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Ten Craves: Balenciaga Takes Over the London Tube, Dior Makes an Artsy Splash and more!

Ten Craves is our online series that rounds up all the best product launches and must-know fashion happenings week in, week out. 

Welcome 2022, we’re happy you’re here and the fashion-sphere is too. Grab a glass of bubbly and indulge in this week’s fashion news.

Lady Dior receives an artsy splash

Lady Art continues its reign at the heart of  Dior. Named after Princess Diana, the handbag has retained its iconic status.  Since 2016 the Lady Dior’s boxy shape has been transformed, reimagined into painted, embroidered and embellished iterations, each one creating a unique work of art merging house heritage and creativity. For the sixth edition of the art project entitled “Freedom”, twelve artists internationally are tasked with integrating their individual craftsmanship practices, driven by innovation and immeasurable inventiveness to create the next generation of Lady Dior. Shop here. Farai Brodersen

Machine-A Launches a love-filled poetry book

“Love doesn’t win”, a limited edition book full of infatuation, love, loss and heartbreak, is now available to purchase at Machine-A. Written by poet and songwriter Sarah R. and with delicate illustrations by renowned artist @oneeyegirl. A match made in publishing heaven presents a harmonious collaboration of spoken word with illustrations that create depth  – magnifying the true meaning of what it means to be truly loved. The personal themes of relationships, forbidden love and heartbreak resonates with it all. In the words of Sarah R, “Let your heart speak and hope that another heart would understand.” Shop here. FB

Photography courtesy of Machine-A

Marni launches new glassware collection

Marni is expanding their interiors offering from its original archive of glassware and introducing quirky candle-holders and vases. The new release blends cosmic hues with bold colours, inspired by the natural world. The essence of the collection is inspired by a 1970s aesthetic with retro-playful, rounded and curved shapes. The one-of-a-kind pieces are handcrafted by a Colombian community of artisans, who skilfully craft the unique pieces. The community has collaborated with Marni for years, solidifying the brand’s commitment towards fairtrade. The collection is available now at Marni boutiques worldwide. FB

Stella McCartney autumn 2022 collection gets a hippie glow

Stella McCartney’s Autumn collection has landed, encapsulating all the free-spirited energy of our kind of woman, ambitious, “having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed”. The hippie spirit of a McCartney woman comes in chunky fringed knits, slouchy tailoring and natural colours are mixed with bold, vibrant prints. Good to know that this season 72% of the ready-to-wear collection is crafted from responsible materials. McCartney’s press office informs us that new innovations include Humana post-consumer recycled denim made from clothing waste and pieces crafted with repurposed deadstock fabrics from LVMH’s Nona Source platform. As always, the collection is free from leather, feathers and fur, and features forest-friendly fibers generated from textile waste, regenerated cashmere and regenerative nativa wool. We like it. FB

Photography courtesy of Stella McCartney

Balenciaga takes over the London tube

Traveling the world far and wide, Balenciaga is taking over our city streets. Up to bat is our nearest and dearest, London. Shot on the city’s tube, the campaign features tourist-inspired hoodies, sweatshirts and tees splattered with city names from across the globe. In addition, the new Phantom sneaker is featured throughout, traveling on the Waterloo & City line from start to finish. Andrea Sacal

Photography courtesy of Balenciaga

Pinko’s Love Bag makes a comeback 

Starting off 2022 with the right foot forward, Pinko’s sensual Love Bag is whisking us away to romance island. Oh, what a sweet escape. The compact leather shoulder bag features a bird-encrusted clasp, giving the impression that they just might fly away. It has been set upon a new range of tone-on-tone options that come accompanied by a gold chain shoulder strap. Shop here. AS

MaxMara’s classic revolution is here to stay 

Halt a yellow cab darling, a MaxMara revolution has arrived. Introducing the label’s Pre-Fall 2021 collection, MaxMara has set native New Yorkers as muses inspiring its latest delivery of city staples. Fran Lebowitz’s witty intelligence and Patti Smith’s punk poet attitude are translated into gender-bending cashmere carcoats, calfskin skirts and slouchy gaucho trousers that encapsulate the season’s offerings. AS

Photography courtesy of MaxMara

Vivienne Westwood stars in her own SS22 campaign 

Shot on the enchanting streets of Naples, Vivienne Westwood’s latest SS22 campaign features none other than the fashion queen herself. Shot on all corners of the Italian city, the offering features outgoing locals around the Lungomare di Mergellina and Spanish Quarter wearing Kronthaler’s androgynous designs ranging from latex dresses to satin trousers with built-in heels. The designer is shot by Juergen Teller alongside creative director Andreas Kronthaler in a remarkable homage to herself from herself. AS

Photography courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Top image courtesy of Dior.