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Swatch’s biggest boutique opening, and Simone Rocha’s unconventional footwear collab: here’s what you missed in fashion this week

Swatch's biggest boutique opening, and Simone Rocha's unconventional footwear collab: here’s what you missed in fashion this week

It feels like we've blinked and most of April has passed us by – somewhere in between all the weekly activities happening this month, keeping up with Salone de Mobile in Milan and devouring the latest literary morsel from Australian writer Bri Lee. But in between the Dior Fall 24 show in Brooklyn on Wednesday, and the Louis Vuitton Voyager show in Shanghai earlier today, we've found some time to catch you up on all the fashion moments and news you might have missed this week (but that you should really know about)...


Swatch officially opens Collins Street store in Melbourne (the largest in the southern hemisphere)

Swiss watchmakers Swatch held the official opening of their Collins Street store in Melbourne on Thursday evening; officially inaugurating the largest boutique of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Friends of the brand showed face for the evening's festivities, which included displays of some of Swatch's most beloved collections – like the Swatch x OMEGA collection and their Peanuts capsule. The brand's recent collaboration with London's Tate Gallery was acknowledged through a bespoke pop-up activation, which paid homage to the modern artists behind each watch face's intricate artworks.

Find out more about Swatch's latest collections and their Collins Street store on the Swatch website.


Tommy Hilfiger unveil their TOMMY JEANS International Games collection

Boldly reimagining their collegiate sporting roots, the latest capsule from TOMMY JEANS pays homage to the Atlanta 1996 Olympics. Their 'International Games' campaign features athletic icons like Stefon Diggs, Deja Kelly and Mick Schumacher, bringing the 41-piece gender-inclusive, track-inspired collection to life.

Find out more on the Tommy Hilfiger website.


Paspaley release their 2024 Mother’s Day campaign

Australian fine jewellers Paspaley are celebrating the strength and nurturing qualities of mother figures this Mother’s Day – and honouring Mother Nature, from home they "work hand in hand" to carefully hand-collect Pinctada maxima pearl oyster shells from the pristine waters off the Kimberley coast.

Find out more on Paspaley's website.


Ralph Lauren's Sydney flagship store celebrates first anniversary

Iconic American fashion house Ralph Lauren celebrated the one-year anniversary of its Australian retail flagship store in Sydney's Pitt Street. The boutique is home to the House's full portfolio of brands – including its Purple Label, Home, Watches and Double RL collections. Ralph Lauren ran a range of events on 18 April to mark the occasion in style.

Find out more on Ralph Lauren's website.


Miranda Kerr announced as new Michael Hill ambassador

Australian supermodel and beauty entrepreneur Miranda Kerr has been announced as the newest ambassador for jewellers Michael Hill. Kerr will front the brand for the next 18 months, marking a new chapter in the brand's identity as a premium jeweller. “I am thrilled to be the Michael Hill ambassador," said Kerr. "This partnership is so special to me because one of my first photoshoots in my career was with Michael Hill over 20 years ago."

Find out more on the Michael Hill website.


Tory Burch named on Time's 100 Most Influential list

American fashion designer Tory Burch has landed herself a spot on Time Magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Burch's longtime friend and supporter, Australian actress Naomi Watts, conducted the interview, and created the designer with creating "the template for a woman-owned, purpose-led fashion company… Her clothes carry on the great traditions of American sportswear—beautifully designed with a slice of pragmatism".

Find out more on the Tory Burch's Instagram.


Witchery spearhead their White Shirt Campaign

Australian fashion retailer Witchery has unveiled its annual White Shirt Campaign – now in its 16th year, and having raised more than $16 million – in support of the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF). Featuring the faces of 40 female ambassadors, the campaign will donate the gross proceeds of every White Shirt sold to OCRF from Tuesday 16 April. This year's Witchery White Shirt designs will be available to shop online and in-stores throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Find out more on the Witchery website.


Moncler exhibition takes over Milan Central Station

Moncler have installed their large-scale public exhibition 'An Invitation to Dream' at Milan's Central Station this week, curated by Jefferson Hack. Featuring faces including Rina Sawayama, Laila Gohar, Jeremy O. Harris, Isamaya Ffrench and more, Hack said the community "represent some of the finest creative visionaries across culture who dare to dream for us". The exhibition coincides with Milan Design Week, and will run run from 15th April to 21st April.

Find out more on the Moncler website.


Simone Rocha x Crocs officially launches in Australia

Keen Simone Rocha fans will note that her last few runway collections at London Fashion Week have featured pearly, bespoke Crocs that divided online fashion fans. If you were in the fan camp, then you'll be pleased to know that the collaborative capsule collection is now available to shop now in Australia.

Find out more on the Crocs Australia website.



Jac + Jack release first-ever sleepwear range

Jac + Jack have launched its first sleepwear collection with long-standing Indian Artisan supplier, which specialises in hand-loomed cotton and traditional Indian textiles. The three-piece set will be available in all Jac + Jack stores and online from next Tuesday 23 April.

Find out more on the Jac + Jack website.


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