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ICYMI: Met Gala highs, a Celine show and Jacquemus take us to the swimming baths
By Bailey Slater | Fashion | 8 May 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 swipe-worthy sunnies, award-winning design and a backside-bearing Met Gala look for the ages. 

The men of this year’s Met Gala turned it out
The biggest night of the fashion calendar had the Twittersphere totally polarised this year, but in a shocking turn of events, the men of the Met totally nailed it. Under the ‘Gilded Glamour’, umbrella, this year’s iteration of the iconic fundraiser asked attendees to cast their eyes back to the late 19th century, an era of frilly collars and structured bodices. Undoubted highlights, at least for HERO, have to be Evan Mock’s egg-white cropped corset and crack-cut-out combo from Head Of State, Lenny Kravitz’s lacey Chrome Hearts number and Stormzy’s heavenly Burberry ensemble – complete with sweeping cape. Nice one, fellas.

Take a look at the most memorable menswear looks of the night

Jacquemus got steamy at Selfridges
French designer Simon Jacquemus brought his colourful and oft-aquatic world to Selfridges this week, masterminding an installation that took shoppers into a surreal reimagining of the designer’s own bathroom. ‘Le Bleu’, which takes its name from the vivid blue tiles that fill the installation, is a specially-built space set to host exclusive colourways of iconic Jacuqemus styles (including his signature Chiquito and Bambino bags), in addition to hosting various styles lifted from his SS22 Le Splash collection and the label’s captivating Marseille je t’aime photobook.

Dive into Le Splash here.

Celine FW22 time-hopped through the streets of Paris
This week Hedi Slimane unveiled his FW22 Celine womenswear vision in the newly-restored Salons D’Apparat of the Hôtel de la Marine, whose rooms were originally used to present royal collections to the global aristocracy. A new generation arise, as youthful glamour unfolded across baggy denim, fuzzy knitwear and party dresses embroidered with couture precision.

Revisit the collection here.

Richard Quinn and Saul Nash scoop up all the fashion awards
Fusing fetishism and audacious print work, it’s clear Richard Quinn’s valiant efforts in the world of style haven’t gone unnoticed, not least by the awarding body of this year’s BFC Fashion Fund. The London-based designer finds good company in the likes of Saul Nash, who, hot off the heels of last week’s Woolmark Prize win, has scooped up another, well-deserved trophy in the form of the Queen Elizabeth II design award. Suffice to say it’s been a pretty huge week for British design.

Dive into the worlds of Quinn and Nash here.

Photography Chris Yates

Sperry makes waves with Palace denim
Britain’s most famous streetwear export has made an incredibly robust business off its unlikely collaborations, and their most recent endeavour alongside nautical heritage brand, Sperry, is no exception. Against all odds, the two have managed the seemingly impossible task of making boat shoes sexy. Don’t believe us? Take a look below. You cannot seriously be sat here doubting the beauty of the former’s Ye Olde font, zig-zagging across pastel-hued denim and a sturdy, non-slip sole. Long live the post-sneaker revolution, indeed.

Take a look at Palace’s collaboration back-catalogue here.

Gentle Monster and Moncler Genius enter an emotional matrix
Crack your knuckles and stretch out those fingertips, because Gentle Monster’s latest drop is about to send you into a swiping frenzy. Teaming up with Moncler Genius, the two have mirrored our screens back toward us, devising a collection that takes root in the instant gratification of the online world. Launching at an immersive and mega-techy pop-up within the former’s Seoul HAUS concept store, shoppers are invited to take their pick from thick-rimmed specs (fashioned in the visage of 1980s Morrissey) and some pretty lethal shell-suiting – what an unbeatable combo.

More info here.

Bella Hadid was announced as Swarovski‘s brand ambassador
Revealed via a series of colour-block images – symbolising Swarovski’s iconic crystal shimmer – taken by photography duo Mert & Marcus, the supermodel said of her new role: “I really see Swarovski as the contemporary jewellery brand of the future. Jewellery is about expression and celebrating individuality – Swarovski celebrates all people and the idea of modern glamour, and I love that.”

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