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Objects IV Life Ch.003
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Daniel Arsham punched through his own artwork at Paris Fashion Week

... and other fashion news you missed, including BTS’s new fashion gigs and Kim Kardashian’s conjuring of Princess Diana

This wasn’t the first time that Daniel Arsham’s work surfaced at Paris Fashion Week – the artist famously collaborated on Kim Jones’ SS20 collection for Dior – but it was his first standalone show. The third chapter in his Objects IV Life imprint, the collection compounded Arsham’s fascination with decay and collapse: a creative locus that stems from finding his childhood home flattened by Hurricane Andrew when he was 12 years old. In a moment of runway ASMR, the artist himself broke open plaster-cast sculptures to reveal a series of denim pieces beneath them, with models caked in their chalky detritus. Elsewhere, chore jackets, mossy knits, powder-blue puffer jackets, and steel-capped boots riffed on the workwear staples beloved of artists – splattered in paint and studio debris. Arsham’s obsession with destruction, then, became an act of creation. Click through the gallery above to see the rest of Objects IV Life Ch. 003. 

In other news this week, André Leon Talley’s estate announced an archive auction and the AW23 menswear edition of Milan Fashion Week came to a close – with Prada, JW Anderson, Charles Jeffrey, and DSquared2’s high-octane redux of its 2003 archive all worth a revisit, not to mention all the pillows. As for Paris Fashion Week, which is still ongoing, Louis Vuitton’s show was basically a massive Rosalía concert, Bianca Saunders rolled back the tape on a Jamaican classic, Gabriel from Emily in Paris went (American) psycho on Louis-Gabriel Nouchi’s catwalk, Rick Owens went “sleazy”, and Junya Watanabe debuted a slew of major collaborations. For everything else you may have missed, click through the gallery below.