Celine’s got a new scent

Fashion news of the week: Plus, The Stath returns for Stone Island, Supreme turns 30, Puma and Ottolinger, Stüssy and Levi’s, and New Balance’s 1000.

Stop the Cavalry. This week we’ve had horses on the loose and a new Taylor Swift album (yes, again). We don’t know about you, but we’re in need of some respite. And this evening is a good place to start, with the release of Luca Gaudagnino’s Challengers: an erotic tale of lust and codependency pleasurably played out on and off a tennis court. With players Mike Faist and Josh O’Connor battling for former star Zendaya’s affections, it’s the kind of play-off we’ll happily tune into.

Plus, it’s game, set, match to be the most stylish film of the year, with Loewe’s Jonathan Anderson heading up the costume design. From what we’ve seen so far, it’s looking to be a preppy ode to the American dream; a seamless exercise in sports commercialism, demure taste and some sort of commentary on the wealth divide.

So sit back and relax: this one sounds like a serve. Alright, we’ll stop now. Onto the bulletins!

Celine welcomes Zouzou

Celine is adding another addition to its blossoming Haute Parfumerie line (a full blown smash in our opinion). This one’s called Zouzou – a childlike nickname that appeared in the last century to describe a young woman with short hair,” the brand’s Creative Director Hedi Slimane tells us. For the more refined noses amongst our readers, you’ll find notes of benzoin, tonka bean, patchouli, labdanum, vanilline and musk. The effect, says Hedi, is a perfume about utopic adolescence.” We recommend throwing it on in the day, before switching to the maison’s Reptile, Black Tie or Nightclubbing at night.

Live out your Jean Seberg fantasies here

30 years of Supreme

It’s been a wild 30 years for Supreme, which started out in an unassuming shop on Manhattan’s Lafayette Street and now boasts corners in London, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Paris, Seoul and Berlin. Plus, the biggest names and treasured faces have been along for the ride, with Kate Moss, Mike Tyson, Lady Gaga and Kermit the Frog appearing in its campaigns. Of course, there have been some memorable pieces, too: namely the T‑shirts Supreme have been famed for since the early days. To mark the big birthday, the skate brand is releasing 30 Years: T‑Shirts 1994 – 2024, a three-volume book looking back on its biggest, rarest and most covetable tees released over the past 30 years, from collaborations with Lil Kim, Jean Paul Gaultier, Nan Goldin and Black Sabbath to where it all started: a humble crisp white cotton with a red-box logo.

Yes, I want 30 years worth of Supreme T‑shirts

Jason Statham returns for Stone Island’s Panama Tinto Terra

Jason Statham returns for Stone Island’s latest campaign, this time accompanied by South London superfan and collector Arco Maher. Part of the outerwear brand’s SS24 Panama Tinto Terra line, the pieces – which reuse cotton material scraps from Stoney’s own production chain – include a shirt jacket featuring an overstitched collar with a small button strap, pockets aplenty and a white Stone Island badge placed on its left sleeve. The second is a blouson with a rounded collar and buttoned strap, elasticated cuffs and a two-way zip-fastening for a quick escape. Smart-casual conundrum sorted.

Shop the Stone Island pieces here

Fighting spirit: Puma and Ottolinger’s new collab is here

Ottolinger first collaborated with Puma in March 2023 for its AW show. Now, the friendship blossoms with a brand-new line. For its campaign, the duo brought model of the moment Alva Claire into the fold, riding a motorbike through the streets of Athens while showing off the Mini Bag, Big Bag, brand-new Mostro Lo’s and protective knee-length Mostro Boots. Hi-ya.

Enter the battle here

New Balance goes back to the year 2000

Sensing that the Y2K revival spiral is not even close to death, New Balance has reissued one of its beloved styles first introduced in 1999. Welcome (back) the New Balance 1000: a turn-of-the-millennium classic featuring a futuristic silver outer, streamlined silhouette and a sculpted sole unit – a nod to a simpler time when we were certain we’d be living in Blade Runner in the year 2024. To help make some noise, NB has announced British rapper Dave as its latest brand ambassador, who also features in the 1000’s campaign where he can be found racing the streets. Meanwhile, Ewen Spencer took Dave to the clouds for the accompanying stills.

We hear the New Balance 1000 are mostly sold out but there’s no harm in clicking

Stüssy and Levi’s are back with a four-piece capsule

Stüssy and Levi’s are back with a new capsule, this time a short and sweet four-piece collection pairing the cool, calm waves of California with Levi’s denim know-how. Captured in a hazy campaign shot by skater and photographer Antosh Cimoszko, the pieces include a leather jacket, a crispy rinse trucker with matching black jeans, and a western-inspired leather belt. The best things come in small packages and all that.

The collab is at levis​.com, stussy​.com and select Dover Street Market stores from today

Clarks celebrates its first Wallabee Day

Sharpen up your favourite shoe for Clarks’ first Wallabee Day, set to take place every year on 26th April. Since it was first crafted in 1968, the Wallabee has traversed global styles and subcultures far and wide, from England’s football terraces and school playgrounds, to the dancehall scenes in Jamaica. Big on comfort and ultimate smart appeal, the Wallabee has, over time, found its footing Tokyo’s Shibuya region, and crossed continents to meet hip-hop icons such as Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon (who kindly confirmed that We need to have a Wallabee Day”). All that before heading back to British soil where it has been a firm favourite of the swaggering Britpop lot since the 1990s. Throughout the rest of April, Clarks will be popping up a load of special releases, customisations and a social media competition over on its official Instagram account. Stay tuned.

Vivienne Westwood’s personal wardrobe is up for sale

In very special news, Christie’s has announced the sale of the late, legendary designer and activist Vivienne Westwood’s personal wardrobe. With pieces that span four decades – the earliest dating back to the brand’s seminal AW83/​84 collection, Witches – a mammoth 200 lots will be offered across two sales to benefit The Vivienne Foundation, Amnesty International and Médecins Sans Frontières. Plus, the sale will happen in conjunction with The Big Picture – Vivienne’s Playing Cards, an auction also by Christie’s, which includes a set of large-scale autographed cards which Westwood signed not long before her death in December 2022. The sale, which is coming to auction at Christie’s on 25th June, will earn an estimated £30 – 50,000 for Greenpeace.

Count your coins: Christie’s Vivienne Westwood The Personal Collection is taking place at the auction house’s HQ on King Street, London from 14 – 24th June

Sea-Watch partners with Ai Weiwei

Sea-Watch, a brilliant non-profit organisation that has been involved in the rescue of well over 45,000 people at sea, has released a collection of T‑shirts, caps and towels, with a specially designed tee by visionary artist Ai Weiwei. The origins of the collection came from the on-going refugee crisis: Since the refugee crisis in Europe in 2015, the number of refugees, both in the Middle East and Europe, has significantly increased,” Weiwei said in a statement. Given the ongoing political and social developments, it is highly probable that more wars will lead to a rise in global refugee populations.” Through this collection, both the artist and organisation hope to raise awareness to the cause, while proceeds from the sales will go on to help fund Sea-Watch’s civil search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea.

Show your support and buy a T‑shirt here

Miista transforms into a one-night-only club

Last Saturday, East London’s go-to womenswear brand Miista put on a club night to raise a glass to the community they’ve been serving since its launch in 2010. And to the late and great club nights, parties and DJs that have come and gone over the years. The brand transformed its former studio – an old tannery in Bethnal Green – into Miista Club, while serving up drinks and dancing to a soundtrack of electronica, techno and bossa nova, courtesy of the all-star DJ line up of VTSS, Nadine Noor, Ella Knight and Mafalda. Sounds like a hoot!

Head down to Miista’s sample sale at 33 Wadeson Street E2 9DR – it’s open today & Saturday from 11am to 8pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm. Hurry!

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