Gucci goes head-to-head with Jannik Sinner

Fashion news of the week: Plus, Massimo Osti Studio’s fourth chapter, Bottega’s new bunny boy, LFW’s bumper weekend, and Swarovski’s shiny bits.

Gucci and sportswear brand Head have launched a custom duffle bag for global brand ambassador Jannik Sinner, previously revealed while draped across his arm at the French Open. The sleek all-white leather bag features Gucci’s green-red-green web stripe and the new Gucci x Head logo. The partnership is carrying Sinner through his big tennis matches, first debuting at Wimbledon. But this isn’t the first time Gucci has served: the house’s tennis gear dates back to the 1970s. Match point.

Go fishing with END. and adidas Originals

END. and adidas Originals have unveiled a new fly fishing-inspired collection to get you wading through the stream. Rapper and TV funnyman Big Zuu stars in the campaign, showing off pieces that include functional cargo pants, vests, bucket hats, tees and sweats, while adidas’ classic models Tobacco and Mocaturf are given a facelift with fishing lure designs and custom graphics. We’ll be taking the bait.

The collection has o‑fishally dropped here

Massimo Osti Studio is on its fourth Chapter

Massimo Osti Studio is releasing its fourth collection, Chapter 04, via a first-time collaboration with American multi-tool brand, Leatherman Tool Group. The collection, featuring just two special pieces, features a modular vest with an expandable, removable waterproof shield and detachable graphene padding, and a very handy ARC tool made from durable MagnaCut steel with a DLC-coated blade, featuring corrosion resistance and magnetic architecture. Just don’t go waving it around, alright?

Grab your tool at Massimoosti​.com

BFC takes over the ICA for LFW’s 40th


The BFC has announced a bumper programme for London Fashion Week June 2024, taking place from 7th-9th June. A continuation of its 40th anniversary, LFW will host a series of events at the ICA, curated by radio host and presenter Clara Amfo, poet, model, and activist Kai Isaiah-Jamal, and writer Simran Randhawa, who will be working across three themes: Black culture centred around self-love; South Asian culture and its impact on pattern, textile, and craftsmanship; and queer culture, which will spotlight emerging voices from the trans community. Rooted in the history of London style, the events will focus on the best of British design, with a special retrospective installation plonked in the middle. Get your glad rags on.

Check out the 40th anniversary programme here.

Swarovski brings the jewels to Milan

Swarovski’s travelling exhibition, Swarovski – Masters of Light, is hitting Milan’s Palazzo Citterio in June, celebrating nearly 130 years of the brand’s shiniest moments in fashion, art, and pop culture. The exhibition, which debuted in Shanghai, will show over 50 crystal-embellished outfits from the likes of Prada, Gucci, and Versace, as well as stage costumes worn by Harry Styles and Beyoncé.

The exhibition runs from 17th June til 14th July at Milan’s Palazzo Citterio. Free admission.

Jacob Elordi is the sweetest bunny – and Bottega’s latest brand ambassador

Who’s the cutest bunny in the land? That’d be Jacob Elordi, who has been snapped up by Bottega Veneta to join its army of brand ambassadors. As 2023’s big screen golden boy, with main roles in two of the most talked about films, Priscilla and Saltburn (hold the sodding bathwater joke, mate – it’s over), Elordi’s set to play Frankenstein’s Monster in Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming sci-fi horror, Frankenstein. Somehow, we reckon he’ll still throb a few hearts.

Becks starts his music career with Bowers & Wilkins

David Beckham is the new face of British audio brand Bowers & Wilkins, with the partnership exploring significant parts of his life – on and off the pitch – and how music has had an impact. Kicking off with a campaign starring Goldenballs and a pair of Px8 noise-cancelling wireless headphones, Becks said: Music has always played a huge role in my life. I can hear a track and remember exactly where I was and what I was doing. In our family, whenever special moments happen, there’s always a song to go with them.” Cue: Victoria’s solo career.

Let the music play at bow​er​swilkins​.com/​d​a​v​i​d​b​e​ckham

Peachy Den heads to Margate for a colourful summer

All aboard the train to sunny Margate, where Peachy Den has shot its SS24 campaign along with model Stella Jones. The collection features 1950s-inspired swimsuits, techy cotton separates, sexy summer jerseys, and 90s-inspired knitted co-ords. Plus, the Cindy set, with an eco-friendly nod to the seersucker fabric, which is woven in France using recycled polyester. Now, who’s up for scampi?

Goodhood meets its new neighbours


Goodhood, East London’s one-stop shop for cult brands including Stüssy, Aries, and Stone Island, plus a wealth of trinkets from odd candles to ashtrays, is opening a brand-new store. Diving a little deeper into the neighbourhood (its OG store in Shoreditch opened 17 years ago), Goodhood 3.0 will be setting up shop in nearby Spitalfields, expanding its size and including sections such as Beauty and Lifestore”, a bookstore curated by Artwords and a huge fragrance corner.

Goodhood 3.0 opens on 6th June, located at Hanbury Street, Spitalfields

Calvin Klein hires a mighty minimalist as its creative director


The creative director musical chairs continue. Having done the rounds at bonafide quiet luxury” brands including The Row, Jil Sander, and Céline (under Phoebe Philo), it seems fitting that Calvin Klein has announced Veronica Leoni as its new Creative Director of Collection. The brand – amongst the most popular during the 1990s for its sexy, stripped-back aesthetic – will be debuting Leoni’s first Collection during AW25 later this year and will include both men’s and womenswear, plus underwear and accessories. I’m thrilled and honoured to have the opportunity to write a new chapter of the Calvin Klein story,” Leoni said in a statement. For decades, Calvin Klein interpreted the idea of bold self-expression, and I am willing to empower it with a strong accent on style and creativity.”

Studio Nicholson and Asics collab on a pair of Gel Quantums

Asics aren’t shy when it comes to collaborations, with the likes of Kiko Kostadinov, Cecile Bahnsen and Comme des Garçons in the archives. Now, it’s the turn of British clothing brand Studio Nicholson, who have partnered on a slick pair of Gel Quantum 360 VIII; minimal and coated in triple black Italian leather, the collab also features a hand-cut lattice effect and a debossed Studio Nicholson logo straight on the tongue. You’ll have to be quick, though: there are only 100 pairs available.

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