Here's what's got us talking this week...
Balenciaga x Fortnite
Balenciaga continues to explore the metaverse. The luxury fashion house has recently unveiled its collaboration with Epic Games on a Fortnite fashion collaboration, designing virtual outfits for players. The brand has also released a real-life limited edition collection that blends digital and physical realms.
Aesop Unveils Queer Library
Following the cancellation of this year’s London pride, two Aesop stores have been temporarily redesigned to amplify queer voices and stories. The brand’s London Borough and Soho stores have been filled with books from global queer authors and allies in support of LGBTQIA+ staff and customers. Books are available without the need to purchase to highlight this is more than about profit.
Hypebeast x Neiman Marcus
Hypebeast and Neiman Marcus have launched a virtual sneaker showroom featuring exclusive footwear from brands such as Alexander McQueen, Maison Margiela and Off-White™. The digital exhibit allows customers to get an up-close look at shoe design specifications across the 11 exclusive sneakers in a futuristic art gallery setting.
Carhartt's Art Collaboration
Carhartt WIP has released a series of photorealistic paintings created by London-based artist Lucas Price. The artworks depict the brand’s AW21 collection with a renaissance spin, blended with an industrial aesthetic that references Carhartt’s functional workwear heritage.
Net-a-Porter Expands Mentoring Program
Net-a-Porter is expanding their Vanguard program, targeting emerging talent with an education fund in partnership with the British Fashion Council. The four creatives selected will receive a bursary alongside a two-year mentorship. The program will select those from design, marketing, photography, jewellery and content creation courses, nurturing diverse talent to support the creative industry following pandemic struggles.
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