Fashion round-up

ICYMI: Daniel W. Fletcher at the beach, Raf Simons’ first-ever womenswear and Gucci graffiti
By Alex James Taylor + Finn Blythe | Fashion | 20 September 2020
This article is part of HERO Dailies – Essential culture, curated daily and also part of ICYMI – Your weekly fashion news bulletin

Time flies, so to keep you in the loop, we’ve rounded up all the important snippets of fashion news from the past seven days into one neat feature. This week includes a Dsquared2 throwback and a special Raf Simons announcement. 

Raf Simons announced he’s making a womenswear collection

Yes, you read correctly. For the first time ever, this October Raf Simons will be showing a womenswear collection under his eponymous label. After almost 30 years of killer menswear, it’s a big moment for the Belgian designer that will be at the front of everyone’s schedule. Until then, we have a good month to predict what Raf Simons womenswear will look like. Answers on a postcard.

More info here.

Mr Porter released an Amiri capsule collection

LA brand Amiri have teamed up with Mr Porter for an exclusive men’s capsule collection. Titled Palm Trees and a Cool Breeze, the collection sees founder and creative director Mike Amiri hone in on his luxury West Coast rock ‘n’ roll aesthetic with a line-up of distressed denim, Baja flannels, aloha shirts and SoCal tie-dyes. In a colour palette that reflects California’s landscapes and architecture, it’s the perfect collection for sunshine dreaming.

Shop the collection here.


Daniel W. Fletcher took his pre-spring collection to the beach

Daniel W. Fletcher knows how to get our attention. With his new pre-spring 2021 collection, the northern designer gave us sun, beach and French-American musical duo Faux Real (if you haven’t heard of their excellent tunes and moves, sort it out). Needless to say, we were immediately sold.

And that’s before we even mention Fletcher’s latest sartorial offering, all deckchair stripes and Cuban collars.

Find out more here.


Gucci paints its new Jackie 1961 bag on walls

Gucci loves painting on walls. Throughout his tenure at the house, Alessandro Michele has decorated walls around major cities with his seasonal campaigns. Now, this ongoing ArtWalls project turns its focus to the house’s iconic Jackie Bag, “a hobo model first created in 1961 that became emblematic of the 60s and 70s jet-set lifestyle.”

Where did the bag get its name from we hear you ask? Jackie Kennedy obvs, who used to wear hers everywhere. Now there’s a stamp of approval you can’t argue with.

Redesigned numerous times over the years, now it’ Michele’s turn: introducing the Jackie 1961, fusing the band’s traditional silhouette with contemporary features and a “non-binary attitude.” All very Alessandro. Photographed on models around London’s Belgravia by Angelo Pennetta, these images now appeal larger-than-life across walls in Manhattan, Milan, East London, Shanghai and Hong Kong. You literally can’t miss them.

Gucci ArtWalls

Dsquared2 looked back to their beginnings for FW20

Dsquared2 hits the big 2-5 this year, marking a major year for the Caten twins. In celebration, the duo’s FW20 saw them reach back into the archives, pluck out some gems and redesign them in tune with today. Now comes the collection’s accompanying campaign, full of low slung denim, winter flannels and furry boots. Pairing a thick oversized knit with the skimpiest leather shorts – now that’s cosy done the Caten way.

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