Sir Lewis Hamilton for Valentino and Myles Loftin's latest exhibition. These are our favourite fashion moments from the week that was.
As the world continues to open up, the possibilities feel endless, as does exciting fashion news at the moment. This week, Sir Lewis Hamilton joined forces with Valentino as one of their ambassadors, Tiffany & Co. launches a new Elsa Peretti Bean collection, Dior presents the Dioriviera capsule, while photographer Myles Loftin is set to show a new exhibition at Galerie Kitsuné in New York. At home, Bassike's AW22 collection is released. Below, we're recapping on our favourite fashion moments from the week.
Sir Lewis Hamilton becomes a Valentino DI.VA
Sir Lewis Hamilton, the Seven-Time Formula One World Champion, will take the stage as the first Valentino menswear DI.VAs for the Valentino Pink PP Advertising Campaign. DI.fferent VA.lues = DIVAS. The contemporary Valentino DI.VAs is a multifaceted character of codes and inner values. Valentino’s Creative Director, Pierpaolo Piccioli continues his conscious and progressive way of making culture by creating an authentic relationship with DI.VAs, becoming a real cultural comeback.
Hamilton mirrors the values of Pierpaolo Piccioli with his authenticity, individuality, and fierce advocacy work for global equality. Considered one of the most successful drivers in Formula One, Lewis’ approach off the track is just as passionate and dedicated, having committed to using his position, platform and influence to drive change in motorsport and beyond, for future generations.
Dior releases Dioriviera capsule
The Maria Grazia Chiuri-designed Dioriviera capsule continues its reinvention, with the House’s style fundamentals taking on luminous fluorescent shades of blue, orange and pink inspired by the Fall 2022 line across ready-to-wear, leather goods and shoes. A timeless symbol revisited by the Creative Director of Dior women’s collections, toile de Jouy is featured on skirts, dresses, shorts, swimwear, and on the House’s iconic accessories.
Irresistible, the Lady D-Lite, Dior Book Tote, and Diorcamp bags, as well as the Dior Travel clutch – fashion statement of the season – are adorned with this classic pattern. Dway mules, DiorAct sandals, ponchos, scarves and bobs are to be enjoyed along with marinière sailors’ tops bearing the names of dream destinations. Throughout the summer, these breezy creations will be presented in a series of dreamlike showcases around the world – from Mykonos to Bodrum, Capri to Ibiza, and Tokyo to Paraggi. A celebration of la dolce vita and the art of living dear to the House.
Galerie Kitsuné presents True Beauties by Myles Loftin
Galerie Kitsuné will present True Beauties, an exhibition by Myles Loftin, a Brooklyn-based artist, photographer, and storyteller.
For True Beauties, Loftin Presents a selection of intimate portraits of figures from the original house of ballroom, The Royal House of LaBeija. Despite attention in mainstream media over the past few years, the general public’s understanding of the previously-underground world of ballroom ends with the 1990 documentary Paris is Burning. With this project, Loftin draws attention to the thriving contemporary ballroom community, which continues to have balls every week, with people traveling from across the country to compete.
“This project is my way of saying that we are still here, and our existence is still a major influence on contemporary culture. It’s also extremely important for me as a Black queer artist to create a visual archive of the members of my community as a means to solidify our place in history." Loftin said in a press release. "I want others to admire the beauty and talent that I see when I look at my brothers and sisters. Each portrait is an opportunity for the audience to connect and engage with an individual who they may not come across in their day-to-day life. I wanted these images to go beyond the clothing and the makeup and capture the essence of each individual house member. Viewers are met with an intimate gaze by the subjects, who bare their true soul for my camera."
Bassike presents Winter 22
Bassike has launched their Winter 22 collection, inspired by embracing a natural and relaxed way of dressing for a new way of living. Connecting through touch and texture – the collection embraces a sense of tactility, security and warmth. Like all Bassike collections, AW22 is made up of mostly natural fibres, from heavy cashmere and merino knits, mohair yarns and boiled wools to sporty, functional, and structured gabardines, canvases and crisp organic cottons.
Tiffany & Co. Reintroduces the Elsa Peretti Bean Design Collection
Tiffany & Co. is reintroducing Elsa Peretti’s celebrated Bean design jewelry, showcasing the collection in a complete way, from delicate designs to bold statement pieces—all designed by Peretti herself. Crafted from an array of beautiful materials and diamonds, among Peretti’s signature styles, Tiffany & Co. will debut the new iterations of the organic Bean design motif beginning June 2022 in Australia.
“Elsa Peretti’s legacy in the world of design and fashion cannot be overstated,” said Alexandre Arnault, Executive Vice President, Product and Communication, Tiffany & Co. “The reintroduction of Peretti’s Bean designs allows us to honor her creative influence using the same materials and forms that you see throughout her design vocabulary to expand on one of her most celebrated collections.”
Valentino launches conscious-driven hub
Maison Valentino is proud to announce the launch of Creating Shared Value, the new conscious-driven area of its website.
Launching on May 31, 2022, Creating Shared Value is an internal section integrated within the brand’s website, which tells the stories behind the house’s daily operations, increasingly committed to a greener transition through dedicated projects in the social and environmental fields. A constantly updated window in which the user is invited to immerse themselves in an interactive universe, where the Maison’s values are recounted in three sections: People, Planet, Product. The storytelling represents a cohesive and natural path where the key principles of the company’s modus operandi are projected into the outside world, with whom the brand is building dialogue intending to give back.