Vivienne Westwood is sending love letters to the earth, while Telfar reminds us that ‘a hoe never gets cold’
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD’S SENDING LETTERS TO THE EARTH
Vivienne Westwood is releasing one video every day in the lead up to the UN Climate Conference, COP26. Each individual film centres on one letter which has been sent into her platform, letters to the earth, which call for emergency climate action from world leaders. The campaign launches today, so head online to see what messages people have been sending in.
9 DESIGNERS PRESENT THE FUTURE OF FASHION AT COP26
Ahead of COP26, 9 designers were asked to respond to the climate change talks’ themes of adaptation, resilience, and nature for a series of online workshops created by Fashion Open Studio (the initiative set up by Fashion Revolution) in partnership with the British Council. Talents Include Garcia Bello from Argentina, Sindiso Khumalo from South Africa, And Bhukram from Thailand. Workshop events will be taking place in Glasgow between November 4 to 11. To watch previous events, check out the Fashion Open Studio website.
TELFAR DEBUTS WINTER CHAPS
Telfar’s latest collaboration with the Canadian outerwear label Moose Knuckles mines the gamut of 00s video vixens, proffering fur-trimmed, cropped jackets, fur-trimmed ski pants, puffer chaps, and wadded shoppers. An accompanying campaign video features Selyna Brillare writhing about centre-stage at a New York nightclub as a snow machine blizzards above her. The collection goes on sale November 1 at 1pm EST, which is 5pm in the UK, on the Telfar website.
CELEBS ARE GETTING RID OF THEIR OLD CLOTHES
Vintage resale marketplace Vestiaire has enlisted a score of famous faces to sell their preloved clothing in exclusive, capsule-style drops. With celebs teaming up to offer a combined wardrobe, the line-up includes Suki Waterhouse, Anna Dello Russo, Didi Stone, and Aimee Song. Dubbed the Style Collective, the initiative launched this week with Melissa's Wardrobe and Tolani Shoneye, and Bettina Looney and Anna Vitiello. Check it out here.
NOMINEES FOR THE THE FASHION AWARDS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED
The Fashion Awards are due to take place on November 29 at the Royal Albert Hall, and nominations for the night’s most prestigious accolades have been announced. Nominees for Designer of the Year are Daniel Lee, Demna Gvasalia, Jonathan Anderson, Kim Jones, Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons. Meanwhile, nominations for the BFC Foundation Award are Bethany Williams, Bianca Saunders, Nensi Dojaka, Priya Ahluwalia, and Richard Quinn.
ANYA TAYLOR-JOY BECOMES DIOR’S LATEST MUSE
Having been formally acknowledged for having a good face (the CFDA are awarding the actor “Best New Face” at its fashion awards in November) this week, Anya Taylor-Joy became an official Dior girl, joining BLACKPINK’s Jisoo and Emma Raducanu as Maria Grazia Chiuri’s global ambassador. Taylor-Joy will represent the house across fashion and makeup, via advertising campaigns, on the red carpet, and on the front row.