As another week draws to a close, we're reflecting on the fashion moments that may have escaped your notice. After all, with the fashion world's attention firmly set on the Met Gala, other milestones have slipped under the radar. Take for instance Bulgari, the luxury Italian jeweller has released its 2022 Serpenti Viper collection for 2022. Or see GANNI, who has dropped another extremely cute and incredibly comfy footwear collaboration, this time with Scholl. As for the rest? You're just going to have to read on to find out. Below, we present our favourite fashion moments from the week just gone.
Bulgari unveils its Serpenti Viper collection for 2022
The metamorphosis continues at Bulgari, who released its Serpenti Viper collection for 2022 on May 3. Shedding all of its former embellishments, the reimagined collection complete with six new creations captures the Serpenti motif in its purest form. That is, a single coil serving as a simple bracelet and ring arriving in 18kt yellow, rose or white gold. It's decidedly minimalist design is offset with the statement Serpenti necklace rendered from 18kt rose gold and entirely set with more than 40 carats of pavé diamonds.
You can explore the 2022 Serpenti Viper collection online now at the Bulgari website.
Dior launches exclusive pop-up store at Chadstone
To celebrate its triumphant Fall 22 show in Seoul, Dior has launched an intimate pop-up boutique in Melbourne’s iconic Chadstone Shopping Centre. Operating between May 5 – May 31, the House's essential accessories, like the Dior Book Tote, the Dior Camp, the Diorquake clogs, and the Diorevolution mules, will be on display. As for the decor? In the spirit of the Fall 22 show, it will feature wooden panelling redolent of the curves of a skateboard ramp with the motto L’union fait la force carved into it.
Maison Valentino presents its 'Portrait of a Generation' campaign
Unveiled alongside the Valentino Promenade Fall 2022 womenswear collection and the Valentino After Club Fall 2022 menswear collection, the campaign takes heritage Valentino pieces and presents them in a new light.
With portraits lensed on the street at Arnold Circus, East London, Valentino imbues its signature pieces with community, freedom and a distinctly youthful point of view. Captured in the campaign is the newly released family of Valentino Garavani VLogo Chain accessories, including the Chain Shoulder bag in both small and large sizes and a pair of loafers, each embellished with a V link necklace detail to elicit a British rock feeling.
eBay has expanded its Authenticity Guarantee service to include preloved and new luxury handbags
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If like me, you've been eyeing off a luxury handbag on eBay (a Balenciaga First is currently in my basket) then take comfort in the knowledge that eBay has just extended its Authenticity Guarantee to include preloved and luxury handbags. eBay’s handbag authentication process follows a strict data-driven process where each item is meticulously inspected by authenticators who look in detail at many aspects including quality of materials, brand logos, hardware and stitching.
On top of this, genuine handbags are then shipped with an NFC card containing an encrypted digital authentication certificate. Buyers can scan the card with their phone to reveal the product’s details, SKU and date of authentication. Each certificate is unique, so the cards cannot be reused or replicated.
GANNI teams up with Scholl for a drop of cute and comfy clogs
Comfy footwear just got cuter. GANNI has joined ranks with iconic international footwear brand Scholl for another highly coveted shoe collab. At the heart of the collaboration is Scholl's signature Pescura clog. Dreamt up in the 1960s, the style has been reimagined into five distinct prints, complete with the GANNI smiley motif and heart hardwear.
Shop the collaboration between GANNI and Scholl online at the GANNI website.
Ralph Lauren celebrates its iconic design with new collector’s book, Ralph Lauren’s Polo Shirt
Ralph Lauren is spotlighting its most iconic design, the Polo Shirt, with a new collector's book from Rizzoli. Titled Ralph Lauren's Polo Shirt, the 544-page tome will take a look at the piece of fashion history through famous imagery and told through the personal stories of celebrities, politicians and presidents, royals, world class athletes, as well as everyday people.
Moncler Genius releases collaboration with Gentle Monster
Gentle Monster's debut into the world of clothing is one for the record books. The South Korean eyewear label has teamed up with Moncler Genius for a monochromatic collection inspired by digital culture. Included in the collaboration is a series of hooded and sleeveless down jackets, recycled nylon and polyester shell outerwear as well as technical tops, trousers, tees and sweatshirts.