Prada gets into snow business, while Sunnei launches its own radio station
THAT’S SNOW BUSINESS, BABY!
Having sponsored team USA snowboarder Julia Marino during the ongoing Winter Olympics, this week, Prada announced that it would be officially outfitting the Riders Republic universe – a snow sports video game from UBISoft. From February 8 this week, players have been given the option to style their characters in three unique Prada Linea Rossa looks (a zebra print, an abstracted camo, and flame-strewn confection) with accompanying skis, a snowboard, and bikes. See more of that here.
LOEWE YOU XOXO
Loewe was in the air this week as the fashion house dropped its Valentine’s capsule, blasting its signature, rouged monogram across a small run of bags, accessories, and leather goods. The accompanying campaign sees models frolic in a heart-shaped bubble bath, naturally, wearing nothing but a venetian fetish mask. Head over to Loewe to cast your cupid’s bow.
CHANEL MAKES LIKE JAMIROQUAI
Another fashion house has fallen to virtual reality (insanity?) as Chanel revealed it would be digitally costuming Barbican’s upcoming dance show, Le Bal de Paris. Developed by Spanish choreographer Blanca Li, the immersive performance won the Best VR Experience award at the 78th Venice International Film Festival. Get your tickets here.
RICK OWENS GETS CHAMPIONED
Having already joined forces in 2019 and 2021, Rick Owens and Champion unveiled another collaborative collection this week. Now incorporating swimwear, the capsule sees Champion’s sportswear take a dark turn – spliced, diced, and framed by Owens’ pentagram motif. Most of the pieces were designed using locally sourced materials and all packaging comes in plastic free, biodegradable materials. The collaboration launches today (February 11) online and in Rick Owens stores.
DIOR CROSSES ABBEY ROAD (KIND OF)
Maria Grazia Chiuri’s SS22 collection at Dior had a distinctly 60s vibe – all shift dresses, block colours, peter pan collars, and mini skirts – so it’s only fitting that the accompanying campaign should trundle on down to Abbey Road. Photographed by Brigitte Niedermair, the star pieces pay homage to Marc Bohan’s 1961 “Slim Look” at the maison, as well as his sports line. Check it out here.
SUNNEI LAUNCHED ITS OWN RADIO STATION
Radio SUNNEI landed online this week – an audio-visual platform blending video and music. Every day, four segments will accompany the listeners from dawn to dusk, with programming consisting of curated playlists, guest appearances, and DJ mixes. Much like its Murano dildos, it’s all about Sunnei providing new ways to entertain its fans, integrating user generated content alongside its programming. Head on over here to tune in.
CARHARTT WIPS UP A SALOMON COLLABORATION
In the eyes of fashion, Salomon hasn’t so much experienced a renaissance as it has an actual birth. Over the past year or so, the French running label has become a calling card for artsy It-girls and it has now collaborated with Carhartt WIP, cementing its fashion status. Carhartt WIP has reworked the brand’s CSWP Shelter boot and is available online and from select Carhartt WIP and Salomon stores.
LOUIS VUITTON IS GOING CRUISING
It’s something of a tradition that Louis Vuitton chooses venues of architectural splendour for its shows, having previously built runways in Oscar Niemeyer’s Contemporary Art Museum in Niterói and I.M. Pei’s Miho Museum near Kyoto. So, as is customary, the maison has revealed its destination for its Cruise 2023 outing: California. But it won’t say more than that for now. So keep your eyes peeled.