Fashion round-up

ICYMI: AR dresses, Louis Vuitton alchemy and Dior and Sacai buddy up
Fashion | 20 June 2021
This article is 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 CP Company book and a Nicholas Daley family portrait.

Dior and Sacai joined forces
Revealing a collaborative capsule collection that paired the sartorial sensibilities of Dior’s Kim Jones and Sacai’s Chitose Abe. Think tailored workwear and soft shapes, while Dior’s iconic Saddle Bag gets the Sacai treatment.

More info here.

This AR dress became reality (sort of)
With lines between digital and physical well and truly blurred, London-based Institute of Digital Fashion are in their absolute element – pinching our perceived notions with delight. Their latest project sees them team up with science-y fashion house, Auroboros, where they’ve AR’ed the Venus Dress – a stunning piece referencing mythological plants and sci-fi – from the brand’s new Biomimicry collection.

In order to get your virtual hands on the garment, just find the activation barcode (something we’re all familiar with now) across billboards and fly posters in London, point your phone in that direction and, boom, try it on via social media platform, Snapchat.

“For us we wanted to amplify the Auroboros collection and start the discourse that’s been the shadow surrounding digital fashion and fashion weeks, how does it actually get to the consumer and become an experience IRL? Effectively how can we pivot from ‘to view’ to ‘to wear’?” says IoDF CEO & Co-Founder, Leanne Elliott Young.

Shop the Auroboros collection here.

Louis Vuitton released a new fragrance
With their latest scent for men, Imagine, Louis Vuitton have concocted a new elixir that combines the smell of tea and amber for a heady rush. Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud has been up to all his usual tricks, alchemising a combination of Ambrox and white gold to recreate that nebulous imaginative energy that makes the creative world spin. Available in either a single 200ml bottle or a portable set of four miniature sprays, it’s the perfect accompaniment for an adventurous spirit.

Shop the fragrance here

Fila teased their upcoming collaboration with Y/PROJECT
In case you needed an extra reason to be looking forward to Paris Fashion Week, earlier this week Fila teased their forthcoming collaboration with Y/PROJECT, set to debut at the latter’s show in the French capital at the end of the month. Combining the conceptual vision of Glenn Martens with the timeless style of Fila, the emphasis will be on versatile everyday staples that can be worn multiple ways.

More info here.

C.P. Company are looking back on 50 years with a new book
What better way to tell the story of a brand and its impact than by appealing to the people who know it best? For Italian streetwear staples C.P. Company, celebrating their half-century meant producing their first book, filled with 50 written accounts from a plethora of devout C.P. fans from every walk of life. The oral history begins with the brand’s inception during the early 70s, charting its progression into the de facto uniform of multiple subcultures throughout the 80s and covering its subsequent development until the present day. Featuring a range of voices that include historical designers as well as everyday fans, it’s a piece of holy scripture for any Italian streetwear aficionado.

More info here. 

Nicholas Daley presented a snapshot of Afro-Caribbean life
Shown as an extension of the designer’s current exhibition, Return to Slygo, running at London’s NOW Gallery, a short film transported us inside a 70s North London family home, where memories of generations of Afro-Caribbean filtered together to form a storied portrait. Sound systems fully cranked.

More info here.

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