Fashion Round-Up

ICYMI: Paul Mescal for Gucci, a Rolling Stones footie kit and Carhartt’s NYC campaign
By Ella Joyce | Fashion | 22 October 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 Burberry Streets in Shanghai, Swarovski’s holiday campaign and Celine’s SS24 womenswear collection.

Paul Mescal fronts Gucci’s latest campaign
When Paul Mescal isn’t sporting a pair of GAA shorts, he’s sporting Gucci. The Italian brand’s FW23 campaign celebrates the 70th anniversary of the iconic Horsebit loafer, first designed in 1953, the classic style has become a cult favourite. One of the first campaigns created under the creative direction of Sabato De Sarno and lensed by Heji Shin, the campaign marks Mescal’s official debut as the house’s latest ambassador.

Celine’s SS24 womenswear collection
Hedi Slimane’s SS24 womenswear offering La Collection de La Biblioteque Nationale, was presented as a short film staged in Paris’ Bibliotèque Nationale de France. Continuing his ongoing design catalogue, Slimane presented a collection which embodied the long-established androgyny at the heart of his artistry.

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Carhartt WIP’s FW23 campaign
Shot by photographer Daniel Derro Regan in New York City, Carhartt unveils its FW23 campaign. Traversing the streets of the Big Apple from Harlem to Queens, Regan captures the transcendent nature of the city’s glow as night descends. Shot in empty subway cars and station platforms or in the stillness of domestic solitude, this season’s Carhartt WIP collection takes centre stage in the form of oversized silhouettes and distressed fabrics, embodying the spirit of late 90s NYC.


The Rolling Stones designed a footie kit
Ahead of Barcelona’s world-famous El Clásico match with Real Madrid this weekend, FC Barcelona have teamed up with Spotify to create a limited-edition Rolling Stones kit. Continuing the same striped design which sits atop the team’s iconic home jersey, Barcelona will trade the customary Spotify branding in the centre of the jersey for The Rolling Stones’ infamous tongue logo in celebration of the band’s latest album, Hackney Diamonds, which dropped on Friday. 


Burberry Streets hits Shanghai
The next stop on Burberry Street’s global tour has arrived and the British brand will be taking up residency in Shanghai until the end of the year. Following on from a London Fashion Week takeover extravaganza and a pit stop in Seoul, Burberry Rose will present a walk through Petal Maze inspired by Daniel Lee’s motif of the flower alongside a series of various immersive installations to celebrate the brand’s forward-thinking vision. British cuisine will also be on offer as Norman’s continues its journey across the globe, offering up a series of elevated British classics.

Burberry Streets will take place in Shanghai until December 31st. 

Saint Laurent gets spooky
Halloween is just around the corner and to mark the occasion, Saint Laurent Rive Droite is presenting a selection of limited-edition products designed by Anthony Vaccarello. Aptly titled Thrill Me, the collection features skull and crossbones necklaces, bracelets and earrings – the perfect accessories for any spooky costume – as well as ready-to-wear pieces including a mohair distressed sweater and waterproof poncho. Lifestyle pieces arrive in the form of a wooden and mica stone backgammon game, luxury leather hip flask cases, heavy bound notebooks and an exclusive speaker made in collaboration with Danish brand Bang & Olufsen.

Shop the collection here

Steven Meisel photographs Swarovski’s holiday campaign
Following on from the previous brilliance of Swarovski’s Metamorphosis storyline, the brand unveils its whimsical holiday campaign titled Celebrate Wonder. Shot once again by the legendary Steven Meisel, Swarovski’s iconic designs are brought to life in four portraits embodying the personalities of the Blue Gema, Mesmera Stardust, Matrix Supernova, Punk Luna and Hyperbola Nebula, each character an exploration of the hypnotic wonder imbued in both the natural world and Swarovski’s craft.


Theory’s FW23 collection
If you haven’t been living under a rock then you’ll know that the ‘pop of red’ trend prediction for fall is getting plenty of airtime on social media at the minute and Theory’s latest collection is right on the money. Aptly titled Shades of Fall, a series of monochromatic looks in chocolate brown, charcoal grey and pillowy white allow the sharp lines and considered proportions of the brand’s silhouettes to stand at the fore. To coincide with the collection launch, Theory invited a selection of New York-based artists such as Kenny Rivero and Julian Chaing to present their own theories on this season’s shades of choice.

Shop the collection here


SOLDIER x Timberland
London-based artist and athlete SOLDIER has partnered with Timberland to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its 6-inch boot, creating a limited edition series of hand-painted shoes. Working across mixed-media art, the Nigerian-born creative examines military practices through his artwork. Exploring his cultural heritage to inform his collaboration with Timberland, the boots are hand-painted in patriotic patterns of faded stars and stripes reminiscent of the US flag while the essential design elements of Timberland’s footwear remain a constant as the signature boot continues to evolve 50 years on from its birth.


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