The fashion industry has made international headlines from luxury designers making high street collaborative collections to and it so happens to have coincided as we reach this year’s Spring/Summer fashion week calendar. As we prepare for New York Fashion Week LUXUO highlights the influential movers and shakings who have made waves in the industry.
Just months after it was annouced that Peter Do would take over Helmut Lang as the label’s new creative director in May, Banana Republic annouced last month that Do would come on board to release an exclusive collaborative capsule collection.
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Claire Waight Keller, on the other hand, was tapped to launch a collection with UNIQLO. The 30-piece collection is made up of a wide range of casual, comfortable selections that include outerwear and tops.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Billionaire Boys Club, the Pharrell-founded luxe streetwear label unveiled their highly-anticipated Moncler collaboration.
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The Year of Pivotal Acquisitions
Coach-owned Tapestry’s Q4 earnings fell short of expectations after it announced it would acquire Capri Holdings. The initial intention was to create a fashion conglomerate that would rival Kering and LVMH. According to Hypebeast, Tapestry reported sales of US $1.62 billion dollars, down from last year’s US $1.625 billion dollars and even further behind Wall Street’s estimate of US $1.653 billion dollars.
Read More: Luxury American Company Tapestry to Acquire Capri Holdings in a Bid to Rival European Luxury Conglomerates.
Return of the 90s Supermodel
The famous foursome of Naomi Campbell (left), Cindy Crawford (right), Linda Evangelista (left) and Christy Turlington (right) reunited to front the joint British-American September 2023 Vogue cover.
This comes over two decades after Peter Lindbergh’s January 1990 cover of British Vogue which is perhaps one of the most prolific editorial and fashion magazine covers of all time. Tatjana patitz, who died in 1990, was also on the cover.
In addition to the Vogue cover, supermodels from the 90s have made a comeback by becoming ambassadors for multiple luxury brands. Naomi Campbell is the face of Boss’ Fall/Winter 2023 Campaign, Cindy Crawford fronts MCM’s Autumn/Winter 2023 campaign while Kate Moss is currently featured on both Diet Coke and Saint Laurent’s Fall 2023 campaigns. Last year also saw Linda Evangelista face the Fendi Baguette Winter 2022 Campaign while Kate Moss posed for Aigner’s Fall/Winter 2022 campaign. Take Kate Moss for instance, to continously front a luxury campaign year after year is but a testament to her staying power and legacy even with a large brand like Coke (regardless of the “luxury” appeal).
The Diet Coke Break Collection By Kate Moss features four limited-editions designs, inspired by Diet Coke’s archives, reimagined and rewritten by Kate Moss.
Why now, you might ask? While Gen Z are enamoured the Y2K fashion trends of the early 2000s (a “style” that Millennials are all to familiar with having grown up during the era) Gen Xers are seemingly left out as brands shift their aim to the burgeoning market of younger, Gen Z consumers at times alienating the Gen X demographic. It is here that nostalgia plays a role. Staple faces parents of millenials grew up with like Moss or Crawford connect a relevancy in the generation and cater to the nostalgia.