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ICYMI: Dior’s new store, Rihanna for LV and a J.W. Anderson pigeon
Fashion | 2 July 2023
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 Louis Vuitton at Sotheby’s and Alexander McQueen candles.

Carrie Bradshaw has a J.W. Anderson Pigeon Clutch
First introduced as part of the Men’s FW 2022 & Women’s Pre-Fall 2022 collection presentation in January 2022, the Pigeon Clutch from J.W. Anderson has become an icon in itself, exemplifying the designer’s playful approach to fashion. So, it’s only natural that Carrie Bradshaw herself would own one.

Making a cameo in this week’s episode of And Just Like That, we saw Carrie proudly clutching her pigeon as she dashed around New York, being chic in a way that only she can.

The Pigeon Clutch is available now at

Boiler Room X Umbro
The sportswear brand has teamed up with London club dons Boiler Room to make the ultimate club-ready kit. Hitting that sweet spot between football and club culture, the seven piece collection includes a pinstripe tracksuit and footy jersey decorated with an x-ray design. The collection has been documented by British photographer Ewen Spencer, known for his in-action shots of UK club culture.

The collection is out now.


Pharrell’s debut Louis Vuitton campaign featured a pregnant Rihanna
You may have seen the imagery plastered across a huge billboard in Paris – epic.

Read more here.

Paco Rabanne is now rabanne
As the French house approaches its 60th anniversary, it’s going through a major glow-up, switching its name from Paco Rabanne to rabanne (all lower case) and a fancy new logo.

Read more here.

Sotheby’s Louis Vuitton auction
This is your chance to bid on 22 special artist-designed LV Artycapucines bags in aid of a wide range of charities and NGOs. Some of the artists participating include Urs Fischer, Donna Huanca, Alex Isreal, Zeng Fanzhi, Jean-Michel Othoniel and Paola Pivi – each has customised their bag and added their signature. Get bidding for a truly unique item.

The auction is open for online bidding until 12th July at

Dior opened a new London store
Combining Maria Grazia Chiuri’s womenswear with Kim Jones’ menswear for the first time, the Sloane Street location unifies the Dior world – with curated artwork and furniture to enjoy while you buy everything in-store.

Read more here.

Daniel Lee’s sophomore Burberry collection had ducks on it
Distorted check coats, rugby jersey tracksuits and faux fur trapper hats – Lee continued to celebrate and subvert the British house’s heritage codes.

Read more here.

Alexander McQueen released a candle collection
Inspired by the tension between light and darkness, McQueen’s new candle trio is the only thing you should be setting fire to this year.

Read more here.


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