Blumarine collabs with Hello Kitty, while Dior packs a punch
Trust Jacquemus to engineer an Instagrammable vending machine in the middle of Paris. Across the weekend, fans of Simon can score the designer’s accessories much like they would a Snickers, a Lucozade Orange, or a packet of Durex. The 24 hour locale can be found on rue de Richelieu and hawks the arrival of the label’s new bag – The Bambino Long. “The idea is to break boundaries in the luxury world,” the designer said. “That’s what Jacquemus is about”. Of course, Jacquemus has imagined his It-bags as convenience foods for a while, having acquired a Chiquito vending machine for his AW20 campaign. It’s not just bags, though, with 90 automated lockers and a McDonalds-style serving screen shilling pieces from the label’s Pink 2 capsule which also launched this week. Think bucket hats, scarves, and the Rond Carré candle (a collaboration with Belgian artist Ann Vincent). Anyone got any change?
In other news this week, the fashion world grappled with the sudden and tragic loss of Virgil Abloh, with Louis Vuitton, the Fashion Awards, and fans of the designer all paying tribute in their own way. Justin Bieber landed another Balenciaga campaign – looking like a ghoulish, ecclesiastical nightporter – while Rihanna vowed to make the yuletide assless. Elsewhere, Harley Weir lensed London’s cool kid teenagers for Acne Studios and Harry Styles’ TikTok cardigan was transformed into an NFT. Oh and Tom Ford left a screening of House of Gucci in tears.
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