The revered Italian designer brought his designs to an IRL runway for the first time since COVID, plus more news you missed, including Jacquemus’ Hawaiian storm and Off-White on the slopes
LOEWE GETS PRACTICAL
Having sent out balloon-heeled platforms and sleeve-stilettos for AW22, Jonathan Anderson has done a proverbial 360, turning his attention towards techy performance wear in a collaboration with running label On Running. The capsule collection is made up of sneakers, hiking boots, anoraks, and track pants, all of which have been made from recycled polyester – as opposed to splattered eggs or bottles of old nail varnish. Click here to see more from the link-up, as lensed by Gray Sorrenti.
THE SLOPES PAY HOMAGE TO VIRGIL
Burton (the ski label, not the British highstreet haunt) has released a posthumous collaboration with Virgil Abloh. Organised before Abloh’s passing, the collection includes ten boards that will be digitally auctioned on March 15 to benefit the Virgil Abloh™ “Post-Modern” Scholarship Fund. Then, a week later, on March 22, a limited-edition collection of snowboards, boots, and bindings designed with Abloh will be available for purchase on Burton’s website. The brand will also be donating $300,000 towards BIPOC representation in snow sports.
… AS WILL THE FASHION SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Fashion Scholarship Fund’s annual gala – set to take place on April 11 at The Glasshouse in New York – will remember Virgil Abloh, who served as a FSF board member. The newest group of 23 Virgil Abloh “Post-Modern” Scholarship Fund Scholars will be honoured, with guests getting a glimpse at their work. Throughout the night, $1 million in scholarships will be awarded.
GO YEEZY ON DAPPER DAN
Best not to pit the girls against each other but Dapper Dan has just released a capsule collection with GAP – a limited edition hoodie which sees the brand’s arched logo replaced with DAP lettering. It’s a nod towards Dapper Dan’s history with remixing designer staples but it sold out very, very quickly. So… you actually can’t buy it… unless you’re willing to fork out over $500 on resale sites.
SINEAD O’DWYER AND JAWARA ALLEYNE FUNDRAISE FOR UKRAINE
Much has been made of fashion’s reaction to the war in Ukraine but few discussions have produced solutions. What is universally agreed upon, however, is to provide ongoing donations to those in Ukraine and practical support to refugees. Though Russia’s violence against civilians is indiscriminate, Vogue Fabrics in Dalston is running a fundraiser for queer people, with an art sale (including pieces from Sinead O’Dwyer, and Jawara Alleyne) and a late night party, profits from which will go towards LGBTQI+ organisations (Kharkiv Pride and Insight) and volunteers delivering groceries and medication in Kyiv.
CRAIG GREEN’S BIG, BLOWN-UP MONCLER COLLAB
The latest collaboration between Craig Green and Moncler has arrived in a flurry of flags, nautical symbols, and blown-up silhouettes. The collection is made up of recycled nylon, panelled coats, cargo pants, techy, colour-blocked shells, zero-waste intarsia jackets and organic cotton t-shirts. Click here to see more of what’s on offer.