The Weekly Roundup
Here's what's got us talking this week...
Gucci's Beloved Series Pop-Up Shanghai Zhangyuan
In 2021, under the reign of Alessandro Michele, Gucci announced ‘The Beloved Show’ campaign, envisioning a late-night Hollywood talk show placing the house's signature handbag lines in the spotlight alongside Dakota Johnson, Sienna Miller, Harry Styles, and Serena Williams. Now, this beloved series of iconic bags has made its way to an otherworldly pop-up in Shanghai Zhangyuan with a futuristic yet retro feel.
Ganni Unveils Bag made from Orange and Cacti Waste
Danish fashion brand, Ganni, showcased the ‘Bou’ bag made from orange and cacti waste and recycled plastic at the CPHFW 2023 autumn/winter show. The bag is described as the brand’s new hero product, and comes as part of its commitment to phase out virgin leather from all its products by the end of 2023. The playful hexagonal shape was crafted in collaboration with bio-material innovators, Ohoskin. Ohoskin has created a plant-based coated textile made with the by-products of orange and cactus farming, both sourced on the island of Sicily where they are based. The patented circular process is fully traceable through blockchain and offers fashion brands a vegan leather alternative with high durability.
Moncler Genius Enters a New Era of Interdisciplinary Co-Creation
On the penultimate day of London Fashion Week, the Italian luxury megabrand entered its new chapter, Moncler Genius. The brand will go beyond the simple remit of collaboration, and into a holistic co-creation, with the intention to serve as a cross-disciplinary platform and invite leading voices from a range of creative and artistic disciplines to engage with and interpret its world. The fashion week multidimensional show is set to be one of the biggest spectacles of London Fashion Week, encompassing installations, performances, experiences and fashion collections created in partnership with stars like Alicia Keys and brands like Mercedes-Benz.
The First Look at Daniel Lee’s Burberry
Burberry has announced its ‘new look’, the first creative expression from Daniel Lee, in the form of an edgy new print campaign alongside a whimsical new logo. The former Bottega Veneta designer, who succeeded Tisci at Burberry in September, has initiatied his ownership by giving the brand a refresh by leaning into its British heritage with a contemporary spin. The first campaign features an array of UK talent, including Skepta, Raheem Sterling, Shygirl, and Vanessa Redgrave, set in iconic London locations like Trafalgar Square and Albert Bridge.
Chloé Enables Products to be Traceable and Resale-Ready
Chloé is introducing a first in the industry and a new chapter of transparency for luxury by enabling its products to be fully traceable and resale-ready. The innovative digital ID system features technology powered by EON, allowing users to scan the labels of Chloé products from the spring/summer 2023 collection with their smartphone to trace the item and ownership certificate, which will allow direct resale through pre-loved marketplace Vestiaire Collective. The technology also offers detailed product care and repair information to help consumers ensure their pieces have a long lifespan.
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