Haute Couture week & the end of HBO’s The Idol: your Monday Briefing

Haute Couture week & the end of HBO’s The Idol: your Monday Briefing

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Today marks the beginning of Haute Couture week. On the schedule we’ve got some big names like Chanel, Dior, Schiaparelli and Jean Paul Gaultier as well as young designers like Thom Browne who will all be showcasing the highest echelon of their design language. In other news, JW Anderson is off on one with its new clutch bag and Charles Jeffrey became the first Wedgwood collaborator with its homeware collection. Keep reading to get all caught up in this week’s Monday Briefing.

It’s Haute Couture Week

From today until Thursday, brands are gathering in Paris to show some of the most expensive and the most highly-crafted gowns of the year with Haute Couture Week. Kickstarting the event is Schiaparelli, who made waves last season with its Kylie-approved lion’s heads, followed by Iris Van Herpen, Christian Dior, Thom Browne, Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier and more.

@irisvanherpen ©

Just like that, The Idol has come to an end

HBO’s The Idol has been in the eye of controversy ever since the original director, Amy Seimetz, left the show and Sam Levinson took over. One of the changes that occurred with Levinson’s directorship was that the show went from 6 to 5 episodes, with the finale now out. With the controversy only growing bigger with every episode released, it looks as though this might be the finale, with the show allegedly getting cancelled after this season.


Patou’s SS24 collection is inspired by long, dancing summer nights

A celebration of all that is warm, joyous and easy-going like the summertime, Patou’s SS24 collection gives us a modern interpretation of the dancing queen. Titled “Dancing Diaries”, the new collection gave us lots of ruffles and oversized bows, subtle strap detailings and a contrast between vibrant looks and neutral tones.


Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY becomes Wedgewood’s first collaborator

Josiah Wedgwood was a ceramist during the 1700s but thanks to the recent work of new creative director Alice Bastin, the brand is being revived and pushed into the modern eye of art. Intersecting art and fashion, Scottish fashion designer Charles Jeffrey becomes the first collaborator of the brand, creating a series of bold and unapologetic homeware that blends in the two distinct artistic styles.

Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY x Wedgwood©

FRATERNITÉ launches with the first drop of its “DAWN” collection

Founded by best friends whose specialisation vary from designers to stylists, tailors and photographers, FRATERNITÉ is a modern creative collection and the first drop of “DAWN” gives us technical and heavy-weight pieces like an all-black letterman Varsity-inspired jacket. Jason Davis, one of the founders, stated that launching the brand and the first drop has been “a collaborative journey, working together to develop a collection that captures the perfect blend of sportswear, luxury and the brotherhood of our collective”.


JW Anderson gets weirder with its bags

You’ve seen the Pigeon Clutch on the hands of Sarah Jessica Parker’s beloved character, Carrie Bradshaw, on the reboot of Sex and the City, and now get ready for the Frog Clutch bag. After releasing the Frog Mules, JW Anderson continues on its hyper realistic nature inspiration, with its new clutch that comes in the literal form of a frog. The clutch, which was first shown during FW23 in Milan, is now available online for just $990.

JW Anderson©

OAMC unveils its Fall Winter 2023 campaign

For its colder-season campaign, the Italian menswear brand OAMC inspires itself with the wandering spirit that leads to exploration, specifically through the evergreen forests of the Alpine region. Tailoring meets utility, vibrant faux-fur gilets, stuffed and flattened jackets, statement gloves and a balance between neutral tones and eye-catching motifs, the collection gave us a modern take on the explorer’s uniform.


Bene Culture is giving us text graphics for summer

The Birmingham-based streetwear brand Bene Culture has always had its finger on British youth culture while maintaining its brand image with reusing old styles in new colourways. This latest drop does just that while also introducing new pieces like the double-zip hoodie which features the “BC” logo in a rounded graphic and a graphic tee, with a brown, green and grey colour palettes that posts the words “Have you seen Bene Culture?” written in a bold yellow.

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Vetements is going chunky platform with New Rock

No stranger to one another, Vetements and New Rock are collaborating together to create a rendition of the iconic low-top platform sneaker in a silver colourway. Made out of gunmetal leather, the shoe features co-branding on the heels and on the laces, creating an impactful and eye-catching look to the supersized-sole model.

Vetements x New Rock©

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