This week in planet fashion we've seen countless catwalk shows, frequented inumberable coffee shops and had precisely 0 hours of rest - fashion never sleeps, baby! Even as the shows go on, the industry's cogs keep turning. Here are some snippets to keep you up on the news beyond the runways....
1. Chloe Sevigny’s New Vision
Our favourite left-field fashion icon, Chloe Sevigny has released images of her new collaboration with retail destination, Opening Ceremony. Sevigny first worked with the store in 2008 and has since sporadically created lines of wearable yet hip looks. This season, she’s been back at the design board to create a collection inspired by late 80’s early 90’s skatewear brand Vision. For A/W 2013 the actres-turned-designer has come up with sweaters, tees and sweatpants emblazoned with a distorted Vision Street Wear logo and she’s even modelled the pieces herself to give us an idea of how to work the look. Bets on how long it takes Cara Delevingne to snap up the whole collection? Available at Goodhoodstore.com
Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony x Vision
2. Gucci's Bamboo Confidential
Gucci has plenty of icons to be proud of from their interlocked logo to their immediately recognisable horse-bit loafers and totes. But it’s their bamboo icon that is the star of a new film, Bamboo Confidential released by the Italian label today. Shot on location in London at The Savoy, the short film takes us back to founder Guccio Gucci’s beginnings, working at the hotel as a liftboy at the hotel the early 1900s. It was during this period that Guccio was inspired by the new traveling class and formulated the idea to establish his own leather goods company. Click to play below!
Gucci's Bamboo Confidential
3. Kenzo x Toiletpaper
In other Opening Ceremony news, founders Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have also been busy working on their Parisian based brand, Kenzo. Collaborating with Toiletpaper magazine (artist Maurizio Cattelan, photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari and art director Micol Talso) the duo have created a capsule of sweatshirts, tees and iPhone cases. Toiletpaper’s innovative photos portraying a kitten in a shoe, a sliced fingernail and a dog painted with tiger stripes have been rendered on bright pink and turquoise sweaters and cases. Who doesn’t like a serious dose of surrealism with their new winter wardrobe?!
Kenzo x Toiletpaper A/W 2013
4. Dolce & Gabbana Continue to Support Emerging Design
Following from their Spiga2 shop which was launched 3 years ago to support up-and-coming design, Dolce & Gabbana have this week opened a new boutique, Piave 37, a new multi-brand store in the heart of Milan. Showcasing ready-to-wear and accessories from young designers, the store hopes to become, according to the press release, “a true commercial reality, offering real exposure to young designers.” While the stock will predominately come from Italian emerging brands like Fausto Puglisi there will be plenty of familiar names including London Fashion Week stalwarts Roksanda Illincic and House of Holland. Viale Piave 37, Milan, Italy
Dolce's Piave 37
5. Clara Paget and Nina Nesbitt Pose For Jack Wills
Jack Wills launched its new Young Britons campaign this week and who better to star in it than actress, model and Cara Delevingne's pal Clara Paget as well as up-and-coming singer Nina Nesbitt? 'I love the pieces because they feel young but classic at the same time,' Nina told of us of working with the British brand. 'It’s got something for every kind of event.' What's not to like?