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THE WOOLMARK PRIZE CHATS UP ITS NEXT WINNERS
This week, the final nominees for the 2023 Woolmark Prize were announced, including A Roege Hove from Denmark, Bluemarble from France, Lagos Space Programme from Nigeria, Marco Rambaldi from Italy, Maxxij from South Korea, Paolina Russo from the UK, Rhude from the USA, and Robyn Lynch from Ireland. As is the case every year, designers will be challenged to create a capsule collection, this time based on the concept of “dialogue.”
MONCLER CONTINUES ITS BDAY CELEBRATIONS
As part of the label’s 70th anniversary, Pharrell Williams has collaborated with Moncler on its signature Maya jacket. Moulded from polymeric material and dotted with the Moncler logo, the jacket is fronted by Tobe Nwigwe in an accompanying campaign. “He’s the only person I know that could rock a rubber jacket and make it look even better,” Williams said. Following on from Pierpaolo Piccioli’s reinterpretation, this will be the final iteration in the bday series, and launches tomorrow. Head here to see more.
VESTIAIRE QUITS FAST FASHION
It’s no coincidence that, on the same week as Black Friday, Vestiaire Collective decided to ban fast fashion from its website. That a platform dedicated to recycling and rewearing clothing should send more stuff to landfill may seem counterintuitive, but the company says it is committed to finding and promoting practical solutions for the fast fashion items that its members already have. Read more about that here.
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN CLONED KAIA GERBER
Kaia Gerber stars in Alexander McQueen’s new campaign, which is dedicated to its Slash bag. The whole thing explores the longstanding tension between humankind and technology – which was a driving force of the late Lee McQueen’s approach to design – in a video directed by Glen Luchford. In it, Gerber caresses her robot clone and cries, before running off into the distance with a little clutch. Watch the video here.
GO CRUISING WITH CHANEL
Chanel’s SS23 Cruise collection has now landed in boutiques. Originally staged at the Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel back in May, an accompanying campaign has been shot by Sofia and Roman Coppola, weaving together runway and BTS footage into an imagined narrative of a very glamorous travel diary. Soundtracked by “Slave to Love” by Bryan Ferry and Phoenix’s “Rally” it stars French actress Lyna Khoudri. Watch more of that here.
YOUNG LEANS INTO FASHION
This week, Yung Lean turned his hand back to fashion design, with his Leanland collection. Comprising an all-over printed t-shirt, a reversible beanie, an embroidered short sleeve polo, boxing shorts, and a towel pack, the collection is emblazoned with collages of Yung Lean and Otis Huss Lindström’s personal artwork and imagery. Head over here to see more.
PATTA AND TOMMY HILFIGER GET MUSICAL
Ahead of their upcoming collaboration, Tommy Hilfiger and Patta have launched a music video starring Wiki and MIKE for a one-off track produced by The Alchemist. Shot in New York, “One More” travels back to the birthplace of hip hop, showcasing key pieces from the Patta x Tommy collection. 90s fit t-shirts, rugby polos, hoodies, sweatshirts, and varsity jackets make up a supporting cast, while the accompanying vinyl features two additional tracks. Watch it here.
ADIDAS IS CELEBRATING FOOTBALL LADS
Is Manchester becoming a fashion capital? Not long after Haider Ackermann and Fila debuted their collaborative collection in the city, adidas staged an exhibition with END. that traced the history of the football boot. From David Beckham to Zinedine Zidane, the show mines the brand’s Spezial archives, dredging up unreleased samples, working prototypes, and a preview of its pre-spring 23 collection. The exhibition runs until November 27 in Circle Square, see more here.