Photo by Miu Miu.
Photo by Miu Miu.
Photo by Miu Miu.

Miu Miu is keeping it in the family

Miu Miu's collaboration with New Balance continue to be one that's highly sought after by both women and men with feet size smaller than a 42 EUR. Its latest collaborative effort could potentially garner the same reception—this time with British luxury footwear brand Church's. The brand also happens to be part of Prada's group of brands, which could attest to why the two-piece Church's x Miu Miu collection—a pair of brogues and a pair of double-monks—look to be a seamless collaboration. The make of the shoes are rounder and broader than Church's originals, and are fitted with a sportier rubber sole. But unfortunately, for those of us 42 EUR-sized and above, these aren't meant for us.

The Church's x Miu Miu collection drops in Miu Miu boutiques from 6 September.

Yohji Yamamoto gets animated

Ground Y—the brainchild of acclaimed fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto—has collaborated with anime hub Crunchyroll on a limited edition collection of Hell's Paradise-inspired ready-to-wear. The collection stays true to Ground Y's ethos of genderless and ageless fashion with artfully done prints from the anime featured on oversized hoodies, shirts and more.

The Ground Y x Hell's Paradise collection is now available for pre-order.

Sharp tailoring and sinewy lines for Alexander McQueen

Momo Ndiaye. Photo by David Sims.
Karolina Spakowsi. Photo by David Sims.
Eva Green. Photo by David Sims.
Liu Wen. Photo by David Sims.
Naomi Campbell. Photo by David Sims.
Yseult. Photo by David Sims.
Eliott De Smedt Day. Photo by David Sims.
Elle Fanning. Photo by David Sims.

Both on and off the runway, Alexander McQueen is proving that its outré designs are made to fit a diverse range of individuals. The autumn/winter 2023 campaign exemplifies this with its cast that includes supermodel Naomi Campbell alongside male models Momo Ndiaye and Eliott De Smedt Day as well as French singer Yseult. While the collection showcases standout three-dimensional knits, its the tailoring—applied for both men and women—that truly shines, reflecting a sense of genderless styling codes.

New kid on the block

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Following the announcement of fellow Stray Kids member Hyunjin as Versace's global ambassador, Louis Vuitton has taken in Felix as its newest house ambassador. The performer known for providing Stray Kids with deep, growly vocals, was previously seen attending Louis Vuitton's pre-autumn 2023 women's show in Seoul and had been dressed by the house for a number of the group's performances as well as appearances. In a statement, Nicolas Ghesquière, Louis Vuitton’s artistic director of women’s collections, praises Felix for "his energy, his unique personality and his audacious sense of style".

Photo by Banana Repuiblic
Photo by Banana Repuiblic
Photo by Banana Repuiblic

Peter Do set to drop a collection with Banana Republic

Vietnam-born, New York-based Peter Do is a name that's set to be a force in fashion. Aside from helming his own label, Do was recently named as Helmut Lang's newest creative director with his debut collection to be shown in September 2023. And about a month after that, Do will drop a collection with Banana Republic that's said to be "genderful ready-to-wear pieces and accessories in Peter Do’s signature neutral colour palette, brought to life in Banana Republic’s classic silhouettes". As teasers already show (although we've only seen muslin thus far), the tailoring and make are promising to be crisp and masterful.

The Banana Republic x Peter Do collection is scheduled to drop online and in select Banana Republic stores this October.

It's fine to forget your sunglasses while on holiday

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Lounging by the beach on Jumby Bay or simply enjoying the garden oasis within Le Bristol Paris, but only to realise that you forgot to pack a pair of sunnies for the trip? Fret not because the Oetker Collection group of hotels have got that sorted. Together with Persol, the group offers guests at select properties—Le Bristol Paris, Château Saint-Martin & Spa, Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa, Jumby Bay Island and Hotel La Palma—to lounge in style with sunglasses from the brand. Six styles have been curated by Persol for each property and are available for guests to pick from a bespoke caddy that also supplies polish and cloths for cleaning. Talk about hospitality.

Craig Green is now a professor

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It's now Professor Craig Green. The British fashion designer has been appointed to lead the fashion design department at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. In a statement, Green says: "It is a real honour to join the incredible team and students of the Fashion Department. I’m really looking forward to working closely with them over the next three years." Green joins a roster of former professors who have taught at the school including Karl Lagerfeld, Vivienne Westwood, Helmut Lang, and Raf Simons.

Boiler Room's fashion collaboration with Potato Head

Photo by Potato Head
Photo by Potato Head
Photo by Potato Head
Photo by Potato Head
Photo by Potato Head
Photo by Potato Head

After a two-day takeover of Desa Potato Head in Bali this past July, Boiler Room is extending the partnership with a ten-piece summer capsule collection. Taking inspiration from the beach club's sunsets, the main graphic runs rampant throughout the entire collection of tees, a camp collar shirt, a sarong and more. The entire collection is also made from eco-conscious materials, in line with Potato Head's environmentally conscious mission.

The Boiler Room x Potato Head summer capsule collection is now available at Potato Head as well as online through Boiler Room.

Clare Waight Keller makes a return

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After leaving her post as artistic director of Givenchy in 2020, Clare Waight Keller has been keeping a low profile. Now, the British designer is back with a new label in partnership with Uniqlo. UNIQLO:C focuses on elevating the womenswear portion of Uniqlo's LifeWear. And yes, while that means that the debut UNIQLO:C collection will be entirely womenswear, it does look to be consisting of pieces that could be easily worn by both genders (and everything in between). In an interview with Vogue, Waight Keller revealed that this first drop is one of many with an autumn 2024 collection already in the works.

The UNIQLO:C collection drops in Uniqlo stores as well as online on 15 September 2023.

Photo by Dior.

K-pop's domination of fashion continues

If there's one trend in fashion that's held strong for years now, it's the hold that K-pop has on luxury fashion. The latest group to be officially named as Dior ambassadors is TOMORROW X TOGETHER, or more commonly known as TXT. The five-piece group made their debut in 2019 and are label mates with another K-pop phenom BTS—the first male group to ever collaborate with Dior Men back in 2019. TOMORROW X TOGETHER's ambassadorship was preceded by their performance at Lollapalooza Chicago on 5 August where Dior Men artistic director Kim Jones created custom looks for their set.

Puma x RIPNDIP: A tale of two cats

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Photo by Puma.

Famed for its feline mascot—the regally named Lord Nermal—Los Angeles-based brand RIPNDIP has dropped its collaboration with Puma. It's a fuss-free range of apparel, accessories and sneakers that combine Lord Nermal graphics with distinct Puma branding. On a number of pieces, including a sweat set, Lord Nermal evolves into Puma's cat logo, while he peeks mischievously along the sides of collaborative Puma Slipstreams.

The Puma x RIPNDIP collection is now available at Puma 313@somerset, VivoCity, Bugis+, ION Orchard and Jewel stores, Puma.com, and select Limited Edt. stores.

A look at a new Gucci

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We're about a month away from seeing newly installed creative director Sabato de Sarno's vision for Gucci. But ahead of the actual runway show that's set to take place during Milan Fashion Week, de Sarno teased a high jewellery campaign for the Italian fashion house on his personal Instagram account. The David Sims-lensed image features Daria Werbowy poolside at the Chateau Marmont hotel in Los Angeles, wearing statement earrings as well as subtly branded Gucci bikini bottoms. Werbowy was part of a 2004 campaign for Gucci during the Tom Ford era, potentially signalling a return to a similar aesthetic—of glossy glamour and sensuality.

Could this be the start of an American conglomerate?

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New York-based Tapestry, Inc.—the parent company of Coach—is acquiring Capri Holdings in an USD8.5 billion deal. The latter's portfolio, comprising Michael Kors, Versace, and Jimmy Choo, will be added to Tapestry's existing umbrella of brands that includes Coach, Kate Spade, and Stuart Weitzman. In a press release, CEO of Tapestry Joanne Crevoiserat says: "From this position of strength, we are ready to leverage our competitive advantages across a broader portfolio of brands. The combination of Coach, Kate Spade, and Stuart Weitzman together with Versace, Jimmy Choo, and Michael Kors creates a new powerful global luxury house, unlocking a unique opportunity to drive enhanced value for our consumers, employees, communities, and shareholders around the world."

Kenshi Yonezu fronts Loewe's autumn/winter 2023 menswear campaign

Photo by Loewe.
Photo by Loewe.
Photo by Loewe.
Photo by Loewe.

For Loewe's autumn/winter 2023 menswear campaign, Japanese musician Kenshi Yonezu (also known as Hachi) offers a glimpse into his creative impulses. Photographed by Arnaud Lajeunie, the campaign features Yonezu in the collection's standout pieces—including a shirt affixed with metal wings—alongside comic books, novels and memorabilia that have shaped Yonezu. Creative director Jonathan Anderson calls the partnership timely as Loewe celebrates its 50th year in Japan.

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