A week filled with champagne and rain, the time has come once again to look over our top five fashion moments from this week.
Louis Vuitton Hosts Veuve Clicquot x Yayoi Kusama Collaboration
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Veuve Clicquot and Louis Vuitton came together to host a private cocktail evening to celebrate their latest collaboration with artist Yayoi Kusama at the Louis Vuitton Sydney Maison this week, a majestic evening filled with bubbles, celebrity guests and decadent hors d'oeuvres.
The centre piece of the night was the artist's tribute to Madame Clicquot, a vibrant floral sculpture titled My Heart That Blooms in the Darkness of the Night that breathtakingly took its place in the main gallery hall of the Louis Vuitton Maison. A night filled with exuberance, the sculpture remains one of only a hundred produced, with the special night marking the first time the sculpture is installed for public display. The collaboration between Yayoi Kusama and Veuve Clicquot extended to a new reworked expression of the signature Veuve Clicquot bottle, with a very special limited edition Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2012 by Yayoi Kusama. Guests of the night included Sabrina Elba, Georgia Fowler and Montana Cox with the night ending in a beautiful poetry reading by Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, who so eloquently reposed the heartfelt words of Yayoi Kusama and her poem written in memory of the sculpture.
Harry Styles Grammy Performance
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I may have been the only one at the RUSSH office who hadn't been turned over to Harry Styles. Needless to say, this all changed this week. The Grammy Awards took place and a highlight unlike any other was Harry Styles and Dev Hynes' amazing Grammy performance. Fitted to the nines in a perfect leather Gucci suit, Harry's charm finally won me over.
The Song by Tods
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Tods is having a major moment here at RUSSH and their new range The Song is available as of today. Creative director Walter Chiapponi presents footwear and accessories that are both nonchalant and casual, a twist on casual dressing for the modern woman. With both a luxe and organic feel, all footwear is meticulously handmade by Tods artisans providing an edgy undertone to Tods classics. You can find the full SS21 collection finally available here on tods.com.
Givenchy's First Unisex Bag by Matthew M Williams
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Givenchy creative director Matthew M Williams designs the first unisex bag for the Maison. The Cut Out Bag is distinctive and sculptural with a tribute to Givenchy's V-shaped signature leading the way by design. Blurring the lines of gender and binary dressing, Matthew M Williams launch of the Cut Out bag made its mark on the highlight reel of this week.
Hand Painted Levis Collection by Artist Andrea Smith
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One of my favourite New York artists, Andrea Smith, released her exclusive small collection of hand painted levis that had me feeling very warm this week. With the intention to gracefully embrace change, the collection is meant to be worn loose and subject to age - the purpose is to cherish every crack, fade and wear. Meant to feel like an old beloved tattoo - these small run of customised levis and with the beautifully nostalgic imagery that follows topped my line up for this week.