WWD.Com – Signaling its ongoing ambitions in the sustainability space, Napapijri has drafted Taron Egerton for its fall 2020 Choose Future campaign, which was shot in the countryside and on the beaches of the actor’s native Wales.
The outdoor brand owned by VF Corp. has long been flying the sustainability flag: It started working on the development of sustainable products in 2012 when it became fur-free.
Not long after, it stopped using down feathers and began introducing sustainable, lightweight, recyclable materials such as Econyl nylon, a high-performance yarn recycled from discarded fishing nets and other waste materials. It also began employing digital knitting techniques aimed at reducing the use of raw materials, water and chemical dyes.
Fall 2020 is an important season for the brand as it marks the launch of the Napapijri Circular Series, a family of fully recyclable jackets entirely made of Nylon6, which is recyclable and durable. The collection includes an anorak, puffer and longer “rainforest” jacket.
The fall 2020 shoot is the latest installment in Napapijri’s ongoing Choose Future campaign series, which made its debut in 2019. The series is meant to telegraph positivity, with a focus on “taking action for a better society,” according to the company.
gq-magazine.co.uk – Days before lockdown, Taron Egerton and his partner, Emily, left London for Wales. Back to Aberystwyth, where he grew up, his family still lives and nobody cares who he is. “There were rumblings of martial law,” he remembers. “Tanks on the M4! And I started to believe it.” He was still in Wales when we spoke last week. “In some respects, it’s been lovely,” he says. “I devoured books.” He shows me a bookcase and raves about a local author, Niall Griffiths. He is a bit like Cormac McCarthy. He also read Emily St John Mandel’s Station Eleven, which is about a pandemic. Bit intense? “I had a panic attack reading it.”
Mostly, though, Egerton seems entirely calm. We caught up as Montblanc unveiled their latest campaign, What Moves You, Makes You, for which Egerton will start making his mark with the maison. Just a man in a black T-shirt and black cap, at his kitchen table on the other end of a chatty Zoom call, his life now is some shift from last year, when he was on a global gallivant to promote Rocketman, the Elton John biopic that dazzled with its invention and candid homosexuality. From that to… this. It must feel like a comedown of “Elton-in-the-1980s” proportions.
“It has felt like a nice antidote,” he argues. “As much as I enjoyed last year, with all the craziness, it’s nice to step away from the limelight. I’ve enjoyed being in my hometown. I feel like a member of a community. Rocketman was very exciting. I met Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt. But it’s good to get back to reality. I like being down the road from my mum. I like being down the road from my little sisters. It’s very important for my sanity. I love Hollywood, but I like to withdraw back to something that feels more normal.”
This year, Egerton was named a “Mark-Maker” for Montblanc. He likes the brand, from its pens to an 1858 watch that’s now in his collection. “It’s got a sense of history to it and a nifty means of distinguishing time zones,” he says, “which is lovely when things are busier. I’m constantly combating chaos in my life and Montblanc’s products give structure to what would otherwise be a whirlwind of creative thoughts.”
So he likes to write? “I do. And I hope to more in the future and to have my first go at directing. What I find, when you have luxurious products, is it reminds you to exercise a discipline in your creative life and have some order that begets creativity.” Will he write his proposed film out by hand then? “Well, actually, the thing I’m hoping to direct doesn’t have any dialogue in it.”
Hollywoodreporter.com– Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed comic will be brought to life by Riz Ahmed, Kat Dennings, Taron Egerton, Andy Serkis Michael Sheen and more.
James McAvoy is stepping into a dream role. The actor will voice star as Dream in Audible’s adaptation of The Sandman, the classic DC/Vertigo comic book written by Neil Gaiman.
McAvoy, known for playing Prof. X in four X-Men films, will lead a cast that also includes Riz Ahmed, Justin Vivian Bond as Desire, Arthur Darvill, Kat Dennings as Death, Taron Egerton, William Hope, Josie Lawrence, Miriam Margolyes as Despair, Samantha Morton, Bebe Neuwirth, Andy Serkis and Michael Sheen as Lucifer.
The Sandman originally ran for 75 issues from 1989-1996 and began with the accidental capture of Dream, the younger brother of Death, and the journey that comes when he is released seven decades later.
The first part of the Audible drama will debut July 15 and adapts the first three volumes of the graphic novel series (Preludes & Nocturnes, The Doll’s House and Dream Country).
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Taron was featured in the October issue of British GQ which features the winners of the GQ Awards. Scans and the photos from the shoot have been added to the gallery.
On September 3rd, Taron attended the GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2019 in London, England. Taron took home the Actor Of The Year Award for his role as Elton John in Rocketman and we couldn’t be more proud! See pictures in the gallery below as well as his acceptance speech.
Earlier today, Taron attended the European Premiere of Disney’s “The Lion King” in London, England. Two pictures have been added to the gallery from the premiere.