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 Raf campaign and Kenzo’s new designer.
Raf Simons reveals his latest campaign
The Belgian designer is back doing what he does best in the reveal of his FW21 campaign. Shot by Willy Vanderperre, the imagery spotlights Simons’ latest collection, a retrospective twist on brand signatures, but it’s the balaclava that takes centre stage: monogrammed and multicoloured – there’s nothing more Raf than that.
Kenzo appoints Nigo as artistic director
The house has appointed multi-faceted talent Nigo as its new artistic director – marking the first time a Japanese designer has been at the helm of the brand since Takada Kenzo resigned in 1999. Having founded BAPE and recently collaborated with Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton, Nigo will fit right into the LVMH family alongside Virgil and Matthew Williams at Givenchy. Set to create a new vision of Kenzo, Nigo’s debut for the house will land next January during the men’s collections.
The Kiko Kostadinov SS22 left us craving for the beach
An homage to coastal summers spent in their native Australia, Deanna and Laura Fanning’s SS22 womenswear collection for Kiko Kostadinov offered a dreamy reminisce on the beach literature that defined their summer: from Kathy Lette’s coming-of-age novel, Puberty Blues, to the dreamy short stories of Tim Winton. A colour palette of sunset hues, crisp fabrics and natural denim paraded down the catwalk, bringing a taste of Bondi to London.
Moncler are bringing their collaborators together for a mega show
Moncler have revealed that their latest collection will be presented through an immersive digital experience titled MONDOGENIUS. The show collates the visions of eleven designer collaborators, including the likes of JW Anderson, Craig Green and Matthew Williams’ Alyx 1017. Spread across five major global cities and hosted by musician Alicia Keys, the event promises to be a spectacle well worth tuning into.
MONDOGENIUS takes place on September 25th.
Sotheby’s are auctioning Karl Lagerfeld’s collections
If you’ve ever wondered what Choupette, Karl Lagerfeld’s famously spoilt cat companion, ate her caviar out of then Sotheby’s have your answer. The London auction house is selling over 1,000 lots from the legendary designers estate across artwork, furniture, cars, designer pieces and Choupette’s cat bowls (including a custom Goyard water bowl). The auction promises to be “an anthology of his personal taste but also of his life and career,” and will be held in Monaco from 3rd-5th December, Paris from 14th-15th December and in Cologne in the spring of 2022.
Marc Newson’s Zenith chair – Courtesy of Sotheby’s
Prada are sharing their show between Milan and Shanghai
This September, Prada returns to the runway in physical form after showcasing online in February 2020, and to mark the occasion they’re not just showing in one city but two. Never ones to do things by half, simultaneous shows will run in Milan and Shanghai on September 24th to debut this season’s womenswear collection. Named Synchronic Views, both shows will present the same collection, but with the fusion of digital and physical elements, guests will be able to watch the show happening simultaneously in a different continent on video screens. As the first physical presentation since Raf Simons joined Miuccia Prada as co-creative director, this is a major moment everyone’s been waiting for.