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 the return of Miu Miu menswear, It-Bag’s courtesy of JW Anderson and a snowboarding range designed by the late Virgil Abloh.
Snowboarding brand Burton announced a Virgil Abloh collaboration
If you didn’t know this already, Virgil Abloh loved to snowboard. An avid sportsman in his youth, the designer’s affinity with the high-stakes sport would permeate his work for many years, and before his death late last year, the boundary-breaking designer teamed up with snowboarding brand Burton to create a collection of arctic outerwear with true meaning. Working alongside the Virgil Abloh™ “Post-Modern” Scholarship Fund, the two devised a collection of major ski-wear that ranges from reflective boots to a slew of printed boards, ten of which are to be auctioned off to raise funds that will improve diversity in the sport. Now that’s leaving a legacy.
The JW Anderson Bumper Baguette arrived
She’s here and she IS the moment. Introducing the JW Anderson bumper baguette, a luxe, leather beauty of the squidgiest proportions. In combinations of pink and cyan, green and black, turquoise and red, and even a grey canvas monogram, the brand’s latest It Bag is an endeavour in Y2K shapes and bright colours.
Shop the Bumper Baguette here.
Elton John collaborated with Palace
Here’s one no one had on their 2022 bingo cards: Palace and Elton John’s skatewear collab is a meeting of the minds that has us both shocked and enthralled in equal measure. From subliminal knits of the Rocket Man’s portrait to a pair of glittering, velour tracksuits, the pair have even rustled up a couple of boards and a fluffy rug with images from the singer’s landmark gig at LA’s Dodger Stadium in 1975, doctored with some hidden Palace insignia. And what’s Elton got to say about it? “The Bitch Is Back.”
Shop the collection here.
Supreme®/Burberry sent us wild
2021’s much-loved label-hacking trend show’s no sign of relenting any time soon. But having mastered the art form years before some of the bigger names, coupling up with the likes of Tiffany’s and Louis Vuitton, Supreme’s latest link-up is as gloriously British as a greasy-fry up. With Riccardo Tisci on board, Burberry’s signature nova check has been blown up in beige and baby pink across horizontally striped jeans, jackets, puffa jackets and about every silhouette the brand hold dear. As hot-ticket as a brand collab can get, if you’re after a Supremely-Burbs bucket hat we suggest you set up camp outside Supreme’s Soho residency… well, right now.
Miu Miu Men’s is back!
The last thing we expected at the FW22 Miu Miu show was the return of Miu Miu men’s, but boy were we gagging for it. The show was a glorious return to form that saw penny loafers (with real coins), double belted leathers, dark plaid booty shorts, cricket polos, shearling coats and sheer gowns all coalesce on the tennis court with refined ease. A toss-up between all that is hedonistically sexy and utterly chaotic in this world – we’re looking at you, knee-socks and ballet pumps – the production was deliciously, gloriously and undeniably Miuccia.
DIIV soundtracked Enfants Riches Déprimés’ FW22 show
Intarsia knits, post-punk parkas and one pretty explicit hoodie provided the visual feast for was DIIV’s latest musical comeback, providing a swirling, shoegaze soundscape for Enfants Riches Déprimés latest fashion film.