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JULIEN DOSSENA GETS WITH JEAN PAUL GAULTIER
Julien Dossena was this week announced as the next guest couturier at Jean Paul Gaultier. Dossena has been at the helm of Paco Rabanne since 2014 and will be the fifth designer to reinterpret the JPG archive. The collaboration will be revealed at the autumn 2023 couture shows in July.
A FARFETCHED CAMPAIGN
Farfetch unveiled its SS23 campaign starring Marica Cross – AKA Bree from Desperate Housewives – and boxer Younes Bendjima. The whole thing is based on the principle that ‘you only need to dress for yourself, not anyone else’ and compounds the retailer’s obsession with unexpected pop-cultural cameos: think Kim Cattrall and Leighton Meester. See more of that here.
CHLOÉ BIRTHS PENELOPE
This week, Chloé launched its latest handbag: the Penelope. Originally showcased as part of its SS23 collection, the Penelope is a slouchy shoulder bag with braided leather details and a metal coin closure inspired by the brand’s jewellery archive. It comes in mahogany, caramel, and chalky white and has been made from LWG-certified leather. Click here to see more.
ETRO GETS THE BAG IN
Etro also unveiled its Vela bag – which is the first to have been designed by Marco De Vincenzo. The shape of the bag draws on nautical silhouettes, with its dynamic contours designed to “cut through” the wind like a sail. The accompanying campaign stars legendary Italian model Bianca Balti, which you can see here.
GANT GOES BACK IN TIME
Instagram’s Samutaro rifled through Gant’s 73-year back catalogue and produced the first exhibition dedicated to chronicling the brand’s subcultural connections. The show first launched in New York earlier this year but has now arrived in London, putting an onus on sportswear and skater style with archive ephemera and an accompanying zine. The exhibition runs from March 30 to April 2 at DIJONSS, 6 Dray Walk, London, E1 6QL.