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 an Off-White exhibition piece and an Icelandic Louis Vuitton trip.
Loewe made a collection out of old military cargo and plastic bottles
Yep, one person’s trash is another’s treasure. And in this instance, that treasure is Loewe‘s new Eye/Loewe/Nature collection, designed by creative director Jonathan Anderson using sustainable methods and upcycled materials. The Irish designer loves an adventure in the countryside, so knows only too well how mankind needs to work harder to protect the Earth’s natural beauty. Speaking of beauty, the collection is pretty damn good too.
An exhibition in Milan lets you sew your own Off-White hoodie
Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, the exhibition in question is dedicated to the work and ideas of Enzo Mari, designer, artist, critic and theorist, and runs at Triennale Milano.
A great admirer of his Mari’s work, Virgil Abloh‘s contribution to the exhibition is a load of thread, needles, pins and sweatshirt swatches, offering audience members the chance to sew their own hooded sweatshirt – making you work for your art.
Abloh’s Off-White™ “Modular Hooded Sweatshirt” is on display at Triennale Milano from October 17th, 2020 – April 18th, 2021.
Louis Vuitton took us on a visual trip to Iceland
From glacial peaks to its sandy beaches, Louis Vuitton‘s latest campaign viewed the Nordic island’s diverse landscapes with childish imagination. As we’re all stuck at home for the foreseeable future, we’ll take any sort of wanderlust fix. Cheers Virgil et al.
Reebok created Ghostbusters sneakers
Everybody wants to be a ghostbuster. It’s just a fact. While many of us have had to settle for other jobs before getting the call (still waiting), now you can take the first step into your bustin’ career thanks to Reebok’s new Ghost Stomper sneakers. Inspired by the 80s movie, they come complete with a heel-fixed ectoplasm pump. Just remember, never. cross. streams.
Crocs entered survival mode with Nicole McLaughlin
For their latest collaboration, Crocs teamed up with New York-based artist Nicole McLaughlin, whose upcycled designs of volleyball turned into slippers and Carhartt beanies turned into shorts are nothing short of alchemy. She has rightly been turning heads since starting her resourceful venture back in 2018, and her new collaboration with Crocs sees the 29-year old artist transform the humble clog into something that could get you out of a tight spot up a mountain.
These limited edition creations are like the Swiss Army knife of shoes, with a light and small pouch fixed to the left clog and a bundle of rope and compass fixed to the right. Both include a collar with a bungee cinch and loops for hanging, because, what else do you do when you go camping?
Available online form 5 November.
Vivienne Westwood is saving the oceans one backpack at a time
Earlier this week Dame Viv revealed her latest collaboration with Eastpak, purveyors of fine bags and skate apparel. The joint project is entitled Save Our Oceans, and saw a number of Eastpak’s classic designs revisited using plastic that had been pulled from the water. Comprising five styles in total, each bag features Westwood’s Sea Creatures print, first seen in her Propaganda collection for FW05, inspired by 19th-century marine illustrations.
Vivienne Westwood x Eastpak is available for purchase from 2 November.