Here's what's got us talking this week...
GUCCI'S ECCENTRIC HOMEWARE
Gucci’s new homeware collection, New Romantics, is an ode to dining and entertaining. The maximalist designs are timely as the world opens up and re-embraces the dinner party. The collection ranges from utensils to an upholstered footstool to a magazine rack, all adorned with surrealist prints. Standout motifs include the Star Eye, the house’s famous Herbarium print, and clashes of a tiger patch over tartan.
GOOGLE'S PHYSICAL STORE
Google debuts its first New York store located in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighbourhood. The retail space offers a holistic take displaying Google products. The store experience differentiates from online shopping as it builds a deeper understanding of how the products can work together seamlessly with Google’s services through the Discovery Boxes feature. The retail space has a sustainability focus with renewable fabrications, earning a Leed Platinum certification for its responsibly sourced materials.
DIOR X SACAI
Dior and Sacai have partnered on a co-branded menswear capsule, which will launch in November. The 57 piece collection will merge the brand’s signature styles, bridging two heritages and cultures. The pieces are mainly black, navy, and clotted cream colourways and they reimagine Japanese workwear items using Japanese denim.
AHLUWALIA LFW SHOW
Priya Ahluwalia, named winner of the BFC/GQ designer menswear fund, has debuted a womenswear collection during London Fashion Week. The SS22 showcase puts Black hair on a pedestal as a thing of beauty, portrayed through the short film ‘Parts of Me’ directed by Akinola Davies Jr. Ahluwalia. The collection collaborates with Lagos-born British designer Dennis McInnes, with laser artwork details and embroidery badges in the shapes of 60s and 70’s Black liberation protest symbols of pride.
PANTYS SELFRIDGES POP-UP
Pantys absorbent underwear has expanded into Europe with a pop-up in Selfridges, London. Founded by Emily Ewell and Maria Eduarda Camargo in Brazil, the b-corps brand’s products are 100 percent carbon-neutral, improving the quality of life for menstruators through sustainability and innovation. The stylish pop-up space features a bathtub and a sink alongside the brand’s most popular styles, suited to various flows.
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