Fashion round-up

ICYMI: Christopher Kane shades, JW Anderson’s first sneaker and Balenciaga Pride
Fashion | 23 May 2021

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 Fila and MSGM tennis team-up and a psychedelic Fendi logo.

Fila and MSGM play doubles
Timing with the Roland Garros Grand Slam tournament next week, the two Italian brands have teamed up for a tennis-mad collection. And proving it’s as technical as it is sartorial, the pieces will actually be worn on-court by pro tennis players in Paris.

More info here.

Dior released its new Lock Bag
Informed by the graphic form of the classic briefcase, the new accessories style shrinks those structured proportions into an easy-carry clutch bag fit for the modern man. Fastened by a unique metallic engraved clasp, the bag comes in plain black, beige and azure blue crocodile tones, alongside a special camera bag version.

The Dior Lock Bag is available now.

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Fendi‘s new summer capsule comes with a pop-up
Fendi’s new 2021 summer capsule sees Silvia Venturini Fendi collaborate with NY-based artist Sarah Coleman on a new interpretation of the iconic FF logo pattern. In a capsule that embraces the high street as openly as the beach (complete with paddleboard, Polaroid camera and tent), Coleman’s re-imagined logo takes on a psychedelic twist that gives the re-issued Baguette 1997 back a whole new lease of life. To fully appreciate the new re-design, we highly recommend heading over the Selfridges where Fendi have just unveiled their latest dedicated pop-up.

Shop the new collection here

Christopher Kane makes More Joy sunglasses
Perfectly timed for a big summer letting loose, the British designer is bringing shades to his More Joy line-up via a collaboration with Australian eyewear specialists Le Specs. Rendered in More Joy’s colour palette of black, white and red, the glasses come in two bold, modernist silhouettes: a structured rectangular shape and a more rounded iteration. As More Joy fans would expect, each style is also finished with signature “Sex”, “Special” or “More Joy” slogans printed on the frame. Take your pick.

Shop More Joy here.

GALLERY

Jonathan Anderson makes sneakers for the first time
We had to double-check too, but it’s true, before now the British designer had only released collaborative JW Anderson trainers. Translating his brand aesthetic to footwear, ideas of proportion and silhouette are moulded to create vibrant new shapes. “I like to think of it as an abstraction of a known sneaker but with disproportionate volumes,” said Anderson of the design.

More info here.

Balenciaga reveal a Pride 2021 collection
Say it loud and proud via Demna Gvasalia‘s new Pride 2021 capsule collection. With fifteen percent of sales going directly towards LGBTQ+ charity, The Trevor Project, there are plenty of great reasons to get involved in this one.

More info here.

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