It’s been another great week in fashion, from digital runway shows to birthday book launches. With Australian Fashion Week fast approaching and the Met Gala on Monday, we’re not surprised that May business is hitting in the final days of April. Enough chatter, there’s news to catch up on. Here are our nine fashion moments of the week that you may have missed.
Loewe reopens Casa Loewe Barcelona
Loewe has reopened its Casa Loewe Barcelona, a reimagining of its iconic Spanish flagship store that showcases a commitment to craftsmanship, art and design. The store was designed with a gallery in mind, featuring works from the brand’s art collection alongside products and installations. Featured artists include Tanabe Chikuunsai IV, Aurelia Munoz, Haegue Yang, Richard Wright and Pablo Picasso. Throughout the store are contemporary furnishings tied to the Loewe brand and aesthetic, including John Allen rugs, Utrecht chairs by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld and tables by Axel Vervoordt.
Sydney Sweeney is the new Tory Burch Global Brand Ambassador
Euphoria’s Sydney Sweeney has been announced as the new Tory Burch Global Brand Ambassador. A brand focused on empowering women, Sweeney’s alignment with the brand is an organic connection through a shared passion to support women. Along with producing handbags and accessories, the brand runs the Tory Foundation, founded in 2009 to advance women’s empowerment and provide education and resources for female entrepreneurs, something Sweeney will likely be involved in.
Tommy Jeans launches Spring 2022 campaign featuring TEMS and Imma
For Spring 2022, Tommy Jeans launched its ‘Play to Progress’ brand campaign, promoting a mindset of curiosity and creativity. Exploring new ways to inspire positive change through experimentation and play, the campaign features TEMS, Imma and BikeLifeRex. Written to connect with the brand’s roots and musical heritage, singer Temilade Openiyi – known as TEMS – leads the first chapter of the campaign, followed by Asian CGI model Imma in the second and the pilot of BMX BikeLifeRex in the third. The new denim program focuses on advancing style and sustainability, with 100% recycled denim used in the process.
adidas Originals and Parley present: Icons of today, designed for tomorrow
adidas Originals and longtime partner Parley for the Oceans are back with a collection of iconic styles, reimagined for a better tomorrow and backed by sustainable practices. Timeless in their own right, each sneaker in the Spring/Summer 2022 collection has been produced with yarn containing at least 50% Parley Ocean plastic – reinvented plastic waste, intercepted from remote islands, beaches, coastal communities and shores preventing them from polluting our oceans – with the remaining 50% recycled polyester. The collection represents adidas’ commitment to help end plastic waste, and progress comes together for a collection where every step makes a difference.
Bottega Veneta launches Salon 3 – The Turn
Bottega Veneta has released its gusseted Turn Pouch in new colours, sizes and materials. First introduced in the 03 wardrobe as part of the small leather goods collection, the 03 lounge sees the new iterations of the product come to fruition. Now available in small and medium sizes, it features a sliding gold metal sphere and can be worn over the shoulder. Crafted in the house’s signature Intrecciato 15 soft nappa, the clutch is completed with a tonal nappa tubular shoulder strap with signature knot detailing.
Yu Mei Presents Fall 2022 Collection Digital Fashion Show
Coveted leather goods brand Yu Mei unveiled its Fall 2022 collection in a digital fashion show titled The Seven Sisters. Embodied in the season’s seven key styles, the show introduced us to seven characters who share an edgy approach to life, while having distinctly unique personalities. As a collective, they complement each other as a united brotherhood. The Fall 2022 color palette includes Spice, Black Olive and Seamist colourways in Yu Mei’s signature suede and lambskin leather, with the brand introducing three new styles to the range: The Teresa Tote, a casual bucket style and deep for those who go, the Charlie Bag, a structured, oversized baguette style, and a more grown-up version of the best-selling Braidy Bag.
Kathmandu launches Biodown biodegradable jacket
New Zealand brand Kathmandu has launched its BioDown jacket, marking a major step towards the brand’s ambitious goal of a sustainable, waste-free business model by 2025. Through the launch of BioDown, Kathmandu has designed a high quality, with unparalleled performance. and a style that aims to change the way we look at our clothes and their impact on the planet. As with all the brand’s products, functionality is never compromised with warmth, quality, durability and style a priority with the BioDown. Both men’s and women’s styles are designed to be lightweight, with progressive styling and soft-touch fabric.
Ralph Lauren celebrates 50 years of polo with a new book, The Polo Shirt Book.
On the occasion of the 50and anniversary of Polo, Ralph Lauren launched the Polo Shirt Book, published by Rizzoli International. Sure to become a must-have coffee table book – alongside your already existing wardrobe staple, the Polo itself – the book reflects the cultural impact of clothing since 1972. The Polo Book features photographs intimates of the shirt, an introduction by Ralph Lauren, and an afterword by David Lauren, shining the spotlight on the article itself.
Le Specs x Missoma SPEC-Tacular collaboration
Australian eyewear brand Le Specs has collaborated with British jewelry brand Missoma on a 22-piece capsule collection, fusing eyewear and jewelry. The capsule collection celebrates self-expression in all its nuances, with designs inspired by the 70s and 90s with shapes suitable for all faces. The collaboration sees the “jewellery” of iconic Le Specs silhouettes, like the cat-eye and D-frame, all reimagined with Missoma’s bespoke embellished and embellished elements.