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 Corbin Shaw’s denim artwork, Zegna hikes and Thebe Magugu’s Dior capsule.
Robert Pattinson stars in Dior’s SS23 Campaign
A decade after his first appearance in an ad campaign for the Parisian house, Robert Pattinson has become a recurring star ever since – and he’s back for SS23. Having recently portrayed Bruce Wayne in Matt Reeves’ epic Batman adaption, he’s certainly channelling the character with a series of brooding stares even if the clothes might not be Wayne’s style. The British actor appears against a series of multicoloured backdrops wearing Kim Jones‘ SS23 collection, while renowned Brazilian photographer Rafael Pavarotti is behind the camera.
Corbin Shaw paints a portrait of London for Levi’s
Having fully transformed its flagship Regent Street store, Levi’s invited Sheffield-born London-based artist Corbin Shaw to create a large-scale installation to christen their new home. Titled London Tapestry, the artwork features places that mean a lot to Shaw – including the pie shop he used to work at.
Craig Green reunites with adidas
Building on FW21’s CG Scuba Phormar, the new CG Scuba Stan translates these established design codes to adidas Original’s iconic Stan Smith sneaker. Never one to shy away from experimenting with new forms, Green has added another innovative three-stripe collab into his ever-growing repertoire.
Martine Rose will headline Pitti Uomo
British-Jamaican designer Martine Rose has been announced as Pitti Uomo’s next guest designer. Taking place in Florence, the designer is set to unveil her FW23 collection for her eponymous label, following in the footsteps of Craig Green, JW Anderson and Thebe Magugu. Confirmed for January next year, the exact location is still TBC – keep tuned for further deets.
Zegna dresses us for outdoor pursuits
In a continuation of their journey across the Oasi Zegna mountains, the Italian house has travelled back to this poignant location to unveil a new Outdoor Collection. Placing heritage craft in tune with the rigorous demands of the great outdoors, it offers up a wardrobe fully equipped to take you from street level to the highest peaks.
G-SHOCK collaborate with Eric Haze
It’s just a few months away from the landmark 40th Anniversary of Casio’s G-Shock and to celebrate they’ve announced the release of their new model, GMW-B5000EH. Crafted in collaboration with legendary New York graffiti artist Eric Haze, the design takes us back to the brand’s roots as it offers a modern twist on the very first G-Shock model, the iconic DW5000C.
Shop the watch here.
Vivienne Westwood released Made in Kenya accessories
In partnership with Artisan Fashion, the British designer flexes her upcycling and sustainable muscles with a new accessories collection produced in Kenya in collab with the Ethical Fashion Initiative of the International Trade Centre.
Handcrafted by artisans from marginalised African communities, the collection takes recycled taps, padlocks, and scrap car and fridge parts and recrafts them as exquisite Westwood signatures: orbs, penis pendants and parrot clips. An extension of Westwood’s FW22 Made in Kenya collection, the fashion house is providing vital work and skills for local African communities – cultivating circular economies that are pivotal for the industry to be truly responsible.
Shop the collection here.
Thebe Magugu x CTAOP Dior capsule
South African-born designer Thebe Magugu has collaborated with Charlize Theron’s CTAOP foundation on an exclusive Dior capsule. Working to push for the health, education and safety of Southern African youth, the foundation raises awareness around a cause close to both Theron and Magugu’s hearts.
Championed by Maria Grazia Chiuri, the brand enlisted LVMH Prize Winner Magugu to refashion the Parisian house’s iconic 1947 New Look through his own distinct design codes. In celebration of the collaboration, a donation has been made to CTAOP on behalf of Dior.
Shop the collection here.