What's in fashion this week? Saint Laurent launches a production company and Bottega Veneta opens an exhibition with Gaetano Pesce. Below are five fashion moments you may have missed this week.
Bottega Veneta opens exhibition with Gaetano Pesce
Following the commission given to Pesce to create a temporary site-specific artwork as show space for the Summer ’23 Bottega Veneta fashion show, the dialogue continues and a further stage is explored. Once again given creative carte blanche, and this time situated in the brand’s Montenapoleone store, Pesce creates a unique installation called ‘Vieni a Vedere’ (Come and
See). Spanning the store, the immersive installation utilises resin and fabric to create a unique experience that the visitor travels through. It frames an edition of handbags realised by Bottega Veneta for the artist according to his designs.
“The space in which we present the bags is ‘a grotto’. It is narrow and is walked through one by one, whether it is underground or above, you find a way through. What you are actually walking through is the outline of a figure shooting for a basket. He represents almost a victory – it is not clear whether it goes in. In this case, the victory is discovery, the discovery of the language of representation. It is about opening new ways for design.” Gaetano Pesce.
The installation can be visited for a week – 15-22 April, where the artist’s edition of handcrafted handbags can also be purchased.
Saint Laurent launches production company
With the debut of Saint Laurent Productions, a registered subsidiary of the House, Saint Laurent is proud to become the first luxury brand to count the full-fledged production of films among its activities. The division, envisioned by Anthony Vaccarello for Saint Laurent, is in line with Vaccarello’s assured steering of the brand into the future, while echoing the cinematic breadth and nuances of his collections. “I want to work with and provide a space for all the great film talents who have inspired me over the years,” the Saint Laurent creative director noted.
Confirming its commitment, Saint Laurent Productions will participate in the 76th Cannes Festival (16-27 May 2023), premiering as part of the official selection Strange Way of Life by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal.
David Cronenberg and Paolo Sorrentino are among the authors with whom Saint Laurent Productions has other projects for future release in the works. “These directors never fail to open my mind and, in a way, the singular, radical vision they bring to cinema has made me the person I am today,” says Vaccarello.
All of the company’s films feature costumes by Anthony Vaccarello for Saint Laurent.
Gucci unveils Valigeria artwall in Chippendale, Sydney
The Gucci Art Wall in Sydney depicts an image from the recently unveiled Gucci Valigeria campaign. The Gucci Art Wall located in Kensington Street in the heart of Chippendale, portrays actor, screenwriter, director, and musician Ryan Gosling starring in the House’s dreamlike campaign where the Gucci Savoy collection is the narrative result of a story that takes flight from the typical splendours of travel and highlights the very origins of the House.
Bec + Bridge launch Embody collection
Bec + Bridge's new Embody collection is a celebration of contemporary style, inspired by the start of the new millennium, whereby feminine energy is juxtaposed by grungy, sleek and sartorial style. Oversized masculine blazers in wool and twill, low-slung straight-leg pants and sharp shouldered coats bring tailoring to the forefront of the collection. The collection has an array sultry dresses that are an ode to the female form with cowl necks, cut outs, and asymmetrical draping, crafted from luxurious silks, and sheer georgette.
Form fitting styles in sheer mesh, diamond-shaped cutouts and eyelets are contrasted by alluring vintage florals, snakeskin and cascading sheers that are reminiscent of the noughties style that reigned the catwalks and streets in the Y2K era.
Sarah & Sebastian opens Brisbane flagship
SARAH & SEBASTIAN have announced the opening of their seventh store, located on Edward Street and situated within the bustling Central Business District of Brisbane. Marking the first SARAH & SEBASTIAN location in Queensland, and the biggest store to date, the store serves as a testament to the company’s continued growth and success.
Nestled alongside talented local artisans and renowned international retailers, this prime location aligns with SARAH & SEBASTIAN’s commitment to showcasing specialty pieces in a setting that exudes luxury and sophistication.
SARAH & SEBASTIAN’s first flagship store promises to provide a unique immersive retail experience. Housing their full suite of services, including Soldered, Piercing, Fine Jewellery, Wedding and Engagement consultations, clients can expect to be enamoured by the brand’s quality craftsmanship and personalised approach to jewellery design.