Prada gets crude, Mugler returns IRL and Dior scores a header

Fashion news of the week: After a fairly quiet first week back to school, fashion’s out, loud and proud with mega campaigns, covetable collabs and even a stunt performer.

Mugler returns to the runway

Mugler’s creative director Casey Cadwallader has some mega news: the Parisian house is making its long-awaited return to the runway for the first time since February 2020. Like everyone else, Mugler fell victim to the pandemic, which shut the world down just a few weeks after the brand’s AW20 show. Mugler adapted by showcasing its collections digitally, with sexy lookbooks and highly-choreographed films fronted by the likes of Bella Hadid, Kai Isaiah-Jamal and Megan Thee Stallion. Now, Cadwallader is set to bring Mugler’s high-octane theatricality back with an immersive experience”, complete with a future-facing, see-now-buy-now format. Hold onto your seats – this will be anything but polite.

Mugler’s AW23 show will be presented on 26th January, with the collection immediately available to buy at fash​ion​.mugler​.com

Dior scores for Paris Saint-Germain

You’ll get a kick out of this: Kim Jones, art director of Dior Men’s, has designed an exclusive collection for the Paris Saint-Germain football team. The house is the official tailor of the French club and the off-pitch pieces all come embroidered with snazzy PSG patches and CD Icon initials. There’s a harrington jacket, a knitted sweater, evening coats, suits and polo shirt, all ready for the 2022 – 2023 footie season. What a goal.

Stüssy and Timberland prepare for a storm

If your New Year’s resolution is to get off your arse, you’ll want to bag Stüssy’s collaboration with Timberland. The duo have just released an updated version of the World Hiker Boot. Featuring a Gore-Tex waterproof upper and proper premium leather, it’s available in two colourways, black and wheat. C’mon, a brisk walk will do you good.

Stüssy x Timberland is available worldwide from today at select chapter stores, select Dover Street Market stores, Timberland stores,​.uk and tim​ber​land​

Prada has a crude awakening

Prada has just released the campaign for its mega SS23 collection, Touch of Crude, which was presented in Paris last October. Shot by David Sims and featuring a cast that includes the latest Pra-daddy Vincent Cassel, Jaehyun Jeong, Louis Partridge, Hunter Schafer and Letitia Wright, it’s an all-star affair. Is it just us, or do these lot look like they’ve got something on their mind?

Jean Paul Gaultier turns up the heat

A number of designers have been looking back to their archives recently. Jean Paul Gaultier is the latest, having referenced the statue prints of his SS99 and AW01 collections for Burn”, an exclusive capsule hitting Dover Street Market today that includes archival prints, leather biker jackets and skin-tight styles synonymous with JPG. To really turn up the heat, the Frenchman enlisted the help of stunt performer Bike Samaca to front the accompanying campaign, in which the Parisian turns tricks not to be tried at home – while wearing a conical bra. Today we can see the world is evolving; fashion is changing, and the image of women is intensifying,” she says. Mixing fashion and stunt work is all I could have wished for.”

Jean Paul Gaultier’s exclusive capsule collection, Burn, is available at Dover Street Market from today.

Moncler goes on a Hyke

Moncler loves bringing their friends along for the ride, with a long list of collaborators including Rick Owens, Craig Green, JW Anderson, to name a few). Next up: Hideaki Yoshiara and Yukiko Ode, the duo behind cult Japanese brand Hyke, which is known for its post-modern minimalism via ultra sharp outerwear and outdoor gear, and its past collabs with adidas Originals and The North Face. This marks their second outing with Moncler Genius and sees them look to the brand’s storied archive to reinterpret pieces such as the 1960 Lionel Terray down coat.

4 Moncler Hyke is available to buy at mon​cler​.com

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