READERS THAT “COLLEGE IS DEAD,”YET HE’S ENROLLING IN A HARVARD EXTENSION MASTER’S IN CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAM. HE MAKES ENTREPRENEURSHIP OUT TO BE EXCITING AND FUN, BUT ADMITS THAT HIS GREATEST ASSET IS A HIGH TOLERANCE FOR BOREDOM. HE SPEAKS ABOUT THE JOY AND FREEDOM THAT COMES WITH BEING SELF-EMPLOYED,YET HE WORKS HARDER AND LONGER THAN MOST PEOPLE EMPLOYED IN A STABLE POSITION. By Jared Lindzon Photographer Steven Wetrich DiPiazza sees his early life as the archetype of the millennial experience in America. He graduated from college in 2009, buried under a pile of debt, and was given two options: more education and debt or joining the workforce. DiPiazza chose the latter, and bounced around a few odd jobs, including delivering packages for UPS and working at a museum, before landing at a restaurant. The reality that had existed for his parents’ and grandparents’ generations of paying your way through school with a part time job, graduating with no debt and earning an adequate enough salary to purchase property in your 20s, was revealing itself to be a myth. On that fateful day when DiPiazza had had enough, he had just spent hours scooping butter balls into 400 even scoops, when his assistant manager stopped him. “He comes up to me and says, 'these butter balls are horrible, the shape is all off, we can't use these, you'll have to do

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them all over again,' and then dumped all the trays back into the big container,” said DiPiazza. “I figured if my butterballs don't pass then I don't pass at this job, and I need to get out of here.” After leaving yet another low-paying, frustrating and unrewarding job, DiPiazza decided it was time to take matters into his own hands, and started a college prep and SAT tutoring business, which soon took off. Over the following years, the budding entrepreneur also dabbled in web design and consulting, before launching his own brand, Rich20Something in late 2012. Today, when you read DiPiazza’s writing, listen to his podcasts or watch his videos, it’s easy to see why thousands of fans and followers latch onto every word; there’s an undeniable and contagious sense of encouragement and positive energy in his work. Rather than excitement, however, DiPiazza would be the first to admit that he thrives on a high tolerance for the tedium and frustration that comes with life as an entrepreneur.

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“I definitely indulge in it, and it's a great way to communicate the message, but there's this dream of entrepreneurship on social media which is like 'hey, coming to you live from the beach right now, my life is so great,' but that's just one aspect of it,” he said. “Just like any other journey in life there's pain and sadness, there's excitement, there's a lot of fear, there's self-loathing, there's trepidation, and lots of boredom.” It is that willingness to embrace boredom and find the value in tedium and menial tasks that really separates DiPiazza from the entrepreneurs that are chasing the “dream.” For example, DiPiazza wakes up every day at 4:45 am, heads to the gym and then arrives at the office before 8 am, about three hours before the rest of his staff. During his time alone, DiPiazza personally responds to every single email, comment and social media interaction that’s been made with his content.

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“I put up a video on Instagram last night,” he said. “It got 500 comments, so I'll respond to all those comments. Not someone else, I'll actually do it myself.” From there he switches to the focus at hand, be it launching a new video or working on his book, making his way down the list of daily objectives. DiPiazza only reserves his Thursday evenings and Fridays to enjoy a little bit of free time, and is otherwise often found working his way through evenings and weekends. With his first book launch only weeks away in early May 2017, DiPiazza says many of his evenings are now spent reaching out to contacts, doing interviews and trying to build some publicity.

“JUST LIKE ANY OTHER JOURNEY IN LIFE THERE'S PAIN AND SADNESS, THERE'S EXCITEMENT, THERE'S A LOT OF FEAR, THERE'S SELF-LOATHING, THERE'S TREPIDATION, AND LOTS OF BOREDOM.”

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“If I want to run for senate in 20 years, I'll consider this as practice,” he jokes. “I'm calling all my friends and saying 'hey, listen, we've been friends for a while, can I count on your support?’” And the workload doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. DiPiazza and his staff are looking to pivot the company towards more business-to-business marketing and social media management opportunities; he’s planning two more books and they’re working on producing a TV series, among other projects. DiPiazza is also looking to take a step away from the cult of personality approach the website launched with, focusing less on DiPiazza himself and more on the message they want to send their young and frustrated audience. His message to them is simple; the deck has in fact been stacked against the average college graduate today, but with a

“IT'S VERY SIMPLE; YOU FIND A PROBLEM THAT YOU CAN SOLVE FOR SOMEONE ELSE, AND FIND PEOPLE WHO WILL PAY YOU TO SOLVE THAT PROBLEM.” lot of hard work, they can take back control of their lives through entrepreneurship. He believes everyone has some skill they can use to get started as an independent freelancer, and hopes to provide advice on how to launch a freelance career and grow it into a successful business. “It's very simple; you find a problem that you can solve for someone else, and find people who will pay you to solve that problem,” he said, adding that starting off by freelancing is also a great way for people to gauge their interest in entrepreneurship. “You can have fun along the way too, but don't do it unless you're willing to be bored.”

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OBSESSION

THE 1980S REPRESENT A TIME OF POWER AND EXCESS.THIS YEAR, SEVERAL OF OUR FAVOURITE INTERIOR DESIGNERS FOUND INSPIRATION IN THE ‘80S ITALIAN DESIGN MOVEMENT KNOWN AS POST MODERNISM.WITH BIZARRE NODS TO EPHEMERAL DESIGN FEATURING FLASHY, NEON COLOURS, ASYMMETRICAL LINES AND SHAPES. HERE’S THE PERFECT SELECTION FOR STRONG DECOR PICKS THAT MAKE A MODERN STATEMENT. CONSIDER IT AN ODE TO THE WILDEST NYC NIGHTS OF THE THRIVING ‘80S CLUB SCENE. By Sylvain Blais

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Glasses and jug ensemble from $110 - $175

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Neo Laminati chair no. 34; price upon request

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WHEN GREAT MINDS MEET

KNOWN FOR ITS CRISTAL CHAMPAGNE CREATED FOR CZAR ALEXANDER II OF RUSSIA, ROEDERER IS ONE OF THE RARE FAMILY-OWNED INDEPENDENT CHAMPAGNE HOUSES. CEO FRÉDÉRIC ROUZAUD IS A SEVENTH-GENERATION DESCENDANT AND STANDARD-BEARER WHO HAS SHOWN A CERTAIN DARING VISION IN CREATING THE BRUT NATURE 2006 CUVÉE WITH STAR DESIGNER PHILIPPE STARCK. By Stéphane Le Duc

Louis Roederer 2002 Cristal Jeroboam

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2006 Louis Roederer Brut Nature Champagne

inertia and the aging process, we need to counterbalance that through constant evolution. You need to consistently be creating and reinventing yourself in different areas, and there's no time to lose. This is the paradox of my trade. Cristal is known even by infrequent champagne consumers. Can you grasp why a wine becomes iconic? First of all, Cristal was created way back in 1876, so the family has been at it for quite a while. Second, the wine was specially commissioned by an iconic figure, Czar Alexander II. This gave the brand a notoriety that has continued to this day. Third, it has always been made in extremely limited quantities, using the oldest vines from the top terroirs and the best vintages. And finally, Cristal is unmatched in its taste, identity and sophistication. Frédéric Rouzeau and Phil­ippe Starck

How does one prepare to write the future when one comes from a family with such a storied tradition? My whole childhood was spent amid the sights and smells of the vineyard and the grape harvest. All the passion and energy my father channelled into his craft rubbed off on me. When I turned 15, I began taking part in the harvest and all the related activities. It wasn't long before the product's highly physical, sensual and magical aspect made a strong impression on me. Champagne is quite magical indeed when it is made with the intent and desire to create something new and fresh, through daily obsession with countless details and the harvest of grapes that are increasingly sophisticated with each passing season. It is a passion that becomes second nature. Even if at age 20, working with my dad was the last thing I wanted to do. What do you retain from the past, and from this tremendous legacy? We hold on to many traditions, because making champagne is a slow undertaking. The craft as a whole is very slow. The grapes that go into making Cristal are at least 25 years old. So we plant a vine and we wait; we wait a quarter-century, for the vine to be sufficiently established, for the roots to make their way deep enough into the soil to enable us to start making viable grapes. They must be good enough to make our biggest wine: Cristal. In terms of aging our wines, we have four to five years' worth of inventory in our cellars, seven for Cristal. The whole experience of time here is pleasantly languid, completely at odds with the notion of time in the outside world, where everyone is in a hurry. But while we have to work with nature's

You've collaborated with one of today's hottest designers, Philippe Starck, to create a new champagne – not for the sake of publicity, but as a genuine endeavour. I was a big fan of Philippe Starck, not only for the objects he creates, even though they are always sure to be innovative and cuttingedge, but also for his work in hotel and restaurant design. I've always liked his ability to design places that have such a strong identity while avoiding repeating himself. We first met at a cocktail reception. He told me he loved champagne and that he drank only natural champagne. As it so happened, I'd been entertaining the idea of one day making a zero-dosage (i.e. natural) wine ever since I joined the Roederer team in 1996 and we had the terroirs to make that possible. I told him that if he was interested, I was working precisely on that type of a wine. He said he'd not only design the label for us, but that what he enjoyed most was actually participating in the process itself and acquiring a deep understanding of the product. So I introduced him to our cellar master, Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, who is not someone who is easily won over. Was your encounter magical? Philippe and I had a wonderful encounter and we've become friends. It's enriched both our lives. He has brought us a burst of creativity and new ideas that has opened up really interesting possibilities and avenues for reflection. In the end, the Brut Nature 2006 Cuvée represents two convergences: between a historic terroir and a remarkable year, and between a creative genius and a great champagne house built in 1776. The Louis Roederer and Philippe Starck Brut nature 2009 is available at saq.com for $109.

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ESCAPE TO

NAPA VALLEY WITH ITS PICTURESQUE COASTAL VIEWS,THRIVING WINE REGION AND A METROPOLITAN CITY BYTHE BAY, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA HAS AVERY DIFFERENT — SOME MIGHT SAY MORE REFINED — FLAVOUR THAN ITS FAMOUS SOUTHERN SIBLING. WHEN CHOOSING A METHOD OF TRANSPORT TO EXPLORE SUCH A PLACE, IT’S ONLY APPROPRIATE TO SELECT SOMETHING EQUALLY AS ELEGANT: ENTER THE 2017 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL. By Benjamin Yong Car Editor: Shervin Shirvani It’s no coincidence that the American luxury nameplate chose the beautiful backdrop of NorCal to give media an opportunity to be amongst the first to sample the redesigned flagship sedan. Over two days, we experienced everything from stunning urban landscapes in San Francisco to some of the best driving roads leading to the vineyard-speckled Napa Valley. Our adventure actually begins at the San Francisco International Airport, where I was able to acquaint myself with the Continental as a backseat passenger. Before getting in the car, I was already impressed by what Lincoln calls “Magic Touch” doors. You won’t find any conventional handles here. Rather, a piece of rounded metal flows gently away from the bottom of the window frame

concealing an e-latch button. Pressing it opens the door electronically. Smooth. Inside, there is so much backseat legroom (1,050 millimetres) that I could almost completely stretch out my lanky 5’11” frame. Even the leather trimming on the seats have an elegant name, provided by Scottish company Bridge of Weir and made using organic tanning and sustainable production methods. Another standout feature of the interior is the 19-speaker Revel Ultima stereo system. I wouldn’t consider myself an expert audiophile so I won’t go into detail about how great it sounds, but I can say the milled-aluminum speaker covers inset into the door panels are absolutely gorgeous.

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To speak about the design was chief interior designer Soo Kang, who joined the festivities at Lincoln’s temporary base of operations within the 175-acre Calistoga Ranch. Nestled in upper Napa, the property was complete with ancient oak trees, a private lake and a wine cave where we gathered to sip, dine and discuss the day’s activities and, of course, the car. “I’ve been working at Lincoln and Ford Motor Company for 29 years,” says Kang, adding she has had a hand in shaping iconic models like the Ford Mustang and F-150 pickup both inside and out.

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“When we really started working on the Lincoln rebirth in 2012, it was the MKZ at the time,” she says, “I was really lucky to work on the MKZ concept and production, MKC concept production and [now] the Continental concept and production… so I was part of the whole journey,” she says. The Continental itself has undergone a rebirth of sorts with this latest model. The first version was produced way back in 1939 and offered throughout nine generations, before disappearing from the fleet in 2002 due to declining sales and an overcrowded product

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THE VEHICLE HAS NO LACK OF GRUNT AND CAN HANG WITH THE BEST OF ‘EM IN THE TWISTIES, LIKE THE ONES WE ENCOUNTERED ON AN IMPOSSIBLY SCENIC 120-KILOMETRE DRIVE FROM DOWNTOWN SAN FRANCISCO TO ONE OF NAPA’S FRESHEST WINERIES


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lineup. Then, in 2015, a new version was announced to replace the outgoing fullsize MKS and to serve as the ambassador for a streamlined and more modern Lincoln brand. Rather than spout out a bunch of statistics, I will simply say that despite being an executive sedan, the vehicle has no lack of grunt and can hang with the best of ‘em in the twisties, like the ones we encountered on an impossibly scenic 120-kilometre drive from downtown San Francisco to one of Napa’s freshest wineries. Davis Estates is family-owned and operated and boasts new-antique

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architecture and some amazing wines that stole a bit of thunder away from the cars. Try the Davis Estates Private Reserve sauvignon blanc. If you ever find yourself in the area, make sure to drop by some of the highlights we were fortunate enough to visit including the boutique shops lining downtown Napa full of unique local goods (fresh lavender oil!), the monumental Palace of Fine Arts structure in San Francisco’s Marina District and, it goes without saying, the famed Golden Gate Bridge. And trust us, the view is even better from inside a Lincoln Continental.

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VANCOUVER RESTAURANTS

Beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia is often nominated as one of the top places in the world to live, and it’s only fitting that the restaurants in the city where the mountains meet the ocean are among the very best. Besides an abundance of west coast fine dining, the culinary scene is known for its strong ties to Asia since the region is close in proximity to the Pacific Rim gateway. If you’re in town, treat your tastes to the following 5 hot spots.

By Benjamin Yong

Hawksworth Restaurant

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Executive Chef David Hawksworth is somewhat of a celebrity in his hometown of Vancouver. Following stops in the U.K. and at the upscale neighbourhood eatery West, Hawksworth opened his eponymous establishment back in 2011. Located in the downtown five-star Rosewood Hotel Georgia, the space can be described as 1920s heritage meets modern elegance. Similar to the architecture, the dishes are made from fresh, carefully-sourced organic ingredients using a blend of traditional and contemporary techniques. Among the many signatures are the sablefish rice bowl with guajillo chilli peppers, jicama, apple, cilantro and epazote herbs (lunch, $34) and Yarrow Meadows Farm duck breast featuring black garlic, Brussels sprouts and roasted onion jus (dinner, $47).

Blue Water Cafe

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Like seafood? Then you’ll love Blue Water Cafe, set up in a historic brick building nestled in the trendy Yaletown district. Awardwinning chef Frank Pabst has been at the helm of the kitchen since 2003, helping craft several innovative menus from a Raw Bar offering 12 unique types of B.C. oysters and an extensive list of sushi, sashimi and nigiri, to cuisine of a more cooked variety. Try the lingcod accompanied by chorizo sausage, eggplant chickpeas and grape tomatoes ($30.50), or ask what the whole fish of the day is. Blue Water is a founding member of the Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise program, designed to educate consumers around the issue of sustainable seafood.

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Pho joints are wonderful places to grab a bite, especially here in Canada where the cold and wet season can seem endless (for those not in the know, pho is a Vietnamese noodle soup made up of a beef or vegetable broth containing rice noodles, herbs and a variety of meat and greens). Anh and Chi has taken this age-old concept and given it a fun, hip twist. Rather than the fast-food décor normally associated with the genre, the dining room is minimalistic, full of wood and ornate glass and houses a well-stocked bar. Aside from staple soups such as the Phở Hoàng (sliced beef sirloin, brisket, meatballs, $12), there are also more exotic plates like the Khay Bánh Hỏi Lụi Nướng platter (house-made sausage, beef wrapped in betel leaf, grilled prawn, more, $20).

L’Abattoir labattoir.ca

Wondering about the fancy name of this restaurant in the middle of Gastown? The word “abattoir” is a lesser-known moniker for slaughterhouse, which is a nod to the area’s roots as a butchery and meat-packing centre. Customers get to experience an intimate ambiance inside the cozy 1,200 square-foot facility that specializes in Canadian fare steeped in French influence, like the terrine of smoked foie gras served with toasted brioche ($25) and the confit pork shoulder and clams ($35). Almost as famous as their dishes are the wine pairings created by wine director Lisa Haley. Additionally, innovative cocktails are available to order boasting quirky labels including Lost in Translation (Campari, sake, elderflower, lemon, orange, $12) and Champs-Élysées 2.0 (cognac, chartreuse, lemon, bitters, $14).

Tacofino tacofino.com

A true B.C. success story, Tacofino started out as a single food truck in Tofino (hence the portmanteau) in 2009, and has since expanded to three trucks and four brick and mortar locations across Victoria and Vancouver. The company says its style is derived from the back alley barbecues you might find in California and other surf-friendly destinations. The premise is simple: pack a lot of flavour into a tortilla shell. Hungry patrons can choose from a wide assortment of surf and turf items. A few tasty examples are the Pork Al Pastor (spit roasted pork, pineapple, pickled onion, cilantro, $6), Squash and Cauliflower Tostada (kabocha squash, pickled cauliflower, queso fresco cheese, $6) and Red Chorizo Taco (spicy chorizo sausage, crispy kale, avocadojalapeno crema, $6). Protip: a local craft beer makes a great side.

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THE POWER OF CREATIVITY

IN THE WESTERN PART OF FRANCE ON THE EDGE OF BRITTANY, NANTES AND RENNES ARE TWO CITIES WHOSE DYNAMISM AND CREATIVITY HAVE TRANSFORMED THEIR RESIDENTS’ CULTURAL LIFE.THROUGH ART, DESIGN, AND MOST PARTICULARLY ARCHITECTURE,THESE CITIES HAVE BECOME MUST-VISIT DESTINATIONS FOR THOSE WHO TREAT TRAVEL AS A QUEST FOR CREATIVITY. By Stéphane Le Duc

Les Champs Libres © Benoît Gengron

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Whether you get to it by train, car, or plane, the area has a unique charm to it that is certainly worth discovering. What stands out most when you get to Nantes is the amount of artwork sprinkled about the city — an effort to bring art closer to the public instigated by Jean Blaise, a true cultural catalyst and the founder of Le Voyage à Nantes. The event, which has taken place since 2012, features international artists who have come to create a piece of art for the city in situ from July to August. “We were able to get great artists to come to our city and area of the Loire estuary. Like Daniel Buren, who created The Rings, an installation that has become an emblem of the city. He has created a new, contemporary heritage that no one can ever destroy.” To discover the city, you can simply follow the green trail on the ground, called the green line. This wonderful idea allows people to follow the eras that have marked the city’s

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history, starting in the Middle Ages with the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany, or learning about the 19th century with the Passage Pommeraye, a covered space whose monumental, breathtaking steps are unique in Europe. After doing some walking, you come across the island of Nantes whose old shipyards have been transformed. Their reconversion into a creation and research site is impressive, with its architecture school and buildings designed by great architects like Jean Nouvel, Alexandre Chemetoff, and Christian de Portzamparc. In what used to be metalworking shops, you can admire the machines of the island. The mechanical spider or the Grand Éléphant, inspired by the worlds of Jules Verne and Leonardo da Vinci, allows you to experience all the public spaces in a unique and unusual way. As Jean Blaise concludes so well: “I fell in love with my city. Today, it’s a modern city made haphazardly with elements from different centuries; but that’s what makes it so charming.”

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Travel Drive one hour from Nantes, and you’ll find Rennes, the capital of Brittany. The beauty of the 17th century high timber-framed houses is impressive, and you’ll want to visit the parliament of Brittany to take in the opulence of its décor; but what will seduce you the most is the city’s contemporary architecture. The movement started towards the end of the 1940s to counter a housing shortage. A detour through cultural space Les Champs Libres lets you admire the work of one of France’s greatest architects Christian de Portzamparc. The impressive building allows you to discover Brittany’s great history, from its beginnings to today. The FRAC Centre is an essential stop. This prestigious display of contemporary art designed by Rennes architect Odile Decq features collections by major figures of international fame like Bretons Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, who are considered celebrities in the design world with the resounding success of the Rétrospective exhibit. For Ronan, the younger of the Bouroullec brothers, this part of France triggers a visceral connection with the people born there: “I have a very strong, very physical relationship with Brittany. If I don’t come back at least once a month, I

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GOOD ADDRESSES IN NANTES: Le Pickles You’ll want to make a stop at this table where English chef Dominic Quirke explores the potential of regional products with energy and creativity, through local and international flavours. www.pickles-restaurant.com

feel a tingling, like an alcoholic who needs a drink. It keeps me very dependant. It doesn’t translate directly into my work, but an influence can certainly be felt.”

Château de la Galissonière

Crossing Rennes brings you to Thabor Park, a true floral estate at the heart of the city. What used to be a Benedictine monk garden is now a perfect spot for a break — and a chance to admire its wide variety of trees, but especially its unique rose garden with over 2,000 species. If you have the time, get back on the road and end your trip with a visit to a true gem: Mont-Saint-Michel. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this gothic style abbey built on a rocky islet offers an incomparable view of the large beaches that surround it, and the back and forth rhythms of the tides.

This vineyard at the heart of the Nantes region produces one of the best Muscadet wines in the area. Its Marquis was the Governor of Canada in 1747. www.chateaugalissonniere.fr

GOOD ADDRESSES IN RENNES: Le Mabilay Le Mabilay An old research centre, Le Mabilay is one of the city’s architectural symbols. The futuristic building from the ‘70s houses a new urban lighthouse. www.mabilay.com

La Table de Balthazar

This restaurant is nestled in one of the city’s most luxurious hotels. Its refined layout sets the tone for the ultra-contemporary restaurant, which focuses on local products and fresh ingredients. www.hotel-balthazar.com

There is a Breton proverb that says that one learns by seeing. I have only one wish: to learn even more about this wonderful region in France.

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MEL GIBSON, KEVIN O'CONNELL

HAMILTON BTCA AWARDS

The BTCA (Behind the Camera Awards) is an annual initiative by Hamilton Watches, where we celebrate behind-the-scenes talent who create magic on the silver screen.. Hosted by Bellamy Young, we had a great lineup of fifteen honorees including Composer Justin Hurwitz for La La Land, Screenwriter Mike Mills for 20TH Century Women, Production Designer Patrice Vermette for Arrival, and Lead Hair Stylist Kenneth Walker for Loving, to name a few. It was a beautiful evening that took place at the Exchange LA, where the intimate ambience offered authenticity with a touch of old Hollywood glamour. When you’re in a room surrounded by stars like Natalie Portman, Mark Wahlberg, John Legend and Amy Adams, it’s easy enough to get swept away by the star-studded crowd. We just had to remember, we’re here to support lesser-known names in film. Though the celebrity sightings are always a thrill.

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PERFORMANCE CLOTHING REPORT

By Hatchy Morein

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Go Cap $45

KIT AND ACE

Essential Tank $48

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Invictus Intense ($105 – 100 ml).

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Adidas by Kolor Climachill Shorts $245

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Powercamp Training Ball $30

NIKE x UNDERCOVER Gyakousou DRI-FIT running tights $195

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Ultra Boost 3.0 Sneaker $225

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