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ICYMI: HUGO’s Formula 1 capsule, Filippa K’s Swedish summer and Louis Vuitton in flight mode
Fashion | 5 May 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 Wes Anderson’s Montblanc film, Omega’s new London home and a Mugler must-have. 

Travel in style with Louis Vuitton
Forever synonymous with high-end travel, Louis Vuitton has introduced its Flight Mode collection. This transversal capsule comprises ready-to-wear, travel leather goods, shoes and accessories that will have you looking gorgeous as you line up to get patted down at Heathrow. The capsule revolves around a vibrant motif, Élysée Palace, defined by overlaid vintage-style travel patches emblematic of Louis Vuitton’s history as a travel goods boutique. These patches appear plastered all over luggage trunks, handbags, bandeaus, mules, and shirts.



Filippa K show us a Swedish summer
Filippa K’s latest campaign captures the essence of an authentic Swedish summer. A versatile summer wardrobe is featured in the campaign: relaxed tailoring, cosy knitwear, jersey tops and minimalistic swimwear. Designed for mixing and matching, the capsule blends classic style codes with elevated minimalism.



HUGO team up with Formula 1
Fresh from the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix weekend, HUGO has dropped an F1 capsule collection with Red Bull. Accompanied by a campaign fronted by F1 heavyweights Daniel Ricciardo and Yuki Tsunoda, the collection coincides with the sports rising popularity following Netflix’s Drive to Survive series. As for the clothes, contemporary tailoring and modern performance-wear meet iconic merch you can sport on race day.



Wes Anderson directs and stars in Montblanc’s new film
Montblanc is celebrating 100 years of the Meisterstück in an incredibly exciting way – with a brand new short film directed by (and starring!) Wes Anderson. The Meisterstück is probably Montblanc’s most recognisable pen with its black cigar-shaped design, three gold rings and handcrafted gold nib. First introduced in 1924, its name comes from the German word for masterpiece and has been wielded by many influential individuals who shaped our collective culture and history.


Omega’s chic new Covent Garden home
Omega has just opened their brand new flagship boutique in Covent Garden. Situated at the foot of the Royal Opera House, the new 120m² boutique provides the perfect showcase for Omega’s watch collections, building on their history and time-honoured design philosophy. Raynald Aeschlimann, President and CEO of Omega, says, “Covent Garden is such a vibrant part of London and provides a very exciting and luxurious location for our newest boutique. Customers here will really get a chance to see the magic of our watchmaking and also discover our famous brand DNA, from space and ocean exploration through to James Bond and the Olympic Games.”



Get summer-ready with Swarovski sunnies
Partnering with EssilorLuxxotica, Swarovski’s Global Creative Director Giovanna Engelbert has designed a range of sunglasses inspired by Swarovski’s most iconic jewellery families. The glamorous range celebrates self-expression and brings joy to the art of accessorising.


Goldwin 0’s SS24 drop
Outdoor performance wear brand Goldwin 0 has just dropped an SS24 collection fit for any terrain, marking a shift in the team’s design language, this season takes its inspiration from the aesthetic shapes and functions of natural objects. An experimental platform developed by the Goldwin brand, Goldwin 0 shapeshifts Gore-TEX fabrics into enveloping capes or reconstructable jackets.


Louis Vuitton goes lowkey
Louis Vuitton has debuted Low Key, a new collection of bags that stand out for their streamlined, sophisticated design. Launching with two styles, Low Key embraces a minimalist approach while signalling timeless Louis Vuitton style. The Low-Key Hobo is a generous shape with a supple construction, available in black, cognac and limestone, whilst the Shoulder Bag is soft yet structured, its body-friendly silhouette enhanced by a rounded, buckled strap that is adjustable for a hand or shoulder carry.



Aeyde’s pearl collection
Berlin-based accessory brand Aeyde just launched its first-ever Pearl Capsule, a jewellery collection of Keshi and freshwater pearls made in Italy. Accompanied by a campaign lensed by Bennie Julian Gay, a series of striking portraits bringing statement earrings, bracelets and necklaces to life.


A new Mugler handbag enters the arena
Mugler have added a brand new handbag to their roster — the Zenith. Inspired by the iconic ‘Zenith’ from the Mugler archive, the new Zenith handbag has been imagined with a more angular silhouette and luxurious finishings referencing the iconic star, a signature house code. The Zenith is a continuation of the sculptural vocabulary explored by Cadwallader, synergising with the contours of the body with its ergonomic convex-concave shape.


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