What's in fashion this week? Most notably, Camilla and Marc have returned for a fourth consecutive year with its Ovaries, Talk About Them campaign, furthering its mission to fund ovarian cancer research and develop an early detection test. Max Mara announces Dominique White as the winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, Wynn Hamlyn debuts a new collection, and more fashion moments you may have missed, below.
Camilla and Marc Ovaries, Talk About Them campaign
C&M's goal of making history by taking the world’s first DNA-based early detection test for ovarian cancer to clinical trials is in sight and set to be a reality by 2026. This pioneering science and global first in the study of circulating tumour DNA in blood plasma for early detection of ovarian cancer is led by Professor Caroline Ford and her team at the UNSW’s Ovarian Cancer Research Group. This remains the only partnership in the world to dedicate time, funding and resources to this particular science for ovarian cancer. If successful, the blood test will be available at your regular family doctor. This will be groundbreaking for women’s health and save the lives of millions of women worldwide.
In its fourth consecutive year, creative director Camilla Freeman-Topper and CEO Marc Freeman forge their unwavering commitment to both a personal and important cause; the powerful Ovaries, Talk About Them campaign which today has raised over $1 million in funding, where every single cent has gone directly to the lab. The identification of strong biomarkers in the last 12 months has meant we are on track to have a test to clinical trials in just three years.
Taking the campaign to international heights, the brand has this year partnered with London based artist Alba Hodsoll to create a fresh and bold new artwork to be featured as part of a limited-edition collection of unisex t-shirts and sweaters. Hodsoll, renowned globally for her work of the female form, abstractly illustrates a vagina and ovaries for this year's merchandise. 100% of the proceeds will be donated directly to Professor Ford’s early detection research.
Max Mara announces the winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women
Max Mara, Whitechapel Gallery and Collezione Maramotti are delighted to announce Dominique White as the winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women.
The prize, set up to support and nurture women-identifying artists at a crucial stage in their career, uniquely awards White a six-month bespoke residency in Italy, tailored to fit, inform and develop her winning proposal. This will culminate in a major solo exhibition to be held in 2024, launching at Whitechapel Gallery and touring to Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy.
The winner was announced during a special ceremony held at Whitechapel Gallery on 28 March 2023, co-hosted by Gilane Tawadros, Director of the Whitechapel Gallery, and Luigi Maramotti, CEO of Max Mara Fashion Group Srl.
Wynn Hamlyn Spring Summer 23
Acclaimed New Zealand-based designer Wynn Crawshaw continues to unveil the newness we crave, with a restrained elegance that creates timeless appeal. The new Spring Summer ’23 collection showcases the designer’s affinity to ‘work of the hand’, and all manner of ‘making’ with the youthful, experimental spirit that Wynn Hamlyn has become synonymous with. As always, the collection is comprised of seasonless pieces – mindfully designed to move into the next season, and from day into night.
Lensed by photographer Jamie Heath, and styled by Karla Clarke, the new Spring Summer ‘23 campaign showcases a relaxed, tech-inspired mood, propped televisions, video cameras, and digital screens to amplify the collection’s technical craftsmanship and detailing.
Calvin Klein announces Jung Kook as global brand ambassador
Calvin Klein announces Jung Kook, South Korean singer, songwriter, and member of 21st century pop icons BTS, as global brand ambassador for Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein Underwear.
The world-renowned sensation makes his debut for the brand in a new campaign wearing the brand’s Spring 2023 collections. Shot by Park Jong Ha, the campaign captures him in new styles, including our 90s Straight denim and Body Jeans, Relaxed Fit Denim Shirt, Oversized Denim Jacket and Relaxed Fit Standard Logo Crewneck Tee.
On the announcement, Jonathan Bottomley, Global Chief Marketing Officer of Calvin Klein, said, “We pride ourselves on identifying globally relevant talent whose cultural impact and values align with our own. Jung Kook is one of the world’s most popular artists; he possesses a rare ability to connect with international audiences through both his music and his style. We’re fortunate and excited to have him join the Calvin Klein team.”
Oroton Winter 23
The theme behind Oroton’s latest Winter campaign is a nod to the archives, a celebration of storytelling and our shared love of the
written word. An Alphabet motif, printed on beautiful silk twill, formed the inspiration behind the brands Winter 23 collection – the idea captures a feeling of new beginnings and bright energy, our shared love of the written word and finding new inspiration every day.
Here, architectural woollen overcoats and statement denim, in signature treatments such as cream and vintage washes, make a statement alongside sleek Merino knitwear and classic cashmere sweaters. The result? A fresh take on the classics.