Fashion Round-Up

ICYMI: Laura Dern roadtrips with Proenza Schouler, Celine’s new digs and Kim Jones returns to London
Fashion | 14 November 2021

Mercedes-Benz x Proenza Schouler / photography by Harley Weir

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 Kim Jones’ return to London with Dior Men’s, a Nick Cave knit and a chance to nab some of Molly Goddard’s archive.

Jean Paul Gaultier punks it up with Schott

Sayonara sailors! Jean Paul Gaultier is replacing his crisp white cap with a mohawk and a pair of fishnets as he embarks on a brand new collection, titled ‘Les Punks’. Teaming up with New-York based leather makers Schott, the French designer is marking the release by giving 10 of the brands signature Perfecto Jackets the Gaultier treatment. Each jacket has been individually painted, bleached, studded, spray-painted, stencilled and chained into stylish submission by the ‘Enfant Terrible’ and his stylish posse, with no two being the same. Looks like our hunt for a winter coat is over…

Proenza Schouler and Mercedes Benz take Laura Dern and Ellery Harper on a sustainable road trip across the UK

New York-based fashion house Proenza Schouler has teamed up with Mercedes Benz for a sustainable style epic starring David Lynch muse Laura Dern and her son, Ellery Harper. Inspirited by the idea of The Great American Road Trip, the pair swap the open road for a pebble beach and take to the stark Dorset coastline, with the inimitable Harley Weir capturing all that followed. If we had to guess their ultimate road trip soundtrack, we think a moody mix of Julee Cruise, The Cure and Arlo Parks would have worked perfectly.

More info here.

Mercedes-Benz x Proenza Schouler / photography by Harley Weir

Molly Goddard announces a sample sale

Fashion’s favourite all-frills designer is taking to Cambridge Heath for a sample sale this weekend. From 11AM to 6PM, fashion fans and the general public will be able to sift through Goddard’s colossal archive, tug-of-warring with big skirts and checkerboard knits whilst also nabbing whimsical bags, boots and tons more at bargain prices (well, starting from £50). You best head down early if you want the goods though, a cut-throat sample sale waits for no one.

Molly Goddard SS21

Nick Cave and Bella Freud made a new jumper
Inspired by Nick’s track Balcony Man, the song’s poetic lyric, “This morning is amazing and so are you” is chain-stitched across the front of the cashmere knit as a poignant expression of love and life.

Of Balcony Man, Nick retraces the track’s origin, written to his wife Susie during the height of the pandemic: “I wrote the song ‘Balcony Man’ sitting on the balcony of my house in Brighton, very early one summer morning during the pandemic. Dread and chaos were everywhere — the internet, the TV, the newspapers — but, as I sat there, the sun came up over the houses, hit the sea and brought it to life as Susie started to stir in bed, and I wrote down these lines –”

Click here for the sake of your ears and soul. 

The jumper is available in red and black from Cave Things

Celine opened a London flagship
Located on New Bond Street, Hedi Slimane‘s latest location is a destination in the truest sense. Across multiple rooms and floors, the designer’s latest collections are placed alongside artistic commissions as part of his Celine Art Project and the chicest of lounge areas for some mid-shop chilling.

More info here.

Christopher Shannon returns with a striking pop-up

We at HERO speak for everyone when we say we’ve sorely missed the charm of Christopher Shannon on the runway. Thankfully, we bring good news, as the Central Saint Martins grad is back with an online pop-up that fuses fashion and ceramics. True to form, Shannon enlisted a whole host of North-West talent to help with the project, creating rave-ready crockery and printed tracksuits with a bunch of local makers for those of us lucky enough to still be dressing down for work.

ETRO and Harris Reed embark on a second eco-conscious style project

Launching a unisex capsule that stresses the importance of upcycling and creating a circular fashion economy, Harris Reed and ETRO team up once again to give the people what they want: silk blouses. Having already plundered the Italian fashion house’s archival fabrics in their last collaboration, Reed’s latest wears have been given a voluminous zhooshing up, boasting bows and flowing sleeve details in one-of-a-kind paisley prints. Florals for winter? Go on then.

Kim Jones is bringing Dior Men’s to London

The next destination on the Dior World Tour sees Kim Jones return to his hometown of London on December 9th for the house’s FW22 men’s show. The designer has always had a keen affinity for the city and its rich creative history, citing the likes of Christopher Nemeth and Judy Blame, stars of avant-garde design collective The House of Beauty and Culture, as two of his biggest inspirations, so it suffices to say this will be one for the fashion history books.

More info here.

Jil Sander+ brave the great outdoors with Arc’teryx

High-performance outerwear fused with streamlined silhouettes and a minimal yet satisfying colour palette? Count us in. Yes, that’s right, Jil Sander+’s Lucie and Luke Meier have teamed up with Arc’teryx for a unisex capsule made for the stylish explorer. Honing in on a variety of winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding, and mountain sports, the capsule includes insulating zip-up overalls, circular ski-goggles, thick knitted blankets and a rather fetching pair of mustard snowboots.

More info here.

Daniel Lee waves goodbye to Bottega Veneta

Finally, topping off an incredibly busy week is the news that Bradford-born designer Daniel Lee has left Bottega Veneta having seen the brand through a mighty revival that involved copious amounts of forest green (and a good few puffy handbags). As we wait his next move, head to your favourite high-fashion retailer for a pair of the label’s blobject-y puddle boots before they’re gone forever…

Read about it here

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