Your Monday Briefing: There’s new music from Dua Lipa, & Louis Vuitton has released its “Colormania” collection

Your Monday Briefing: There’s new music from Dua Lipa, & Louis Vuitton has released its “Colormania” collection

by Ollie Cox
12 min

Start your week by sinking your teeth into the latest in fashion, music, art and culture, soundtracked by Dua Lipa “Houdini.”

Tekla is launching its Holiday collection, JD has premiered its Christmas ad campaign, and Stone Island has released a solid new jacket. Miss Dua Lipa has blessed us with that new pop banger, and if you fancy some culture, Ezra Petronio has teamed up with Phaidon to publish Visual Thinking & Image Making. If you like the sound of that, keep reading to find out more in your Monday Briefing.

Louis Vuitton is livening up your luggage game with its “Colormania” collection 
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Louis Vuttion knows a thing or two about luggage, with the brand making a name for itself with its trendy trunks back in the 19th Century. Its “Colormania” collection sees an assortment of luggage items, such as the Horizon cabin luggage, Keepall travel bags, Christopher Backpacks, and passport covers accented with a colourful trim. Alongside colourful piping accents to monogram carriers, an assortment of solid-coloured Horizon cases, Keepalls, Pocket Organisers and Steamer Wallets are releasing too. If you want to upgrade your luggage, the Louis Vuitton “Colormania” capsule is available to shop now.  

Tekla is giving us a holiday treat
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Copenhagen’s coolest homeware label, Tekla, is back with a Holiday collection comprising down socks, bathrobes, and sleepwear. In a campaign which shows talent relaxing in the brand’s latest offering as its loungewear collection is shot against the backdrop of its luxury bed sheets. We also see an assortment of organic boxers and T-shirts worn with plaid sleepwear sets consisting of flannel shirts and bottoms. If there is ever a right time to invest in some luxury night-time clobber, it’s the festive season. The Tekla holiday collection is available to shop online now

JD drops its “Forever Forward” campaign
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Leading sportswear retailer JD has launched its Christmas campaign titled “Forever Forward,” which celebrates creativity, resilience and passion. This year’s ad sees the JD duffle bag take centre stage, with the video showcasing the many uses it can have over the festive season. Of course, for a brand as big as JD, there’s no shortage of incredible talent involved, Central Cee; Ants Live; Joy Crookes; Nia Archives; Cat Burns; Omar Montes, and Kano all make an appearance. You can watch the ad here.

Stone Island releases Poly Strata Ice Jacket 
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Stone Island is clued up when it comes to technical clothing thanks to more than 40 years in the game. For the Fall/Winter 2023-24 season, the brand has looked into its archives to relaunch the 1989 Poly Strata Ice jacket. The outerwear garment changes colour depending on the external environment you find yourself in, thanks to the reactive pigments contained within a double layer of polyurethane. Finished with a seamless construction, it also features a detachable down inner layer to differentiate the jacket from the sleeveless version with classic padding. Head to the Stone Island website to grab yours. 

Ezra Petronio publishes Visual Thinking & Image Making with Phaidon 
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You’d be forgiven for not knowing how sick Ezra Petronio is. He’s captured some of the coolest trail blazers in fashion, from Lee Alexander McQueen to Karl Lagerfeld, as part of his iconic Polaroid series, as well as being the art director of Self Service Magazine. Now, he has teamed up with Phaidon to publish a retrospective monograph of his career titled Visual Thinking & Image Making. It spans the full breadth of his creative vision and also includes excerpts of text which reflect on the process of image-making. The book arrives in hardback form and is available to purchase now via Phaidon.  

Rhuigi and PUMA take us on a trip to the Hamptons
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Rhuigi has continued his partnership with PUMA with a celebration of New York, choosing to focus outside of the Five Boroughs for a campaign rooted in the escapism of a weekend getaway. Campaign shots showcase an apparel, footwear and accessories collection shot in a natural Hamptons backdrop, which goes heavy on the greenery. Cut-and-sew garments, such as corduroy pants and puffer vests, are releasing alongside the PUMA Trinomic XT2, which is crafted from a mixture of nappy suede and tumbled leather for the upper, with a Trinomic badge stamped onto the heel. The Rhuigi x PUMA drop is available on the PUMA website, PUMA flagship stores and selected retailers worldwide. 

Dua Lipa blesses us with another banger 
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Dua Lipa has released her latest single, “Houdini,” the first new music from the star since 2021. It’s not like she’s been radio silent. The musician has been the face of a PUMA campaign, deleted all her Instagram posts as part of a social media rebrand, got well into Chopova Lowena, and been papped with her stylist, Lorenzo Posocco, carrying Bottega Veneta bags bigger than a toddler. On top of all of that, she’s been in the studio, and it’s safe to say “Houdini” is the uplifting pop banger we all need now we’ve entered the depths of winter. The track is available to stream on all major platforms. You can watch the music video here

Carhartt WIP is releasing some stellar store exclusives 
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Carhartt WIP is dropping limited-edition items exclusive to its online and IRL store locations. The collection’s focus is on tactility, which can be seen through items such as the Neve Jacket, which makes use of a faux suede exterior. The Aspen jacket is crafted from a durable ripstop, further adding to the utilitarian feel. Complementing the selection of durable jackets is a jersey and knitwear offering, which includes the Manford cardigan. Head to Carhartt WIP’s website or its brick-and-mortar stores to grab a piece from the collection. 

HUGO launches a collaboration with Gremlins 

HUGO is releasing a nostalgia-soaked collaboration with the ‘80s classic Gremlins. Tees, pullover hoodies, and baseball caps all make up the offering. Crafted in black, they feature prints of the film’s unmistakable creatures. The collection fuses the worlds of fashion and pop culture, and HUGO has brought a series of highly entertaining video clips set in a movie theatre. These are complemented by curated still images featuring models wearing the fun-infused styles, which all feature in the brand’s social media campaigns. The HUGO x Gremlins collection will be available to shop in-store and online

Lord Apex drops his new album The Good Fight
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The West London artist Lord Apex has always managed to blend soul and rap to create a unique sound, and his brand new album, The Good Fight, perfectly exemplifies that. Lord Apex worked on this album with famous producer Madlib, as well as tapping the likes of Freddie Gibbs for a feature. Highlight songs include the poignant “Phoenix” and “Blessing,” now available to stream on all major music platforms.

Canada Goose is taking over the Selfridges Cinema 
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Canada Goose has us covered for entertainment this week with an exclusive takeover of the Selfridges Cinema in London. To celebrate the launch, the outerwear label kicked things off with a VIP-filled private screening hosted by the brand’s muse for Fall/Winter 2023, Sheila Atim, who was joined by broadcaster and presenter Clara Amfo. Now everyone can get in on the action, as the event will last from November 9-15 with the following show times: 

Everything Everywhere All At Once – November 13

Wonder Woman – November 14 

Legally Blonde – November 15

Evian has announced Coperni as its latest designer collaboration 
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Evian has announced Coperni as its latest designer collaboration, following in the footsteps of Balmain, Virgil Abloh, and Jean Paul Gaultier. The collaboration fuses Evian’s youthful spirit with Coperni’s visionary design approach, inviting consumers to look closer through the playful lenses of the two French brands. The collaborative bottle will be available exclusively at Selfridges

Toki is bringing Tokyo to London 
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Toki Whisky is opening a bar at One Hundred Shoreditch’s basement space, Seed Library, bringing together the sounds of Japan’s music culture and a premium whisky experience. The pop-up is open now until November 30, and will serve a selection of specially curated Japanese Toki whisky cocktails alongside vinyl mixes from My Analogue Journal. Every Thursday, a new guest DJ will be welcomed to play alongside the MAJ artists. The lineup includes: 

November 9MAJ Spotlight – 8 p.m. -12 a.m.

November 16Ceylan Goksel and Mari* Kimura – 8p.m. -12 a.m.

November 23Zag Erlat and Nina Yamada – 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. 

November 30Zag Erlat, Shaqdi and Ceylan Goksel – 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. 

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