Fashion round-up

ICYMI: a McQueen ode to William Blake, Jill Sander & friends, and Bieber in Balenciaga
Fashion | 25 July 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 Jil Sander photo book and talking business with Off-White.

Burberry returned home
Opening its new flagship in London’s SW1, where Thomas Burberry cut the ribbon on his first ever store 130 years prior. Great excuse for a trip to the shops.

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Justin Bieber is the star of Balenciaga‘s new campaign
The popstar’s first campaign for a luxury fashion house is a biggie, fronting Demna Gvasalia’s latest imagery captured by US artistic photographer Katy Grannan. Plus, Hollywood legend Isabelle Huppert also stars. ICONIC.

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Nicholas Daley and Fred Perry want you!
Launching their second UK Music Grant, the two British labels are searching the Isles for nascent unsigned musical talent. With recording time at the legendary Metropolis Studios and some masterclass advice ready for the winner, it’s well worth dusting off that old guitar and getting your riff on. But be quick, applications end on 5th August!

More info here.

Jil Sander turns its FW21 collection into a photography book
Raiding their phone book, Jil Sander’s designer couple Lucie and Luke Meier called up all their photographer contacts and asked them to create their own vision of the FW21 collection. Titled Familiarity, across 108 pages, the likes of Anders Edström, Olivier Kervern, Chris Rhodes, Lina Scheynius and Mario Sorrenti have each contributed, offering their own personal interpretation of the Meiers’ designs captured in the photographers’ homes and gardens.

Familiarity is available now through Jil Sander stores and e-commerce.


LVMH buy a chunk of Off-White
60 percent to be exact, becoming the majority stakeholder in Virgil Abloh‘s brand. As the artistic director of Louis Vuitton men’s – another LVMH gem – Virgil is clearly enjoying working with the fashion conglomerate and whispers around town suggest that their relationship is set to expand into more lifestyle sectors like alcohol and high jewellery. We’re all for it. 

More info here.

GALLERYBackstage at Off-White FW20

Alexander McQueen pay tribute to one of the greats
For Alexander McQueen‘s SS22 menswear collection, creative director Sarah Burton turned to the immortal genius of William Blake, a stalwart of the Romantics whose prints, poems and paintings have come to define that era. Here, Burton was particularly interested in the artists’ keen sense of escapism, which she translated into a collection of pure fantasy. With plenty of ruffles and a floor-length dress, this was a reminder that light can be born of darkness.

More info here.

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