Donatella Versace offers some valuable life advice, and GmbH brings its classics back for a pre-collection
KIM KARDASHIAN’S UNDERWEAR IS IN GALLERIES LAFAYETTE
Though rumours were bubbling that Donatella Versace and Kim Jones’ collaborative collection was actually going to be a threeway with Skims, Kim Kardashian’s shapewear failed to come to fruition on the Fendace stage last weekend. The Calabasas mogul did, however, announce that the brand would be getting a Paris Fashion Week debut – kind of. This week, Skims launched in Galleries Lafayette, taking over the entire ground floor with nude underwear, fuzzy socks, and slinky loungewear. Kim also commissioned Pierre Hermes (pastry chef and chocolatier) to create macarons inspired by the Skims colour palette.
GmbH LAUNCHED ITS FIRST PRE-COLLECTION
Alexander Huseby and Serhat Isik have unveiled their first pre-collection at GmbH, a capsule of essential work-to-club-to-work-to-clubwear pieces. Separate to their last collection, the duo have brought back their staple garments, including signature fleece jackets which have been reconstructed in wool and faux python, and embroidered Turkish wrestling trousers, now made in denim. As well as lots of crossbody panelling and exposed zips, this winter collection also debuts the brand’s vegan shoe range. Shop the looks here.
STELLA MCCARTNEY TEAMS UP WITH SEX EDUCATION
For its annual breast cancer awareness campaign, Stella McCartney is releasing a t-shirt made with heat technology so that wearers can leave handprint marks on the chest. In an accompanying video, McCartney steps into the role of Jean Milbern, schooling the Sex Education cast on how to check for tell-tale lumps. “Toilet, Teeth, Tits,” they repeat, encouraging women to examine their breasts daily. For every t-shirt sold, the Stella McCartney Cares Foundation will be donating one post-mastectomy bra. Watch the film here and head to the label’s website to get your hands (literally) on a t-shirt.
DONATELLA SHELLS SOME LIFE ADVICE WITH MICHAEL HALPERN
Hot off the heels of Fendace, Donatella Versace sat down with Matches Fashion and Michael Halpern to share their respective experiences of running labels, the lessons they have learnt at the helm, and what truly inspires them. The duo are well acquainted, of course, since Donatella hired Halpern straight out of university when he graduated from CSM, and they speak about their time together, transforming Parisian ballrooms into ateliers before fashion shows, and the couture collections they created. Head to the Matches Fashion website to read their chat, and watch other legendary designers, like Thom Browne, in conversation with emerging talents, like Steven Stokey-Daley.
ARIES AND EASTPAK ARE COLLABORATING
London streetwear label Aries have joined forces with Eastpak, transforming 6 bags into military-inspired, tactical equipment. Blasted with camo print, the pieces feature a host of utilitarian design elements across totes, backpacks, and crossbodies. Check them out once they go live on October 28 on the Aries and Eastpak websites.