Dior Fall 2022
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 nu-rave Charles Jeffrey, Jack Kerouac in Dior and Moncler in Rome.
Charles Jeffrey and Fred Perry came back for more
Having gone all nu-rave for their first collab, now the two British brands return to that era with added sparkle. Classic Fred Perry silhouettes are reimagined in metallic thread, creating a frosted glitter effect – ideal for the festive season – while bold colourway panels are spliced and striped to create vivid collages. Finished with a digital doodle print created by Jeffrey, the collection celebrates individuality, attitude and glowstick euphoria.
Daniel w. Fletcher collaborated with Coca-Cola
Stemming from an early-70s ad campaign by the fizzy drinks company – showing a group of young people from across the globe belting out the lyrics to I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing – Fletcher tailored this idea of togetherness and inclusivity within his own codes. Quite literally in fact, printing stills from the advert across his signature shirting and translating Coca-Cola’s iconic colour palette as denim two-piece looks. Fletcher chatted to us about the collab, and even revealed his fav flavour. Scoop alert!
Moncler went big in Rome
The Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain… and the new Moncler store on Rome’s iconic Piazza di Spagna. Marking the tenth anniversary of the brand’s time in the Italian city, the space blends the mythical with the physical: Rome’s architectural history informs the building’s facade, while inside there’s a digital LED ceiling that transports visitors to worlds populated by Moncler mascots.
Dior Fall 2022 menswear was a Jack Kerouac tribute
Taking inspiration from the Beat poet, Kim Jones’ latest vision saw models walk an XXL version of Kerouac’s legendary On the Road manuscript wearing a collection that blended 50s beatnik with Dior’s masterful savoir-faire.
Joe Sweeney made ceramic cutlery
The London artist has gone full foodie, having recently released his very own cookbook based on recipes informed by his favourite foods and others he’s recreated having seen them on Rick Stein’s TV show. Continuing this culinary route, Sweeney has created a still life dinner table at Cob Gallery, where elements appear “as if wrapped in a dust sheet, featuring ghostly outlines of chairs, candelabras, crockery, glassware and food.”
Of the display, Sweeney compares it to both “Miss Havisham’s dining table” and “the remains of Pompeii.” So we’re expecting a less than stellar food hygiene rating here, but we’re into it nonetheless.
As part of this time-frozen mise en scene, Sweeney has created two limited edition ceramics exclusively for Sandra Sandor’s Nanushka: BYOB, a ceramic beer, wine and champagne bottle set; and Meal4One, an oversized set of cutlery. Each edition will be available to purchase at the London, Budapest and New York flagship stores in limited quantities.
Fiorucci and Lakwena Maciver got colourful
A pairing of vivid expression, the Italian brand and London-based artist melded their practices to create a capsule collection centred around an uplifting message of connectedness and joy, reworking Maciver’s psych colourways and bold lettering into a wardrobe of casual tailoring and comfy loungewear. Emphasising the collection’s ethos, it’s presented via a short film shot in a local South London community space and starring a gospel choir led by Lakwena’s sister Juliana Abimaro. Hit play below.
Kiko Kostadinov announced a pop-up
Mark calendars for 18th – 19th December, Kiko is setting up stall at 55A Dean Street – the designer’s first foray into the physical consumer experience. Perfect timing for gifting season, browse the rails for some very special items created to “transcend seasonal concepts.” Working with local suppliers and leftover fabrics, this limited-edition collection is well worth the trip through the Christmas mayhem that is Soho (FYI, the Golden Lion pub is literally opposite). P.S. anything left will be transferred to Kiko’s Webshop.
Kiko Kostadinov’s pop-up runs 18th – 19th December at 55A Dean Street, W1D 6AG