RAF IS BACK, KENZO TAKE TWO & MORE: YOUR MONDAY BRIEFING

RAF IS BACK, KENZO TAKE TWO & MORE: YOUR MONDAY BRIEFING

by Sandy Kaur
6 min

Welcome back to the Monday Briefing. Whilst some recover after the fashion week festivities, others gear up for yet another week of heat! HURR is giving us the option to rent our favourite fashion pieces past and present, Kenzo takes us to Kenzo University where Nigo is our professor and Rihanna does everything but release an album… Let’s get into it.

RENT WITH HURR NOW & THEN

HURR ©

Off the back of LFW’s SS23 showcase, fashion rental platform HURR is launching a curated edit featuring not only current staples but also archival pieces from some of LFW’s most exciting names, meaning you can now expand your wardrobe even on a budget!

Dubbed the “Now & Then” edit, HURR’s collection features a range of hot emerging designers like Sinead O’Dwyer and Masha Popova, both of whom made their LFW debut this season. The edit also features a range of pieces from Bethany Williams (including her signature book bags). The edit will sit in HURR’s retail space, available to rent in-store and also be accessible online.

KENZO TAKE TWO

KENZO ©

Following the success of the first Fall/Winter 2022 collection under new Creative Director Nigo, Kenzo is back with their second instalment. The Kenzo University collection explores the synthesis between Japanese and Western cultures and includes pieces ranging from ‘preppy’ checkerboard skirts and multi-zip pullovers to vibrant varsity jackets accented with block letters that read “KENZO PARIS” along with the founding year 1970.

If this sounds like a bit of you then you can shop the full collection in-store and online.

NFL AND THE F IS FOR FENTY

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Is Rihanna going to give us an album any time soon? Probably not, but she is going to give us a 2023 SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW!

After rumours sparked about Roc Nation being in talks with the NFL, the self-proclaimed bad gal shut them down in true RiRi fashion… by posting nothing but a ball which is all we needed for a confirmation. This will be the fourth halftime show with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, as most recently, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar took the helm this year.

Whether this show will coincide with an album release only time will tell, but she has been in the studio…

RAF IS BACK

RAF SIMONS ©

As previously mentioned, Raf Simons cancelled its original London Fashion Week debut due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II. It will now stage its Spring 2023 show on Oct 13th during Frieze London a day after they open their doors to the public at Regent’s Park.

Frieze London is expected not only to be a busy time for the global art community, but the British fashion industry is also looking to make a splash during this period with Prada resuming its Prada Paradoxe fragrance global launch party on the same day as its co-creative director Simons’ own show.

NOTHING TO SEE EAR

NOTHING TECH ©

After months of speculation, Nothing finally teased their Nothing Ear (stick) during Chet Lo’s LFW runway show. Appearing to have been completely redesigned from the expected Ear 1 replacements, the earphones now come in a lipstick-shaped case and should be more pocketable than the original slab design – every fashionistas dream!

Unconfirmed info suggests that the buds will drop the rubber tip of the Ear 1 making them more comfortable to wear… Although there is no official release date at this time, it is one you don’t want to miss.

I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE… A NEW KEEPIN IT GRIMY HOODIE

@djlogansama

Keepin It Grimy is a London-based collective all about grime, culture and lifestyle and for all the 180bpm lovers out there probably not something unfamiliar.

Now, 8 years after unveiling their first piece of wearable art (as seen on JME), the collective has linked up with Studio Blup for their latest collaboration. Although the design is not yet confirmed, we can see DJ Logan Sama rocking a black hoodie which the brand name in striking green/yellow font… I’m not a gambler, but I would bet that the pre-order won’t disappoint. Keep an eye on their socials for more info.

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