Vivienne Westwood takes tartan and tulle to Margate

Fashion news of the week: Plus, Palace and Stella Artois sort your Wimbledon drip, Lanvin has a new artistic director, and Mustafa announces an Artists for Aid concert in London.

It’s been a busy few weeks for Andreas Kronthaler and the Westwood house: it was only this month that the late designer’s wardrobe – over 200 garments – was displayed at the world-famous auction house, Christie’s. If you’re looking for another Westwood fix, consider the SS25 campaign your salve. Margate’s beach was the backdrop for a campaign starring Kristen McMenamy and featuring tartan vests; bodice-hugging, tulle dresses; and, for those who believe in less is less, an oil-spill coloured wool coat or subtly printed suit.

An escapade to Margate decades ago left a lasting impression on Vivienne Westwood creative director Andreas Kronthaler: I went to Margate for the first time in the late 90s, it seemed the most quintessential English seaside place, therefore, I always wanted to do a campaign shoot there.” It was lensed in the Margate Caves, the car park of Dreamland amusement park, and the Nayland Rock hotel – who needs Palais de Tokyo, hm?

Lanvin hires Balenciaga's former head of couture

Another day, another creative director appointment. Earlier this week, the oldest, continuously operational French couture house, Lanvin, revealed that Peter Copping, who previously helmed Balenciaga’s couture division, will be its new artistic director. Prior to his time at Balenciaga, Copping had a stint at Sonia Rykiel, then worked under Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton, before landing at Oscar de la Renta. Want to see what he’ll bring to the 135-year-old house? Copping will start the position in September.

Palace gives your Wimbledon kit a makeover

Palace and Stella Artois are joining forces again for a capsule collection perfect for both standing outside the Blue Posts in Soho, or on Henman Hill during Wimbledon. The stellar (get it?) union includes a cracking moss-green track jacket with Palace x Artois” emblazoned across the sleeves, motif-laden hoodies, trucker hats, tennis racket cases, and, get this: tennis balls. The collection lands in-store at Palace today, would you believe.

Celine suggests that you work up a sweat

Celine wants to get hot and sweaty with you, following the announcement that it’ll be releasing a pilates collection this October. Its reformer machine includes leather Triomphe monogramming and sits alongside kettlebells, yoga mats, and weights. Now you have an excuse to live out your wildest Devil Wears Prada fantasy, but make it sporty. Is that the…the…Celine reformer machine? Yes, yes it is.

Rimowa has a Brat summer

It-girls have been rolling Rimowa’s four-wheeled suitcase around for eons. Kylie Jenner’s Barbie pink Rimowa recently made the rounds on TikTok, and who could forget Rihanna fronting the brand’s 2021 campaign with a mullet in the desert? Now, it’s only a matter of time before its latest emerald iteration is spotted in the clutches of, say, Sabrina Carpenter, or musician du jour Charli XCX. Featuring its trademark metallic groves, the latest, limited edition case comes in three sizes, as well as a green cross-body bag with a detachable leather strap. It’s time to fire up that holiday group chat.

Diesel announces its first male global ambassador


Diesel creative director Glenn Martens isn’t one for playing it safe – well, only when it comes to sex. Remember his 200,000-strong condom mountain at the AW23 show? Yeah, it’s hard to forget – and neither is the brand’s first male global ambassador, Damiano David. Martens teased the partnership in May when the Måneskin frontman hit the Met Gala in a sheer Diesel suit. Now, stay tuned for the Damiano x Diesel capsule line dropping later in the year, too.

Mustafa gathers pals for a London aid benefit concert


And finally, not fashion news but important: Sudanese-Canadian artist Mustafa has enlisted some of music’s hottest names for the London leg of his Artists for Aid concert. King Krule, Clairo, Dev Hynes, Daniel Caesar, Earl Sweatshirt and comedian Ramy Youssef will be performing at East London’s Troxy on 4th July. One hundred per cent of ticket proceeds goes to War Child UK’s response in Sudan and Palestine and the event is selling fast so move quick.

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