Gray Sorrenti’s Photography. Thanks to Loewe’s kindness.
Now that’s a week, huh? With everything happening since we quietly opened the lid on the new year, we understand that fashion is not yet on the top of your radar. But that’s why we are here! We don’t want to see you out of the loop, so we’ve put together a handy list of all the coolest submissions over the past seven days. With a new newsletter released every week, think of this as your place to find news on everything from major industry moments to the most exciting releases and blockbuster campaigns. With all that said, this is what is trending this week.
Gray Sorrenti’s Photography
Loewe x My Neighbor Totoro brings the world much-needed excitement
“There is a natural yearning for heartwarming feelings right now,” he said Jonathan Anderson. That’s right, J-Dubz! With a 2021 look … okay, don’t go out there, it’s clear that it will take a lot of magic to reverse this one. Fortunately, Loewe the creative director and his team have brought that to us, working with Studio Ghibli to make My neighbor Totoro capsule! As a testament to Loewe and Studio Ghibli’s “mutual love of craft and artisanal technique”, the collection features Totoro motifs made into pieces such as the Puzzle bag and the Spanish house Balloon using a technique known as leather coasters – with which the pieces are cut. Small pieces of leather are cut and fitted into a leather bag – while casual T-shirts, tees, culottes, and Mohair sweaters come in jacquard intarsia and all-over patterns.
If that piece alone isn’t enough to get you somewhere else, Gray Sorrenticampaign will. The models become characters as Mei and Satsuki, playing hide and seek in a dappled forest lifted straight from the world of “the serenity of dreams and immediate creativity – at one with nature and with her own inner child.” Take us with you, Jonathan, please !! MS
Mitchell Sams Photography
Bottega Veneta quit social media
Who doesn’t love starting the new year with a resolution? Bottega Veneta announced this week that unlimited digital detoxification is required to begin in 2021. New year, #NewBottega? Last night, nearly four million of his followers became ghosts. Sure, we all know social media has its pros and cons, but this announcement is a bit odd for Dry’s (not everyone’s, it should be noted) fashion house which arguably spawned thousands of selfies with its Insta. friendly woven mules, puffy grips, and a blingy image. IndoDouglas Greenwood investigate the possible reasons that ‘New Bottega’ has stepped off social media. Is that the creative director who is notoriously shy and Celine alumnus, Daniel Lee? Is this a smart publicity stunt? Is this a protest against the annoying move of online consumerism? Find it here. OA
Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Urs Fischer reinterprets Louis Vuitton’s Monogram
We said it here and we’ll say it again: few do similar fashion / art collaborations Louis Vuitton. After working with the mainstays of the contemporary art world Cindy Sherman and Takashi Murakami, the latest visionary artist to be bugged by the house is Urs Fischer. This is not the first time a Swiss artist has worked on the house. In 2019, he was one of six artists selected to redesign the Capucines bag. This time, he’s expanded his abilities, reimagining the LV Monogram as a bubble-written “memory sketch,” which has been translated as velvet relief on canvas. Cheerful patterns have been applied throughout the iconic Louis Vuitton bags – Speedys, Neverfuls, lots – as well as ready-to-wear shoes and clothing. Tightening up the wallet this month? Now, resolutions are made to be broken, right? MS
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Get the rarest Louis Vuitton sneakers from Virgil
But wait! There’s more news from the land of Louis Vuitton! On the menswear side, Virgil Abloh has started sparking anticipation for the upcoming AW21 collection, which will be showcased on January 21, with a series of events in the town called the home. Under the banner “Louis Vuitton: A Walk in the Park”, Paris will be taken over by a series of IRL ‘activations’. The first, a pop-up shop at 28 Quai de la Mégisserie, is open today. There, Virgil stans can find rare sneakers from the attractively dubbed “Hall of Fame”, in addition to the chainlink jewelery that Virgil has made as the main motif of the collection. MS
Mitchell Sams Photography
Alber Elbaz is back!
Who is Alber Elbaz? Israeli designers are creative directors Yves Saint Laurent back in the day, but made a name for itself on Lanvin, which she turned in the late ’00s into a byword for fancy, jewel-toned fashion fantasies. Now, the designer is back on his own: AZFactory. He will make his debut during Paris Couture Week, and if its reputation was reliable, this would be one to watch out for. Read all about his return here. OA
Dior shares the process of making their new bag
In the world of fashion, hardly a day goes by without feeling like you are being bombarded with more new stuff with an insane price tag. However, take a moment to look into the processes behind some of them, and you will likely be rewarded with the special care, expertise, and expertise invested into them. In a new video demonstrating the artisanal savoir-faire of the home leather shop in Italy, it’s just a chance Dior offers, provides an exclusive overview of the latest additions to making Maria Grazia Chiuriaccessory warehouse: Dior Caro. First introduced in a stunning home Cruise Show 2021 in Puglia, we witnessed every step of the way in making a calf leather bag, from attaching the ‘CD’ clamp to the quilting process, which only required 18,000 stitches. As inviting for a DIY project lockout sounds, it’s probably best to leave the hard work up to the professionals and nibble on your local Dior to pick it up yourself. MS
Thanks to Dior’s kindness
Dior celebrates Chinese New Year with Stussy
In other Dior related news, the fashion house has launched a capsule menswear collection to celebrate next month’s Chinese New Year. This marks the second (!!!) collaboration between Kim Jones and streetwear legends Shawn Stussy, who took their hand-drawn monogram further and gave the ox (the animal that symbolizes honesty, perseverance, and hard work in the Chinese zodiac) a remarkable makeover for Dior. Perfect for grabbing the 2021 horn. OA
Thanks to Prada
Prada pondered the big questions in life for SS21
What happened after the season’s most anticipated show? The most anticipated campaign of course! Yes, right, the first one Prada campaign under mutual creative direction Raf Simons here. Harnessing the distinctly existential vibes of our time, the campaign featured images of Hime-cut sports models in a collection of hand-held coats overlaid with blocky text asking questions like “What utopia are you striving for?” and “Does the ‘cloud’ make you think of data or the sky?”. Although intended as a meditation on questions of “self-perception, views on technology, humanitarian ideas – diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability,” according to Prada, internet residents quickly followed the campaign’s sage tone to create lots of soft-ribbed memes that we’ll allow you to search for. in your own time (ok, we’ll wait here – but hurry!). MS
Martin Margiela will be back
Calling all Margiela stans! Martin’s second coming is near! Okay, that might be a little over the top, but it’s a culturally revered Belgian is returns to the public sphere for the first time since leaving his eponymous home in 2009. However, his fashion followers may be a little discouraged to hear that he will return not as a designer, but as an oh artist – very serious.
In an exhibition titled neat Martin MargielaInvisible photos, sculptures and other works of art will be posted at Lafayette Anticipations in Paris from April 15 to July 25. According to a statement shared with Security, it will “[celebrate] the idea that Martin Margiela has always been an artist, whose work has played since, inside and outside the world of art. [He] always makes us see things with fresh eyes. Going against the tide, he cultivated an obsession for wise people, abandoned objects and forgotten places and events, giving them new dignity. ”
Of course, Martin is not the first person to retire from fashion to fine arts. He will follow in the footsteps of Helmut Lang, which since stepping down from its namesake label in 2005 has focused on material-oriented practices. Group show? Hope… MS
Camping gets more tents, thanks to Gucci
2021 will be all about the great outdoors. We are not talking about restaurants, pubs or nightclubs. But in the future, nature invites. Brisk. Staycations. Wrap up warm. So, this is the perfect time to Gucci‘s collaboration with The North Face, which launches this week and is available at Selfridges. A wonderfully ornate Alessandro-ism encounter and utilitarian active wear, there are puffed-out puffers, sturdy leather hiking boots with Goodyear-welted soles, and hiking backpacks made using ECONYL, a pioneering nylon fabric sourced from regenerating ingredients such as fishing nets and carpets. . This campaign took camping to a whole new level, and it’s even there a mini documentary on an off-kilter collaboration created by artist Sean Vegezzi. Gucci tent, anyone? OA