Fashion news of the week: Palace, Miu Miu, a flea and a threesome
Can’t find the time to keep up with all the fashun? We’ve rounded up the biggest news of the week. Gird your loins...
Stüssy, Dries Van Noten and a flea
Not an actual flea, mind you. The Flea, bassist of Red Hot Chilli Peppers, who was shot by Tyrone Lebon for Stüssy’s upcoming, off-the-wall collaboration with Belgium’s finest, Dries Van Noten. Expect the brightest colours, loudest prints, camp shirts and plenty of rhinestones.
Available worldwide on 18th November in select Stüssy stores, some Dover Street Market locations, Dries Van Noten stores and online.
Royal College of Art honours Virgil Abloh’s legacy
This month will mark a year since designer Virgil Abloh passed away from cancer at the age of 41. It was news that shocked and saddened all those who felt his tremendous influence on contemporary fashion, his support for young, emerging talent and his unwavering spirit of community. This Monday (7th), The Royal College of Art announced the RCA Virgil Abloh Scholarship, set up to aid underrepresented communities in creative industries. The scheme will provide one student with maintenance support totalling £35,000. With the help of Virgil’s wife, Shannon Abloh, it feels like a proper full circle moment – a testament to the late designer’s enduring legacy.
Click here for more information on the RCA Virgil Abloh Scholarship.
Blimey, another Palace collab
Where do the Palace lot find the time? Barely a month after their Gucci collab, the London skate brand is back, this time with Y‑3. Featuring a reversible jacket, a puffer, graphic football tees and even a tailored suit, the collection blends the naughty irreverence of Palace and the rebellious spirit of Y‑3 for an all-out collab based on archive pieces from Yohji Yamamoto’s spin-off adidas label. And it only gets better with its campaign, which was shot by Jack Davison and features footballing legend Zinedine Zidane alongside skate icon Lucas Puig. A collab of greats.
Available now via Palace stores and online.
Miu Miu shares its Crimbo wishes
’Tis the season to share, and Miu Miu is all ears in its new Christmas campaign. Titled Private Wishes and directed by Tyrone Lebon (busy boy!), it sees house favourites Esther McGregor, Mona Tougaard and Lee Yoo-mi share their innermost thoughts and desires. (Our innermost desire is that Miu Miu brings back its menswear line, but beggars can’t be choosers, eh?)
Ménage à trois: Kiko, Asics and Hysteric Glamour
What’s better than a two-way? A three-way. For Kiko Kostadinov’s latest hookup with Asics, the duo recruited a third collaborator: Hysteric Glamour. The highly influential Japanese brand was born on the streets of Tokyo in 1984, before making its way onto the backs of in-the-know underground kids in New York, London and LA in the ’90s and ’00s. For this collab, the Asics Gel-Quantum Lylias are given a facelift, complete with a pearly glitter finish and unique shoe lacing system that was first used in the Skysensor Slash JJ. In terms of clothes, you’ll find a tasty mix of skirt-trouser combos, zip-through denim jackets and elaborate prints on knits. Three is definitely not a crowd.
Taylor Russell as its new global brand ambassador. In September, the Canadian actress – who’s about to star alongside Timothée Chalamet in Luca Guadagnino’s cannibal romance Bones and All – opened Loewe’s SS23 show, and it seems the relationship is growing thick and fast. Having been introduced to Russell via Guadagnino, the house’s creative director Jonathan Anderson had these gushy words to say: “I’ve never been so inspired by someone – it was the start of a very special friendship. I’m so proud that she agreed to open the SS23 show and excited to have her join the Loewe family.” Aww.
Is this heaven or Las Vegas?
Cocteau Twins fans, this’ll get you horny. Heaven by Marc Jacobs is back at it with its whistle stop tour of ’90s nostalgia, this time exploring the Scottish alt-rock band’s 1990 album Heaven or Las Vegas? Taking the form of a five-piece capsule paying homage to the pioneers of dream pop, there’s also an exhibition dedicated to the album taking place at the brand’s LA store on Fairfax. OG artwork from Paul West, the designer of its sleeve, will be on display, as well as album memorabilia that will be shown to the public for the first time. It’s unlikely the band will ever reform, but this is pretty close… right?
Available 11th November online and in the Heaven by Marc Jacobs FairFax, Los Angeles store.
Moncler cosies up with Rick Owens
In the spirit of going big, Moncler’s 70th birthday celebrations show no sign of slowing down. Having recently taken over New York and London with the immersive Extraordinary Expedition exhibition (there’s a mouthful for you), the Italian brand announced the Moncler Maya 70 Collaborations, a series of seven reinterpretations of its classic Maya jacket. And who better to start with than master subverter Rick Owens? Along with bringing sculptural design, Owens chose his wife and muse Michèle Lamy to front the campaign. “Michèle represents the intimate foundation, past, present and future of my label,” Owens says. “Her unfiltered barbaric elegance has always been one of my guiding stars.” Once again, aww.
Available online now!
Dior and Harrods: friendship never ends
Dior and Harrods are showing off their 70 year relationship with The Fabulous World of Dior, a pretty spectacular takeover of the famed department store that’s just in time for Christmas. For the first time, the facade of Harrods will be turned into an immersive installation featuring Dior emblems, while inside, two pop-ups, a cafe and a micro-village (!) will be crammed full of goods to go under the tree. Bag yourself a trinket, make someone’s Chrimbo or even just take your mum out for the day. For the last time, aww.