KNWLS makes some serious Noise
In February, KNWLS skipped the usual fashion week schedule in favour of presenting their AW23 collection via a lookbook. While there was no show, the latest collection is by no means quiet. And so it shouldn’t be, with a title like Noise. This season, Charlotte Knowles and Alexandre Arsenault developed the irreverent prints that have become hallmarks of the brand, with thorny florals, bleached leather and distressed mosaics on knee-length dresses and flared trousers. Also present: high-drama faux fur, biker jackets and a wickedly witchy boot. In a joint mini-statement, KNWLS also teased that they have “exciting projects on the horizon”, so rest assured it’s all systems go for London’s coolest brand.
Burberry welcomes its latest family members
The latest development of Daniel Lee’s Burberry sees model Georgia May Jagger and Tottenham forward Son Heung-min welcomed into the family. They join the shiny new faces of the British house that were announced a few week’s before Lee’s debut at London Fashion Week, including Shygirl, John Glacier and Skepta. Proper homegrown talent flying the flag for Lee’s vision of Britain – a very northern one, if his AW23 collection was anything to go by.
Bag it up with Coach’s reimagined Tabby
This week, Coach unveiled its In My Tabby campaign, starring Lil Nas X, Camila Mendes, Kōki and Wu Jinyan, to celebrate the brand’s most famous bit of arm candy, the Tabby bag. The cast are seen swinging it around in various shots by photographer Charlotte Wales, showing off the bag’s new silhouette that’s been reimagined by its creative director, Stuart Vevers. For inspiration, he looked to an archival bag from the ’70s and added some new, TikTok-friendly colourways: bubblegum pink and electric purple (the bag has had something of a cultural renaissance on the app, we’ll have you know). “I’ve always believed that fashion should be about more than only style,” said Vevers of the campaign. “It should be about community and creating safe spaces where people feel free to express themselves.”
Bag yourself a Tabby at coach.com
A trip to the seaside with JORDANLUCA
The boys at JORDANLUCA took a trip to Pleasure Pier with some friends for their SS23 campaign. Spiked necklaces, grungy red and white stripes and killer big booties are probably more appropriate for a night on the tiles than a trip to the seaside, but hey ho – it looks wicked. Now, anyone for a 99?
Baesianz are hosting a fundraiser for earthquake relief
Next Wednesday, Baesianz – a collective and platform for artists of Asian heritage – are putting on a mega event at Jumbi, the Peckham bar run by DJ Bradley Zero. All in aid of raising funds for earthquake relief in Turkey, Syria and Kurdistan, there’ll be a ticketed raffle on the night, with donations from the likes of Simone Rocha, Rita’s Dining, Yardsale, Ed Curtis and Nasir Mazhar. Jumbi will be donating 20 per cent of their profits from the event to three charities. So, grab a drink, win some new clothes and enjoy the DJs, all in the name of a good cause.
Buy a raffle ticket here. Baesianz x Jumbi will be held at Jumbi, Copeland Park, 133 Copeland Rd, London SE15 3SN on Wednesday 22nd March
The art of Fila
Fila’s SS23 campaign gets up close and personal with three of UK emerging artists, including one of our favourites, Trackie McLeod. Spending “a day in the life” with McLeod, Winnie Hall and Daniel David Freeman, Fila got the talented bunch to make a piece of artwork for the sportswear brand, all the while asking what it means to be an artist in Britain today. Watch below to find out.