Here's what's got us talking this week...
Virgil Abloh x Mercedes-Benz
Following the passing of Virgil Abloh, the fashion industry has been paying tribute and reflecting on the designer’s legacy. Mercedes-Benz has released Abloh’s re-imagined G-Class following the family’s wish to unveil the project. The collaborative vehicle redefines luxury with a dystopian edge and a sense of creative freedom with Abloh re-interpreting heritage for the future.
Cecilie Bahnsen Debuts Handbags
Cecilie Bahnsen has launched its first handbag collection in collaboration with heritage Japanese brand Chacol. The Encore collection, crafted from leftover fabric donated by outerwear company Mackintosh, blends style and solution with a focus on form and function. The totes come in a variety of shapes in staple colourways adorned with playfully-crafted embellishments for everyday use.
Palace x Kappa
Palace and Kappa have collaborated on their first collection as they pay tribute to nineties British football culture with a nod to classic Italian street style. The collection comprises a crinkle-effect technical jacket with reworked Palace statements, a Kappa 222 tracksuit with a playful co-branded logo and a set of raglan tees inspired by vibrant football jerseys.
Circular Design for Fashion
Dame Ellen MacArthur has unveiled a new book, Circular Design for Fashion, to inspire conversation about the damaging impact of the fast fashion industry. The book resembles a workbook to incite creative thinking as MacArthur debunks circular fashion myths while educating about restorative and regenerative approaches and minimising waste outputs.
Pangaia's Bio-Based Capsule
Pangaia has revealed a limited-edition tracksuit collection coloured with bio-engineered dye technology in collaboration with Colorifix. The capsule experiments with natural, lab-grown dyes as synthetic biology builds inserts into microbes to produce pigments and transfer the colour onto the fabric. This manufacturing process reduces water and electrical energy consumption, taking inspiration from nature’s circular model.
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