The Golden Globes are the first fashion event of the year and as such we eagerly await some of the most prominent figures in the entertainment industry to walk down the red carpet and impress us with their custom looks. As with every show there are some great looks, and some not so great. Let's have a look at a highlight of the night. Best dressed at the Globes Dua Lipa Margot Robbie Timothee Chalamet Jonathan Bailey Barry Keoghan Least interesting outfits Billie Eillish Scott Evans Jilian Dion Selena Gomez Bella Ramsey Moments from the event Jeremy Allen White Somewhat average looks Taylor Swift Emma Stone Brie Larson Greta Lee Hannah Waddingham Justin Hartley Jennifer Lawrence Christian Friedel on the left, Anna Sitar in the middle, Skai Jackson on the right. Elizabeth Olsen on the left, Amanda Seyfried in the middle, Finneas O'Connell and Claudia Sulewski on the right
It’s now been a year since Adidas ended their partnership with Kanye West, also known as Ye. A nearly decade long collaboration which helped the brand get back on the fashion stage was marked with consistent growth, and they took their decision to end this deal very seriously; in fact, many of us thought they would never commit to it because of how quiet they kept while Kanye West spurred antisemitism online. Now the infamous character - Ye; is back with another - to - be - controversial - move, naming Gosha Rubchinskiy, a Russian designer from 2015s, head of design at Yeezy. In case any of our readers have forgotten, a few years ago Rubchinskiy made headlines across the globe with multiple minors coming forward to report suspicious behavior, where the designer himself was asking them for nudes. He later tried to defend his actions by saying that his brand used Instagram to hire models for their shows since they preferred the street male look and they wanted more natural people rather than runway models, but amongst the screenshotted DMs, you could see the models stating their age, only for the designer to disregard and continue requesting for naked photos of them. The news quickly caught fire, and the Gosha Rubchinskiy brand died literally overnight. Playing devils advocate, using the information that we have, we could support either side - on one side, Russia’s age of consent is 16 so practically it is perfectly legal, although morally messed up; but on the other hand, the designer did specifically ask if parents were around, and asking one of the minors to go to the bathroom, so he is alone. Which is severely messed up. Some Ye supporters are now trying to defend Gosha, by stating the legal age along with how designers should be given a second chance. From my point of view, and from fashion history, giving designers a second chance never ends in a different result, due to ego, selfishness and politics within the industry.
Hollywood - a utopian world plastered in advertisements and picture perfect models following their dreams of becoming the next big thing. Strap in for a nearly 20-minute-long runway show which comes with a mind-blowing concept but poor execution of clothes we’ve already seen before. A love letter to LA, referencing pop culture, with the iconic palm trees surrounding the catwalk - a well manicured stretch of Windsor Boulevard with the famous Hollywood sign in the distance; is the perfect destination for such gesture. Commencing with activewear, the collection introduces essentials like shorts, bra tops, leggings, and sweatshirts. A subsequent jersey section pays homage to the velour tracksuit trend of the aughts, featuring low-slung trousers, cropped hooded jackets, and knee-high Alaska boots. The narrative takes a neo-grunge turn with oversized, layered garments, including cut-up asymmetric trousers, hand-embroidered leopard-motif coats, outdoor hotel slippers, and nylon-lined leather bags. Upscaled daywear, marked by outsize proportions and precise tailoring, strikes a balance between informality and glamor. Noteworthy pieces include hooded jackets with integrated scarves for paparazzi deterrence. Eveningwear concludes the showcase, showcasing highly defined shapes and silhouettes that blend past and present Balenciaga designs. Angular, plush wrapped coat-dresses and softer, tailored one-shoulder gowns are highlighted. The show concludes with a monumental white gown in heavy satin, featuring a structured face shield for an incognito effect. Accessories abound, including the croc-embossed Rodeo bag, paying homage to Balenciaga's L.A. flagships. Essential carriers like the knitted 24/7 tote and Monaco tote accompany evolved eyewear shapes and the 10XL Sneaker, known for its exaggerated proportions and exclusive colourways.
Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Published By on a press day in London. The brand was established back in 2019, and has since been worn by celebrities like Beyonce, SZA, Ellie Goulding, and many others. What grabbed my attention was not just the unusual shape and look of their bags, but their unique design and manufacturing which I was told by the brand was actually done by car manufacturers. This creates an interesting clash of artificial and organic, since the actual shape of the bag represents rocks and natural elements found in nature, but those are now produced using programs borrowed from the automotive industry. Further the brand tells us that they use a digital-first approach which allows them to be more sustainable and inclusive, while pushing the boundaries of traditional accessory design. Published By explained - every design is born in a digital environment using state of the art high-end CAD-manufacturing programs borrowed from the automotive industry. The products are then brought to life virtually, using advanced CGI technologies more commonly found in Hollywood to create hyper-realistic renders. Using a demand-based, democratic model, buyers and consumers are shown a range of products during the design phase and only the most sought-after products are produced - cutting down on both wasted samples and overproduction. Using recycled car parts to create the core of the bags, we then work with several institutes to blend new materials to create unique surfaces. During Paris Fashion Week, the brand unveiled their Spring/Summer electrifying collection inspired by the rave culture of the early 2000s. The collection pays homage to the roots of electronic music and draws inspiration from a personal connection to the era. It includes the x-ray bag crafted from cutting-edge heat reactive materials. When I visited, their team pulled out an interesting black metallic piece, and held it over a candle, within seconds the bag started changing colour into white. Christoph's Bio: Christoph started his career training formally and working as a carpenter, where he developed his deep appreciation for craftsmanship. After switching to the fashion sector, Christoph had the opportunity to work in the design departments of H&M and Alexander McQueen – learning about both ends of the design spectrum. Christoph’s connections to the Automotive Sector started to drive a sense of curiosity to rethink the way fashion products are designed and produced. On a trip to Greece to reconnect with his roots Here, Christoph was deeply inspired by the landscape and organic shapes, which ended up being the final catalyst to channel his background, curiosity and aesthetics into Published By. Ruby's Bio: After starting her career in finance, Ruby worked in strategy and production consulting in the Automotive Industry, for clients such as Jaguar Land Rover. Following this, Ruby worked as a Senior Innovation Consultant advising top-tier international corporates such as Airbus on their innovation strategies. Ruby joined Published By to bring her background in innovation and production optimization to the fashion sector through her role as Commercial Director.
Made from leather, they are offered in vibrant shades of yellow, green, orange, along with a black option and a limited-edition Poinsettia red. The bags feature visuals of Sagaboi’s Village motif - a captivating blend of high-definition colours, layered island architectural motifs, lush Caribbean flora, rustic light poles, and the intricate charm of West Indian brickwork. These bags represent a meeting point of Caribbean and Ukrainian artistry (via London) with proceeds from sales going to supporting and sustaining the rebuilding efforts of the fashion and artist communities in Ukraine. The bags originally debuted on SAGABOI's SS24 LFW runway in June and were then presented at an intimate industry brunch during London Fashion Week in September, both to rave reviews - and constant queries since - as to when and where they would be available to buy. Geoff K. Cooper, Sagaboi’s Creative Director, drew inspiration for Sagaboi’s SS24 collection from research on the migration of people, and the imagined and real responses to cultures being introduced to new spaces. This was the starting point of the collaboration with Etape. Channelling the parallels of the Windrush generation, who, 75 years ago this year, arrived as immigrants invited to the UK to start a new life - and the forced migration of Ukrainian people to the UK due to the war - the collab was birthed. At the end of this November, an as-yet unseen new version in Poinsettia red will be released just in time for Christmas and the holidays. “We wanted to create something positive from the similarities between Windrush and what is happening with Ukraine today. This collab is literally a bright and positive memento celebrating migration while supporting artists and artisans in Ukraine. Due to people migrating to other shores to start anew, great contributions to the creativity and culture of the spaces where they end up occur and we want to highlight and support this through our bags.” says Cooper. The bags are available NOW for £320 on both ETAPE’s and SAGABOI’s websites: https://etape-maison.com/collections/sagaboi-village https://sagaboi.com/collections/bags ABOUT SAGABOI Sagaboi is a fashion label linked to the Caribbean subculture “saga boy” (a West Indian word meaning “a playboy” or someone who dresses in an extremely fashionable and stylish manner) which surfaced in the 1930s as a form of masculine rebellion through fashion. The brand is inspired by the Caribbean region’s culture, diaspora, history, lifestyle, people and practices, and draws energy from its interconnectedness with global happenings and pop-culture, both present and past. ABOUT ETAPE "Capturing simplicity" is the concept that inspires the designers of the ETAPE brand to create small masterpieces for their customers. Laconic and clean lines in each collection of shoes and bags emphasise the minimalist beauty of each model of the ètape brand. https://etape-maison.com/ ABOUT SAGABOI VILLAGE PRINT The Sagaboi Village print is an artistic masterpiece that beautifully captures the essence of the Caribbean. Designed to evoke the true spirit of the islands, the print showcases a delightful fusion of tropical references and iconic West Indian architecture and flora. The Sagaboi Village print is a captivating blend of high-definition colours, layered island architectural motifs, lush Caribbean flora, rustic light poles, and the intricate charm of West Indian brickwork –– all woven together in an enchanting pattern. Visages of Caribbean board houses, bars, and churches playfully dance alongside swaying coconut and banana trees, manifesting a unique design that transports one to the heart of the Caribbean's vibrant and rich culture.ABOUT SAGABOI Sagaboi is a fashion label linked to the Caribbean subculture “saga boy” (a West Indian word meaning “a playboy” or someone who dresses in an extremely fashionable and stylish manner) which surfaced in the 1930s as a form of masculine rebellion through fashion. The brand is inspired by the Caribbean region’s culture, diaspora, history, lifestyle, people and practices, and draws energy from its interconnectedness with global happenings and pop-culture, both present and past.
The French brand Lacoste is unveiling an 8 piece capsule collection dropping on the 27th of November in collaboration with Maison Lemarié, the Chanel-owned specialist atelier. It will be exhibited at its Lacoste Arena flagship in Paris . Lacoste has been making a real-world tour which concluded with a Paris Fashion Week pop-up, and later next week will make an appearance in The Sandbox’s virtual gaming world. For a brand turning 90 years old this year, it is important to keep reinventing itself, sliding into new and emerging pop culture, while remaining true to its heritage. Throughout the anniversary year, the brand “wanted to pay tribute and meet the communities that make the brand and bring it to life,” the deputy chief executive officer Catherine Spindler said “The universes of our communities are as different as our territories of expression, which is completely in line with our brand mission to connect cultures.” The one-off pieces crafted by Maison Lemarié range from a polo shirt with threads trailing off a flurry of multicolored crocodiles and a sequined sweatshirt to a pleated tennis skirt. After being exhibited in Paris, the pieces will be added to the brand’s patrimony and later be showcased in other locations around the world.
Earlier this year Dior revealed their Ski Capsule Spring 2024 collection, and with Winter closely approaching, now is the best time to have a look at what the house has cooking for the season. The collection is a part of the continued collaboration with the Scottish artist Peter Doig, and here we see his artworks in cashmere crewneck tops, embroidered shirts, and even in beanies and pattern works.
A "place of the soul", such is Mexico according to Maria Grazia Chiuri, just as it was for many key women surrealist artists, from Leonora Carrington to Tina Modotti. Inhabited by this marvellous inventiveness, the Dior silhouettes are revealed in shots of magnetic moments conceived and captured by photographer Brigitte Niedermair. Weaving an entrancing Ariadne's thread, the emblematic figure of Frida Kahlo, her audacity and free spirit – celebrated at the heart of this Dior cruise 2024 collection – pervade the entire campaign. Her independence, her faith in the unwavering power of art and life, shine through the models' determined attitudes and gazes. With the interplay of mirrors, these images embody the collective force, resilience and pride of Mexican women. In a dreamlike setting poetically evoking this prodigious, inexhaustible culture, the looks reflect the fervent dialogue between the excellence of the House's ateliers and the wealth of savoir-faire in this country cherished by Monsieur Dior. Full skirts unfurl into corollas and are worn with huipils, or architectural jackets embellished with refined guipure, co-created with local artisans. A fascinating journey that sketches a plural femininity, free, above all.
On a rainy day during London Fashion Week, we are welcomed on the top floor of a lovely space at Bond Street, where Abigail Ajobi presents her SS24 collection. There are drinks, multiple Instagrammable spots and plenty of seating areas around inviting us to relax and really spend the time allowing the garments to settle in and ultimately become one of our favourite shows of the season. This is the 5th collection of Abigail Ajobi and it merges Nollywood Nostalgia and Nigerian Youth Culture, titled “Anti-Muse” it incorporates contemporary Adire prints to create a powerful narrative of cultural fusion and expression. Fusing the vibrant charm of Lagos and storytelling through London’s fashion scene, it focuses on reinventing traditions. Collection Highlights: • 'Anti-Muse': Abigail Ajobi's 5th collection, aptly named 'Anti-Muse', defies conventional fashion norms. It embodies the defiance and individualism of the Alté: Nigerian subculture, with the captivating essence of early 2000’s Nollywood film. • Adire Renaissance: Adire prints, a timeless Nigerian textile tradition, find new life within the 'Anti-Muse' collection. These prints are expertly integrated into the fabric of the collection, transforming tradition into modernity and embracing the harmony of cultural heritage. • London Heritage: A London native, Abigail Ajobi masterfully weaves her dual identity into the collection, merging her Nigerian roots with her British upbringing. 'Anti-Muse' represents the multicultural pulse of London, where diverse influences converge in a harmonious fashion narrative. Designer's Vision: "'Anti-Muse' is a celebration of the unconventional, the unapologetic, and the beautifully contradictory. It's an exploration of how early 2000's Nollywood film and Nigerian youth culture intertwine to shape unique identities. Adire prints ground the collection in tradition while it propels into modernity," says Abigail Ajobi, the visionary designer.
Adrianne Weber is a London based, women's ready to wear collection, founded in 2022 by creative director Adrianne Weber. The brand represents Adrianne's vision for the contemporary woman's wardrobe; classic staples, precise tailoring as well as local sourcing and production in England. This enables high-quality production and control over the supply chain, while preserving traditional artisanal techniques and limiting environmental impact, delivering long lasting investment pieces. The brand’s vision is to reinforce the idea of the woman's body as a blank slate with the possibility of endless identities through self-expression. Our pieces are designed to be open to interpretation by each individual woman who wears them. The current collection sets to deliver timeless, high-quality pieces that represent the brand’s identity of refined elegance and impeccable craftsmanship. Each piece is thoughtfully designed to become an essential part of the contemporary woman's wardrobe, offering classic staples and precision tailoring that stands the test of time. The SS24 collection is a fusion of impeccable tailoring and versatility. Jackets transform into deconstructed belts, leather coats into gilets, and trousers into chic shorts. Each garment empowers women to embrace their individuality with confidence, offering figure-flattering, meticulously crafted pieces that exude sophistication while maintaining an unmistakable edge. The new collection embodies the spirit of the modern woman - bold, graceful, and unapologetically herself. Experience the artistry and passion behind each creation as we redefine luxury with purpose and poise.
Some of the biggest stars of American pop culture gathered in New York in the American Museum Of Natural History for the CFDA 2023 Awards, presented by Sarah Jessica Parker. What's CFDA? The Council of Fashion Designers of America is a not-for-profit association founded in 1962 and has around 500 members consisting of American fashion, jewellery and accessories designers. This won't be a fashion show in the 20s if Kim Kardashian was not the first in line, so there she is: Kim showed up in a halterneck leather dress from Chrome Hearts adorned with crosses. Very simple styling, no jewellery with a messy bun, but perfectly sculpted on the body. Serena Williams arrived dressed in Thom Browne. She received a lot of heat online for her look but the interesting combination of silky metallic organza draping on the sleeves, along with the gorgeous black sequin dress make for a great evening look. The silhouette around the waist isn't so flattering, as well as the bulky straps, and perhaps these are the only drawbacks of this look, but other than that, it's cute, it works, and we are here for it. Lola Tung arrived in a stunning Balmain dress which beautifully accentuated her waist and would actually be considered fairly minimal for the brand. Karlie Kloss made an entrance with a Thom Browne all black look, which looked like was held together by buttons, and they were the ones shaping the dress to her body, which created an interesting almost pulled and perfected boxy silhouette. Vanessa Hudgens wore a long ball gown with a plunging neck and thigh-high split by Vera Wang. To complete the outfit, the gown was complemented by a pair of leather theatre gloves and black chunky shoes. The Cruella Deville of the fashion world - Winnie Harlow arrived in a stunning Marc Jacobs dress, which beautifully wrapped around her body in a polka dot black on black pattern. Emma Chamberlain picked a laundry basket up on the way and forgot to drop it off, so here we are... Not much else to say really... Gwyneth Paltrow could have stayed home really, but decided to show up in the end, wearing a messy high waisted? skirt with a high split, and a turtleneck? Anyways, moving on.