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 Dover Street Market makeover, a Levi’s b-movie collection and Louis Vuitton turning 200.
Burberry took over an Ibiza beach club
On the sweeping white sands of the island’s Casa Jondal, you’ll find a beach club of ultimate relaxation and heady ‘vibes’, adorned in Burberry’s new TB Summer Monogram. Plus, the British fashion house also has a pop-up at luxury Italian retailer Antonioli – complete with giant inflatable shark. Meet you in Ibiza.
Pirelli took us behind-the-scenes on its upcoming calendar
Shot by musician-cum-photographer Bryan Adams, this year’s calendar is centred around a day in the life of a touring musician. Therefore we’ve got Cher in a green room backstage, Rita Ora in the tub and a shirtless Iggy Pop covered in silver paint – Iggy does what Iggy wants. Other names to have their own months are Grimes, Jennifer Hudson, St Vincent and Normani.
The 2022 calendar will launch in November.
Photography by Alessandro Scotti
Bella Freud creates Carnage with Nick Cave
Following her recent potty-mouthed collab with Sotherby’s, Bella Freud once again teams up with Aussie rockstar Nick Cave on two unisex merino sweaters in black and ivory iterations. Taking inspiration from Cave’s most recent record, Carnage, recorded with fellow Bad Seed Warren Ellis, the tops are printed with the album title, while Nick and Warren’s names are knitted around the wrists.
Shop the collection now.
Louis Vuitton celebrated a 200 year birthday
This week would’ve marked the two-century milestone for the Parisian house’s founder, Monsieur Louis Vuitton. And in his spirit of fervent innovation, the house has called upon a series of mixed-media creative initiatives that champion the house’s heritage: from NGTs to new interpretations of the brand’s original trunk. Plus a new documentary titled Looking for Louis has been announced for December – mark those calendars.
Dover Street Market had a refurb
Back open with aplomb, DSM’s latest changeover is a good’un. With new CdG installations throughout, the store also welcomes four new brands – Vaara, Viron, Maximillian, ARG – and specially-curated spaces from the likes of Gucci, Stussy, Marine Serre, Molly Goddard and Bottega Veneta. Plus there are plenty of delicious new cakes at Rose Bakery and great literature at IDEA Books (including The HERO Summer Zine 5, which you most definitely already own, but a second copy would be nice, hey?) Nip in for a nosey.
Levi’s binge on 50s b-movies
Tapping into the rebellious archetypal American teenager brawling and racing their way through so many 50s/60s b-movies, Levi’s presents its FW21 collection: The Shocking Truth. Borrowing silhouettes from this era and mixing them with archival cuts, shearling jackets and satin bombers speak of high school cliques, while camp collar shirting and geometric print sweaters invite us to late-night kissing spots.
“The posters were amazing, but the movies were not very exciting,” says Paul O’Neill, Design Director for Levi’s Vintage Clothing at Levi’s Strauss & Co. “So we took inspiration from the posters – the vivid images, the bright colours and graphics – and created a collection as if Levi’s had produced the wardrobe. Everything is exaggerated and hyper real, as if the movie posters had come to life.”
Levi’s FW21 collection launches on 13th August.