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FRED’s first Melbourne store opens and Bottega Veneta’s candle range: here’s what you missed in fashion this week

FRED's first Melbourne store opens and Bottega Veneta's candle range: here’s what you missed in fashion this week

It's been an exciting couple of weeks in fashion. Of course, we're still recovering from Australian Fashion Week and all the incredible street style inspiration we've been fed with. Luxury Italian fashion house Bottega Veneta also recognised the fashion prowess of one Australian in particular – Mr Jacob Elordi – who was dubbed their newest House ambassador overnight. And excitingly, Canada Goose have acquired their first-ever creative director in auteur Haider Ackermann (who you might know for being a frequent dresser – and friend of – Timothée Chalamet).

So what have we missed? There have been plenty of other big fashion moments and news-worthy announcements this week that we need to tell you about. So, read on for all the moments you might have missed this week...


Bulgari unveil the most precious high jewellery piece ever created

Left: Getty Images courtesy of Bulgari. Right: Simone Fiorini.

This week Bulgari unveiled their extraordinary Serpenti Aeterna necklace – worn by Bvlgari Brand Ambassador, Priyanka Chopra at the House's magnificent celebrations in Rome to honour their 140th anniversary. The creation is considered the most previous High Jewellery piece ever crafted by the Maison, featuring seven D flawless diamond drops totalling 140 carats (one for each year of their history) and 698 baguette diamonds weighting 61.81 carats. It also took nearly 3,000 hours to complete.

Find out more on the Bulgari website.


Haulier’s launch made in Italy knitwear

Cult faves Haulier have announced their debut knitwear capsule, with pieces from the collection all hand linked and hand finished by artisans in Biella, Italy from 100% superfine Australian Merino wool and cashmere blend. The brand looked back at their archival styles to create two timeless new unisex jumper styles: the Guernsey knit jumper and the Mariner knit jumper.

Find out more on the Haulier website.


Bollinger celebrate the release of Champagne Bollinger La Grande Année 2015

Bollinger brought together friends of the brand for an intimate dinner to celebrate two outstanding cuvées from an exceptional year. Both the La Grande Année and La Grande Année Roseé are prestigious gastronomic wines perfect to complement rich and distinctive dishes.

Find out more on the Bolligner website.


KITH x Haydenshapes drop their limited-edition collab

The KITH x Haydenshapes limited edition collaboration dropped this week, the third instalment of their capsule surfboard drops (and coinciding with the KITH Summer 24 collection release). Drawing inspriation from summertime travels across Italia and Turkey, the surfboards are unique iterations of some of Haydenshapes' best-selling models.

Find out more on the Haydenshapes website.


VIKTORIA & WOODS open new Rosebery boutique

Fresh off the back of their AFW showing, VIKTORIA & WOODS have opened their brand new Sydney boutique at 115 Dunning Avenue in Rosebery. Housing both a classic boutique and an outlet space, the store champions the work of local artists with Henry Wilson light fixtures and ceramic works by Melbourne-based Sarah Nedovich. The space also heroes the work of young creatives, such as the acrylic on canvas Enough by Sara Munges.

Find out more on the VIKTORIA & WOODS website.


LOEWE and On expand into ready-to-wear activewear

The two fashion brands have expanded upon their partnership with their fifth collection of technical activewear, outerwear and footwear for both men and women. Emphasising minimalist aesthetics and colour-blocked performance fabrics in neutral tones, the collaboration combines Spanish luxury design with Swiss engineering. The garments will be available exclusively from LOEWE.

Find out more on the LOEWE website.


Burberry reminds us that it's all about the trench

An evening that celebrated the richness of heritage and the power and influence of House codes, British luxury fashion brand Burberry invited guests to an exclusive and intimate in-conversation with brand archive curator Carly Eck. During the conversation and led by Eck, guests were encouraged to discover archival pieces as well as modern interpretations of the iconic trench under the creative direction of Daniel Lee, and experience the craftsmanship first-hand with a live demonstration from Burberry's artisan from Castleford, UK.


FRED's first Melbourne store opens

Renowned French jewellers Maison FRED opened their third Australian boutique in Melbourne's Collins Street this week, a boutique that stocks their iconic collections like Force 10, Chance Infinie, Pretty Woman and their High Jewellery creations. The visionary jeweller's new store has all the DNA of FRED – from private lounge areas to bespoke consultations and premium services.

Find out more on the FRED website.


FELLA Swim and Commas begin their month-long residency in Sydney

Photo by Rob Tennent

Sydney fashion label Commas have teamed up with FELLA Swim to launch a month-long residency in Paddington, Sydney. The boutique will carry Commas' Pre-Fall 24 collection, as well as pieces exclusive to the residency. The boutique at 37 William Street, Paddington will be open until the 22nd of June.

Find out more on the Commas website.


Louis Vuitton relaunches the iconic Core Values campaign with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

The new chapter of Louis Vuitton's Core Values campaign saw tennis icons Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal summit on of the Dolomites of Italy. Shot by the inimitable Annie Leibovitz, the duo epitomise the very core messaging of the campaign, that "There are Journeys that turn into Legends". It echoes and reimagines the original Core Values series that was launched 17 years ago by Antoine Arnault and Pietro Beccari.

Find out more on the Louis Vuitton website.


David Jones and Thread Together team up to support communities affected by natural disasters

During AFW last week, David Jones and Thread Together announced their strategic partnership, aimed at supporting communities experiencing hardship, particularly those impacted by natural disasters across the country. Leveraging David Jones' extensive network, the collaboration seeks to enhance supply chain efficiency and amplify Thread Together's reach, while also promoting workplace engagement and encouraging community fundraising initiatives.

Find out more on the Thread Together website.


Weekend Max Mara unveils their third stop in the Pasticcino World Tour

After making stops in Venice and Paris, Weekend Max Mara's Pasticcino World Tour has now made its third stop in Japan. Their Treasures of Japan collection features special-editions of their iconic bag, which celebrate the country's rich textil art and kimono detailing, each crafted with gorgeous silk jacquards pulled from the historical archives of Kawashima Selkon Textile. The Pasticcino’s signature Boule clasps for the collection were handcrafted by Bottega Nakamori-Kumihimo with obijime and haori cords.

Find out more on the Weekend Max Mara website.


Bottega Veneta launches candle range

Bottega Veneta has launched a 3-piece range of candles this week, handmade and poured in Italy. Paying homage to the house's Venetian origins, each candle is encased in a clay jar with molten-like volcanic glaze in three colourways. Each glaze finish is one-of-a-kind, and each colourway has a different scent – Raintree, Lantern and Edstone. Each candle jar is also designed to be repurposed, readily usable as a storage pot, vase, or display item once the candle is burned.

Find out more on the Bottega Veneta website.



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