ICYMI: Balenciaga tour merch, Jonathan Anderson goes Hollywood and BTS at Dior
Fashion | 27 March 2022
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 zen footwear, A.P.C. quilts and a new Balenciaga store. 

Balenciaga did tour merch
Collaborating with French musician Aya Nakamura on an exclusive capsule collection, the French fashion house even did a parody photoshoot replicating fans with banners outside a show. Plus, hit play on Aya’s accompanying Balenciaga playlist.

Read more here.

dunhill‘s released its London-centric campaign
On home soil, dunhill released their SS22 campaign shot by Jack Webb on the streets of London. Starring the brand’s Global Spokesperson Yang Yang and model Jonas Glöer, the imagery is an ode to dunhill’s home city that balances modernity and tradition in tune with the new season collection.


Dior‘s ‘CD Diamond’ made a menswear comeback
Marc Bohan’s legendary ‘CD Diamond’ toile gets the 21st-century treatment in the latest RTW drop by Dior Men’s. First sketched by hand in 1974 as a bold and angular monogram for the house, fit for silk-screen prints and the like, today such masterful design has been cut, spliced reimagined and spliced into a slew of iconic Dior leathergoods, previously debuted in the house’s dynamic SS22 collection. Take the Dior Lock briefcase, or the Dior Hit the Road backpack and Saddle Bag – even fluffy cardigans and structured sneakers get a sharp-shooting look at the action. See BTS footage of the CD Diamond in action below. 

Shop the collection here

Jonathan Anderson: costume designer
Yep, the British designer is hitting the big screen, designing costumes for Luca Guadagnino’s forthcoming tennis epic, Challengers. Starring Josh O’Connor, Zendaya and Mike Faist, we can’t wait to see what Anderson serves up (get it?).

Read more here.

Diemme went zen
Italian footwear brand Diemme are chilling TF out with the help of Mount Sunny, an acupuncture clinic and design studio in the Arizona desert. Translating Mount Sunny’s ancient healing treatments to Diemme’s innovative craft, the pair collaborate on a special capsule inspired by nature and wellness.

Footwear draws on western details, ranchwear and technical construction, while a collaborative tee is printed with mirage mountain graphics and a post-hike energy blend formula offers an enhanced version of Mount Sunny’s Big Sun energizing formula, with added Ginseng and Rhodiola Root for total revitalisation.

Shop the collection here and via LNCC.


Balenciaga lands in London
A Balenciaga double-dose! Balenciaga now has a beautiful concrete London store spanning three-floors with unfinished industrial details and enough Balenciaga garb to keep you covered for a lifetime.

Go inside the store. 

A.P.C. snagged Jessica Ogden for their 13th Interaction collab
Jessica Ogden has long been a part of the fabric of A.P.C. In fact, her first collaboration with the French fashion house, helmed by close pal Jean Touitou, dates back to the early 2000s.

Now twenty years wiser, Ogden is back with an upcycled collection that echoes a range of wildly popular upcycled home furnishings that she devised out of the brand’s surplus fabrics over the years. Still committed to this spirit of innovation and circular fashion, the duo’s latest collab looks to the fun and the freedom of the 1980s with loose cut jeans, quilted denim jackets, shirts of patchwork plaid and sweatshirts bearing bright, smocked pineapples. 

Shop the collection here.

A.P.C. x Jessica Ogden

M.C.Overalls madeover G-Shock’s limited edition DW-5600MCO-1ER watch
G-SHOCK are bringing their unbreakable spirit and bold craftsmanship to a brand new collaboration with London-based workwear brand M.C. Overalls this week. Making over the DW-5600MCO-1ER, with its 200m water resistance and hard glass finishes, the pair have given the strap a bold an experimental new look that pays tribute to the power of the circle, known in Japanese culture as ‘Maru’, with bright colours and graphic shapes.

The watch face has also been made over in the form of a newly rigid exterior, inspiring us to give life our all with self-motivation quote ‘We Work Hard’ emblazoned on the side in bold, orange lettering.

Dig into the collaboration over at G-Shock here.

Timberland remixed a classic
First produced in 1978, the brand’s iconic 3-eye lug boat shoe has become a staple on Timberland’s roster. This season, the silhouette gets a revamp, crafted with the brand’s GreenStride comfort soles and Regenerative leather – blending heritage design with eco-innovation and contemporary styling.

Shop the collection here.



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