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Ken celebrates 60 years. And it becomes a fashion and chocolate collection – Italian Cuisine

Two exhibitions at Milan Fashion Week, a fashion capsule collection and a chocolate bar collection, inspired by Ken, Barbie's boyfriend. With a clear message of equality and inclusion

Barbie she was a feminist icon. Before being accused of being too beautiful and blonde to be intelligent, she was an example for millions of girls who, in unsuspecting years, no longer wanted only to play mothers, but to identify with an adult woman. Barbie was a projection, not a doll, and over the years she has taken on the role of astronaut, doctor, veterinarian and in addition to having a pink house, she also drove a spider and rode a horse. Barbie was a woman of the future, before many women could truly be. And confirming the fact that Barbie had understood everything in life, her boyfriend Ken he was also younger, two years younger. Today the beautiful Ken celebrates 60 years, and it does so in style with two exhibitions, a capsule collection presented at Milan Fashion Week, a line of commemorative chocolate bars. Colorful and with a clear message of equality and inclusion.

Ken, the inclusive toy boy

Ken's full name is Kenneth Sean Carson and is named after the son of the founders of Mattel and creators of Barbie, Ruth and Elliot Handler. He debuted in a bathing suit in 1961, but has since had several careers, being a pilot, tennis player, firefighter, bartender and even Olympic skier or swimmer. As an actor he made his debut as a bass player and has since had roles as a prince, journalist, marine biology intern. They broke up in 2004 and reconciled in 2011. Ken has always been a cool guy and was a muse for Jean Paul Gaultier, Gareth Pugh and she even wore a suit Moschino customized exactly like the one worn by Jeremy Scott at the 2015 MTV Music Awards. In his line Fashionistas has been wearing trendy and super current looks for years: hipster, hippie, sporty … to have fun, but to send a clear message in favor of the richness of diversity and inclusiveness. Barbie and Ken Fashionistas is the line that absolutely reflects the diversity and inclusivity driven spirit of the brand. Clothes, but also in 3 different body shapes, 9 skin tones, 10 eye colors, 27 hair colors and 20 hairstyles to offer children the opportunity to broaden their horizons within playtime. Once again.

Ken at Fashion Week: two exhibitions

On the occasion of the Milan Fashion Week several original Ken models will be exhibited in both Milanese stores. In particular, the Fashionistas line will be on display in viale Piave 17, in homage to the Fashion Week, while two models created just 60 years ago will be in the historic headquarters in via De Cristoforis 5. In both stores there will be the model of the BMR1959 line which represents a modern pop star and who, among others, inspired the celebratory chocolate bars, which will certainly find their place among the Zaini Milano cult-bars. At the Banner Department Store in Milan, of the Biffi group, in via Sant'andrea, three Barbie ere Ken, multiethnic and with different physiognomies and builds, are immortalized in moments of carefree vacation by the artist Alberto Alicata, and will be exhibited in a photographic exhibition for the duration of the fashion week.

Iconic tablets for a new male model

Zaini celebrates its 60th anniversary together with Mattel with four chocolate bars from the irresistible pack, which are on sale at Milan backpacks. "We imagined them as fun, surprising and also symbolic bar-gifts of a male model who, from her beginnings, gave way to the more famous Barbie and who over the years has always evolved, like Barbie herself, representing diversity, inclusion and balance between genders, values ​​that have always been part of our corporate culture ”, explains Luigi Zaini at the helm, with his sister Antonella, of the family business. Hence, from September, four new ZAINI MILANO tablets that combine the image of Ken's different outfits with as many chocolate combinations: Ken in a smoking is a dark chocolate bar with violet flowers, while Ken in the beach version is combined with the freshness of chocolate Ruby with hints of berries; and if Ken free-time listening to music on headphones corresponds to milk chocolate and blue crystals from Persia, for the extraordinary Ken with the appearance of a pop star, the brand new Caramel doré and Persian blue salt flavor was chosen.

The collection by Alessandro Enriquez

Alessandro Enriquez she played Barbie and Ken with a capsule of pop clothing with a very Italian flavor. On the occasion of the fashion week, a collection of dolls customized with the looks of the spring-summer 2022 season of the brand was created, to send a clear message of equality and inclusion, ENRIQUEZ DIVERSITY, which takes shape on the famous dolls through the use of Alessandro's color and prints. The Alessandro Enriquez spring-summer 2022 collection is an imaginary journey in the Mediterranean: unisex and Hawaiian printed shirts, must-have of the Enriquez collections, become passe-partout to be combined with skirts or trousers in printed silk. Long dresses with flounces, all in allover print, mix of pleats and asymmetrical constructions of ruffles of different sizes, denim-style jackets but in printed douchesse and as a novelty of the season, the single-color cady suits, jacket and trousers with a masculine cut for a look more androgynous, but with vitamin colors.

The T-shirts by Berluti

They sold like hot cakes as soon as they were put on the market and are already a collector's item. To celebrate Ken's 60th anniversary, Berluti in fact he collaborated with Mattel for a multi-channel partnership that saw the creation of three Ken OOAK (One Of A Kind) dolls, developed with the creative director of Berluti, Kris Van Assche, dressed in the looks of the Berluti x Brian Rochefort collection, and two dedicated Berluti products: a T-shirt with the intertwined logos of Berluti and Ken together with a Nino clutch bag.

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The ice cream inspired by Giorgio Armani for Milan Fashion Week #DaAssaggia – Italian Cuisine

It is called Stecco Greige and was created by Gusto17 to celebrate the first 40 years of Emporio Armani: here is the #DaAssaggio gelato exclusively during Milan Fashion Week 2021

From 21 to 27 September in Milan you can also eat fashion: Gusto17, the Milanese artisan ice cream parlor included by Forbes among the 100 Italian excellences 2021, launches a limited edition ice cream stick to celebrate Giorgio Armani and the 40 years of Emporio.

The shades between gray and beige meet in the iconic color that has always distinguished the Armani style. Greige is created in a completely natural way with ingredients that represent Italian excellence: the filling is a Sicilian salted Pistachio ice cream, while the topping is of fine white chocolate processed with vegetable carbon powder derived from coconut.

The bi-color stick, available in three different combinations of greige nuances, joins the Pantone-inspired Design Sticks. These will be enriched over time with new products to form a Special Edition of Stecchi Gelato, all made in line with the philosophy of Gusto 17, i.e. only natural and seasonal ingredients, no artificial dyes, preservatives or thickeners.

You can taste Greige at Milan, for the entire duration of the Fashion Week (21-27 September 2021), in the stores in Milan of Gusto 17 in via Savona 17 (Tortona District), in via Cagnola 10 (Arco della Pace), in the Rinascente Duomo in the Food at the 7th piano, from VOCE Aimo and Nadia in p.za della Scala, but also throughout Italy ordering it on e-commerce.

Condé Nast presents the first global assessment on carbon emissions and launches the glossary of sustainable fashion – Italian Cuisine

Condé Nast presents the first global assessment on carbon emissions and launches the glossary of sustainable fashion

The company aims to achieve the zero emissions target by 2030, 20 years earlier than the Paris agreement. In addition, by the end of 2021 it will only use internationally certified paper, while by 2025 it will end the use of disposable plastic packaging

Condé Nast has announced the next phase of its long-term global sustainability commitment by sharing its own sustainability assessment and five-year strategy. The company aims to completely eliminate emissions by 2030. To begin with, by 2021 Condé Nast will undertake to reduce by 20% the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced by the company and by 10% those deriving from the digital and paper supply chain.

«In Condé Nast we believe that the health of people, our businesses and the planet is intertwined. We cannot worry about one and ignore the other. We also think that the credibility of our environmental journalism depends on our will, as a company, to improve our activities and our distribution chain in order to drastically reduce the emission of carbon dioxide and waste. Our five-year sustainability strategy demonstrates the commitment of our teams on all continents to lead by example, to work with our sector partners and to use the global influence of our brands to inspire collective action established Wolfgang Blau, Chief Operating Officer and International President of Condé Nast.

Condé Nast's five-year sustainability strategy involves all areas of the business, with the ultimate goal of mitigating its global ecological footprint by reducing emissions or, if not possible, the respective compensation. The company also aims to encourage consumers to take concrete climate actions, as well as to promote the adoption of positive changes throughout the supply chain with their partners. The strategy and the resulting measures concern four fundamental areas of intervention:

Reduction of emissions

Condé Nast aims to achieve the zero emissions target by 2030. To begin with, by the end of 2021 it will commit to reducing the emissions produced by the company by 20% and those deriving from the supply chain by 10%. In this way, Condé Nast will establish itself as one of the first publishing houses to take responsibility for the ecological footprint of its digital value chain.

Participation of suppliers

Condé Nast will collaborate with the actors involved in the entire supply chain to promote a more sustainable publishing sector, reviewing its procurement processes and promoting initiatives sponsored by the sector. The first step will be a transition towards the use of more sustainable materials throughout the entire production process, as well as the adoption of energy efficient alternatives.

Greater use of sustainable materials

By the end of 2021, Condé Nast will complete its transition process towards the exclusive use of internationally certified paper. As part of the company's commitment to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, by 2025 Condé Nast will abolish the use of any non-recyclable plastic packaging of fossil origin from publications distributed in all its markets.

Promoting change

Condé Nast aims to establish its brands as reference voices in defense of the cause of sustainability, establishing transparency standards on issues related to climate change and responsible fashion. With this in mind, the company launches the Glossary of sustainable fashion, an authoritative global resource for understanding sustainable fashion and the role of the fashion industry in the climate emergency. In addition, the company will continue to collaborate with industry partners in the context of the UNFCCC's Fashion for Global Climate Action initiative, pursuing the common goal of promoting large-scale climate action.

Results of the sustainability assessment

Condé Nast's first assessment of greenhouse gas emissions and the use of materials took into consideration the company structures present in all 12 of its markets, the entire supply chain and the use of paper and packaging in plastic in the production of magazines. The evaluation revealed the following:

In 2018, Condé Nast generated GHES emissions of ~ 341,233 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e). Of these, 8% derive from the company's work and 92% from the supply chain.

96% of the 35,000 tons of paper used in 2018 has been fully certified through the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

In 2018 they were used 440 tons of disposable plastic for packaging magazines.

Condé Nast's detailed sustainability assessment is available on condenast.com/sustainability-strategy.

In 2019, Condé Nast became the first media company to sign the Fashion Industry Charter for Global Climate Action and has declared its commitment in theEllen MacArthur Foundation New Plastics Economy Global Commitment.

Condé Nast launches the glossary of sustainable fashion

Today Condé Nast is pleased to announce the launch of the Glossary of Sustainable Fashion [di Condé Nast], a global and authoritative resource for information on sustainable fashion and the role of the fashion industry in the climate emergency. The Glossary is part of the commitment to encourage change made by the company and was created with the aim of strengthening and developing an understanding of the concept of sustainability, providing a reading key for interpreting terms and themes of growing importance in the context of sustainability.

The Glossary of Sustainable Fashion is the product of a partnership with the Center for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) of London College of Fashion, under the University of the Arts London (UAL), enriched by the contribution of the editors of Vogue and refined by the review work carried out by an international network of sustainability researchers and researchers. It is the result of exemplary research and training practices worldwide, built on the academic rigor and the unique and unparalleled perspective of Condé Nast on the fashion sector.

What is the Sustainable Fashion Glossary signed by Condé Nast

A guide easy to consult, divided into categories related to sustainability in fashion: culture, materials, production, purchasing habits and care practices.

A digital resource, open to all and available on condenast.com.

It Contains over 250 terms, complete with references for further reading.

Divided into four thematic areas key: climate emergency; environmental impact of fashion; economic impact, cultural is social of fashion e basics fashion and sustainability, with the addition of 10 areas under themes that deal with some must-know aspects of fashion and sustainability.

Regularly updated with new definitions to reflect the evolution of the debate on climate emergency, fashion and social change.

«Carrying out awareness on the climate change crisis is fundamental, but now it has become equally important to advance the global climate debate and focus on feasible solutions. In the context of the debate on how to make fashion more sustainable, I believe that in our sector it is necessary to have a shared language and a series of scientifically accurate definitions to which we can refer. With the help of our partner researchers, we will continue to update our glossary, "he says Wolfgang Blau, Global Chief Operating Officer and International President of Condé Nast.

The Glossary was conceived in response to the need identified by the editors of Vogue to develop more solid editorial guidelines and training resources to guide the dissemination of sustainable fashion. Some of the most popular media brands of Condé Nast, including Vogue, GQ, Wired is Vanity Fair, focus their content on the issue of climate change and on educating the reader towards a more sustainable lifestyle. The Glossary presents itself as an ally of editorial teams and readers from around the world, while strengthening the company's authority as a reference voice in the public debate on sustainability.

«What we deal with should reflect what we believe in. It's time to ask if we are well represented, as well as well presented. We have in our hands the opportunity to start a new era of beauty and style, born from the understanding and intimate connection with our most precious asset: the earth, the most extraordinary designer the world has ever seen. Working together with the editors of Vogue – the most influential voices in the world of fashion – we were able to shape a priceless glossary, an authoritative reference point, which represents the profound interdependence relationship that binds man to nature and his fellows, "he declares Dilys Williams, Professor of Fashion Design for Sustainability and Director of the Center for Sustainable Fashion.

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