Wake up, it’s time for another Monday Briefing. In the midst of the bittersweet final leg of Fashion Week – two more days people – we’ve had a plethora of triple C’s dropping: campaigns, collections and collaborations. Canada Goose’s SS23 invites us to ‘Retreat to Basecamp’ in the nature-driven campaign. We’ve also got a surprise new version of the Nike x Tiffany sneaker which was teased by LVMH’s CEO’s son Alexandre Arnault. From a record-breaking art sale to a newly appointed artistic director at a luxury brand, keep reading your Monday Briefing to stay in the know.
CANADA GOOSE INVITES YOU TO ‘RETREAT TO BASECAMP’
In the third iteration of their ‘Retreat to Basecamp’ series, the performance luxury brand is once again inviting fans to step into the outdoors through their SS23 drop. Led by the brand’s “Live in the Open” ethos, the nature-driven campaign transports us to the backdrop of a leafy green forest to showcase the versatility and functionality of their Spring collection. Canada Goose’s SS23 drop will no doubt make escaping into nature all the more inviting, but till you cop a piece from the collection feel free to just stick your head out the window and breathe in the fresh air.
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WE CAN SEE THE FASHION WEEK FINISH LINE
It’s Paris Fashion Week day… We’ve lost count. The very exciting and very busy fashion month is sadly coming to an end very soon. With just two days left, the finish line is right around the corner, but not without some top quality shows first. Today, we will see Nicolas Ghesquière’s Louis Vuitton, which is always over the top with its theatrics, and tomorrow we will have the classic Chanel show, among others. Fashion Week, it’s been a pleasure.
CELINE TAPS BOB DYLAN FOR NEW CAMPAIGN
The French luxury house has tapped one of the most influential artists ever, Bob Dylan, for its latest campaign. Continuing its “Portrait of a Performer” series in which CELINE has previously turned to the Strokes’ Juliana Casablancas, Hedi Slimane has captured the “Like a Rolling Stone” singer in Malibu. Wearing a leather jacket and shades, and strumming his guitar, Dylan shows off his timelessness as one of rock’s greatest, in line with Slimane’s ageless designs that always turn to rock culture for inspiration.
KALI UCHIS RELEASES HER LATEST ALBUM
After teasing her album for the past year, “Red Moon in Venus” is finally here. On this 15 track piece, Kali Uchis explores ideas of love and heartbreak as well as “reflecting on the divine femininity of the moon and Venus”, on songs that vary from pop, R&B, soul and Latin urban. The artist has also got a stellar cast of featuring artists, including Don Toliver, Summer Walker and Omar Apollo, not only exploring the love for herself but also for others.
THE TIFFANY X NIKE SHOE IS RELEASING TOMORROW… IN TWO VERSIONS
Ever since the collab images started surfacing on the internet, people have been biting their nails for the release of the Nike x Tiffany shoe. When the two made the link up official through a series of Instagram posts, it was revealed the release date would be March 7. The release is now right around the corner, but in an unexpected turn of events, Alexandre Arnault, son of LVMH’s Bernard Arnault and Executive Vice President at Tiffany’s, took to his Instagram to reveal a new colourway. An inverted version of the original all black, Tiffany blue detailing pair, this new one also features a white midsole. Whether or not this new pair will drop at the same time as the original is still unclear.
AIMÉ LEON DORE IS EFFORTLESSLY COOL FOR SS23
Inspired by the Greek islands, Aimé Leon Dore turns to its usual earthy tones for SS23, with blues emulating the Aegean Sea and brownish-reds imitating the ancient cobblestone roads. The collection includes some sportswear-inspired pieces, notably a lambskin racer jacket, unbeatable classics in a series of sport blazer jackets, as well as some more relaxed clothing, such as vacation-ready opened shirts and a floral pattern fleece. The collection is now available for purchase on Aimé Leon Dore’s website.
TAYLOR RUSSEL STOLE THE SHOW AT THE SPIRIT AWARDS RED CARPET
Award season is still well underway, with the 2023 edition of the Independent Spirit Awards having just taken place over the weekend. As expected, the reigning champion of the award season Everything Everywhere All At Once took home some of the most coveted titles, such as Best Lead Performance and Best Director. Wearing a cutout Loewe black dress with an exposed midriff and back, Taylor Russel, who bleached her brows for the occasion, was the star of the red carpet. We also saw Mia Goth in vintage John Galliano and Michelle Yeoh in a blue Gucci dress.
TIFFANY & CO IS EXPANDING INTO HOMEWARE
For the first time ever, Tiffany & Co. has appointed an artistic director for its homewear division. This new role has been filled by New York socialite and co-founder of online retailer Moda Operandi Lauren Santo Domingo. While Santo Domingo’s professional experience is mainly rooted in fashion, once leading the PR department at Carolina Herrera, the business mogul has an impressive roster of homes, from her NYC home to her boujee Paris apartment, that make her a clear choice to run Tiffany’s expanding homeware category.
A KANDINSKY PAINTING BREAKS RECORDS
A Wassily Kandinsky, often credited as being one of the forefathers of abstract art in the western world, just broke a record last week. “Murnau with Church II”, a painting dating back to 1910 just sold for $44.9 million last week, during a Sotheby’s auction, making it the highest-valued Kandinsky ever. The painting was bought by its guarantor after only a single bid.
LACOSTE CELEBRATES 90 YEARS OF THE POLO
In 1933, René Lacoste reportedly gave his shirt sleeves a crop, “going against the classic uniform imposed on [tennis] players at the time”, states Lacoste. Now, the French brand is celebrating the Polo’s 90th anniversary through a new campaign and collection that features 5 new polos: the L.12.12, the Paris, the Movement, the Tennis and the Golf Polo, all of which highlight different aspects and facets of the sportswear brand.
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