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 Kenzo drop, a Dover Street Market revamp and mythical dives with GCDS.
Levi’s celebrated its birthday in style
Next year is a major milestone for Levi’s, marking the iconic brand’s 150th anniversary. And in a reverse of the norm, the label is celebrating with a gift to us: their latest jean silhouette, the 501 ’90s. Launching this new fit, Levi’s has called on seven visionaries who embody the spirit of the Original 501: acclaimed musician Kid Cudi, legendary Beastie Boy Mike D, fashion icon Nathan Westling, The Paranoyds frontwoman Staz Lindes, model Gia Seo and stylist Gabriella Karefa-Johnson. Across new imagery, each talent pulls on a pair of 501s and celebrates what makes them such a timeless sartorial icon.
Dover Street Market announced its seasonal changeover
It’s……. Dover Street Market seasonal changeover time! That time of the year where suspense and excitement are at their peak, as we all anticipate DSM’s latest moves. Well, wait no longer, we have the insider goss.
A new ground floor installation dedicated to Azzedine Alaïa will spotlight the house’s latest collection, while in the basement there’s a special Kenzo takeover. As usual, the latest season from all Comme des Garcons brands will be on sale, alongside new designer additions to the DSM line-up including Abra, Commission, Melitta Baumeister and Kenneth Nicholson. Look out for Balenciaga’s Nik Kosmas-designed Mechanical Tiger “Object” and Hiroshi Fujiwara’s ‘Table Top’ installation showcasing an eclectic collection of products specifically curated for DSM.
GCDS took us on a trip through surreal waters
To the high seas for GCDS’ SS22 campaign, which dives into the “mythological magic of the sea.” Shot by Javier Ruiz in Madrid, the imagery continues the brand’s focus on Spanish collaborators, spotlighting talents including Arón Piper, Rebeca Solana, Emmanuel Yebe and Hernán Cano. Mirroring the surreal nautical references that underpinned the collection, here models are seen with oversized aquatic props – “a world where sandcastles are immaculate, fish float in air, and Venus finds her way out of her seashell.”
Shop the SS22 collection here.
Daniel w. Fletcher’s SS22 campaign reminded us of lockdown restlessness
Drawing on his grandmother’s tales of post-war Britain, the northern designer took over a modernist house for his new season imagery. Love the curtains, Daniel.
Daniel w. Fletcher SS22 campaign
Nigo released his first drop as artistic director at Kenzo.
Still hyped about the designer’s superb debut at the Parisian fashion house last month, Nigo has quickly followed it up with an inaugural limited-edition drop, with three additional drops to follow. Translating Kenzo’s signatures through Nigo’s graphic language, the boke, a Japanese flower that blooms in February, blossoms across oversized hoodies, jersey cardigans, nylon coach jackets and workwear-inspired cargo trousers and skirts in Japanese washed cotton twill. Elsewhere, a blanket adorned with the boke is the ideal accessory.
Shop the collection here.
Stone Island released their new Ripstop Gore-Tex with Paclite
Innovative as ever, the cult Italian label have been busy in their factory forging a new silhouette addition to their outerwear line-up. Crafted with versatility in mind, the packable garment consists of three components: a windbreaker, a vest and a double pocket bag with shoulder strap. Rendered in lightweight, breathable Paclite, the 3-in-1 garment folds into itself as a neat bag, ready for sudden downpours. Watch it in action below.
Shop the garment at stoneisland.com
G-SHOCK unveils limited edition collaboration with Museum of Youth Culture
Founded in 1983, G-SHOCK has been an arm candy icon that has transcended across four decades, so who better for the brand to collaborate with than The Museum of Youth Culture? Launching GW-M5610MOYC-1ER, the latest style comprises a resin band featuring images curated from the Museum’s archive by legendary photographer Gavin Watson. To celebrate the collaboration, G-SHOCK and Museum of Youth Culture will be hosting an exhibition titled ‘Grown up in G-SHOCK’ displaying archive images from the past 40 years since the brand’s inception.
The collaboration is available to shop at g-shock.co.uk and ‘Grown up in G-SHOCK’ will run from 18th February – 4th March at 154 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8HL.