Four fashion moments from this week you need on your radar
Between the couture week shows and the exciting daily announcements that abound in the fashion world, this week had plenty of moments to digest. We’ve seen archival moments at Chanel, the literal Maison Margiela show and the now-iconic Balenciaga couture show. Continue? Good work. Before you settle into the weekend, here are the four fashion moments you need to know about this week.
Fendi launches the Fall/Winter 2022 Ready-to-Wear collection
If the best way to explore the Fendi archives is through the Fendi wardrobes – the words of Creative Director, Kim Jones – then Fall/Winter 2022 is a masterclass in refracting iconic Fendi collections through a Nowadays sense. Reworking the geometric prints and styling of Spring/Summer 1986 with the diaphanous lightness of Fall/Winter 2000, the collection is an exploration of strength and softness, acting as a “wardrobe designed for every aspect of life of a woman, for each generation”.
Inspired by Delfina Delettrez entering the Roman headquarters wearing a printed blouse from her mother’s wardrobe, Jones’ exploration of the house’s history brought out the nuances of Fendi’s classic utilitarian accents alongside delicate strappy dresses, chiffon, cashmere gloves and corseted shirts in hyper-feminine shapes. . The masculine tailor is found in short jackets, and new balances are found.
Surf! Dior launches the Diorivieria Capsule collection
A tribute to freedom and adventure, Dior is launching its Dioriviera capsule collection, made in the heart of the Basque Country. Made with meticulous know-how and symbolizing the artisanal excellence dear to the House, each piece is a summer must-have, illuminated with a couture touch. In blue and white colours, the Dior surfboard captures the European summer in its design and heart. Whether used practically in the surf or as a home décor piece, it’s a home accessory like no other.
Tiffany & Co. launched new black titanium iterations of the HardWear collection
Tiffany & Co. has launched its latest iteration of the iconic HardWear collection, now offering a black titanium version of the bracelet and necklace. Each featuring a single link in 18-carat pink gold paved with diamonds, the new models offer a new interpretation of one of the House’s emblematic collections. The black titanium version from the HardWear collection, inspired by a 1971 bracelet from the archives, is available in Tiffany & Co. stores worldwide from July.
Olivier Rousteing takes over as couture designer from the late Jean Paul Gaultier
For his last three couture collections, Jean Paul Gaultier has invited designers to reinterpret the brand under their own vision, and this week it’s Olivier Routsteing’s turn. Featuring a co-ed Fall 2022 Couture show, it was steeped in historical references, including Spring 1994’s Les Tatouages. The collection opened with menswear heavily inspired by the past, with iconographies such as the Le Male and vials turned into portable bundles. Madonna’s 1992 amfAR gala set has also been reworked for today’s clientele, with Rousteing calling the collection an “open letter to Jean Paul, an open letter to love”.
Venroy opens its first international boutique in Capri, Italy
Rounding out this week’s four fashion moments, Sydney-based brand Venroy has launched its first international store, located on the coastal Isle of Capri, off the southern coast of Italy. In the Bay of Naples, the seasonal concept store embodies the wild and relaxed atmosphere of its surroundings and is linked to the brand’s Italian heritage. Designed by Sarah l’Anson, the store recognizes local craftsmanship while drawing inspiration from the brand’s unique language. Natural materials including canvas, timer and coir sit alongside an understated color palette. Stained glass fixtures and stainless steel ironwork juxtapose these materials, while terracotta pots pay homage to the region’s heritage.