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 arty football kit and DSM’s newest revamp.
It was Vivienne Westwood‘s 80th birthday
And the punk icon chose to present a special video that reimagined My Fair Lady song Without You as an address to societal indifference and looming environmental catastrophes. The video was streamed across the Piccadilly Lights in London and a limited-edition cat-orientated print is being sold in support of the campaign.
Umbro made arty footy shirts
From Beckham’s sarong to Liverpool’s Spice Boys, fashion and football have long gone hand in hand (admittedly with mixed results). But sportswear giants Umbro are pros in working this relationship with aplomb and their latest project sees them join forces with artistic football magazine OOF (founded by celebrated art critic Eddy Frankel and gallerists Justin and Jennie Hammond) to realise two footy tops as limited-edition works of art designed by artists Juno Calypso and Rhys Coren.
Juno’s shirt comes emblazoned with the name of an imagined brothel – Rostarante Erotika – backdropped by wavy pink stripes, while Rhys Coren’s design is built from vibrant geometric shapes as a fresh burst of modernism.
Dover Street Market announced its post-lockdown plans
The renowned London concept store is flinging its doors open tomorrow, welcoming customers in for the first time in… forever. With this comes a whole new in-store revamp that includes fresh installations, brands and limited-edition exclusives.
Those Givenchy disassociated limbs we spoke about last month are still there, alongside a new Homme Plus set-up. Take the first opportunity to see the Mikimoto Comme des Garçons collaborative jewellery collection, alongside Craig Green exclusives and new collections from the likes of Molly Goddard, Simone Rocha and Stefan Cooke. Plus, Rose Bakery have gone take away, so you can get that spongey fix you’ve been craving since lockdown.
Stüssy and Our Legacy are re-animating 90s ghosts
A new collaboration between legendary streetwear brand Stüssy and top Stockholm-based clothing brand Our Legacy emphasises the power of upcycling. Using deadstock from Stüssy’s 90s archive, this beach-ready collection features plaid Laguna shorts, bucket hats and reversible shearling vests, all crafted from recycled fabrics and available now online, at select stores and Dover Street Market locations.
Shop the collection online here.
Photography by Daniel Regan and styling by Alex Assil