Frank Ocean releases a poster book, and Vivienne Westwood turns trash into treasure
ASHISH RINGS IN CHRISTMAS
Ashish is launching an exclusive pre-Christmas capsule with Matches on November 3. Photographed by Manglien S Gangte – a self-taught stylist from Lamka in India – the collection includes 11 pieces that run the gamut of glitz: sequined, polka-dot gowns, bricolage cardigans, and degradé columns. Shot on a cast of social workers and sociology students helping to destigmatise AIDS/HIV in the country, head over to Matches to see more.
VALENTINO DOCUMENTS ITS OBSESSION WITH RED
Dovetailing with a new exhibition in Doha, Valentino has just published a book exploring its relationship with the colour red. Travelling over 50 years of heritage, it features 550 shades spanning Garavani to Piccioli. Not so much a retrospective, but an unpacking of its obsession with the colour, the book reaches more than 300 pages, with more than 180 iconic Valentino gowns and accessories. See here for more.
VIRGIL ABLOH GETS CELEBRATED AT DSM
Less than a year since the designer’s untimely passing, Dover Street Market Ginza is staging a special, one-off sale commemorating Virgil Abloh’s four years at Louis Vuitton. The exact pieces are yet-to-be-revealed but the installation will run from October 29 to November 16.
MARNI AND NO VACANCY INN GET TOGETHER
Francesco Risso and the collective behind No Vacancy Inn – Tremaine Emory, Ade "Acyde" Odunlami, and Brock Korsan – are collaborating on a capsule collection comprising men’s, women’s, shoes, and accessories. Think silk capes, crocheted sneakers, and letterman jeans. The collection will land in April 2023 in Marni outposts worldwide.
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD TURNS TRASH INTO TREASURE
Vivienne Westwood has been making accessories in Kenya since 2010 – a collaboration with the Ethical Fashion Initiative of the International Trade Centre – supporting 1,270 artisans. For its AW22 collection, the brand repurposed waste materials from markets in Mitumba, upcycling second-hand denim into bags and accessories. Take a look at the Made in Kenya offering over here.
FRANK OCEAN’S GOT A POSTER BOOK
It wasn’t all that long ago that Frank Ocean unleashed his cock ring onto the internet, garnering more attention for his jewellery brand than Riccardo Tisci did for his Instagram account when posting a suggestive “Please don't go........” photo the night after the Met Gala. Anyway, the musician-turned director has just launched his XXXL: When A Dog Comes To Stay poster book, alongside a couple of new products from his Sphere collection. Check it out here.