1. Dior Man showed its Pre-Fall 2020 collection in Miami.
Kim Jones presented the brand’s latest collection in Miami, unveiling a surprise collaboration with retired streetwear legend Shawn Stussy as well as the long-awaited unveiling on the runway of an Air Jordan I sneaker by Dior.
2. Raf Simons created a capsule collection with The xx.
The English band has teamed up with Raf Simons to release T-shirts, pins, badges, and a hat in commemoration of its 10th anniversary, designed in line with Simons’ MO of clean silhouettes and abstract art. Available 12 December 2019 at Ssense, Dover Street Market Ginza, Galeries Lafayette, and other stockists.
3. Miguel Adrover presented his ‘Last Runway’ show in Mallorca.
The groundbreaking designer — whose subversive work in the early 2000s practically formed the ironic template that Demna Gvasalia and Virgil Abloh mine today — showed a collection of refit and updated archival pieces.
4. Virginie Viard showed her first Métiers d’Art collection for Chanel.
There were sexier tweeds that spoke to a more youthful aesthetic, and the ’80s were richly referenced. It was shown in a set co-designed by filmmaker Sofia Coppola in the Grand Palais which recreated Gabrielle Chanel’s salon and apartment at 31 rue Cambon.
5. Loewe showed its Chance Encounters exhibition at Art Basel Miami Beach.
The exhibition by the Loewe Foundation will be open till 31 January 2020 inside the brand’s Miami store. It will feature contemporary installations by British artist Hilary Lloyd, whose work was chosen because it “is perfectly attuned to the contemporary moment and the way in which we engage with the visual world around us,” according to the brand’s creative director Jonathan Anderson.
6. Moncler is rumoured to be merging with Kering.
Gucci’s owners are allegedly in talks with Moncler, signalling a possible move by Francois Henri Pinault to make a large business deal — Moncler is valued around US$11 billion — shortly after Pinault’s chief competitor Bernard Arnault took over Tiffany & Co. for US$16.2 billion. Talk about stiff rivalry.
7. Celine is skipping men’s fashion week.
The French brand will instead be showing a co-ed collection on the women’s schedule, in line with what the brand is calling a unified, unisex aesthetic by its creative director Hedi Slimane.
8. Daniel Lee and Bottega Veneta won big at the British Fashion Awards.
Bottega Veneta’s wunderkind designer bagged the Designer of the Year, British Designer of the Year in Womenswear, Accessories Designer of the Year, as well as Brand of the Year awards. Not bad for a man who is only a year into the job.