In Case You Missed It

This month, our news roundup includes a special book, collaborations for unique collections and a sophisticated home line.

Fashion History

The iconic French house Givenchy has launched Catwalk, a book presenting a comprehensive overview of the brand’s haute couture and ready-to-wear collections from their debut in 1952 to today, showcased through original catwalk photography. It opens with a concise history of the house before exploring almost 180 collections, organised chronologically. Each era in Givenchy’s history begins with a brief overview and biography of the new designer (with names such as John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Julien Macdonald and Matthew M. Williams), while individual collections are introduced by a short text unveiling their influences and highlights. The title is illustrated with 1,200 curated catwalk images, offering a unique opportunity to trace the development of the house’s founder and powerful line-up of creative successors.

What’s up, Doc?

The Italian brand MAX&Co. has launched That’s All Folks!, the latest chapter in their &Co.llaboration series. The capsule is a partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products for Looney Tunes-inspired spring and summer 2024 pieces. As a reference to the ‘90s, it imagines the cartoon characters heading to New York City to see their favourite band live in concert. The creations have grunge influences with iconic styles from the decade, like cropped, striped tees, slouchy pin-striped trousers, satin slip dresses and plaid skirts. The collection is reimagined with playful cameos from the Looney Tunes characters, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Marvin the Martian and more. The highlight goes to the funky sweaters.

Luxury Goods

The jewellery house Tiffany & Co. announced the debut of Tiffany Crest, the latest Tiffany Home collection from Lauren Santo Domingo, the brand’s recently appointed Artistic Director of the home line. The collection is inspired by family crests of the late 17th century, which were featured on Chinese export porcelain. Embellished with recognisable Tiffany & Co. symbols and iconography, it is comprised of dinnerware, drinksware and table linens. The designs feature numerous themes from the house’s long-standing legacy. Jean Schlumberger’s iconic Bird on a Rock is perched atop an opulent shield motif in orange and blue background, inspired by the official flag colours of New York City. Within the shield itself, archival dragonfly designs pay homage to the famous Tiffany lamps, diamonds and hammers to depict the brand’s craftmanship legacy, and maple leaves for the New York state tree.

From the Middle East to the World

The Saudi Arabian fashion house Leem have been expanding their presence in the United Kingdom becoming the first Middle Eastern clothing brand to launch on Selfridges.com. One of the most prestigious department stores in the UK, Selfridges carries well-known names such as Valentino, Prada and Stella McCartney. Leem is a reference in modest fashion with seasonal collections that please their growing loyal customers globally. Launching on Selfridges.com was a pivotal point in the brand’s growth strategy, mentioned Miles Young, Managing Director at Al Hala Group, Leem’s parent company. “We were thrilled to be expanding Leem’s presence internationally through our launch on Selfridges. com. Our brand has always been committed to offering versatile and contemporary fashion for women worldwide, and Selfridges is the perfect platform to showcase our unique aesthetic,” he added.

Sipcy Footwear

PUMA and Nando’s, the South African casual dining chain famous for their Portuguese, flame-grilled, peri-peri style chicken, announced a stylish collaboration with the unisex Formstrip, PUMA x Nando’s RS-Xtra Hot trainer. The PUMA RS sneaker, launched in the ‘80s, is now coming in its sauciest style. The RS-Xtra Hot brings together the brands’ worlds in a fusion of design and flavour, featuring the iconic PERi-ometer. The sports label logo takes on a refined interpretation in the distinctive Nando’s font, inspired by the meticulous hand-painted signwriting of South African artist Marks Salimu, and the chain’s mascot Barci Cockerel takes centre stage adorning the shoe. The RS-Xtra Hot effortlessly intertwines PUMA’s renowned style with the dynamic spirit of the restaurant.

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