It's been a big week across the global fashion landscape – from AAFW 2023 in Sydney and the Cannes Film Festival red carpet in Southern France, to Chloë Sevigny's wardrobe sale in NYC and Gucci's Cruise 24 show at the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul. But in between these big fashion moments, you may have missed some other announcements. So we're here to take you through them...
Sarah & Sebastian film presentation at AAFW
Contemporary jewellery brand Sarah & Sebastian presented the third film in the brand's Now You See Me series at this week's AAFW 23. Entitled Sharks and Rays, the film, directed by photographer and filmmaker Alice Wesley-Smith, spotlights the marine animals' habitat on the east coast of Australia. Conservationist and ocean photographer Valerie Taylor AM narrated, while poet, artist and RUSSH contributor Anna Harrison penned prose for the film.
To coincide with the film, Sarah & Sebastian introduced a limited-edition Shark Tooth Necklace to their collection, cast in 10 karat gold. Strung from the brand's signature fine chain, 30% of all sales will be donated to the Australian Marine Conservation Society to support their critical work removing shark nets and extending marine sanctuaries.
Louis Vuitton x UNICEF partnership
Louis Vuitton has launched their Silver Lockit Beads bracelet globally as part of their ongoing partnership with humanitarian enterprise UNICEF. The French fashion House has raised over $20 million for the social enterprise since 2016, annually reinterpreting its Silver Lockit bracelet to raise funds to support children in need. For every Silver Lockit Beads bracelet sold, $150 is donated to UNICEF, and the new bracelet design is available now in stores globally.
Jennifer Lawrence fronts Dior's 'Lady 95.22' campaign
Jennifer Lawrence sports the Lady95.22 bag in the latest campaign for Dior, having been a long-time friend and ambassador of the French fashion House (you may remember that she was the face of their Joy fragrance campaign back in 2018 as well). The Lady 95.22 bag has a long and lauded history within the Maison, originally crafted by Christian Dior's successor, Gianfranco Ferré in 1994. The silhouette was originally called the 'Chouchou' or 'favourite' in French, and was inspired by the quilted criss-cross motif of Napoleon III chairs used in one of Dior's earliest runway shows in the 40s.
Lawrence's campaign features a sleek and monochromatic series of image that show the actress's personal interpretation of elegance.
Maggie Marilyn models walk bare-faced in Emma Lewisham
Models walked barefaced at Maggie Marilyn’s debut AAFW 23 show, with only Emma Lewisham skincare being used to prep their skin for the runway. It was a first-time collaboration for the two brands, albeit a harmonious one, given that they are both based out of New Zealand, female-led, and place a strong emphasis on sustainable practices within their businesses.
Founder of Maggie Marilyn, Maggie Hewitt, said of the team-up: "It’s so special to have found a friend in another Kiwi female-founder on a mission to affect positive change in their industry. I’m so inspired by the work Emma and her team are doing in the beauty space to set a new benchmark where circularity and treading lightly on the planet are foundational to their business model. The Best of It presented a special opportunity for us to join forces and bring to life a bare-skin beauty look underpinned by Emma Lewisham’s revolutionary approach to skincare and product formulation.”
Formula One star Daniel Ricciardo ventures into winemaking
Australian Formula One superstar Daniel Ricciardo has joined forces with one of Australia's most esteemed wine brands, St Hugo, to launch DR3 the 3rd. The partnership is a bolstering of the vineyard's commitment to Ricciardo's winemaking journey.
DR3 the 3rd x St Hugo Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 and DR3 the 3rd x St Hugo Shiraz 2021 bottles will come with a newly designed label and gift box, inspired by the high-octane track star's racing background.