Between couture week showings and the day-to-day exciting announcements that abound the world of fashion, this week has had plenty of moments needing digestion. We've seen archival moments at Chanel, Maison Margiela's literal show and the now iconic Balenciaga couture show. Keeping up? Good work. Before you settle into the weekend, these are the four fashion moments you need to know from this week.
Fendi launches 2022 Autumn/Winter Ready to Wear collection
If the best way to explore the Fendi archives is through Fendi wardrobes – the words of Artistic Director, Kim Jones – then Autumn/Winter 2022 is a masterclass in refracting iconic Fendi collections through a contemporary sense. Reworking the geometric prints and styling of Spring/Summer 1986 with the diaphanous lightness of Autumn/Winter 2000, the collection is an exploration of strength and softness, acting as a “wardrobe designed for every aspect of a woman’s life, for every generation.”
Inspired by Delfina Delettrez walking into the Roman headquarters clad in a printedblouse taken from her mother’s wardrobe, Jones’ exploration of the house’s history resulted in shades of Fendi’s classic utilitarian accents shining through alongside delicate slip dresses, chiffon, cashmere gloves and stock shirting corseted into hyper-feminine forms. Masculine tailoring is found in cropped jackets, and new equilibriums are found.
Surfs up! Dior Launches Diorivieria Capsule collection
A tribute to freedom and adventure, Dior has launched its Dioriviera capsule collection, made in the heart of the Basque Country. Made with meticulous craftsmanship and symbolising the artisanal excellence dear to the House, each piece is a summer essential, illuminated with a touch of couture. In blue and white colouring, the Dior surfboard captures the European summer in its design and heart. Whether used practically in the surf or as a piece of interior decor, it is a House accessory like no other.
Tiffany & Co. launched new black titanium iterations of HardWear collection
Tiffany & Co. has launched its latest iteration of the iconic HardWear collection, now offering a black titanium version of the bracelet and necklace. Each featuring a single 18k rose gold pavé diamond link, the new designs offer a fresh take on one of the House’s signature collections. The black titanium version of the HardWear collection – inspired bY a 1971 bracelet from the archives – are available from Tiffany & Co. stores worldwide from July.
Olivier Rousteing takes batton as lates Jean Paul Gaultier couture designer
For its last three couture collections, Jean Paul Gaultier has invited designers to reinterpret the brand under in their own vision, and this week came Olivier Routsteing’s turn. Presenting a co-ed Fall 2022 Couture show, it was permeated by historical references, particularly Spring 1994’s Les Tatouages. The collection opened with menswear heavily inspired by the past, with iconogrpahies such as the Le Male fragrance campaign and bottles transformed into wearable lots. Madonna’s 1992 amfAR gala ensemble was also reworked for today’s clientele, Rousteing calling the collection “an open letter to Jean Paul, an open letter to love.”
Venroy opens first international store in Capri, Italy
Rounding out pir four fashion moments from this week, Sydney brand Venroy has launched its first international store, situated in the coastal island of Capri off the southern Italian coast. Within the Bay of Naples, the seasonal concept store embodies the rugged, relaxed feel of its surroundings and ties to the brand's Italian heritage. Designed by Sarah l'Anson, the store acknowledges local craftsmanship while drawing on the unique language of the brand. Natural materials including canvas, timer and coir work alongside and understated colour palette. Coloured-glass lighting and stainless-steel metalwork juxtapose these materials, while terracotta pots pay homage to the heritage of the area.
SENREVE launches into the Australian market
Sleek, functional and timeless handbag brand SENREVE has finally made its way into the Australian market. Intimately understanding the needs of the multi-faceted woman, the brand rose to popularity due to its effortless blend of elegant, luxury designs that don't compromise on practicality. Handcrafted in Europe by craftsmen who have worked with high-end luxury brands for over 50 years, SENREVE’s bags are made from 100% genuine Italian leather that is scratch-, stain-, and water-resistant and features a micro-suede interior lining. The brand also offers some of its most popular styles in four different vegan leathers, created to imitate the qualities of real leather without using any animal products by-products.