Welcome to spring and welcome to another season of fashion news – this week's fashion moments seem centred on a strong sense of conscience. We're loving seeing brands make exciting and pioneering announcements in the realm of sustainability, like NET-A-PORTER's first entirely sustainable runway edit with Stella McCartney, and Pandora's pioneering new Lab-Grown Diamonds collections that finally rolled out on Australian shores. And we're equally as excited to see brands vocally throwing their support behind charities for mental health and cancer research, like Maggie Marilyn and Beare Park.
So in case you're behind the news and need a refresher, we've rounded up the fashion moments from this week that we think you should know about.
Pandora launch their Lab-Grown Diamonds collections
On Wednesday evening, Pandora launched their first three Lab-Grown Diamonds collections, continuing its journey of democratising diamonds and bringing sustainability to the fore. As the world's largest jewellery brand, they're excited to be setting a new industry standard and to reduce their impact on the planet.
The launch dinner was attended by actress Barbie Ferreira, among other special guests like Teresa Palmer and Heartbreak High actors James Majoos and Brodie Townsend. There was also a special performance by musician Meg Mac and band.
Louis Vuitton release their 'Celebrate Silk' campaign
Louis Vuitton has released a new silk square collection and accompanying campaign that reinterprets the French fashion House's beloved heritage through a myriad of bright and colourful designs that reflect their audacious spirit. The Maison's campaign reveals a plethora of styling variations, from head scarves to bag accessories, adorning and amplifying simple pieces with the playful colour palette and graphic silken prints.
Beare Park announce partnership with The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF)
This October, Beare Park are partnering with The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month by launching limited-edition of its signature classic shirting in pink, with 100 percent of proceeds being donated toward world-class breast cancer research projects.
“We feel incredibly honoured to partner with The National Breast Cancer Foundation," said Beare Park Director Gabriella Pereira. "The opportunity to sell Australia’s first Pink Shirt with 100% of proceeds going directly to support breast cancer research in Australia is a true privilege for our brand and our customers. The strength of those touched by this disease is endlessly inspiring and we are extremely proud to support a cause close to so many Australians.”
Maggie Marilyn spotlights mental health for Father's Day
Maggie Marilyn are using this Father's Day to highlight men's mental health with their Mind Your Heart campaign. It's an extension of the Brand's mission to take care of people and planet, and spotlights several special Dads within their community who, in their own words, discuss the life-changing experience of fatherhood and its intersection with mental health.
In an effort to raise funds for Beyond Blue, from now until 3 September, Maggie Marilyn will be donating 100% of profits from their Somewhere Man sales to the charity.
NET-A-PORTER launches first entirely sustainable runway edit of Stella McCartney’s Fall Winter 23
For the first time, luxury online retailer NET-A-PORTER have launched a runway edit that is entirely NET SUSTAIN-approved. The curation comprises of Stella McCartney's Fall Winter 23 runway collection, entitled Horse Power. The styles fall within the Considered Materials and Animal Welfare NET SUSTAIN attributes, and showcases pieces that are meticulously crafted using Considered Materials.
“We are thrilled to present this NET SUSTAIN-approved runway collection – this first of its kind – reflecting NET-A-PORTER’s ongoing commitment to offering its global customers luxury fashion that aligns with their values," said NET-A-PORTER's Buying Director, Kate Benson. "Stella McCartney demonstrates the seamless blend of cutting-edge design and sustainable practices, setting a new standard for runway fashion.”