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 a Kenzo x Hunter collaboration, Acne Studios launches ‘My Friend Magnus’ and BFC’s Designer of the Year nominations.
It may feel like it’s too early to be thinking about Christmas but Burberry certainly doesn’t think so. It’s nearly been a whole year since Daniel Lee took to the helm at the house and this year’s holiday campaign is one of the designer’s most quintessentially British offerings yet. Cosy nova check shawls, swan-adorned silk scarves and woollen pillows are captured alongside a series of furry friends and British essentials – burnt toast, beagles, ducklings and a knight’s armour.
Winter is officially upon us and Samsøe Samsøe’s latest collaboration is sure to keep you warm as the colder months roll in. Partnering with Gore-Tex, the Scandinavian brand has crafted a series of practical yet stylish designs in the form of cosy puffers in cobalt blue, supersized mittens and brown trench-like puffer jackets. Presented in partnership with Orienteer Magazine, the collection transports Scandinavian simplicity to the great outdoors.
Shop the collection here.
Having walked for the brand’s FW23 show, Emma Corrin is reuniting with Miu Miu for this year’s holiday campaign. Captured playing board games, listening to music and reading a book against the backdrop of a plush hotel room, the British actor dons the brand’s signature micro mini skirts and embellished knitwear – Christmas party outfit inspo sorted!
Inspired by Nigo’s love of England, Kenzo’s latest collaboration with heritage brand Hunter is fit for the British countryside. Continuing the brand’s exploration of East meets West, Nigo is fusing British sensibility with Japanese creativity. Featuring high and mid-top styles inspired by 1960s duck-hunting boots in rubber, suede and leather, the collection is fashioned in neutral hues of army green and black, with pops of Kenzo’s signature red throughout.
Shop the collection here.
The biggest night in the fashion calendar is nearly upon us, as the British Fashion Council’s annual Fashion Awards returns for another year of celebration. Recognising the role of a singular designer’s impact not just on home soil but on a global scale, the Designer of the Year accolade celebrates innovation and individuality. This year’s nominations include HERO 26 cover star Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson and Loewe, Daniel Lee for Burberry, Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons for Prada, Matthieu Blazy for Bottega Veneta, and Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen (whose SS24 collection was her last for the British House).
Read more here.
A limited edition book published by Acne Studios is charting the sartorial expertise of Magnus Carlsson. Titled My Friend Magnus, the monograph delves into the wardrobe of creative director Jonny Johansson’s long-time friend, filled with candid photographs of his eclectic looks captured over time by his friends and colleagues. Since first catching Johansson’s eye with his off-kilter looks in the 90s, the pair have fostered an intuitive creative relationship with Carlsson overseeing the vibe and design of the showrooms alongside the Stockholm HQ of Acne Studios.
My Friend Magnus is available to purchase here.
Following the departure of Nicola Brognano last month, Blumarine has announced the appointment of Walter Chiapponi as the Italian brand’s next creative director. Since making his debut in the industry with Alessandro Dell’Acqua in the late 90s, the Milanese designer has collaborated with global fashion houses including Givenchy, Valentino, Gucci, Miu Miu and Bottega Veneta. Most recently, Chiapponi was creative director at Tod’s since 2019.
Read more here.
Fresh from collaborating with Palm Angels, Moncler is continuing the trend of fusing football with fashion for their next partnership. Launching the third instalment of a collaboration with Inter Milan, this season is designed alongside New York artist Daniel Arsham. Ensuring players look good off the pitch, the signature puffer jackets are adorned with Inter’s signature serpent, Moncler’s M and Daniel Arsham’s intersecting A’s.
The collection is available to shop here.