Travis Scott designed a collection with Dior and Telfar has another collaboration on the way
TOM FORD IS OFFERING $1.2 MILLION TO ECO-INVENTORS
Thin film plastics (like shopping bags, food packaging, and shrink wrap) account for 46 per cent of the 11 million metric tonnes of plastic leakage in the ocean. Tom Ford and 52HZ are calling on innovators and entrepreneurs to come up with scalable, degradable alternatives through a $1.2 million prize fund. It’s a two year competition followed by three years of support from major brands and investors, with the end goal of launching a new plastic invention by 2025. Applications are now open – see here for more information.
THERE’S ANOTHER TELFAR COLLAB ON THE WAY
Having just dropped its much-anticipated collection with UGG, the newly-appointed sponsor of the Liberian Olympic team, Telfar, has also announced that it’s been working on a collaboration with Moose Knuckles. Landing this autumn are two co-collections with the Canadian brand (Telfar X Moose Knuckles and Moose Knuckles X Telfar), which will consist of both outerwear and accessories. Details are sparse for now, but stay tuned for more.
NAOMI CAMPBELL STARS IN ISSUE 02 OF BOTTEGA VENETA’S JOURNAL
Earlier this year Bottega Veneta whipped up an online frenzy by deleting all of its social media accounts, choosing only to pull back the curtain on its universe through a series of zines, or “digital journals” – unless you could catch a glimpse of guests trundling out of the brand’s private salon presentations, that is. Now, the label has launched the second edition of its journal, featuring the likes of Naomi Campbell, Travis Scott, Arca, and Skepta in a variety of Alice in Wonderland, asphalt green dreamscapes. Check that out here.
RALPH LAUREN GETS INTO GAMING
Ralph Lauren has announced an official partnership with G2 Esports – one of the world’s biggest digital sports brands – and will act as its official fashion outfitter. To kickstart the partnership, Rekkles (the star of G2’s League of Legends game) will front Ralph Lauren’s Wimbledon campaign. “It underlines our commitment to engage new consumers – including a generation of digital-natives who participate in gaming as a world-class sport and for entertainment,” said Alice Delahunt, Ralph Lauren’s chief content officer. See more here.
A-COLD-WALL* DEBUTED SS22
Samuel Ross unveiled his SS22 collection on Monday (June 21) during Milan Fashion Week – an optimistic offering inspired by the designer’s young daughter. The brand’s trademark industrial colour palette had been swapped out for youthful shades of mint, chartreuse, and primary blue. Ross’ raw, utilitarian edges were softened – there were fewer cut-outs and half-garments – clothing was less conceptual, easier to wear. See A-COLD-WALL*’s SS22 film here.
AV VATTEV SS22 IS ALL ABOUT POST-PANDEMIC PARTYING
The London-based, Bulgarian designer Av Vattev has been known for his 70s references ever since his first AW20 collection post-graduating from CSM. But this time around, he’s taken closer cues from the slinky fashions of the 90s, fashioning a wardrobe (including womenswear for the first time) with the intention of going out-out. And the designer returns to all his recognisable geometrical pattern cutting, too, via angular cross-over skirts, chevron pants, and layered, zip-up jackets.
TRAVIS SCOTT DESIGNS FOR DIOR SS22
Dior showed its SS22 menswear collection today (June 25) – a “conversation between Kim Jones, Travis Scott, and Christian Dior – which was full of snake prints, silky flared pants, and tunic-like tailored jackets. Dusty pinks, purples, and off-browns were shot through with full look neon suits, paint-splattered worker jackets, and alien-faced intarsia knitwear. Models traipsed through the saharan setting – an IRL show venue – like scurrying ants, shadowed by giant mushrooms, cartoon cacti, and animal skulls. Think trippy, 70s expats drinking tea in a Moroccan riad, and you're somewhere close. Watch the full show here.
AMI DROPS ITS FIRST ARTIST CAPSULE
AMI is launching a new series of artist collaborations which will see world-renowned creatives reinterpret the brand’s signature heart logo across its Ami de Cœur line. First up is french illustrator Jean Jullien, who has inverted the cœur into a little pointed hat for one of his trademark figures to wear. The character is embroidered across three unisex t-shirts, three sweatshirts, and three hoodies. “His unique imagery is delicate, yet fun and ironic, which perfectly fits the spirit of AMI,” says Alexandre Mattiusi, AMI’s founder. The capsule by Jean Jullien dropped yesterday (June 24th) in AMI stores worldwide and online.