Fashion Round-Up

ICYMI: Burbs turns Harrods blue, showering with A.P.C. and Dwayne Wade for Versace
By Barry Pierce | Fashion | 4 February 2024

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 Carhartt WIP’s skate film, Amelia Gray for Givenchy and Louis Vuitton’s newest ambassador. 


John Lawrence Sullivan FW24 took inspo from Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Donald Judd
Taking his inspiration from the designs of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and the sculptures of Donald Judd, John Lawrence Sullivan’s Arashi Yanagawa took a distinctly constructivist approach to clothing for FW24. Mies van der Rohe’s famed phrase “less is more” was palpable throughout (and literally too, it appeared printed on tops and t-shirts) while the clothes themselves felt like an offshoot of the austere but efficient clothing designs of Alexander Rodchenko and Varvara Stepanova.

Read our report here.


Amelia Gray is the face of Givenchy
Amelia Gray fronted Givenchy’s SS24 campaign, styled by Carine Roitfeld and photographed by Kacper Kasprzyk. Shot against a backdrop of white drapery, the images enhance the pure, minimalistic spirit of Matthew Williams’ penultimate collection for the Parisian house.

Read about it here.


You can now smother yourself in A.P.C.
Love A.P.C. so much you want to bathe in it?? Well now you can – the French brand have unveiled its first bodycare line featuring six products. At the heart of the collection is an orange blossom scent, which has featured as part of A.P.C.’s candle n°4 since 1997, and is also one of the key ingredients in the family recipes of founder Jean Touitou’s mother, Odette. Celebrating the stress-relieving properties produced from the bitter orange flower – neroli – utilised by 18th-century apothecaries, its fresh, natural tones are distilled as a hand lotion, a body lotion, a lip balm, a cologne, a body soap and a hand soap.

Read about it here.


Saint Laurent is exhibiting original Eames designs
Saint Laurent Rive Droite Los Angeles is presenting an exclusive exhibition in collaboration with Eames Office featuring seven limited-edition Plywood Sculptures by Charles and Ray Eames. For the first time, the limited-edition Plywood Sculpture is on public display in Los Angeles,
the city where it was first created by the Eameses in 1943. An abstract, three-foot-tall organic shape,
the moulded Plywood Sculpture is not only a beautiful work of contemporary art but also marks
 a technological breakthrough and an important milestone in 20th-century design.

Read about it here.


Burberry takes over Harrods
First, it was Bond Street during London Fashion Week (who could forget Burberry Street?), then it was Norman’s Cafe in North London, and now it’s the turn of Harrods to get a distinctly Burberry makeover. For the month of February, the iconic Harrods green has made way for Burberry’s knight blue. Harrods’ recognisable awnings are reimagined as peeled-back tent canopies in a seasonal Burberry Check, whilst windows are decorated with camping components such as guy ropes, draped waterproof fabrics and carabiners.

Read about it here.


Dwayne Wade for Versace eyewear 
NBA champion and entrepreneur Dwyane Wade has been part of the Versace family for some time now and following the success of his eyewear collection with the brand at the beginning of last year, the athlete is back with a second drop. Speaking on his latest eyewear campaign, Wade said: “I’m proud to be part of the Versace family, and I’m excited to launch my second eyewear collection with a campaign that’s personal and meaningful. Completing your look is all about the details and the new collection reinforces the importance of eyewear as an outfit’s finishing touch.”


K-Pop star BamBam is the latest Louis Vuitton Ambassador
There’s a new Louis Vuitton House Ambassador in town: K-Pop musician BamBam. Joining the likes of Saoirse Ronan, Zendaya and fellow K-Pop stars J-Hope and Taeyeon, BamBam represents the Maison’s core values and style. Beginning his musical career in South Korea in 2014 as part of K-Pop boyband GOT7, BamBam set off on a solo career in 2021 with his debut record, Ribbon. He’s set to tour South American and Europe as part of his world tour this month, and will surely be wearing Louis Vuitton’s latest Wild West collection on stage.


Carhartt WIP presents PRECIOUS, a new film with Joaquim Bayle
Carhartt WIP have made a full-length skateboarding film directed by Paris-based filmmaker Joaquim Bayle. Titled PRECIOUS, the film follows on from the brand’s last full-length Skateboarding project INSIDE OUT, also directed by Bayle and released in 2022. With a running time of roughly 15 minutes, PRECIOUS explores skateboarding in the United States, situating the Carhartt WIP skate team amidst the sprawling suburbs of Los Angeles and New York’s sleepless, frenetic streets.

Renowned filmer Romain Batard returns, joined by Trevor Dare and Ryan Mettz, to document riders Noah Mahieu, Eddie Cernicky, Max Palmer, Riley Pavey, Ibu Sanyang, Willow Voges Fernandes, and Cambryan Sedlick, amongst others.

Watch the film below.


Nadia Lee Cohen’s DSquared2 campaign is inspired by 90s LA porn
What happens when you ask porn stars to act? It’s the question Nadia Lee Cohen has asked with her new campaign for Dsquared2‘s SS24 collection. The shoot is a whole concept – the San Fernando Valley, 90s porn, Nataša Vojnović, Tony Ward – and all shot through Cohen’s unmistakable eye. Alongside oiled-up, West Coast imagery replicating BTS at a porn shoot, the campaign comes with two videos, one aptly titled Hardcore Ambitions.

Read about it here.


Bao Bao Issey Miyake launches CONNECT
Issey Miyake have launched a brand new version of their iconic Bao Bao, the CONNECT. Celebrating the versatility of the triangular unit that defines the Bao Bao, the new bag is made up of continuously connecting patterned tiles which form a striking graphic pattern. Articulated by a contrasting colour palette, these unique sequences embody the essence of the season’s theme by finding new ways to explore the possibilities of combining, linking and connecting.


OMEGA is the Official Timekeeper of the 21st World Aquatics Championships
It’s a huge year in the sport of aquatics. Not only will the Olympic Games take place this summer, but the 21st World Aquatics Championships will be competed in Doha. OMEGA has proudly served as the Official Timekeeper of World Aquatics events since 1973 and will continue their streak with this year’s edition.

As well as timing every second of action, OMEGA’s role in aquatic sports has included the development of the most vital timekeeping technologies. This year they will be bringing their quartz-driven Quantum Timer, with an enhanced resolution of one millionth of a second. Swimming touchpads that, as soon as an athlete hits the touchpad at the end of a race, their time is automatically stopped, and a precise finish time is given. And high-speed cameras that, if you recall, once determined that Michael Phelps had beaten Milorad Cavic by a hundredth of a second at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 22: Omega at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games on July 22, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images for Omega)


Soeur’s London flagship has landed
French brand Soeur has become best known for a wardrobe of chic minimalism and with over 48 stand-alone boutiques across Europe it was only a matter of time before they set up shop in London. Now located on Redchurch Street, the elegant space sits across three floors decorated with polished concrete and exposed brickwork designed by architect Gilles Viard.


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