Kim Jones Debuts His First RTW Collection at Fendi + More Fashion News You May Have Missed
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Kim Jones’s first Fendi ready-to-wear collection has the fashion world buzzing
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After causing a stir with a star-studded casting during his first Fendi couture collection, Kim Jones made waves once again with his first RTW collection for the house. Inspired by the five Fendi sisters, the collection draws on the brand’s history and strong aesthetic combined with his own point of view. Head-to-toe neutrals, luxe-looking silks and knits paired with fringe and fur make this collection one we literally can’t wait to get our hands on.
Gap releases the Generation Good campaign
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After recently committing to the 15 Percent Pledge, Gap has further solidified its commitment to diversity with a new campaign called Generation Good. “Generation Good reflects this ideal that we can all be our true selves and move things forward by being a force for good. It takes a collective to change the world and that’s exactly what Generation Good is up to,” says Mary Alderete, global head of Gap marketing, in a press release. The faces of the campaign include creators and activists like Aurora James, Kimberly Drew and Dr. Woo. A collection to accompany the campaign launches on March 22. According to Gap, this will be the brand’s most sustainable collection yet, featuring garments made from organic and recycled materials.
Levi’s and Ganni collaborate for the second time
In August 2020, Danish brand Ganni joined forces with heritage denim powerhouse Levi’s for a rental-only collaboration. With the success of their first collection, the two brands have partnered again on a 14-piece collection made from cottonized hemp. The use of cottonized hemp furthers their joint mission for sustainability by using a material that requires less water and pesticides in producing the textile. “The collection is all about timeless pieces that you want to wear over and over again. It’s classic denim with a few playful details that just get even better with time. We hope people will wear them forever,” said Ditte Reffstrup, creative director of Ganni.
Nordstrom launches Concept 012: Black_Space for Black creators
New Concepts @ Nordstrom announced the launch of Concept 012: Black_Space this week. Concept 012: Black_Space is a collaboration between designer Beth Birkett, creative director Harris Elliott, stylists Matthew Henson and Marcus Paul, fashion editor Azza Yousif and the New Concepts team that celebrates Black fashion and beauty.
Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons’s runway relationship continues to evolve
Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons presented their Fall 2021 women’s ready-to-wear collection this week. The co-creative directors displayed an optimistic collection that feels ages away from the realities of pandemic lockdowns. Bold outerwear like a sunshine yellow coat will give us warmth on even the greyest days and faux fur and sequins remind us there will be a reason to dress up again in the future. The brand continues to utilize the popular sustainable re-nylon throughout the collection and the set from the show will be upcycled for use at events and pop-ups before eventually being donated to Meta, a Milan based organization that will further reuse the pieces.