Welcome back to the Monday Briefing – and boy is there a lot to discuss. This week it’s all going on in the leadup to fashion month which includes the return of LFW amidst a period of national mourning, Concept Korea takes New York and other brands are getting their bag whilst we do too… Let’s get into it.
ADD MORE VINTAGE TO YOUR CATALOGUE
With sustainability being at the forefront of everyone’s minds this season, what better way to spice up your wardrobe than by restoring life into an old garm? Well now you can live out your vintage dreams courtesy of Catalogue London who just added an assortment of tees across all genres from movies to music on their website, and you don’t want to miss out!
Alll of Catalogue’s, well, catalogue is sourced globally and curated locally bringing only the best to our fingertips. Check them out on online before it’s too late.
TEFLAR SAID “GET YOUR BAG SIS”
Unless you live under a rock, we all know the stress that comes with acquiring a Telfar online, but this past weekend, for the first time ever the brand issued the Shopping Bag in all colorways (yes, you read right – ALL colourways) and sizes at a physical retail location!
Forgoing a New York Fashion Week show, Telfar took to Rainbow clothing in Brooklyn with a one-day shopping extravaganza. On September 11th from 5:30 to 7:30pm those in search of the elusive Shopping Bag could cop up to five in any size and colour of their choice… after such success the question is, when is the next one?
BURBERRY AND RAF SIMONS PAY THEIR RESPECTS
On Friday, following the announcement of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, retailers including Selfridge’s and Liberty closed shop out of respect for Britain’s longest reigning monarch. This week, as the country enters a period of official mourning, Burberry and Raf Simons have cancelled their London Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2023 runway shows.
Although London Fashion Week itself, which was due to begin September 16, will not be cancelled as the UK enters a national mourning period for the sovereign the British Fashion Council (BFC) recommended other celebrations like store openings or parties be cancelled.
The cancelled shows are yet to be rescheduled, but LFW is planning to go ahead as usual!
KOREA PUTS THE K IN NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
We’ve had K-pop and K-movies commanding global pop culture, now it’s time K-fashion benefits from the frenzy! On September 13th, emerging South Korean designers are set to show at New York Fashion Week through Concept Korea – a global fashion program hosted by the country’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and organized by the Korea Creative Content Agency, to support emerging designers from South Korea.
The NYFW debut featuring Ul:kin, Nohant and Eenk is believed to be an opportunity to showcase not just designers own brands, but K-fashion’s crafty balance of practicality and wearability without leaving artistic vision behind.
DENIM TEARS DRESS MAMA FOR THE MARKET
As a part of the Contemporary Curated series between Skepta and Sotheby’s, Denim Tears owner (and Supreme creative director) Tremaine Emory announced a collaboration on the concept by re-imagining elements of the intuitive painting through garments and textiles.
The work ‘Mama goes to market’ inspired by an abstract concept of home, featuring both traditional and surrealist elements such as the graffiti and printed textiles has been used as points of inspiration across 5 garments to commemorate the image.
All product is painted by hand in Los Angeles, CA. Releasing Tuesday 9/13 at 9am PST online.
KATSU TAKES OMNI GALLERY
Channelling the mischievous, anarchic spirit of Dadaists from the turn of the 20th Century, KATSU (b.1982) began as a graffiti writer in the streets of New York in the early 2000s and has been developing his artistic output ever since. Through the use of drone technology, video, sculpture, and public intervention, KATSU explores the omnipresence of digital culture, privacy and the pervasive anxiety around technology and its potential for use and misuse.
His first exhibition at OMNI, Mecha, presents KATSU’s pioneering technology via playful, expertly rendered paintings which serve to explore the conundrum of progress versus imprudent ambition. The exhibition questions where and how technology is allowed to terminally invade our lives. The exhibit will also showcase (for the first time) his sculpture collaboration from the Off-White AW21 runway.
The show will launch on the 15th of September.
HELEN KIRKUM REIMAGINES FOOTPATROL ASICS
To continue the celebrations of Footpatrol’s 20th anniversary and the upcoming exhibition ‘The Blueprint’ – an exhibition that delves into the past, present and future of Footpatrol, FP have collaborated with creative director and bespoke genius Helen Kirkum.
As ASICS x Footpatrol collaborations have been some of the most sought after and most cherished pairs, Helen was tasked to reimagine these in her distinct 1-of-1 signature style. Deconstructed and weaved together, this bespoke piece utilises elements from the GEL-SAGA II, GEL-LYTE III ‘Squads’, GEL-KAYANO, GEL-KAYANO ‘Storm’ and the GEL-SAGA ‘Anime’ iterations. Keep on eye on Footpatrol socials for more info about this pair!
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