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Pandora turns 20, Hugo Boss honours David Bowie and Uniqlo features Minnie Mouse

Audrey Simon
Audrey Simon • 3 min read
Pandora turns 20, Hugo Boss honours David Bowie and Uniqlo features Minnie Mouse
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Charming us for 20 years
SINGAPORE (Jan 31): The jewellery brand will be celebrating the milestone anniversary of its trademark Pandora Moments charm bracelet, which was first launched in the year 2000, throughout this year.

To mark the occasion, the Copenhagen-based company has had a look through its archives, and announced that it will be rolling out a special collection of 12 of its
most beloved charms over the course of 2020, with one limited-edition charm launching per month. Each of the charms will also feature a special 20-year hallmark and a certificate of authenticity for collectors. The first charm will be unveiled on Jan 20 and will go on sale globally.

Since being founded in Denmark in 1982, Pandora has gone on to carve out a global presence in the jewellery space, retailing in more than 100 countries and accumulating more than 2,700 concept stores. The company, which is known for its affordable, contemporary pieces, also underwent a brand relaunch last year, unveiling new store designs and tapping Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown to front a new Pandora Me line that launched in October.

Minnie Mouse in Ambush
In a new collaboration, the Japanese giant Uniqlo has teamed up with Japanese label Ambush and Disney to unveil a collection of ready-to-wear and accessories inspired by Ambush’s high-end streetwear universe and the Disney icon Minnie Mouse. “I have always been a big fan of Uniqlo. Being able to work with UT to bring my Ambush vision with Disney is a dream come true. It will be exciting to see so many people around the world in them,” says the capsule designer Yoon Ahn.
The collection mainly consists of T-shirts for women but there are also coats, parkas, pants and a series of accessories including hats and bags. Little girls have not been forgotten, with a selection of dresses in small sizes. For the collaboration, Ambush has reinterpreted Minnie’s universe with motifs and messages expressing love. Uniqlo fans will appreciate a hand-drawn heart, a new version of the famous character’s iconic ribbon, and “Love” inscriptions. All of these treasures are available in Ambush’s signature shades of pale pink and mint green. The results of this new collaboration will go on sale in Uniqlo stores and online on from Feb 27, 2020.

Hugo Boss salutes rock icon David Bowie
Hugo pays tribute to a legend with the launch of ‘Hugo Loves Bowie’, a limited-edition series that channels the singer’s rebellious nature. It will be released in February. The collection draws inspiration from Bowie’s ‘Berlin Trilogy’ era, when he released his classic albums Low, Heroes and Lodger from 1977 to 1979. The new line features separates and accessories such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, scarves and caps printed with the Heroes marketing slogan Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming as well as album artwork shot by Masayoshi Sukita. “David Bowie was a rebel spirit who lived life on his own terms,” Bart de Backer, senior head of design for Hugo Menswear, said in a statement. “This capsule is an opportunity for us to celebrate the impact he had on the world and the values that we share.” Bowie died in 2016 at the age of 69. Hugo – Hugo Boss’s younger label – has been strengthening its ties with the music industry of late, having signed up British singer Liam Payne as its global brand ambassador last year. Earlier this month the former One Direction member was unveiled as the face of the brand’s fragrance arm, with the star set to front the upcoming ‘Hugo Now’ fragrance, also launching in February.

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