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ICYMI: Gucci in Hollywood, a Kenzo bike and Nick Cave does Halloween
Fashion | 24 October 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 Saint Laurent in the wild, a Diana sweater and Burberry sueprpowers.

Alessandro Michele is taking Gucci to Hollywood
It’s titled Love Parade and will be shown on the star-studded pavement of Hollywood Boulevard, directly outside the iconic Chinese Theatre. What with Michele’s penchant for flamboyant maximalism paired with Hollywood’s own theatrical persoanlity, this is going to be one hell of a show. Mark calendars for 2nd November.

More info here.

Gucci Aria campaign

Saint Laurent went raw for its Winter 2021 campaign
Shot by longtime collaborator Juergen Teller, Anthony Vaccarello‘s latest SL imagery mirrored the designer’s FW21 cinematic film, which saw models treck across a wild landscape that included woodlands, coastal cliffs and waterfalls (“think if Ridley Scott directed David Attenborough” was how we summed it up). Within Teller’s imagery, models and products are backdropped by these Earthy landscapes, like the rarest of finds on a daring exploration.

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Warm & Wonderful launch a pop-up starring that Diana sweater
It seems to be Diana mania currently. What with Kirsten Stewart’s cinematic take on the Princess, and that incredibly odd musical… Adding to this nostalgia is a London pop-up store by British brand Warm & Wonderful. Looking for the royal connection? In 1979 they created that now-iconic sheep knit worn by a young Diana to a 1981 polo tournament that her husband-to-be, Prince Charles, was playing in. Now reissued, the handmade sweater is a perfect reimagination of the classic design: emblazoned with rows of white sheep, with one black one at the centre (we’ll let you conjure your own Diana symbolism…).

Warm & Wonderful’s London pop-up store is located at 55 Monmouth Street London, WC2h 9DG

Burberry‘s latest campaign flew through the British countryside
Imagery by renowned photographer Ewan Spencer told us to rediscover the great outdoors, while an accompanying video saw a group of friends go for a country stroll only to suddenly be gifted a strange superpower that allows them to soar across fields, woodland, lakes and eventually over Dover’s White Cliffs and out of England. Sure beats Ryanair, that’s for sure.

More info here.

Louis Vuitton planted a forest in Chelsea, London
22 native tree species and 55 native wildflowers have been planted as part of a Rewild scheme between Vuitton, Cadogan Estates and environmental initiative SUGi, creating a ‘heritage forest’ for locals to explore.

More info here.

Kenzo released a folding cycle
Realised in collaboration with London’s Brompton as part of the Parisian house’s new Kenzo Sport cycling-inspired collection, there’s only 50 of these rare, limited-edition models worldwide – so maybe don’t just casually leave yours outside Tesco’s while you decide your daily meal deal.

More info here.

Nick Cave releases a range of Halloween items
We can only assume that Halloween is Nick Cave’s favourite time of the year: a time of dark trickery and menacing storytelling. So in honour of this year’s All Hallows’ Eve, the Bad Seeds musician has designed a range of particularly ghoulish merch for his Cave Things store.

There’s a selection of hellish pencils carved with lyrics, a little ghost charm necklace, a particularly melancholy enamel mug, a blood-curling Halloween greeting card featuring a super scary… kitten and, not forgetting the little shits (kids), stick your spawn in a children’s pumpkin t-shirt and send them to cause havoc on the streets. Get your red right hand on the mouse and cause some devilry.

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Palace took us back to the nineties
Palace love a good subcultural reference, so it comes as no surprise that, for their latest drop, the streetwear brand looked to UK rave giant Raindance for a touch of sartorial inspiration. Throughout the years Raindance has played host to some of dance music’s biggest names, from Carl Cox and LTJ Bukem right up to Fabio & Grooverider, here, Palace plasters artist imagery and iconography across its signature fits for a match made in dancefloor heaven. 

The V&A are hosting a menswear exhibition
Sponsored by Gucci, the V&A’s next fashion retrospective will chart the evolution of menswear from 1565 right up to the present day. Titled Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear, the exhibition will explore the history of men’s dress in three parts, Undressed, Overdressed and Redressed, and over a hundred looks, which includes offerings from British-based designers such as Charles Jeffrey, Harris Reed and Stefan Cooke

More info here. 

Ellen Von Unwerth released the first Supermodel-focused NFT’s
After several decades spent photographing the lives of the rich and famous, we reckon Ellen Von Unwerth must have racked up thousands of iconic celebrity snaps. This week the legendary photographer is giving us a glimpse into her high-contrast world by immortalising Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, two of Britain’s most legendary supermodels, as the subjects of her first NFT’s. We’ll see you in the metaverse for the ensuing bidding war…

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