Fashion round-up

ICYMI: cosmic Dior, a virtual LV pop-up and Raf Simons spills the beans
Fashion | 24 January 2021
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 Dior artist collaboration and a touching Jil Sander campaign.

Moncler Genius released its 2 Moncler 1952 SS21 collection
In a time of indoor restriction, in-house designer Sergio Zambon is teasing us with a collection inspired by nature and outdoor pursuits. Preparing us for life post-Covid (can’t come fast enough), the offering draws from outdoor activities big and small: from mountain hiking to pondering in the garden. Cue pragmatic, cargo silhouettes, ripstop nylon fabrics and cushioned, padded gilets. All of this comes wrapped in floral prints and mountainscape imagery.


Dior collaborated with Scottish artist Peter Doig for FW21
Resulting in cosmic constellation embellishment, dreamstate hues and a mash-up of Doig’s mediative visual language and Dior’s magical savoir-faire. Now that’s harmony.

More info here.

Jil Sander released a touching Summer campaign 
The second installment dedicated to the idea of touch, Lucie and Luke Meier’s latest campaign for Jil Sander builds upon their previous by giving a selection of their favourite photographers carte blanche to interpret the theme however they choose to. Whereas last Fall saw this task bestowed upon Anders Edström, Olivier Kervern, Chris Rhodes, Lina Scheynius, and Mario Sorrenti, this new campaign draws on the combined talents of Bibi Borthwick, Drew Jarrett, Shaniqwa Jarvis, and Nigel Shafran.

Saskia De Brauw documented by Drew Jarrett for the SS21 campaign project, Woodstock, NY, USA, December 2020

Samuel Ross explored volatile emotions for A-COLD-WALL* FW21
Channeling the entire range of lockdown-induced moodswings was Samuel Ross’ latest offering for A-COLD-WALL*, presented alongside a film by promising UK up-and-comer Will Dhorn. From the soft knitwear pieces that reflect the now all-too-familiar need to be cocooned in comfort, to the more typical technical wares: wind-proof jackets and neck-protector bucket hats, it was a collection that spoke volumes of the connection between how we feel and what we wear.

More info here.

Louis Vuitton are hosting a virtual pop-up in Selfridges
After beaming out their virtual SS21 collection from Shanghai last season, Louis Vuitton are translating the entire experience into pop-up form at Selfridges. Only, unlike their previous installations at the store, this one is not actually viewable in person, owing to the fact we’re in lockdown (in case you didn’t notice). Fret not, you’ll still be able to ogle at all the latest wares online, simply book your appointment here.

More info here.

Matches Fashion got Raf Simons to open up
Having launched the Belgian designer’s new archival Redux collection, Matches sat down with Raf for a deepdive into his wondrous mind. The results? Raf on the Margiela show that changed his perception, Raf on the music that guides his design ethos, and Raf on selecting pieces from his archive for reissue. It’s a must-read for all Raf fans, hell, for anyone who can feel even an inch of emotional. And yes, that includes you.

More info here.

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