What's buzzing about in fashion this week? Max Mara unveils its Pre-Fall collection, a homage to Marilyn Monroe and her New York years. Meanwhile Swarovski partners up with Golden Goose for a dazzling drop of footwear. As for the rest? Continue scrolling for the standout fashion moments from this week in December 2022.
Swarovski collaborates with Golden Goose
Swarovski has collaborated with Italian luxury sneaker and clothing label, Golden Goose, for a very special release. Comprising of two handmade sneakers and a collectible skateboard art piece, each item from the team up is meticulously adorned in Swarovski Crystals. Arriving in two colourways – pink suede and white leather – the shoes hold all the signature codes of a Golden Goose sneaker, which were inspired by those worn at Venice Beach skatepark, albeit with a dazzling twist. The Swarovski x Golden Goose collaboration arrives conveniently just in time for Christmas, so for those mulling over potential gift ideas, look no further.
FRED announces partnership with Smuggler racing team
Ahead of the annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race which takes place across Boxing Day until New Years Eve, French Jewellery House FRED has announced its partnership with the Smugglers racing team. The partnership speaks to the luxury jeweller's own history. Founded by Fred Samuel, his eldest son Henri initiated the idea of braiding sailing cables, fixed at both ends with rivets, to create a bracelet infused with modernity, in the shape of a nautical carabiner which he gifted to his wife for her birthday. Thus laying the foundation for FRED's iconic Force 10 collection. Ahead of the prestigious race, FRED will will host a series of events in collaboration with Smuggler at the Boathouse Rose Bay.
Wynn Hamlyn launches Resort 23 Menswear
Back in May, Wynn Hamlyn revealed its Resort 23 collection at AAFW. As a roster of labels staged their shows at Carriageworks, designer Wynn Crawshaw leaned into the destination show; which is how rows of Australia's fashion crowd found themselves underground in a tunnel beneath Central Station at 9pm on a Tuesday evening. The feeling was of being in transit, and the clothes reflected this, with Hawaiian shirts and anything that looked like it could be packed in a suitcase. Well, the good news is as of Tuesday, December 13 you can officially shop then menswear from that collection. Explore it at the Wynn Hamlyn website now.
Fendi unveils homewares line 'Fendi Casa'
After unveiling its first US Fendi Casa flagship in the heart of Miami's Design District two weeks ago, Fendi returns with additions to its Fendi Casa line with the O’Lock, FENDI Roma, Pequin motifs a theme throughout. Speaking on the collection, Silvia Venturini Fendi says, "I believe that this new phase for the Fendi Casa line encapsulates all the messages and values that we have built and amplified over the years, rendering a clear image of what we are and where we want to be". Explore it for yourself at the Fendi website.
Max Mara reveals its Pre-Fall 23 'The Iconoclassics' collection
Max Mara wallows in its shared likenesses to Marilyn Monroe – a list that goes beyond their identical initials – for its Pre-Fall 2023 collection, aptly named The Iconoclassics. Drawing on the descriptions of Marilyn in Elizabeth Winder’s Marilyn in Manhattan: Her Year of Joy, the collection pays tribute to a year she spent in New York City and reimagines her wardrobe from that period. For Marilyn it was a time of intentional self-learning, where she developed her tastes in literature, music and art, and formed friendships with writers and intellectuals, including her second husband to be, Arthur Miller. This is the Marilyn Max Mara pays tribute to, with its oversized Varsity jacket, jumpsuits cinched in at the waist, raspberry Teddy Coat and cashmere camel-coloured pieces.