Here's what's got us talking this week...
Highsnobiety's NFT Studio
Following a year of NFT releases from numerous established brands, publisher and creative agency Highsnobiety has launched an NFT studio. This technological addition to the company will see Highsnobiety mint NFTs as well as help clients execute their own metaverse developments. The project links the scarcity, storytelling, and collecting nature of both the NFTs and streetwear market.
Dior Remodels Paris Flagship
The renovated Dior flagship in Paris has opened, revealing an experiential space featuring a gallery space, two eateries, three gardens and a guest suite. The flagship stocks all categories from ready-to-wear to jewellery, with beauty being a key add-on, highlighting the bridging of the beauty and fashion sector. The guest suite introduces the brand to the hospitality industry, allowing guests 24/7 access to the boutique.
Ralph Lauren's Collegiate Collection
Ralph Lauren has revealed a collection designed and influenced by Black creatives and students at historically Black colleges and universities. The collegiate collection comprises outerwear, dresses and tailored pieces inspired by outfits worn by students seen in college yearbooks between 1920 and 1950. Over the years, Ralph Lauren has typically taken design inspiration from predominantly white colleges. This collaboration highlights the importance of representation, emphasising that predominantly Black colleges are equally aspirational.
Manolo Blahnik x Birkenstock
Manolo Blahnik has collaborated with Birkenstock on a collection that blends Blahnik’s regal embellishments with Birkenstock’s classic comfort. The capsule elevates Birkenstock sandals and clogs with crystal embellishments in rich fuchsia, blue and black colourways. The range centres timeless, high-quality design with a crafted luxurious feel.
The WOW Concept Store
WOW concept has opened an innovative physical store in Madrid, bringing the online shopping experience to life. Spanning eight floors, the store displays a range of established and independent fashion brands with changing elements, so consumers are constantly finding something new. With the decline of the shopping mall, WOW demonstrates the importance of aesthetics with theatrical interiors inspired by the digital world.
To receive these updates straight to your inbox, subscribe to our mailer below.