Prada Womenswear Fall Winter 2022 campaign
For their latest campaign, Prada leans on the brand's fascination with humanity - reflecting the depth of human experience through fashion and image, drawing inspiration from life, and from living. For Fall/Winter 2022 Prada celebrates individuals and individuality, showcasing a proudly cross-generational casting of women, expanded to convey their stories.
Photographed by David Sims, the campaign is framed around actor Hunter Schafer. Schafer stars, alongside models Loli Bahia, Sora Choi, Kendall Jenner, Liya Kebede, Amanda Murphy, Kai Newman and Lina Zhang in a series of direct, arresting and precise portraits, a multifaceted representation of Prada women - all of whom featured in the Fall/Winter 2022 Prada runway show by Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons.
Louis Vuitton announces Cate Blanchett as the House's new ambassador
Louis Vuitton has announced actress Cate Blanchett as its newest House Ambassador. The iconic actress is captured by photographer Sølve Sundsbø in an expressive series of portraits for Louis Vuitton’s latest High Jewellery collection, Spirit.
“I am extremely excited to have this opportunity to collaborate with Louis Vuitton – a truly iconic House with an enormous cultural reach. To wear the magnificent pieces created by Francesca Amfitheatrof is a bedazzling pleasure, and Nicolas Ghesquiere, as ever, amazes and inspires me.” Blanchett said of the partnership in a press release.
Saint Laurent Fall 2022 campaign
For Saint Laurent's Fall 2022 campaign, Gray Sorrenti lenses Romeo Beckham, Zoe Kravitz and Dominic Fike in a series of black and white images that capture the spirit of Saint Laurent. Kravitz is seen posing in a black fur coat, while Fike stars in a simple portrait wearing a sheer turtleneck. Elsewhere, Beckham wear patent leather heeled boots and a mohair sweater.
Gucci launches a pet capsule
Gucci has introduced Gucci Pet Collection, a wide-ranging selection of items designed for dogs and cats that combines high-quality materials and craftsmanship with innovation, and many of the House’s signature motifs. The new line continues the narrative of surprise and delight behind Gucci Lifestyle, launched in September 2021 and inspired by a cabinet of curiosities—a place that could accommodate all of the fine, well-crafted that, while part of everyday life, still give off a magical and wonderful aura.
Bassike achieves B Corp certification
Bassike has announced that it has achieved B Corp certification following an in-depth review process by B Lab that verifies the brand holds values of high social and environmental performance, corporate governance, and transparency – a belief in using business as a force for good.
Following the Climate Active Carbon Neutral certification of the bassike organisation and signature organic cotton jersey product line, B Corp certification is the next milestone for the Australian designer brand.
“This milestone reflects the many commitments we have made over the years to make better choices and foster systems and processes to sustain people, planet and prosperity. What started as supporting our local industry and working with organic cotton, has evolved into a culture of continuous improvement and innovation across our design, production, and operations. We are a proud, female led business who supports our local community, our team and our customers. We are only just starting to unlock the true potential of the foundations we put in place at bassike over 15 years ago, and we look forward to forging ahead on our path promoting benefit for all” said bassike co-founders Deborah Sams and Mary Lou Ryan.
Max Mara Resort 23
For Resort 23, Max Mara is presenting its collection in Lisbon, the dynamic and cosmopolitan Portuguese capital that combines different cultures and trends and that, for centuries, has inspired art, literature and ideas. Set at sunset in the lush sub-tropical gardens of the world class Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation of Lisbon; the Max Mara Resort 23 show took place.
Inspired by a painting by the artist Nikias Skapinakis that shows the intellectual, poet and social activist Natália Correia, with two other women seating reverentially at her feet. It is the starting point for a collection which revives the spirit of this remarkable woman and celebrates her contribution to Portuguese artistic, cultural and political life in the eventful mid-twentieth century.
Dinosaur Designs launches new collection, Woodland
Cult Australian homeware and jewellery brand Dinosaur Designs has launched its most recent collection this week, titled Woodland. With a palette drawn straight from the landscape, Woodland blends shades of Dark and Light Horn, Sandy Pearl, Seaweed Malachite, Mineral and Chalk Swirl.
The collection, which is available to shop now, features jewellery pieces that look as if they were formed directly from the forest floor. From the spectacular new Boulder Necklace to Dinosaur Design classics like Rock and Wishbone bangles and Pebble rings reimagined as umber jewels, rendered in Woodland tonal swirls and effortlessly stacked.
In way of homewares, the collection’s new Pebble Jars bring a sculptural element to the tablescape, and are designed to be paired with the Boulder salt and pepper grinder. A classic collection of Stone and Pebble vases come together to create bold compositions, joining classics such as Rock jugs, cups and platters.