The Dazed cover star is set to produce, and possibly star in a new film – plus Samuel Ross’s new watch collab and Tremaine Emory’s Converse sneakers
Selena Gomez is involved with a new fashion film
Set in “set in the upper echelon of New York City’s fashion scene”. According to Deadline, the Dazed cover star has signed on as a producer with potential to also take up the lead role. The project, called Dollhouse, is reported to be a Black Swan-esque psychological thriller.
Margiela’s MM6 x The North Face line landed
Making its debut in the bowels of Dazed’s London HQ back in January, MM6’s collab with legendary outerwear label The North Face landed this week, with circular takes on its puffers, gilets, and windbreakers all on the line-up. Next up: Gucci, who recently teased an upcoming partnership. Watch this space.
NY label Kara dropped a crystallised hand sanitiser pouch
Couture-level face masks are slowly filtering into fashion, with Marine Serre, Rick Owens, and Balmain making a case for something a little more elevated than the ones your local chemist has on offer. It was only a matter of time, then, until high-fashion coronavirus-related accessories started to follow, with NY accessories label Kara dropping a crystal-studded pouch designed specifically for your hand sanitiser. Next up, a Comme des Garçons wallet for your Dettol wipes (maybe).
Nicholas Daley and Fred Perry are supporting young musicians
To mark the launch of his new Fred Perry collection, designer Nicholas Daley has worked with the brand to offer a grant for young musicians. Applicants will have their work reviewed by “a diverse and experienced judging panel” including Don Letts, Obongjayar, and Nabihah Iqbal. Read more here.
Samuel Ross has designed a Hublot watch
After collabs with the likes of Converse and Diesel, A-COLD-WALL* designer Samuel Ross can add another to his impressive portfolio: a Hublot watch. A new ambassador for the brand having won their Design Prize last year, Ross’s first designed watch combines granite and steel into something that more closely resembles a sculpture than a timepiece.
Phygital fashion week might be here to stay
You may have been hoping never to read the word ‘phygital’ ever again, and we mean same, but it looks like there’s a chance things may not go back to normal post-COVID. A new report by the CFDA details the NYFW’s impact on the planet, with the event generating 480,000 tons of carbon dioxide each season – thanks, in no small part, to the amount of flights taken by fashion people heading to the city. With the CFDA currently looking at putting on more virtual events during February’s Fashion Week, you can check out the full report here.
Tremaine Emory’s Converse are coming soon
The Converse All Star Chuck Taylor is an American classic: for his collaboration multidisciplinary artist and designer Tremaine Emory, aka Denim Tears, chose to use it as a canvas to reflect and explore Black identity and experience. Inspired by the colours of Marcus Garvey’s Pan-African flag and the work of artist David Hammons. The shoes will be available exclusively via a pre-sale on DenimTears.com, with all proceeds going to Hank Willis Thomas’s artist collective For Freedoms and to Black Voters Matter.
032c dropped a punk-inspired new collection
The label looked to 80s Berlin radicals Die Tödliche Doris for a new line, which landed this week. The legendary and uber-influential performance and music collective’s lyrics and imagery features across a bunch of pieces including graphic tees, cardigans, and more.
Nike launched ‘Girls are Made to Play’
...a new initiative committed to getting girls into sports and keeping them interested in it beyond their teen years. Launched to coincide with the UN’s International Day of the Girl, the scheme aims to lift the barriers of opportunity girls face when it comes to sport, while educating and empowering them through unique coaching opportunities.