From some enviable collaborations to a JW Anderson collection hewn from Moncler’s iconic “inflatable” duvet fabric
1 MONCLER JW ANDERSON (lead image)
As part of its Genius “one house, different voices” project, Moncler invites designers to reinterpret its ‘codes’ – from Richard Quinn and Hiroshi Fujiwara, to 1017 ALYX 9SM, Craig Green and Simone Rocha. JW Anderson is the latest designer to join this roster and his collection is now available – a blend of Moncler’s iconic “inflated” duvet fabric and Anderson’s archive and androgynous approach to fashion, captured in imagery by the photographer Tyler Mitchell.
Matches Fashion meanwhile has launched an exclusive Alexander McQueen capsule featuring best-selling pieces from previous collections from the British house – namely, tailoring. Featuring pinstriped, Glen check and even crystal-embellished suiting, all in a razor-sharp cut, in addition to shoes and accessories, the pieces bear all the trademarks of Sarah Burton’s design language: a darkness, a femininity, a romance and, of course, a subversion. It’s tailoring like none other.
Fred Perry has released its latest collaboration with Raf Simons, which represents an amalgamation of pieces from the brand’s archive and the Belgian designer’s aesthetic – to great effect. Spanning parkas, polos, patch jumpers and shirts, the subculture-infused collection features imagery taken from Fred Perry and Ditto’s book 100 Club which, released in 2018, represents a celebration of the legendary London venue.
Ahead of the United States Presidential Election, New York-based brand Pyer Moss has launched the Sean John by Pyer Moss “Vote or Die ... For Real” T-shirt in a bid to encourage people to register to vote – and to raise awareness of Rock the Vote, a nonpartisan, nonprofit dedicated to building the political power of young people. Debuted at the label’s S/S21 show in September, the garment is a revisitation of Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs’ original “Vote or Die” T-shirt which launched in 2004 – to the same end.
Supreme x Yohji Yamamoto
Another great new collaboration is Supreme’s with Yohji Yamamoto. Yes, the streetwear brand has teamed up with Japan’s noir maestro on an all-black (naturally) collection that features artwork by Sancheeto and longtime Yamamoto collaborator Peter Saville, encompassing coats, jackets, a suit, a shirt, a sweatshirt, five T-shirts and a beanie. Just out and already priceless fashion historical artefacts.
Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Autumn/Winter 2020 collection – presented via a film in July – included a number of new takes on old Dior classics, from polka dots and checks to the reinvented Bar silhouette. It also featured a couple of new accessories, such as the Lady D-Lite bag and the new Dior Bobby, both of which are now available to buy.