Happy Friday fashion icon! Another new week means a number of new and exciting fashion releases, collaborations, and initiatives to keep us excited. Just in time for a mini heatwave here in the UK (yes, we’re shaping 23°C as a heatwave – we’re taking what we can get our hands on), we have a new summer collection from Paco Rabanne, Palace and Gant, in partnership with Liberty Fabrics , as well as trainers from Givenchy and Lacoste. There’s a fun new campaign with Bella Hadid in Swarovski crystals and the healthy announcement of gender equality activist platform Gucci and BFC announcing a new generation of talent it will support. This is what is in fashion.
Image courtesy of Gant.
Gant and Liberty cloths get fun, baby!
When American sportswear brand Gant partnered with British luxury textile maker Liberty Fabrics, they embodied the ’70s in a collection of shirts and dresses in soft, silky fabrics embellished with stunning prints. Some have trippy nature prints that are so detailed that you see a new element to the design every time you take a closer look. Others have funkadelic waves with groovy tones and others almost Studio Ghibli-esque in stunning mountain views. You can really see how the fabric makers’ union known for its intricate floral designs and relaxed Gant flares complement each other to create something special. Stay tuned for the collection when it launches May 19, 2022. MISS
Givenchy has designed “dream shoes”
Sneakers! Attention please. A pair of new avant-garde must-haves landed with Givenchy’s clearance. Yes, as part of their Pre-Fall 2022 collection, the team at Parisian House launched the TK-360 — a shoe that creative director Matthew M. Williams has described as a “dream shoe,” according to a release from the house. If that in itself isn’t enough to convince you to go and the cops IMMEDIATELY, then perhaps it’s worth mentioning that the slick sneakers, which debuted on the SS22 runway, boast some cutting edge technology in the manufacturing process. . The clue is in the name, with ‘360’ referring to the shoe’s all-knit construction — one that even wraps around the sole! Available in classic black or white as well as seasonal acid yellow, graphite gray, camel cream, navy blue, and light pink, the result is a pair of seriously directional gothy-cyber sneakers. Get yours here today! TG
The new tennis shoes from Lacoste that we 30-Love
Some more coach news for all of you! Lacoste has launched two new shoes from their summer collection celebrating the sport the French brand’s founder is known for. As a tribute to tennis player René Lacoste, the L001 and L002 are ready for use on the court. The L001 takes the brand’s heritage style and turns it modern with subtle nods to the sport like details on the sides of the shoe reminiscent of the throat of a racket (yes that’s the official term for the triangle between grip and net). The L002 is then for the more adventurous girls, a shoe like the L001 but only in women’s sizes and with a thick sole and over-the-top style. A slightly looser film promoting fun shoes celebrates unexpected joy with a series of chaotic events that can easily fit into a film Everything Everywhere All At Once. We give it five stars on Letterboxd. Check out both shoe options online now! TG
Palace went y2k for his SS22 collection
While we may be currently cycling through trends and “cores” at breakneck speed thanks to TikTok, one nostalgic style has been a mainstay of our wardrobes for the past few seasons. Early 00s style isn’t going anywhere anytime soon and Palace’s new SS22 collection has a bunch of cute big tees and baggy bottoms to elevate your Sk8er Boi aesthetic. Our favorites from the new line include the diamante velvet tracksuit in pastel tones that we definitely saw 20 years ago at the Paris Hilton; A sporty trompe l’oeil graphic tee, monogrammed boxer-style shorts, greek art print jeans and a snake print shirt for your Britney in a VMA couple costume, and bold two-tone contrast jackets and hoodies with kitsch cartoon and Y2K fire dotted each. inches. There’s also a collab boat shoe by Sperry—an 80-year-old brand known for its yacht-matched footwear—which features a fun Palace print all over the canvas. Finally, you’ll also have quite a bit of gear for your home, from comic book pillows and gold Palace-print towels, to mugs, skateboards, and even a Rubik’s cube because, why not? Launching today online, check it all out at palaceskateboards.com. TG
BFC have announced their talent NEWGEN
Within the fashion industry, London has a proud reputation as a source of exciting new talent. One of the initiatives that built that reputation, of course, was NEWGEN, the incubation program that BFC runs behind some of the city’s most successful names. Yesterday, at a ceremony held at the Design Museum in Kensington, the 2022 recipients were announced. Recognized for “creativity, strong design aesthetics and a point of difference”, notable additions to this year’s roster include Sinéad O’Dwyer, a womenswear designer whose work has brought candid conversations around fashion’s toxic body standards to the table since graduating from RCA in in 2018, and Masha Popova, a designer whose innovative cuts to Y2K-inspired outfits have made it entice industry connoisseurs like Dua Lipa and Bella Hadid. Here’s the full list of this year’s talented groups: Ahluwalia, ANCUȚA SARCA, ASAI, Bethany Williams, Chet Lo, Conner Ives, DI PETSA, EFTYCHIA, FEBEN, HARRI, HELEN KIRKUM, Jawara Alleyne, Labrum London, Leo Carlton, MASHA POPOVA, Nensi Dojaka , Paolo Carzana, ROBYN LYNCH, ROKER, SSDALEY, SAUL NASH, Sinéad O’Dwyer, Stefan Cooke, yuhan wang. MISS
Bella Hadid for that Swarovski vibe which one are you?
Speaking of Bella Hadid, she just fell other stunning campaign! However, instead of for the fashion house, her latest star turn is for the Austrian crystal house Swarovski. Shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, and designed by creative director Giovanna Engelbert, the film features Bella captured in six vibrant color frames, channeling six different moods. Baby blue lenses accentuate Bohemian Bella, while pink accentuates her sweet side. Yellow gives us a sporty Bella, while clear white makes her look glamorous. “Bella Hadid encapsulates the individualistic and transformative attitude of the new global generation,” said Giovanna of the singular supermodel. “He is a multifaceted character who avoids the box of rules and conformity. She went from sporty to glamorous while remaining the same girl—the same Bella—with confidence and authority. In that sense, it conveys Swarovski values perfectly. Today, crystals are a dynamic part of our everyday wardrobe: a way to accentuate your personal style in a casual and sophisticated way. Bella is the poster girl for this state of mind.” Trust us, this is the one we are trying to get into! MISS
Image courtesy of Gucci.
Gucci has grants and platforms for those fighting for gender equality
When the revelation that the US Supreme Court had plans to potentially dismantle Roe v Wade and making abortion no longer protected by federal law, just at a time when we’re all annoyed by the glamorous Met Gala looks, fashion often feels unimportant in our current political and social climate. But there are brands using their platforms for good and Gucci has announced the latest issue of their Chime Zine, a publication amplifying their voices calling for gender equality, as well as the activists and organizations that will receive their Chime for Change grant. year. The Chime Zine will feature stories about the stigma of obesity globally, the role of women in the Indian Peasants protests, discrimination and activism in South America’s trans community and how disability and gender intersect with other must-read features that show how people stand. patriarchal power around the world. You can access it digitally at Gucci Equilibrium before the print version is released later this month. While the Chime for Change grant has pledged to fund and support BEAWARENOW, an Italian charity focused on gender-based violence; Equality Now, which is driving legal change in the Middle East, South Asia and North Africa; The Global Fund for Women, a collective which in turn supports five other feminist funds; mother2mothers, which expands women’s and children’s health services in Ghana; Ms. Foundation for Women, a grassroots organization that promotes systemic change for people of color; and finally Promundo, the Global Kerring Childhood Initiative. TG
Image courtesy of Paco Rabanne.
Paco Rabanne’s new collection is for hot summer girls
If, like us, the sun finally go out if you’ve already planned your summer vacation and booked a week off all at once to sunbathe and relax by the pool, then you’re going to need a new suitcase full of looks to wear as you meander through hot or flirtatious European cities. past a coast guard. For this, you need look no further than Paco Rabanne’s collection of Summer Vacation capsules. There are tropical influences of reggae music and a ’50s Hawaiian holiday aesthetic, alongside nostalgic reflections of the ’70s brand style under Jane Birkin. Think: a fringe-cut tee that’s ruche in a ring in the middle and a groovy flair in a peacock-like botanical print, canyon wood jewelry, button-down dress in bold orange tones and tops adorned with stunning sunsets. Very hot! Looking at the campaign pictures, we can almost taste the margarita in our browned hands. Find the complete collection at pacorabanne.com. TG
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