All aboard Gucci’s slick new era

Fashion news of the week: Grubs up at Chanel’s diner in Brooklyn, Diesel reimagines Where’s Wally? and JW Anderson does fine art proper.

Gucci gears up for the Big Reveal

As we get ready for Sabato De Sarno’s debut collection as Gucci’s new creative director at Milan Fashion Week in September, the Italian house has left a few clues of what’s to come.

In August, cult-fave model Daria Werbowy was pulled out of retirement for a pool-side teaser campaign, wearing nothing but a double-GG thong, a fresh face and a sun-kissed glow. And now, Gucci has released its official campaign for AW23, showcasing the irreverent collection that was designed by the house’s studio team after former creative director Alessandro Michele’s grand finale last September.

Featuring nothing but an elevator, a Gucci-green backdrop and smiling models, the latest crumb in the lead-up to De Sarno’s debut is delectably pared-back, miles away from the heady 70s references of Michele’s modern rockstars. Dusting off the Gucci Horsebit Chain bag, first introduced by Tom Ford for Gucci’s AW03 collection, the house’s upcoming era could spell a return to the sexy, sensual minimalism of its 90s years, bringing back a contagious youthful spirit. We’re all ears.

Mark your calendar for Sabato De Sarno’s first collection for Gucci, premiering on 22nd September during Milan Fashion Week

Take a break and find the D(iesel)

You found Wally, we hope. Now, it’s time to find the big red D among the trendy crowd in Breganze, Italy, home to Diesel HQ since 1978. As part of its AW23 campaign, Diesel’s characters, who have regularly popped up in the brand’s world since Glenn Martens’ new job title was announced in 2020, gather en masse in a weird utopia: blonde bombshells strike a pose, leather-clad club kids snog against a street corner, a bodybuilder reclines on a car bonnet, fire breathers, well, breathe fire and a tractor drives through the madness of it all. But where’s that pesky D? We’ll leave you to it…

Still looking for the D? Blimey. Give your eyes a break and bag a treat at uk​.diesel​.com. And check back in early October, when Diesel’s AW23 collection will be up for grabs.

Grab a booth at Chanel’s Brooklyn diner

Just in time to feed New York Fashion Week’s hungry punters, Chanel will be planting a diner smack-bang in the middle of Williamsburg on 8th September. But don’t expect a big US-of‑A side of fries. Lucky Chance Diner is there to celebrate the hipster haven’s first ever Chanel Fragrance and Beauty Boutique, with the diner serving up portions of the house’s Chance Eau Fraîche Eau de Parfum. Keeping it retro with 60s-style interiors, guests are being invited to plant themselves in a booth and catch a whiff of one of Chanel’s most youthful scents. There’s even a photo booth to capture the moment, some diner-inspired nibbles, outdoor games and, of course, a chance to bag a Chance.

Lucky Chance Diner is open for business from 8th-10th September, 11am-7pm, at 225 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn. Reserve a spot right here

JW Anderson curates his latest mega exhibition

At the end of September, Jonathan Anderson will swing open the double doors to On Foot in central London’s Offer Waterman gallery and the JW Anderson store in Soho. His latest carefully-curated exhibition will show recent, stand-out pieces from his creative directorship at both JW Anderson and Loewe, presented alongside works from artists such as David Hockney, Lucian Freud and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. From the salubrious streets of Mayfair where the gallery is located, to the provocatively storied alleys of Soho where the JW Anderson store has its home, the exhibition’s galleries will each act like a pause at one of the social spaces or experiences the journey has to offer,” the press notes reveal. Better dust off that A‑Z, then.

Get off yer bike and travel to On Foot at Offer Waterman Gallery, 17 St George St, London, 18th September-28th October. Free admission

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