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 Fendi macs and dog treats.
Fendi release their K-Way capsule
We’ve all heard the one about good things coming in small packages and Fendi‘s new collaboration with K-Way is all the proof you need. Compact, lightweight and practical are all qualities we associate with the original purveyors of pac-a-macs, but in the company of Fendi they are elevated to a new realm of opulence.
The classic Fendi monogram takes centre stage throughout, adorning a number of reversible windbreakers for men, women and children. Diverging from the strictly functional tone of the original K-Way, the capsule brings a touch of urban to an otherwise rural, outdoorsy affair, with the most Fendi of the lot arriving in mink.
The collection is now available online and in Fendi boutiques.
Daniel W. Fletcher paid homage to 60s rockstars in his SS21 collection
Taking early Mick Jagger as his bassline and riffing all over it, Daniel Fletcher‘s latest collection was a tribute to dressing up and live music, two things that lockdown has robbed him and everyone else of. With streaks of satin and silk, peaking out from beneath statement jackets with chain-link fastenings, this was an antidote to the monotony of lockdown, a refusal to pull on the same pair of tracksuits for the 9th time this week.
Featuring the brand’s debut bag, a kind of duffle/bucket hybrid that boasts sculptural proportions and practical function, this was an assured showing deserving of your attention.
Moncler presented their canine couture
Yes you read that correctly. Purveyors of luxury French Alpine wear Moncler have extended their performance and protection to pooches, with a series of duvet jackets, reflective capes and waterproof macs. These come in all manner of shapes and sizes, no doubt designed for those intrepid mutts who accompany their owners on walks over glaciers and snowy tundras. That’s not to say your dog won’t appreciate the gesture this Christmas…
Moncler’s Poldo Dog Couture is available to shop now.
Tom Ford made a watch from recycled ocean plastic
In what is being touted as the first of its kind, this week Tom Ford delivered a luxury watch made from 100 percent recycled ocean plastic. Apparently, every watch bought is the equivalent of removing 35 bottles of plastic waste from the oceans, or, to put it in another perspective, the equivalent to 45 minutes on set of a fashion shoot. Given fashion’s awkward relationship with sustainability, we’re glad to see industry stalwarts like Mr Ford making his mark and leading the line against needless waste.
In addition to the watch, he has partnered with 52HZ (a consultancy platform launched by anti-pollution organisation Lonely Whale) on The Tom Ford Plastic Innovation Prize, which incentivises scientists to devise new alternative materials to plastic.
The Tom Ford Ocean Plastic timepiece is available to buy online.
Photograph by Ted Morrison