Time flies. So let us catch you up to speed on all the fashion moments from the past week. Marimekko has joined forces with adidas for its fifth collaboration, while Dior takes its Lady Dior pop-up to QueensPlaza, Brisbane. As for the rest? Find the notable fashion moments from the second week of March 2023, below.
RIMOWA joins forces with historic German label GEWA
Violinists, listen up. RIMOWA has collaborated with inimitable German brand, GEWA, on a violin case, merging luxury craftsmanship rooted in functionality with the expertise of the instrument manufacturer. Made in Germany, the violin case exterior is crafted from RIMOWA's signature grooved aluminium. Meanwhile, the interior is hand-finished in a microfibre material and utilises GEWA's renowned neck pad system. To complete the product, a shoulder strap and two TSA-approved locks have been attached to the case to enable easy travel.
Dior unveils its Lady Dior pop-up in QueensPlaza Brisbane
Dior is creating space to celebrate the enduring popularity of its iconic Lady Dior handbag with a dedicated pop-up in the heart of Brisbane. Accelerated to cult status after being brandished by Princess Diana, the handbag, which was originally dubbed the "Chouchou", quickly became synonymous with the late royal after she was gifted it by Bernadette Chirac, the First Lady of France, at the Cézanne Art Exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris.
Nestled within QueensPlaza, the city's home of luxury shopping, the space itself points riffs on the Lady Dior cannage motif with its wooden lattice work and geometric design, both inclusions that result in a moody interplay of light and shadow. Experience it now until April 6.
adidas and Marimekko debut another collaboration
Marimekko and Adidas return once again, releasing its fifth brand collaboration designed with movement in mind. This time around, Marimekko has unearthed two signature prints from its archives which are then fashioned into cross-category pieces intended for the golf course, tennis court, race track and gym. The collection will be available to shop from March 15.
Panerai unveiled its luxury timepiece boutique in the Sydney CBD
March began with a gathering at the Panerai timepiece boutique on King Street, Sydney. Drawing the attention of devoted watch enthusiasts and fashion notables alike, guests were treated to Italian canapés courtesy of a’Mare and curated cocktails, all while exploring interiors which pay homage to Panerai’s rich history intertwined with diving and the Italian Navy.
Sarah & Sebastian launches Soldered on the Road
Sarah & Sebastian's soldered service is renowned, especially in fashion circles. Now the Australian jewellery label is bringing this service to seven destinations across Australia, marking the first time it's been available outside its Sydney and Melbourne boutiques. Entitled, Soldered on the Road, the service will be available until April at a variety of venues chosen for their unique location, including Hickson Road Reserve. The offering has expanded to include 18-karat yellow and white gold styles, which are soldered to the wrist or are fashioned into custom-fitted rings.
Tiffany & Co. taps Lauren Santo Domingo as artistic director of its Home Collection
After a career marked by co-founding online fashion retailer Moda Operandi, Lauren Santo Domingo embarks on a new journey with Tiffany & Co. The luxury jeweller has appointed Santo Domingo the artistic director of its Home Collection, continuing its tradition of creative partnerships. Speaking of the new appointment, Alexandre Arnault said, “We are excited to see Lauren Santo Domingo infuse our Home collection with her signature style. Lauren is no stranger to luxury and we believe she will bring her impeccable eye and elegance to this important category at Tiffany.”