Welcome back to the Monday Briefing and happy Bank Holiday! This week there is a lot going on as the country pays their respects to The Queen – LFW cancels shows, Telfar gives bagaholics a second chance and we learn the nominees of the 2022 Fashion Awards… Let’s get into it.
WERE YOU BORN PINK?
This is not a drill — BLACKPINK has released their new album! That’s right, the biggest girl group in the world released their second album Born Pink on September 16th. This album has been highly anticipated since YG Entertainment, their label, officially announced the groups return earlier this year.
In addition to new music, the girls will also begin “the largest world tour in the history of a K-pop girl group” before the end of the year. Keep an eye out for updates as BLACKPINK might be in your area soon!
TEFLAR SAID “GET YOUR BAG SIS”, AGAIN
Recently, Telfar took to Rainbow clothing in Brooklyn with a one-day shopping extravaganza, allowing those in search of the elusive Shopping Bag to cop up to five in any size and colour of their choice… But for those who couldn’t make it out to the event, the brand has good news! Telfar recently announced that it will be bringing its Rainbow drop online, giving people another chance to grab a bag in any colour or size that they want.
The sale is going live this September 23rd so make sure to keep your fingers at the ready!
CDG REIMAGINES A NIKE CLASSIC
Arriving right in time for the Christian Tresser-designed sneaker’s 25th anniversary, the COMME des GARÇONS x Nike Air Max 97 that was seen on a runway earlier in the year will be landing in both “Black” and “Glacier Grey.” Though distinct in their contrasting palettes, both options are identical in their overall construction.
Both colorways will be made available through Dover Street Market and COMME des GARÇONS stores on September 22nd. Learn more about the pair here.
CFDA ANNOUNCES NOMINEES AND HONOREES FOR 2022 FASHION AWARDS
On Thursday the CFDA announced the nominees and honorees for the 2022 CFDA Fashion Awards in partnership with Amazon Fashion, revealing some of the biggest names in fashion.
Set to take place in Manhattan on November 7th, awards will be given across the usual categories like designers of the year for womenswear, menswear and accessories. News was also given that the Board of Trustee’s Award will posthumously be given to Virgil Abloh to honor the late designer’s contribution to global fashion.
LFW PAUSES FOR HER MAJESTY’S FUNERAL
Today, people all across the world pay tribute during The State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. As a mark of respect, London Fashion Week has cancelled all events and shows.
Following the Queen’s death on September 8th, the fashion event rushed out a new timetable to minimise conflict with the mourning period. It has since been heavily scaled back, with all parties cancelled, and both Raf Simons and Burberry selecting to scrap their shows completely. Presentations that have gone ahead have held moments of silence or offered discreet nods to the monarchy with some guests even attending in Union Jack looks… stay tuned to socials for updates.
SUPREME RECONNECTS WITH YOHJI YAMAMOTO
Supreme has announced its Fall 2022 collaboration with Yohji Yamamoto following the pairs Fall 2020 collaboration.
The Supreme x Yohji Yamamoto Fall 2022 collab is led by a Vanson Leathers jacket and pant set, bomber jacket, parka and suit marked by co-branding elements, varied constructions and graphics. The range also includes tees, cargo pants and more. If you want to own any pieces of this range then be sure to mark your calendar for the global release on September 22nd.
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