RIMOWA TEAMS UP WITH TIFFANY & Co.
We’re half way through fashion month, which means that Rimowa suitcases are working overtime. While the black and silver cases are always a style-set no brainer, the luxury luggage maestros also have an eye for a seriously-desirable, seriously-collectable collaboration (think Supreme to Fendi, Off-White to Dior, Daniel Arsham to Alex Israel). Their latest power partnership? With Tiffany & Co. for the ultimate first class travel experience. In a capsule featuring jewellery cases and a Cabin bag, details include a Rock Cut pattern inspired by a diamond’s facets and unmistakable Tiffany blue detailing, such as handles and wheels. The collaboration was teased at the New York leg of SEIT 1898, the travelling exhibition celebrating Rimowa’s 125th anniversary. SEIT 1898, which makes its onward journey to Shanghai and Cologne, celebrates the stories of the materials, craftsmanship, people, and places that define the Rimowa legacy. Alongside the thorough deep dive into the maison’s provenance it also looks at the personal stories behind the cases, exhibiting the well-travelled luggage belonging to the likes of Patti Smith, Billie Eilish and LeBron James; plus Spike Lee, Martha Stewart and Justin Theroux (who all attended the exhibition opening). Available from 26th September at rimowa.com
MULBERRY LAUNCHES PRE-LOVED COLLABORATION WITH STEFAN COOKE
Good news if you think patience is overrated, those brilliant bags from Stefan Cooke’s SS24 London Fashion Week this morning are already available to buy. Even better, they’re one-off, upcycled and created in collaboration with Mulberry. The latest chapter in the Mulberry Editions series, co-founders Stefan Cooke and Jake Burt have reworked 27 of the Brit brand’s pre-loved bags in their distinctive design language. Drawing on a share passion for circularity and working closely with expert artisans, Cooke and Burt have respun classic Mulberry designs including the Bayswater, Roxanne and Lily with bows, braids and more. Find them at Mulberry’s first pre-loved pop-up shop on Poland Street, which opens tomorrow, and at the Muberry flagship store on Regent Street. Mulberry.com
NEXT STOP... BURBERRY STREET
It must be London Fashion Week: Bond Street has transformed into Burberry Street (until 19th September), complete with Burberry blue branding. Plus, don’t miss the mega brand’s takeover of Norman’s Cafe in Tuffnel Park, serving an elevated take on British classics. And what to wear when you’re there? Daniel Lee’s first collection, which is now in stores, obviously. Norman’s Cafe, 167 Junction Road, N19 5PZ until 18th September.
AN AUDIENCE WITH LITTLE SIMZ
Thank you to our friends at Vans and Dazed for soothing our post-Top Boy blues with a big helping of Little Simz. At 5pm tonight (Friday 15th), the multi-talented musician and actor will be signing copies of the new Dazed magazine at the Vans store on Oxford Street. Vans, 214 Oxford Street, Friday 15th September at 5pm
YOU CAN FINALLY GET 16ARLINGTON MENSWEAR
Good news, chaps, no more wondering if your other half’s crystal top will fit you; 16Arlington’s menswear has landed at long last. First seen at the brand’s London Fashion Week catwalk show back in February, the men’s offering echoes the same slick, elevated glamour of the womenswear. Pieces to make a beeline for, then? Technical nylon tailoring, bitter chocolate satin separates and a knockout jet shearling coat. And if you’re wondering how to wear, the brand’s creative director Marco Capaldo makes an excellent muse. PS. 16A’s jumbo Kikka bag is available to pre-order too. From £390, 16arlington.co.uk
A COLLABORATION TO KNOW: MAISON MARGIELA X PENDLETON
Fusing together the unique aesthetic language of Maison Margiela’s creative director John Galliano with the rugged heritage of 160-year-old American brand Pendleton, the two labels’ dynamic new collaboration transports Parisian knowhow to the Oregon plains. A shared love of craftsmanship - Galliano presides over Margiela’s haute couture atelier, while Pendleton employs old-world looms and traditional methods of dyeing in the creation of its woven plaids - is a common thread. Galliano picked three mid-century weaves from the Pendleton archives: a red buffalo pattern, a sunset plaid in pink and blue pastels, and a windowpane check in red, white and black, magicking them into outerwear, tailoring, dresses, rompers, denim pieces and shirting informed by the Southern Gothic themes of the collection.
TEKLA’S SWEET DREAMS FOR SUMMER
Just woke up like this? Well, yes actually. Everyone’s favourite Scandi sleepwear, towels and bedding brand - Tekla - has just added boxers and T-shirts into its repertoire. Perfect for summer sweet dreams, but we suggest wearing yours the Danish way: out. From £50, tekla.com
RIHANNA DEBUTS NURSING BRAS
She did pregnancy reveal #1 in rare, vintage Chanel. She did reveal #2 at the Superbowl. Rihanna has rewritten the rules of what maternity style (‘maternity style’ formerly an oxymoron) looks like. And now, she’s sprinkling a bit of that magic to bleary-eyed postpartum days – and, obviously, nights. Riri’s latest act: a Savage Fenty maternity bra, as modelled by herself and (awwww) son RZA.
GANNI UNVEILS FIRST LOOK AT PALOMA ELSESSER COLLAB
Over to Copenhagen Fashion Week where those deliciously well-dressed Danes served up shed loads of wardrobe (and, you know, life) inspiration. Something to look forward to for SS24: Ganni’s size-inclusive collab with model and long-time pal of the house, Paloma Elsesser. ‘The more I get to know Paloma, the more she becomes the girl of my dreams,’ says Ganni’s creative director Ditte Reffstrup.
QASIMI LAUNCHES UNICEF COLLABORATION T-SHIRTS
In response to the humanitarian crises in Sudan and support of UNICEF’s vital efforts there, QASIMI introduced a charity T-shirt. ‘Through this charity initiative, we aim to make a tangible difference in the lives of those affected by the Sudan War. By partnering with UNICEF, we are confident that together, we can provide much-needed relief and support’ says Hoor Al Qasimi, creative director. All proceeds will be donated to UNICEF.
From £180, qasimi.com
Of course these two were gonna get it on – artistically speaking – eventually. Marc Jacobs has signed up Ms. Kimberly Kardashian for his already-going-viral winter 2023 campaign. Hard into it.
D’ACCORI OPENS POP-UP AT HARRODS
Purveyors of superior party shoes, London brand D’Accori have landed at Harrods’ Shoe Heaven with a planetary pop-up showcasing the best of the brand’s Pre-Fall ’24 collection. Obviously there are some rather zhuzhy, daring disco platforms and mules (metallic satin! Crystal straps! Architectural heels!); but for those who want to keep their feet firmly on the ground – founder Mo D’Accori is debuting his first line of flats, too.
YOUR NEW FAVOURITE KNITS AT DOVER STREET MARKET
CSM graduate and London-based rising star Paolina Russo’s avant-garde knitwear has found a new home in Dover Street Market as part of its seasonal switch-up. Head to the Haymarket store to get cosy with the naturally-dyed, optical knits.
£180, Dover Street Market