Now that we're on the precipice of February, it's time to take a look back on the week that has unfolded behind us. The last week of January has offered up many fruitful fashion moments – from luxurious new flagship boutiques in Brisbane and Milan, to one of Australia's B-corp certified brands kicking off their warehouse sale in Sydney. Speaking of sustainability, a jewellery powerhouse has announced their official departure from new metals to recycled silver and gold, and a boutique skincare brand will be reimplementing one of their most popular in-store initiatives in support of queer, independent and local bookstores and authors. There's also a one-of-a-kind collaboration happening between a famed British designer and luxury Swiss watchmakers.
For all the fashion moments you might have missed this week, read on.
Bulgari opens new Brisbane flagship boutique
After a six month renovation, luxury jewellers Bulgari have unveiled their newly redesigned and expanded boutique in Brisbane's QueensPlaza. Inspired by ancient Roman classicism, the boutique features circular, Travertino marble columns, a stunning Venini chandelier in Murano glass, and a sunlit-palette of gold and brass.
More information about the store can be found on Bulgari's website.
Alias Mae launches its Fall Winter 2024 collection
After 13 years of designing fresh, recognisable and timeless footwear, Alias Mae hosted its first in person event on Tuesday, 30 January at China Heights to launch its Fall 2024 collection. The capsule, which includes chic iterations of ballerina flats, mary janes, strappy sandals, and sleek mules, drew out Sydney's fashion set.
Explore the Fall 2024 collection for yourself at the Alias Mae website.
bassike is hosting a warehouse sale in Sydney
Australian-made, B Corp certified brand bassike are hosting a warehouse sale at Paddington Town Hall (249 Oxford Street) in Sydney from 1-3 of February. You'll find up to 70% off past-season collections, including pants, tops, accessories and more. Today you'll be able to access the warehouse sale from 9am until 6pm, and tomorrow from 9am until 4pm.
Find out more on bassike's website.
Pandora shifts to recycled silver and gold
This week, the world's largest jewellery brand, Pandora, announced it has changed its precious metals supply and is now sourcing only recycled silver and gold for all its jewellery. By using recycled instead of newly mined silver and gold, Pandora will avoid 58,000 tons CO2 every year. “Precious metals can be recycled forever without any loss of quality. Silver originally mined centuries ago is just as good as new, and improved recycling can significantly reduce the climate footprint of the jewellery industry,” said CEO Alexander Lacik.
Find out more on Pandora's website.
Aēsop Queer Library Returns for 2024
Aēsop Queer Library will be returning this year in both Sydney and Melbourne, as well as their first New Zealand pop-up, to coincide with the Auckland Pride March. Championing queer storytelling's transformative power, the in-store libraries featuring 45 LGBTQIA+ authors will be on display from February 7 to 11 at Aēsop QV, Melbourne, and from February 28 to March 3 at Aēsop Bondi Junction, Sydney.
During the activation, Aēsop will be removing all products from their shelves and replacing them with selected books sourced from queer, independent and local bookstores Hares & Hyenas, as well as Allen & Unwin and University of Queensland Press. All visitors to the Aēsop spaces are gifted a complimentary book of their choosing.
Find out more on Aēsop's website.
Bottega Veneta opens Milan store in historic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele III
Bottega Veneta has opened its newest Milan store this week, located in the historic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping gallery in central Milan. The building is a landmark locale set between the city’s iconic Duomo and Teatro alla Scala. Designed by creative director Matthieu Blazy, the double-storey boutique features glass, Italian walnut wood, and green Verde Saint Denis marble.
More about the store can be found on Bottega Veneta's website.
Breitling collaborates with Victoria Beckham on new timepiece collection
Breitling have introduced a new line of timepieces co-designed with English fashion designer and creative multi-hyphenate Victoria Beckham this week. The Chronomat Automatic 36 Victoria Beckham collection, limited to just 1,500 pieces, is the result of a one-of-a-kind collaboration between the luxury watchmaker and the celebrated fashion house creative director. “The Chronomat is already a versatile watch with a classic form,” commented Breitling CEO Georges Kern on the partnership. “With Victoria Beckham’s signature style, this collection is a modern, radiant expression of that timepiece.”
Find out more about the collection on Breitling's website.