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SHE’S A LADY
This week, Diorlaunched its seventh Lady Dior art project. Global creatives – among them Ghada Amer, Brian Calvin, Sara Cwynar, Alex Gardner, and Shara Hughes – have all reinvented the iconic bag, which was renamed after Princess Diana after she was spotted carrying the model in September 1995. Click here to watch Korean artist Minjung Kim’s process of reinterpretation.
BIANCA SAUNDERS NEEDS YOU!
Bianca Saunders is holding an open casting ahead of her upcoming show in Paris on January 18th. The brand is looking for women, men, and non-binary models for its AW23 collection. If you fancy yourself as a newgen Naomi, email your measurements and at least 3 images to email@example.com with the subject “BIANCA SAUNDERS CASTING AW23”. A bit like America’s Next Top Model but less weird.
HOPE, AT LAST?
The rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture so 2023 is predicted to be a year of hope – thank god. As always, the luxury behemoths have been marking the Year of the Rabbit by emblazoning their wares with the appropriate animal illustrations. Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Gucci, Alexander McQueen, and Burberry (amongst many others) are all outfitting the Year of the Rabbit.
DIOR x ERL HEADS ON A ROAD TRIP
In the middle of Dover Street Market in London is a life-size, Barbie-pink convertible, surrounded by glimmering Saddle bags, embroidered board shorts, and fuzzy knitwear. The installation coincides with the launch of Kim Jones and Eli Russell Linnetz’s collaborative capsule for Dior, which debuted during the label’s SS23 show back in May. The DSM pop-up runs until January 19, while other pop-ups are planned for LA, Japan, Korea, Thailan, and China until the end of March.
CARHARTT WIP AND MARNI GET WITH EACH OTHER
For the first time ever, Carhartt WIP and Marni have collaborated on a collection of clothing and accessories, reimagining workwear-inspired archetypes with a kaleidoscope of colours, prints, and unusual shapes. The campaign stars Bootsy Collins – formerly of Parliament-Funkadelic – his wife, grandson and musician Babyxsosa in their Cincinnati home in a series of images shot by Lengua, with styling by Haley Wollens. Click here on January 14 to see more.
JW ANDERSON X VASELINE??
Earlier this week, JW Anderson glutted its Instagram account, save for one post of a buffering wheel. That was, until today, when the designer uploaded a picture of a young man fingering a pot of Vaseline. What does it mean?? Who knows! All will be revealed on January 15 when Anderson lands in Milan for the AW23 edition of men’s fashion week.