Valentino sees red
In celebration of all things red, Valentino has released a bumper book, Rosso Valentino, exploring the Italian house’s long-standing history with the colour. Put together by fashion writer Charlie Porter, it features over 180 of Valentino’s most iconic pieces – including haute couture gowns, Rockstud slingbacks and VLogo buckle belts – and spans the house’s entire history, from designs by its founder Valentino Garavani right up ’til today’s creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli.
Bottega’s back with, er, Bottegas
First introduced last year, Bottega Veneta’s Bottega for Bottegas sees the Italian house raise a glass to 14 bottegas (AKA workshops) across the world, handing over its huge global presence (think: ads, store windows, newsletters) to independent pasta makers, woodworkers and more. A load of artisan products are also available to purchase on the Bottega Veneta website, all inspired by the Italian way of life. Just in time for Christmas. Salute!
Burberry supports youth charity OnSide
As the cost of living crisis has a devastating impact across the UK, Burberry are partnering with youth charity OnSide to offer support. The British house’s donations will provide 5,000 young people with a free cooked meal, while also supporting the charity’s expenses, training and guidance. “This partnership will not only provide thousands of young people with a hot meal at their local Youth Zone this winter, but also enable us to continue to provide vital support to our network of Youth Zones,” says Kathryn Morley, Chief Executive at OnSide.
The boys at Yardsale release a sack of goods
In a stark contrast to the weather over here, the boys at Yardsale flew to Benidorm to shoot their latest lookbook. All blue skies, tans and fishbowls for under a fiver, the skate brand’s AW22 collection features shell jackets and boxy denim embroidered with the brand’s signature insignias, as well as a load of knits, sweats and the often sold out Phantasy jeans. The ideal present for a skate-mad brother to rip open on the 25th.
Our Legacy launch an exclusive Work Shop
Known for its sexy approach to casual tailoring, Stockholm brand Our Legacy has launched a 12-piece exclusive collection, Work Shop, all of which has been made here in the UK. Using deadstock fabrics on suits, coats, knits and shirts, the collection is a salute to the fashion craftsmanship that’s found across the country. Plus, it looks bloody good.
Our Legacy’s Work Shop collection is available on ourlegacy.com and at the Work Shop pop-up with MatchesFashion, in the townhouse at 5 Carlos Place from London Dec 7th to 11th.
Carhartt WIP and Liberty make jammies
It’s not Christmas without a shoutout to Liberty. This year, the famed London department store has collaborated with Carhartt WIP on a five-piece collection. It features pyjamas, shirts, an eye mask and suitcases made in partnership with Globe Trotter, all using Liberty’s archival fabric print.
Carhartt WIP made with Liberty Fabric is available to buy in store at selected Carhartt WIP stores and online.
Palace drops another Calvin Klein collab
London’s favourite skate brand has reloaded its viral springtime collaboration with fashion behemoth Calvin Klein. This time, the only items available to buy are an uber-limited restock of men and women’s underwear, basics, denim and, of course, the CK1 fragrance – stocking fillers of dreams, we say. Never ones to drop new items without a bang, Palace also released an accompanying mini-film, starring Uma Thurman, Michael Imperioli, Roddy Ricch and Ethel Cain. Swoon.
Miuccia Prada steps down as Prada Group CEO
The first lady of Italian fashion has stepped down as CEO of the luxury house, alongside her close collaborator Patrizio Bertelli. This news comes hot on the heels of Raf Simons’ announcement that he’s shuttering his namesake label just two weeks ago. Don’t panic, though – Mrs. Prada will still be at the helm of Miu Miu and will continue to collaborate with Simons as the creative director of Prada. Keep your eyes peeled for more news…