Virginie Viard bows out from Chanel

Chanel AW24

Fashion news of the week: Plus, Celine at Selfridges, Stone Island, and New Balance’s Legacy, Guess Jeans’ country escape, Louis Vuitton’s doggy day out and Telfar’s special Eid sale.

All aboard the choo-choo train of creative designers: next to get off is Virginie Viard, who is stepping down from her role as creative director of Chanel. She assumed the role five years ago, after the passing of Karl Lagerfeld, who Viard had worked with at the house for 30 years. Who’ll take her spot? There’s been whispers of Celine’s Hedi Slimane taking over for a while – which could spell a first-time menswear line for the French house. Meanwhile, John Galliano has mysteriously wiped his Instagram account (surely the modern tell-tale sign of a new era?). It’s anyone’s game of Guess Who.

Flick through 10 years of adidas Spezial

After a month of celebrating 10 years of Spezial, adidas is bookending the double digits with Decade: a 260-page hardback featuring the complete archive of adidas Spezial’s releases from over the years, with quotes and stories from the brand’s friends and family. While it was exclusively launched last month at the major retrospective, Decade – Celebrating 10 Years of adidas SPZL, in Darwin, Lancashire, the book is now available at adidas Originals’ flagship store on London’s Carnaby Street.

Celine brings a slice of the French Riviera to Selfridges

If you’re not able to whisk yourself away to the French Riviera for the summer, consider the arguably less sunny – but still stylish – Selfridges, instead. It’s where Celine’s Summer 24 Part II Plein Soleil” capsule collection will be housed, with pieces such as wide-brimmed woven hats, leopard-print sunglasses, hammocks, deckchairs and a bathrobe on offer, all inspired by the glam coastal strip.

Head to the Celine pop-up at Selfridges’ Corner Shop from 17th June to 13th July.

Stone Island and New Balance are back with the 574 Legacy

Stone Island and New Balance are back with their latest collaboration, having first partnered up in 2021. Now, they’ve released the New Balance 574 Legacy, which looks back to Stoney’s archive from 1987 – 1989, with a modern approach to NB’s much-loved silhouette, first introduced in 1988. Coming in green silk-effect polyester microfibre, the new model features the Stone Island Compass on the tongue, reflective heel tabs and a rubber outsole in a nod to utility and everyday wearability. When two become one.

The New Balance 574 Legacy will be available from 12th June in selected Stone Island stores and stoneis​land​.com.

Guess Originals escapes to the country

Who lives in a house, a very big house in the country? Guess Originals, which has set up a temporary escape from big city life for the summer months. For its latest campaign, the denim brand headed to the natural land of Georgia, ATL, and recruited homegrown rapper Camo, who is part of Lil’ Yachty’s Concrete Boys and gets geared up in camo two-pieces, wide-legged jeans, denim waistcoats, varsity-inspired jackets and tees.

Louis Vuitton lets the dogs out

Louis Vuitton has recruited a pack of dogs for its SS25 Men’s Pre-Collection campaign – creative director Pharrell Williams was apparently inspired by the everyday city adventures of our four-legged friends. The pieces in Vuitton’s upcoming collection take cues from strolls around the park and the cosmopolitan city lifestyle of dapper dog owners, so you’ll find preppy tailored shorts and varsity jackets, Dalmatian-printed fleeces, soft cotton bombers and denim two-pieces and, of course, an LV monogram dog bowl.

Get your hands on Louis Vuitton’s SS25 Men’s Pre-Collection from 31st October, when it hits stores.

Mugler opens its first store in China

Mugler has opened its very first store in China, inside Shanghai’s Réel department store. The futuristic space, designed by architect Sophie Hicks alongside Mugler’s creative director Casey Cadwallader, looks like an extension of one of the house’s otherworldly designs, with sharply angled fins and louvers bringing oddball dimensions. Inside, there are pieces from Mugler’s SS24 collection, as well as denim and knitwear, plus a whole host of leather goods, bags, footwear and a selection of six perfumes.

In the neighbourhood? Head to the 1st floor for Réel, 1601 Nanjing West Road Jing’an District Shanghai.

Telfar does a special drop in celebration of Eid


To celebrate Eid, which commences on 16th June, Telfar is dropping every colour and every size of its often sold-out small, medium and large shopping bags from 5pm on 6th June. The news was accompanied by a grid post showing love to the brand’s Muslim fanbase and the drop will also see Telfar donate 10 per cent of profits to various organisations supporting Palestinian liberation. The NYC brand has shown its support of such causes since last year and is arguably one of few fashion brands to do so. We love you, Telfar.

The Skateroom exhibits in Hôtel de Crillon

This summer, Paris’ swanky Hôtel de Crillon – part of the Rosewood Hotel Group – is teaming up with art, skate and social change platform The Skateroom for an exhibition. Kicking off on 18th June, the two-month showcase will be curated by Culture in Architecture founder Aline Asmar d’Amman and will present works by artists including Cindy Sherman, Juergen Teller, Jenny Holzer, Ai Weiwei and Andy Warhol. Alongside the mega art will be a limited-edition Rosewood x The Skateroom piece on show, by French artist Inès Longevial.

The Rosewood x Skateroom exhibition runs from 18th June to 14th September at Hôtel de Crillon, 10 Pl. de la Concorde, Paris.

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