...and more fashion news you missed this week
ESTER MANAS AND DURAN LANTINK ARE UP FOR AN AWARD
This week, six designers were selected for the Andam Prize of €300,000, including Andreādamo, Duran Lantink, Ester Manas, Gauchere, GmbH and Louis-Gabriel Nouchi. All finalists will present their projects to the 31 members of the 2023 judges' panel and the winner will be unveiled on June 29. Click here to read more about that.
NIKE GETS BACK WITH JACQUEMUS
Nike and Jacquemus returned to the salt flats this week to launch their second sneaker collaboration – The J Force 1. The shoe features a lace-woven, Jacquemus-printed sole so you can inform everyone of your fashion capital whenever you take a step. The J Force 1 will be available exclusively on Jacquemus.com beginning June 13 and across select Nike stores on June 21. Head over here to see the sneakers in closer detail.
BURNA BOY IS NOW A DESIGNER
Jean Paul Gaultier unveiled its latest capsule collection, co-designed by Burna Boy. As his first high-fashion collab, the musician rifled through the label’s archive and selected some of his favourite sunglasses from the 90s before tweaking them into four different colourways. Browse the offering here.
ACNE PAPER TURNS 18
Acne Paper will launch its 18th edition on June 8. The magazine has been structured as if it were a home, with nine “rooms” and a “garden” housing 10 photographic features. A speculative collection of furniture, arts, and objects fill the pages: wall hangings from El Anatsui, Philippe Malouin chairs, and Faye Toogood tables. Click onto Acne Studios to get more info.
NET-A-PORTER BAGS THE ROW
At last, a win for the rich! This week, Net-A-Porter launched an exclusive selection of shoes and bags taken from The Row’s Pre-Fall collection. The offering comprises supple leather totes, half-moon shoulder bags, and some chic rubber flip-flops, all clean and minimalist shapes. Head over to NAP to see more from the collection.
SWAROVSKI HAS A METAMORPHOSIS
This week, Swarovski dropped its new campaign, shot by Steven Meisel. The whole thing is an homage to the “transformative power of crystals,” captured across four portraits which draw on the beguiling garden rooms that Empress Maria-Theresa created at Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace in the 18th century. Click here to see more from the campaign.
CHEAP “DESIGNER” BAGS!
Xylk Lorena – the creator of those photo-printed Birkin shopping bags – has dropped a new line of bootleg totes. Inspired by a famous counterfeit mall in Manila, Lorena reimagines the grocery bags with some of the most iconic bags from the 2000s, including Louis Vuitton’s Stephen Sprouse collab. The offering launches on June 9 here.
DIOR CALLS ON THE RIVIERA
Elsewhere this week, Maria Grazia Chiuri released Dior’s 2023 summer capsule. Skirts, dresses, shorts, and swimwear have been emblazoned with animal motifs in pink and grey tones. Those exotic creatures also figure across totes, handbags, and pumps. The whole thing is about conjuring a Meditteranean spirit with straw hats, surfboards, and yoga mats. Click here to see more.
KENZO PUTS ITS FOOT IN IT
Nigo is launching his debut sneaker for Kenzo: a minimalist cupsole inspired by skateboarders in the mid-1990s. While its name draws on the iconic skate spot located on the grounds of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the shoe itself comes with a flat outsole and a pumped-up tongue. Head over to Kenzo to get more info.