The highly-anticipated Zegna x Leica team-up, Chloé’s successor, and more
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Zegna comes in with Leica to produce camera holsters, crossbody bags, and more.
A marriage between the two labels made sense seeing how Zegna's Artistic Director, Alessandro Sartori, is a known photography enthusiast and Leica lover. Designed for the modern photographer, the collection includes an array of bags, keyrings, and wallets made to store Leica cameras, lens, and even their lens caps. Sartori then went on to elaborate in a statement that both companies "shares the same values and a very deep integrity and quality towards the excellence of their own products." Congratulations on the union, folks!
Chloé names Gabriela Hearst as their next designer.
"I have always admired [Hearst's] vibrant creative energy and exquisite sense of quality and craft," wrote Chloé CEO Riccardo Bellini in a press release. "Her powerful vision of more responsible fashion truly embodies the values and sense of commitment of today's Chloé women." Hearst will debut her work in 2021, and remains the Creative Director of her eponymous label.
The new eco-conscious, limited edition capsule for Zara is made from the designs of emerging talents within the fashion realm.
Said creatives are the finalists from the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2019. These up-and-comers are Barragán, Private Policy, Abasi Rosborough, and Alejandra Alonso Rojas — all of which have crafted looks with sustainability at its core. Expect a wide variety in styles such as oversized trench coats and three-piece suits.
H&M employees receives accusations of racial discrimination.
An investigation has been launched in the wake of an incident that occurred at its Swedish store. Apparently, customers who tried to return or exchange items were treated differently depending on their race. Customers from a foreign background were turned away when they asked to exchange items without a receipt, while Swedish-born folk went through unchallenged. The brand has since spoken up to announce that they are looking into things as so "all customers be treated equally."
Pantone announces the colour of the year.
In a surprising move, two new hues have been announced for 2021. Ultimate Grey and Illuminating Yellow represents strength, resilience, as well as "sunshine and a break in the clouds." It's an interesting combo indeed, one deemed apt in our current climate. Here's to hoping the next year will be more yellow than grey though.
Pyer Moss released a new Sculpt Sneaker.
Its second colourway is white and yellow and harbours a basketball style cut as well as elements of neoprene, mesh, and suede. Having just been released yesterday, we recommend you get on the site stat to scoop up whatever loot you can muster. The Sculpt Sneaker retails at USD$595.
Burberry is donating unused fabric to young designers across the UK.
The ReBurberry Fabric Program grants students with rolls of leftover Burberry fabric to use. The aim behind this? To create a sustainable model for other fast fashion labels to adhere to. "Providing resources for the next generation of diverse voices across the country in a sustainable way will enable them to bring their creativity to life, and continue through their programmes with the tools they need," the fashion house explained in a statement. "We look forward to seeing how donations can positively impact these academic institutions and students, and hope this is the beginning of a wider industry initiative to support these communities, now and in the future."