Here's what's got us talking this week...
Jacquemus x Nike
Nike has unveiled its upcoming luxury label collaboration with Jacquemus, which was met with excitement across the internet. Set to drop in June, the sports collection promises minimal ready-to-wear styles as well as shoes and accessories. The partnership sees Jacquemus reinterpreting Nike’s performance pieces with it signature refined style.
Louis Vuitton Exhibition Tribute
Louis Vuitton has opened an exhibition in honour of Virgil Abloh’s Nike Air Force 1 release, originally presented at the brand’s SS22 presentation. The immersive exhibit will showcase the bespoke pairs of 47 Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1 editions created by the late designer himself, displayed across multiple digitally-infused installations in New York City and cities around the world.
Fenty Beauty Expands Across Africa
Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin are rolling out across eight African countries at the end of this month, including Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Namibia, Botswana, Ghana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The brand states that this is a natural progression for the company, whose values champion beauty for all across the globe with inclusivity at the fore. African customers will have access to cult classics as well as new launches with plans to expand across more African countries in the future.
Love Island Ditches Fast Fashion Partnership
Reality dating show Love Island has ditched its typical fast fashion sponsor, choosing second-hand marketplace eBay as its new sponsor as it spotlights sustainable fashion. After receiving heavy backlash for its promotion of fast fashion, Love Island has noted its impact on the general public and hopes that kitting out the islanders in pre-loved clothing will encourage its fans to shop second-hand first.
Daily Paper Celebrates Craft & African Identity
Daily Paper has launched its Spring Summer 2022 collection inspired by the heritage of its founder. The Resort collection features items including graphic t-shirts, crochet dresses, swimwear and beach accessories adorned with prints inspired by the colours of the Ghanaian, Moroccan and Somali flags. Graphics also include artwork with text from some of Africa’s most commonly spoken languages as the collection celebrates African identity.
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