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 Nick Cave knitwear and Ludovic de Saint Sernin getting nostalgic for pre-2020.
Vivienne Westwood brings in the Chinese New Year
For SS21 Vivienne Westwood is celebrating the Chinese New Year of the Ox with an opulent, gem-encrusted pendant. The second zodiac sign in the lunar calendar, Oxen are valued for their strength, reliability and patience while they are known to favour life-long alliances. If that sounds like you, or like someone you’d like to be, look no further than bovine-shaped pendant shaped pendant, featuring gold-plated horn details and two jet-black cabachon gems for eyes.
Buy the pendant here.
Mattew M. Williams called on A-listers for his new Givenchy campaign
After the minimalism of his debut campaign for the Parisian brand, Matthew M. Williams turned a full 180 with his latest, recruiting weighty names like Playboy Carti, Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner for a big-hitting series of images. Shot by Korean-born German photographer Heji Shin, the talent were invited to select their favourite pieces from Givenchy‘s SS21 collection and make them their own.
Nick Cave and Bella Freud made a jumper together
Stitched with some motherly advice from Nick’s late mom Dawn – “Head High & Fuck ‘Em All” – it’s a knitwear reminder to never take shit from anyone. Right on, Dawn.
Photography by Peter Smetanka
Ludovic de Saint Sernin released a FW21 preview film
Ludovic loves a tease, and this season he’s giving us a glimpse of his FW21 collection via a short film. The video in question looks wistfully back at simpler times while simultaneously sets an optimistic vision of the future. We hear you Ludovic, we’re sick of it all also.
Marine Serre‘s SS21 campaign cheered life’s little pleasures
Presented as a powerful monochrome series, the imagery meditates on the importance of daily ritual. Cue a diverse cast of real-life models holding onto those things which have brought them comfort in recent times, from trees to partners and pillows.