Ten Craves: Chloe’s New Era, Louis Vuitton’s Fresh Faces And More!


Chloe Enters A New Era

It’s new year, new logo for Chloé. Debuting its swanky new typographical logo on a series of portraits, newly appointed creative director Chemena Kamali’s vision for the house is beginning to come into focus. The series, shot by photography maestro David Sims and styled by Lotta Volkova, stars models Jerry Hall, Liya Kebede and Jessica Miller amongst others, each disparately embodying the house’s most iconic eras. Preceding Kamali’s first show, which is scheduled for February 29 during Paris Fashion Week, the German designer is seemingly delving into the brand’s iconic past to inform its future. We can’t wait to see what she has in store. See more here. Bella Koopman

Victoria Beckham Links Up With Breitling

Vicky B. has long been a purveyor of luxe style, but now she’s applying that gilt-edge to the wonderful world of watches, collaborating with Swiss watchmaker Breitling on a limited-edition offering. Consisting of 1,500 pieces featuring the classic Chronomat style that’s become synonymous with the horologists, the offering draws on the colourways featured in Beckham’s spring/summer 2024 collection. Encased in stainless steel or yellow gold, these gorgeous timepieces are a near-perfect accessory. Shop here. BK

Givenchy’s New Chains

Givenchy is levelling up, introducing a new must-have handbag to its Voyou collection a year after the original was released. Dubbed the Voyou Chain, this semi-structured pouch is adorned with a gradient-link chain strap to add a tough edge to the slouchy but chic silhouette. Including the original V-shaped decor, the new offering is available in classic tumbled leather as well as denim, suede and disco-ready laminated leather. Buy yours here. BK

Saoirse Ronan And BamBam Join Louis Vuitton’s Roster

Louis Vuitton knows how to pick a good ambassador. But don’t take it from us, take it from the two familiar faces that the house has just added to its roster. For menswear, Thai rapper and singer BamBam is stepping up to bat, riding on a high after a sold-out global solo tour, with the Latin American and European legs kicking off this February.

Representing womenswear is Irish darling and four-time-Oscar-nomiated actress Saoirse Ronan. Known for her starring roles in hit films like Little Women and Lady Bird, Ronan has been closely linked with the French house for a while, attending the Academy Museum Gala in December 2023 with artistic director Nicholas Ghesquière. Two big hitters in their field, these cherished celebs are sure to drum up some fanfare for Louis Vuitton. BK

LCF Lecturers Stephen Spear And Josephine Collins Release Fashion Journalism Handbook

Prepped and primed for any fresh-faced fashionphile to devour at their pleasure comes a new book by LCF’s BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism and Content Creation lecturers and course leaders Stephen Spear and Josephine Collins. Called Fashion Writing: Journalism and Content Creation, the instructional title focusses on the shift experienced by print-format magazines and newspapers at the advent of the digital era. Inspecting how social media and online blogs in particular have contributed to the multi-channel expansion of pre-existing publications, the handy text acts as a professional guide to writing for specialist fashion journalism students (or general journalism pupils), as well as untrained, but talented, prospects. It’s the perfect read for anyone hoping to be the next Suzy Menkes, Sarah Mower or Tim Blanks. Nab a copy here. BK

Field Day’s Killer Line-Up

Sound the alarm, London’s favourite day fest, Field Day, has just released its killer 2024 lineup. Scheduled for August 24 in East London’s Victoria Park, headliners include crowd-pleasers like PinkPantheress, Shygirl, Horsegiirl, Mura Masa and Skin on Skin. A diverse mixture of electro, techno, pop and other infatuating genres, the schedule pays homage to the most exciting acts dominating the electronic music scene, both established and upcoming. Not one to miss, the programme has been created by Broadwick Live, the brains behind Drumsheds and Printworks, and is the perfect soundtrack for frolicking about in a field. Count us in! BK

Dover Street Market Drops SS24 Offering

Dover Street Market’s latest seasonal changeover is a good un’. Now stocking the SS24 collections of big name brands like Prada, Jil Sander and Maison Margiela, alongside fan-favourite newcomers like Sinéad O’Dwyer, the refreshing change of scenery is certain to draw in grail-hungry shoppers.

The announcement arrives in tandem with a number of DSM Exclusive launches including collections from Always Do What You Should Do, Ouie and Soldier, as well as an exclusive collaboration between the multi-brand retailer and avant-garde streetwear savant Barriers, which hails from New York. Centred around Black history, vintage garments are sourced from Black-owned archivists and then transformed into intricate, sculptural pieces that nod to one-of-one, community-driven heritage narratives. Discover the 60-piece couture collection in-store and online here. BK

Loewe Heads To Shanghai

Adding another notch onto his already-laden belt, Jonathan Anderson has curated a Shanghai retrospective that celebrates Loewe’s time-honoured heritage and its set to debut this spring. There, visitors will be able to marvel at iconic looks, multi-brand collaborations and the esteemed craftsmanship that Loewe has become known for over the course of its 178 year history. Starting at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre on March 22, the display will be free for the public and will run until May 5, before commencing a worldwide tour. BK

Bulgari Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend

Zendaya and Bulgari are a match made in graceful heaven, with the singer, actress and fashion favourite making good on her ambassadorship by appearing in the brand’s new Icon campaign. Focusing on the timeless B.zero1 collection, which was initially released in 1999, the campaign features updated versions of its classic rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets which are now spattered with pavé diamonds. Directed by Australian-born photographer, producer and director Cara Stricker and shot by David Sims, Zendaya stars alongside Blackpink’s Lisa. Discover more here. BK

Palace Skates To Seoul

Palace has brought in the new year with a bang, opening its brand new, 468sq/m flagship store in Seoul, South Korea on February 3. The brand’s biggest retail space to date, it’s situated in Apgujeong, a popular retail hotspot for a slew of designer and streetwear labels. Through a tall external façade that encloses a multitude of design elements inspired by the architecture of Korean palaces – duh! – Palace’s street-oriented yet understates aesthetic is effortlessly reflected. With an emphasis on the immersive experience offered by an audio-visual theme, an unmissable screened wall sits opposite a statue of one of Palace’s archived characters, a Bulldog, standing loud and proud. There is also ‘P’ shaped TV screen embedded in the floor beneath a curved wall of mirrors adorned with a line-up of the brand’s most enticing skateboard decks. Discover more hereIzzy Heywood

Loro Piana’s Award-Winning Wool

The Loro Piana Record Bale Award, which recognises two farms – one in Australia and one in New Zealand – that have produced the finest bale of Merino wool, celebrated its 24th and 25th editions in London this past Thursday.

Unveiling its first ‘World Record Bale’ since 2013, achieved by the Australian farm Pyrenees Park with a Merino wool fibre of only 10,2 microns, the exquisite evening was hosted by Loro Piana’s CEO Damien Bertrand and the brand’s deputy chairman Pier Luigi Loro PianaNew Zealand’s Visuela Farm was also awarded the 2023 Loro Piana Record Bale Award achieving a 10,7 microns wool bale. With a star-studded guestlist consisting of Claire Foy, Andrew Garfield and Richard E. Grant, it was a night to be remembered. BK

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