Another week in fashion has passed us by, along with fashion news! This week in fashion, Aesop's Queer Library returns, as well as the release of Dior's Lady 95.22. Ralph Lauren returns as the official outfitter of the Australian open and Bassike releases a new sub-category of uniforms. Here are our favourite fashion moments from the week.
Dior presents second instalment of the Lady 95.22 campaign
Dior has released their second instalment of the Lady 95.22 campaign, featuring documentary director and producer Beatrice Borromeo. The Dior ambassador carries the iconic black leather bag, on which the cannage lines flourish with elegance. Subtle resonances are woven, like a tribute to the special ties uniting Dior and this extraordinary ambassador. An ode-manifesto to the power of fashion as a perpetual source of inspiration and self-affirmation.
Ralph Lauren returns as official outfitter of the Australian Open
Ralph Lauren returned as the Official Outfitter of the Australian Open 2023 for the third consecutive year and outfitted up to 4,000 staff, including all on- and off-court officials. This year, the Company has designed a new series of commemorative towels, followed by the official AO23 Capsule Collection which launched on January 6, 2023.
Aesop's Queer Library returns
Founded on a belief in the transformative power of queer storytelling, the Aesop Queer Library will return to Melbourne and Sydney during Australia’s Pride 2023 celebrations. The familiar regimented rows of Aesop formulations will be cleared from the shelves of Aesop Sydney and Aesop Collins Street, and replaced with 7,500 books by contemporary Australian and New Zealand authors that celebrate the queer experience and creative expression.
As was the case with the 2022 edition, the selection of 45 titles is made up of books purchased from queer independent book stores Hares & Hyenas in Melbourne and The Bookshop in Darlinghurst, as well as Allen & Unwin and Penguin Random House. Visitors will be able to collect a complimentary volume of their choice–with no purchase required–in Melbourne from 1-8 February and Sydney from 22 February until 1 March.
With a view to champion historically marginalised voices, the Library presents an expansive view of the queer canon with more than half the titles exploring BIPOC, trans and gender-nonconforming perspectives. It also highlights how the act of sharing queer experiences helps to carve out new chapters for queer representation and empowerment. Bisexual poet and writer Omar Sakr, former international development adviser Shelley ParkerChan as well as queer author and artist Mimi Zhu are among those to be spotlighted as part of the initiative, which aims to demonstrate the power of literature to unite and liberate.
Bassike debuts Uniforms capsule
Introducing uniform, a new capsule of high rotation pieces designed to serve as wardrobe foundations, with the attention to detail and luxurious feel that bassike is known for. Intended to seamlessly integrate with your existing wardrobe, uniform offers the building blocks for considered dressing.
“bassike has never been about clothes you can only wear once, or occasional dressing. It has always been utilitarian – creating garments that are useful, purposeful, wearable, comfortable and that make you feel good. uniform builds upon this same ethos and is made up entirely of high rotation pieces that will bring new ease and enjoyment to the art of getting dressed” says bassike Co-founder and Creative Director, Deborah Sams.
Signature bassike silhouettes and fabrications such as viscose twill trousers, organic cotton poplin shirting and cashmere merino knits round out the capsule, presented in a neutral palette of black, ink, white and grey marle, with an injection of classic stripes. Designed to be mixed and matched as a standalone capsule or styled and worn with your existing wardrobe – uniform is built entirely of versatile classics.