Fashion Round-up

ICYMI: Schiaparelli’s robot baby, Dior’s new sneaker and Rimowa’s chess kit
By Barry Pierce | Fashion | 29 January 2024
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 Gaultier stripes, Pharrell Speedy bags and Jay-Z for Moncler.

Dior presents the B9Ss

Imprinted with the cannage motif, adorned with D.I.O.R. charms, and laced with the oblique pattern, the Dior B9Ss are a full reinterpretation of the house’s codes in the shape of a skate shoe. Available in leather or satin in grey, beige and neon yellow, the B9Ss are an assertive expression of Dior style and drawing from Kim Jones’ cherished skateboarding universe.

Reflecting the house’s spirit of innovation, inside the sole of each right shoe is a NFC chip that acts as a digital product passport which will grant exclusive access to an online platform that shows more of the shoe’s production journey as well as providing previews of upcoming sneaker launches from Kim Jones.

The Dior B9Ss are availible to preorder from Jan 23rd to Feb 7th.



Schiaparelli made a robot baby
Built from retro tech motherboards, electronic panels and old flip phones, this electronic infant lives! Appearing on the runway at Daniel Roseberry’s Schiaparelli couture show, the designer said the robot baby was a reference to the Alien movies, and matched it with an exquisite outfit worn by a model crafted using materials from a pre-iPhone era. The dress was called ‘The Mother’.


Simone Rocha x JPG
Bows, ribbons and conical breasts – Simone Rocha’s Jean-Paul Gaultier couture collection was the perfect mix of both brands.

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Pharrell’s Speedy bag has been seen everywhere
Carried by the likes of Naomi Campbell, Tyler the Creator, Jacob Elordi, Jackson Wang and Lebron James, the bag riffs on Gaston-Louis Vuitton’s heritage 1930 ‘Express’ bag, which was designed around the era’s craze for high-speed cars. Pharrell’s version is typically graphic, case in vibrant hues and decorated with LV’s monogram pattern. It’s the bag of the season. We want one. Two. Three. Lots.



Jay-Z designed for Moncler
Combining the sartorial innovation of Moncler with Roc Nation’s progressive vision, the resulting collection includes croc puffer jackets – snap!

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Omega are the Official Timekeeper of the Winter Youth Olympics
This year marks the 4th edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games which are being held in Gangwon in South Korea. As always, Omega will be there as the Official Timekeeper, a role they have fulfilled at every Olympics since 1932.

Continuing its legacy of innovation and precision, Omega is bringing its most advanced technology to Gangwon. This includes the Scan’O’Vision MYRIA photo finish camera, which can take 10,000 digital images per second at the finish line of races, along with a full installation of vital equipment such as scoreboards, starting gates, electronic starting pistols, photoelectric cells and more. A record 1,900 young athletes have arrived at Gangwon 2024 to compete in 81 winter events across 7 sports, and the Swiss watchmaker will be there to time every second.


Horace has landed in London
French grooming brand Horace has slowly but surely become one of the most instantly recognisable names in the beauty market and a now new Covent Garden store has now officially swung open its doors. Continuing their international expansion, the new digs mark their next step in building a global community. Decked out in a characteristically clean aesthetic, a simple colour palette is accompanied by a standout bespoke painting from the French portrait artist Gaétan Vaguelsy.

Horace is located at 29 Neal Street, WC2H 9PR.



Turn up for chess club in style
Rimowa have launched the Attaché Chess in Silver, a luxury chess set housed inside one of the brand’s signature aluminium Attaché cases. Priced at £4,310 this isn’t your casual chess travel set, this is for the likes of Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana – what? You don’t know the world’s leading chess players? Shame on you!

Shop here.



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