We’re nearing the end of fashion month, which officially comes to a close with Louis Vuitton in Paris tomorrow – but there’s still some surprises up the proverbial Parisian sleeve. However, whilst this has all been going on, the fashion and arts worlds have also been ticking away in the background: launching collections, drops and announcing new projects galore. From the theme of the next Met Gala to a surprise show this evening, keep reading for the download.
YZY RETURNS FOR SZN 9
Rumours have been circulating for the last month about the return of YEEZY – Ye’s fashion brand which had the world in a chokehold a few years back. After announcing that he’s parting ways with Balenciaga, Gap and adidas in the last few weeks, Ye will take to an undisclosed location in Paris to unveil Yeezy season 9 this evening – with only 50 guests in attendance, and (probably) over 50 NDAs working their magic right about now.
THAT COPERNI DRESS MOMENT
Speaking of fashion week, there’s one moment which has dominated the press: a spray-on dress created and fashioned live at the Coperni show. Using technology that has existed for around a decade now, Coperni knows how to create a spectacle – and spray painted a dress directly onto Bella Hadid for the close of their show in Paris. As well as being visually stunning, the moment went down in the history books as a feat of technology, excitement and the capabilities of fashion to make the world take note, for one brief moment at least.
YOON AMBUSHES TOKYO CLUB CULTURE
The lookbook for Ambush’s SS23 looks to rave culture in Japan’s capital for its inspo. From neon colour pops to designated symbols like bunny ears and death-defying platforms, this collection injects energy and nostalgia into the brand. Leaning into moto aesthetics as well as glitter and Y2K, we’re quite frankly obsessed.
& THE NEXT THEME OF THE MET GALA IS…
It may be the first Monday in October, but we’re all thinking about the first Monday in May. For the Met’s blockbuster Chanel exhibition in 2005, Karl Lagerfeld refused to attend – simply stating ‘I don’t like retrospectives’. However, the next Met Gala will be entirely dedicated to him. The Met’s curators have chosen the theme to pay tribute to his 65-year long career and “unparalleled” influence in fashion as a whole. Entitled Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty, we’re sure stylists are already scrambling to pull archival pieces in time for the big day.
JPG COUTURE TAPS HAIDER ACKERMANN NEXT
After Glenn Martens’ iconic season as guest designer for Jean Paul Gaultier couture, the next in the lineup has been revealed as Haider Ackermann. A firm favourite of celebrities such as Timothee Chalamet, who wore Ackermann to the 2021 Met, we’re expecting his season at JPG to take the house down a more refined route than we’ve seen previously. “I am so tremendously thrilled to be the guest of the Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture house” Ackermann commented. “Couture remains when everything has left. Haider Ackermann – Jean Paul Gaultier, one thought.”
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