All you need to know about the latest drops, collabs and happenings in luxury fashion this month
We get it: It’s tough being a full-time fashionista, especially when the shifting fashion landscape ebbs and flows with fresh tidings of new drops, collabs and happenings on the daily. Let this ongoing column efface the noise and soothe out the fluff, so you’re left with only the latest and greatest that’s taking the realm of luxury fashion by storm. This month, we’re feeling iconic with Versace and getting sparkly with Dior.
Take off with Louis Vuitton and Lionel Messi
Champions always look beyond the horizon, as is the case with footballing legend Lionel Messi, who fronts Louis Vuitton’s latest Horizons Never End campaign. The world champion is captured by fashion photographer and filmmaker Glen Luchford fresh on the airport tarmac, with the new Horizon suitcase beside as a trusty travel companion. Originally conceived by designer Marc Newson in 2016, the maison’s travel collection has been thoughtfully updated with ultra-lightweight cases made of moulded mesh composite, dressed in specially developed Monogram or Damier canvas in cowhide leather trim.
Versace gets iconic
Versace Icons is all about being extraordinary on the daily—classic, timeless pieces from the archives that are versatile yet sure to leave a mark. At the heart of the collection lies a sculpted, boned corset that aspires towards the Versace ideal of a shapely, hourglass silhouette. It’s paired alongside a black fitted Grain de Poudre ‘DV’ pant suit (Donatella Versace’s revered, go-to uniform), black jersey dress with Medusa ‘95 medallion detailing on the straps, black leather blazer and the Greca Goddess mini bag for maximum effect.
Glitter in gold with Dior
Not all that glitters is gold—unless it’s Dior, that is. The Dior Or capsule dazzles and shines in every hue of gold, across shimmering dresses and midi skirts in tulle and lace, as well as on boxy jackets and shoes. Even the Lady Dior and Dior Caro have been infused with sparkly variations of gold, gold pink and silver. All the more reason, we say, to unleash your inner Midas.
Alexander McQueen unveils its pre-fall 2023 collection
At Alexander McQueen, creative director Sarah Burton revels in the dissection of traditional tailoring, while retaining an emphasis on sophisticated craftsmanship. This applies to single-breasted tailored jackets in solarized flower prints, as much as it does to trompe l’oeil tailored coats with satin detailing. Rounding out the collection are an assortment of denim biker jackets, oversized shirts and cigarette trousers, along with accessories like punk boots with silver toe caps and knuckle satchels.
Strike a pose in the Fendi Peekaboo
Dare to strut your stuff with the Fendi Peekaboo. Actress Naomi Campbell, who stars in the brand’s latest campaign, certainly isn’t afraid to do so. Designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi, the geometric bag has been a mainstay since launching in 2008. Its trapezium structure takes reference from a mid-century frame, featuring a twist lock on either side and comes in a variety of materials like nappa, black python and crocodile leather.
Bask in nature with Loro Piana and Hyun Bin
Loro Piana has collaborated with South Korean actor and brand ambassador Hyun Bin on a special collection that’s perfect for the tropics. Inspired by nature, the collection features calming, earthy tones and a special beech tree motif selected by the star himself. On one hand, there’s the baseball hat made of vicuña and velvet cashmere, comfortably lined with wool and cashmere flannel so it fits like a glove. On the other, there’s the Summer Walk loafers crafted with durable, water-repellent suede, with hand-stitched uppers that take their cue from the waxed ends of traditional shoe-making.