TEN CRAVES IS OUR ONLINE SERIES THAT ROUNDS UP ALL THE BEST PRODUCT LAUNCHES AND MUST-KNOW FASHION HAPPENINGS WEEK IN, WEEK OUT.
KATHARINE HAMNETT CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF SLOGAN TEES
The inventor of the slogan T-shirt strikes again. Katharine Hamnett, 77, most famous for her casual apparel that comes plastered with political slogans, celebrates the 40th anniversary of the slogan tee with a campaign starring Jonny Woo, Owen Jones, Daniel Millar, Hayley Hasselhoff, Cozette McCreery, and Josie Naughton, (founder of the Choose Love charity) amongst others. Always responsive to current political affairs, Hamnett says, “Slogans don’t work. Write or call your local representatives, tell them what kind of world you want – and if they don’t take actions in that direction, vote them out. Voting is one of the most important things in life that people can do”. Hamnett tees are designed for the Global Goals App (in particular for Goal 16: ‘Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions’), contributing 20 percent of all profits to UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), and are available here.
Photography by Jean-Francois Carly
FRIENDS OF FENDI: STEFANO PILATI
Stefano Pilati is a steadfast friend of Fendi, and his brand new curated collection for the house proposes a fresh outlook on both men’s and womenswear with a character-driven, iconoclastic approach. The 10 Magazine Issue 71 cover star, former design director at Tom Ford and Yves Saint Laurent, and menswear designer at Zegna, experiments with traditionally rugged, masculine silhouettes and linear femininity wherein “Milanese bourgeois chic meets Roman freedom.” Rooted in the idea of “the flapper” for today, he reflects on the 1920s and the 2020s at once. Friends of Fendi is a diverse series of projects and collections initiated by Kim Jones, artistic director of womenswear, and Silvia Venturini, creative director of accessories, menswear and children. “Stefano is one of the designers I admire the most. He is a friend, an inspiration and a designer for modern times,” says Jones. Keep your eyes peeled for the drop.
Photography by Collier Schorr
COMME DES GARÇONS’S NEW PARIS STORE
New season, new store. Comme des Garçons has just opened a new shop located at 56 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 in Paris, just down the block from its former home which sat at number 54 on the same street. The four level shopping space is ultra-modern, constructed with curved corners and dripping in a special re-edition in red made especially for the shop. Brand mother Rei Kawakubo wanted people to “explore and discover rooms one by one,” she tells WWD. “I wanted to make the spaces as interesting and as new as all the clothes I make. While it contains products from Junya Watanabe, Noir Kei Ninomiya and, of course, CDG, what’s really special about this space is that its the only one in the world where you can find Comme des Garçons furniture.
RABANNE IS H&M’S LATEST COLLABORATOR
It’s that time of year again; Rabanne is H&M’s latest designer collaborator. Announced at a glorious event during PFW, the highly anticipated collection will feature metallic mesh and mirrored paillette dresses and accessories that mingle with burnished tailoring. Cher, Robyn and Peggy Gou made special musical appearances and the collaboration was celebrated and interpreted through the lens of Xavier Dolan in an exclusive short film. The film features the collection in a sci-fi-infused setting defined by a dance-all-night party atmosphere. “I wanted to bring a little cinema to the Rabanne H&M collaboration, paired with Xavier’s sophisticated visual and musical taste,” says Julien Dossena, creative director of Rabanne. The collection drops November 9 so set your reminders now if you want to be the first to get your hands on these exclusive new pieces.
LOUIS VUITTON’S 2023 ARTYCAPUCINES COLLECTION
Louis Vuitton’s annual Artycapucines release is a red-letter launch for serious bag collectors and art lovers. Each year the brand enlists a small group of designers to reinterpret its signature Capucines handbag and the 2023 edition features distinctive designs by visionary artists Billie Zangewa, Ewa Juszkiewicz, Liza Lou, Tursic & Mille and Ziping Wang. Each resulting bag carries the individuality and unique creative vision of each artist to unite with Maison’s values on craftsmanship and all of them are presented in specially designed boxes in a limited edition of 200. Discover the collection here.
PLASTER MAGAZINE GOES DIGITAL
Plaster Magazine is delving into the digital. Expanding its print output, Plaster’s new online platform focusses on contemporary visual art and its intersections with fashion, music, pop culture and more. The digital magazine intends to align its visual identity with rebellious and openminded youth cultures. Plaster will offer daily editorial content online, featuring interviews with major and emerging artists, topical news, playful guides, thought-provoking opinion, and original video content. Discover the new site here.
CAMILLE CHARRIERE’S SUSTAINABLE STRIPE & STARE UNDIES
Camille Charriere has teamed up with Stripe & Stare – maker of the world’s comfiest knickers – for the first time to launch the ultimate sustainable collaboration. Stripe & Stare are pioneers within the sustainable underwear industry, with their collections ranging from 95-100 percent biodegradable materials. This capsule collection presents sexier intimates alongside staple pieces for every woman’s wardrobe. Reimagined by Sharna Osborne, the campaign channels Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides with a hazy 90s vibe. Discover the range here.
Photography by Sharna-Osborne
AREA’S OLD-HOLLYWOOD HOLIDAY COLLECTION
Calling all glamazons: Area has just launched its high octane Holiday capsule collection for 2023 and its a glittering range of evening gowns and sexy seasonal slips. While the dresses play the protagonist, appearing in a sophisticated campaign with a plain backdrop, models where crystal-encrusted masks that feel more Eyes Wide Shut than It’s A Wonderful Life. Taking inspiration from 1940’s Hollywood fashion, Area knows that there’s no better time to pull out all the sparkles. Shop here.
Photography by Theo Sion
THEORY’S ‘SHADES OF FALL’
Theory has just launched its Shades of Fall collection for 2023. In a world where fashion often falls into a complex maze of clashing patterns, styles and shades, the label embeds into the clothing the philosophy that hues are more than just the colour you wear. Theory brings a refreshing perspective to simple, monochromatic ensembles made up of autumn wardrobe essentials. Shop the collection here.
Photography by Chris Rhodes
MR PORTER TAPS TOM FORD FOR A DAPPER CAPSULE COLLECTION
Its here! Mr Porter’s exclusive Tom Ford AW24 capsule collection. Inspired by the mod and punk era of 1960’s London, the 43-piece ready-to-wear collection focuses on razor sharp tailoring and sleek outerwear – blazers, flight jackets and leather or shearling peacoats – all in a sophisticated monochromatic colour palette using traditional English fabrications such as flannel, puppytooth and herringbone. A dapper offering for a dapper man. Shop now.
STORY MFG’S COSY ‘R.T.S.’ COLLECTION
Brighton-based brand Story MFG has released a new collection called R.T.S just in time for the autumn frost. Founded by Katy and husband Saeed Al-Rubeyi, the brand offers crafted luxury wardrobe pieces and sustainability. With the help of artisans in India, it’s garments can take weeks to produce and are handcrafted and dyed with a bit of tender loving care. The R.T.S collection presents a capsule of naturally dyed, handmade button down shirts, slouch knit jumpers and cross body totes. Shop here.
JORJA SMITH IS CLARKS ORIGINALS NEWEST COLLABORATOR
For the first time ever, Clarks Originals is thrilled to be joined by Jorja Smith. The British Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter comes together with the inventive shoemaking brand to reimagine its Desert Nomad wallaby as a mule. The new shoes are carefully crafted to achieve a more sustainable footprint, with a Sciarada EVOLO suede upper complemented by recycled laces, and dual-branded fobs in a sleek finish silver tone to capture Jorja’s iconic style. Available in black with a white colourway launching exclusively on End, the kicks are available to buy online in the UK, EU, US, Japan, and China on www.clarks.com and www.clarks.eu as well as in store in London (Berwick Street), Manchester, Osaka, Tokyo and Beijing. Shop now.
HONEY DIJON’S EARTHLY DELIGHTS FOR JOHNNIE WALKER
DJ and Grammy Award-winning producer Honey Dijon has released an exclusive new track titled “Earthly Delights” to explore the connection between taste and sound with Johnnie Walker Blue Label in celebration of its brand new booze. The new, limited-edition release of scotch whiskey, Elusive Umami, encapsulates the fifth taste of Umami crafted by Master Blender Dr. Emma Walker in collaboration with three-Michelin-starred chef, Kei Kobayashi.
Using PlantWave technology to create the track, Honey Dijon extracted vibrational waves from oak casks used to mature the liquid, transforming the tree’s biorhythms into sound. “I pride myself on being a sonic storyteller. Transforming the biorhythms into music was something that interested me – music and rhythm exists in all parts of life in some way, creating music from plants added a random dimension to my process, which was cool. Thanks to Johnnie Walker and also to Emma, it was nice to collaborate in a new way,” Honey Dijon says. A feast for the senses, Johnnie Walker Blue Label Elusive Umami is available in stores exclusively at Johnnie Walker Princes Street in Edinburgh and is available to buy globally here.
Top image: photography courtesy of Mr Porter.