Ten Craves: Taiba Taiba’s Wearable Hair, Christopher John Rogers’ Clown-Core Collection And More!

TEN CRAVES IS OUR ONLINE SERIES THAT ROUNDS UP ALL THE BEST PRODUCT LAUNCHES AND MUST-KNOW FASHION HAPPENINGS WEEK IN, WEEK OUT.

CHLOÉ NARDIN’S ‘GUTS’

Subverting the traditional “knight’s tale”, Chloé Nardin’s AW23 collection transforms everyday men into the heroes of their own story. Dubbed, Guts – after the valiant swordsman from the cult anime series, Berserk, you’ll feel like a prince swathed in her signature sportswear silhouettes, now juxtaposed by military elements and embedded with androgyny. Also tracing themes of childhood and how they manifest in adulthood through the incorporation of design details, the use of dead-stock childrenswear fabrics take a tender perspective on traditional masculinity. To be presented this January in Paris as part of the British Fashion Council initiative ‘London Show Rooms’, this collection is for the knights in shining Chloé Nardin. 

Photography by Benedict Brink. 

CHRISTOPHER JOHN ROGERS CLOWN-Y COLLECTION

Aptly named, It’s My Party and I’ll Cry If I Want To, Christopher John Rogers new collection is a chic and avant-garde adaptation of the classic harlequin heroine. But while it may seem silly, this joyful, Jester-like style is no joke; Rogers creates elegant and tender evening gowns, jumpsuits and sartorially splendid tailoring. Its allure lies in its blurring of the lines between gender-specific codes with a focus on themes of escapism because gender stereotypes don’t exist in the circus tent. If you’ve got coulrophobia – a legitimate phobia of clowns – not to worry, because this zany collection gives us cause to be a clown year-round. Shop now. 

Photography by César Buitrago.

DIOR’S PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN UNIFORM 

If you’re a football fan and you’re feeling a little lacklustre on the heels of the World Cup, look no further because Kim Jones’ new dedicated Dior menswear collection has been created exclusively for the Paris Saint-Germain team. Hitting the fields this 2022-2023 season, black nuances run throughout the edit, offering a laid-back, lavish look distinguished by a harrington jacket, knitted jumper and polo tee. There are a number of bags, shoes and other accessories too, alongside a classy, cashmere coat, a suit and a crisp shirt. Discover the collection here. 

Photography by Till Janz.

BOOTSY COLLINS IN THE MARNI X CARHARTT WIP CAMPAIGN

Play that funky music boy, because Bootsy Collins takes centre stage in the new Marni x Carhartt WIP collection campaign. The seminal funk artist – formerly of Parliament-Funkadelic – whose signature driving basslines helped propel the genre forward, is joined by his wife Patti, his grandson Vincent and musician Babyxsosa in their Cincinnati home, for a series of groovy images shot by Lengua. Featuring an artsy assortment of women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories including bucket hats, coats, vests, work pants, shirts, tees, car jackets, chunky slip-on sneakers and a robust canvas tote bag, the inaugural, link-up is colour-savvy, utilitarian and contemporarily cool. Swathed in a punchy two-tone clover print, it’s the casual spring set you didn’t know you needed. Marni and Carhartt WIP will mark their collaboration with an in-store jam session at the Marni Montenapoleone flagship during Milan Fashion Week, also kicking off Marni Jam, a new multidisciplinary program. So keep your eyes peeled, people! Marni x Carhartt WIP is coming for you covered in clovers. Set to drop on January 14, you can discover the collaboration here.

Photography by Lengua.

TAIBA TAIBA’S HAIRY HEAVEN

Coif, curl and comb those tresses because Taiba Taiba’s inaugural collection of surreal wearable art, called Bundles of Paradise, is here. Arising as an extension and evolution of her mutli-media hair exhibition last year, We Need Some More Black in Hair, the subversive hairstylist’s clothing designs and accessories are unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Made up of intricate homeware, braided stools and mirrors, hairy hat designs and upcycled installations, her self-proclaimed ‘outlandish’ hair creations come to life, locks and all. There are full whimsical looks too, from textured hair boots, trousers and crop tops to braided trainers and sculptured hair, all inspired by the one-of-a-kind beauty of rare birds of paradise and its likeness to the distinctive nuances of braiding and black hair. 

Photography by Cameron Ugdodu. 

GUCCI’S NEW JACKIE 1961 CAMPAIGN

Dokata Johnson wanders through life in Los Angeles with the trusty new Gucci Jackie 1961 handbag by her side in a fresh, yet classic campaign. Wearing not one, but six different Jackie 1961 editions, the imagery reflects the bag’s versatile personalities; from the three sizes offered – mini, small, and medium – to its signature sophistication and refined upholstery – natural grain, patent or precious leather, GG Supreme emblematic canvas, woven raffia or straw and velvet tapestry. Revisiting the iconic handbag’s storied origins, these elevated reiterations are captured by Glen Luchford who pays homage to the style’s storied origins, intrinsic adaptability and enduring elegance spanning six decades. Shop now. 

Photography by Glen Luchford.

THE ART OF CELEBRATION AT SELFRIDGES 

In a bid to help customers celebrate special moments, big or small, Selfridges Celebrates comes to life with a slew of two-dimensional artworks by four formidable female artists and illustrators. From the cute cartoons of Angela Kirkwood, as well as the work of Paulina Almira, Brindha Kumar and Lena Yokoyama, their counter-cultural creations transform 29 iconic window displays across Selfridges’ London, Manchester and Birmingham stores, in the midst of a 4D and immersive surge. Selfridges Celebrates arrives in alignment with the release of the SS23 new-season collections and will also include year round gifting ideas and experiences, sustainable solutions and accessible goodies, with exclusive 2D inspired drops throughout the year. Not to mention, at the retailer’s flagship Oxford Street store, a special commission by John Booth invites visitors to playfully explore what celebration means to them. Discover the premier edit here. 

PRADA’S ‘TOUCH OF CRUDE’ CAMPAIGN AND SHORT FILM

Playing off the ability of actors and models to encapsulate an ‘otherness’ by their very nature, Prada’s poignant campaign for the SS23 season is a star spangled presentation of the men’s and women’s collections birthed by Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons. Entitled, A Touch of Crude, the film by Nicolas Winding Refn (NWR) – who created an immersive environment at the women’s summer 2023 catwalk – explores the lives of women and the scope of fluid modern femininity. It’s a family affair as well, starring sisters Lola and Lizzielou Corfixen, alongside their mother Liv Corfixen, NWR’s children and wife respectively. Meanwhile David Sims‘ sensitive stills draw upon the characteristics of classic Hollywood and European movies, placing Vincent Cassel, Jaehyun Jeong, Louis Partridge, Hunter Schafer and Letitia Wright, alongside the models Guinevere van Seenus and Rachel Williams, centre stage. Watch the film here.

Photography by David Sims. 

Top Image: Photography by Cameron Ugdodu, courtesy of Taiba Taiba. 

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