The year is coming to a close, however, what's new in fashion is still going strong. Australian brands like R.M. Williams and Natasha Schweitzer are hitting milestones with sustainability initiatives and eye-catching campaigns, while global giant Calvin Klein has chosen the gift of giving this season. Matthew M. Williams is back with his latest Pre-Fall 22 collection with Givenchy, and Paspaley is taking up a residency at Crown Towers to unveil Australia's most luxurious Christmas tree. Here are 5 fashion moments from the week that was.
Calvin Klein announces partnership with Thread Together
Calvin Klein is deepening their fashion partnership with Thread Together, donating over 500 pairs of Calvin Klein Jeans to support people in need. The Calvin Klein jeans that were deemed unsellable due to sustained water damage, are being revived with the support of B-Corp certified fashion rental business, GlamCorner, before being redistributed by Thread Together. Calvin Klein’s partner of two years, Thread Together redistributes new and excess clothing from fashion retailers to people in the community who are in need such as those affected by homelessness, natural disasters, and domestic violence.
R.M Williams launches Re.Made initiative in Australia
R.M Williams have decided to convert their QVB flagship into a Re.Made Pop Up that will launch on December 26. Having repaired 100 boots from their Trade in your boots campaign, the remaining 80 limited edition pairs will be sold during the three day event (or until stocks last), launching on Boxing Day to solidify the brands strong stance on sustainability in the midst of a key consumption period. Highlighting care as a key part of the longevity premium products provide, R.M.Williams spread the message of a sustainable life cycle. Each pair of repaired boots are unique and one of a kind, some with over 20+ years worth of wear and stories within their soles. Now, they are given new life, ready to be enjoyed by a new owner who can in turn add their character and stories to the iconic footwear.
Crown Towers Sydney and Paspaley unveil Australia’s most luxurious Christmas tree
This festive season, Crown Towers Sydney and iconic Australian luxury brand, Paspaley, have come together to create one of Australia’s most luxurious Christmas Trees to celebrate Crown Sydney’s very first Christmas. Guests and visitors alike will be able to view the Paspaley Christmas Tree in the lobby which is adorned with over fifty Mother-of-Pearl shells, 8,450 individual hand-wired Pearl-inspired beads, 500 pearlescent Christmas baubles and topped with a special star.
Givenchy Pre-Fall 2022
Matthew M. Williams has returned to release Givenchy's Pre-Fall 2022 collection with his signature ultra-modern take. Feathered bags and shoes featured, alongside tailored pieces and technical outerwear with sporting details and u-lock hardware. There were lumberjack checkered flannels and lace bucket hats alongside.
Natasha Schweitzer's latest campaign
Inspired by the intergenerational nature of fine jewellery, the latest campaign from Natasha Schweitzer explores an ongoing narrative - a semi-chaotic dive into stages of life. Centred within three cornerstones: Strong humour, a sense of polish, and an appreciation of the fine line between what is considered “good” or “bad” taste, the campaign journeys through the playfulness of childhood, the rebelliousness of teenage youth, and the self-assured glamour of the adult years. Lensed by Jake Terrey with creative direction by Bruna Volpi, it's a collection you'll want to see.