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 Pleasing pop-up, Burberry and Highgrove’s scarf collection and John Lobb’s new NYC flagship.
Dior’s holiday campaign
Another festive campaign has dropped and Dior is reinventing a utopic vision of a winter wonderland as the countdown to Christmas continues. Echoing Maria Grazia Chiuri’s latest Dior cruise collection, butterflies in shades of gold and white adorn Lady Dior, the Dior Book Tote, the Lady D-Lite and the Panier Chapeau. Meanwhile, Dior Ballet ballerinas, D-Strike ankle boots and Jolie Dior pumps are accented by white resin beads spelling out the iconic CD initials.
Burberry and Highgrove’s scarf collection
Burberry’s latest collaboration consists of four illustrated scarves, all named after the seasons, and are made of organic silk and finished with hand-rolled edges. The scarf patterns celebrate the gardens at the private residence of His Majesty King Charles III and display drawings by the British artist Sammi Lynch, a recent graduate from the Royal Drawing School.
Read more here.
A big Givenchy book
Givenchy’s debut 1952 collection Les Séparables was a catalyst in the sensual reinterpretation of the woman’s wardrobe, establishing a design language which has continued to evolve over the past seven decades. Today, the Parisian house continues to guide notions of elegance and youthful sophistication through its world-renowned haute couture and ready-to-wear collections, as explored by writers, critics and curators Alexandre Samson and Anders Christian Madsen within the latest edition in the acclaimed Catwalk publication series: Givenchy Catwalk: The Complete Collections.
Read our interview with Alexandre Samson here.
Berluti to design France’s Olympic Kit
Following on from the announcement of LVMH’s partnership with the Olympic Games, next year’s ceremony will take place in Paris and as a result, the French team kit is getting a very fancy makeover. French house Berluti has been enlisted to dress the French team from head to toe for the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, highlighting the Maison’s creativity and craftsmanship, the team kit will embody the spirit of French elegance while placing technical craft at the fore.
Announced alongside a picture of Harry Styles’ newly shaved buzz cut (we’re into it) the musician’s lifestyle brand Pleasing is taking over Selfridges’ Corner Shop. Debuting a collection of scents created in collaboration with esteemed fragrance house Robertet, the release marks the brand’s first steps into the world of perfumery. Decked out with a vintage-style beauty counter and draped red curtains, the pop-up is home to an array of new additions across apparel and accessories ahead of the festive season.
The Pleasing pop-up will run at Selfridges until December 9th.
Sacai revs up with Mercedes AMG
The two brands have joined forces to produce a capsule collection inspired by the Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 AMG, or as it is affectionately known, the Red Pig. Using the story of the Red Pig, the Sacai x Mercedes-AMG capsule collection will mark the first occasion that the Japanese fashion label has collaborated with a luxury automobile brand.
Read more here.
John Lobb’s new digs
Founded over 150 years ago in London, the iconic bootmaker John Lobb’s impeccable footwear has since gone on to find a place in men’s wardrobes the world over and this month, the British house is opening a brand-spanking new flagship store in New York City. Taking up residency at 700 Madison Avenue, the new store has not only doubled in size but is just a stone’s throw from the brand’s first state-side store, which opened its doors 23 years ago. Marking a moment of expansion and growth, the store continues Lobb’s foray into the world of menswear, accompanied by a characteristically chic interior.
Dior hits the slopes
Dreamed up by Maria Grazia Chiuri, Dior’s latest skiwear offering presents couture-style creations that blend high technicity and distinction. Puffers, jackets, après-ski boots and the emblematic Dior Book Tote are all adorned with the Plan de Paris print, the irresistible new Dior pattern that maps the City of Light in a hypnotic interplay of shadows and perspectives.
Read more here.