Friday 3rd December

| BY Andrea Sacal

Ten Craves: Quil Lemons’ Homage to Philadelphia, Guess’ Holiday Collection 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. 

With the holidays fast approaching and our Christmas lists getting longer and longer, read on to indulge in this week’s fashion news and keep an eye out for things to add to your wishlist this year.

WePresent and Quil Lemons pay homage to Philadelphia’s Black community

WePresent and American photographer Quil Lemons have come together for a unique photographic series showcasing the portrayal of the South Philadelphia community from the perspective of a Black American. Growing up in Philadelphia, Lemons has crafted a photographic series titled “6 7” that took him back to his hometown to document the local community following the hard years behind us. Packed full of emotions of happiness, sorrow and everything in between this project is one for the books. View here.

Les Girls Les Boys launches its Pre-SS22 knitwear capsule collection

Wish you were born in the 80s? So do we and Les Girls Les Boys is ready to take us back to the legendary decade. Releasing its first-ever knitwear collection, the 8-piece capsule is inspired by the scene kids of the late 80s and off-duty dancers. Perfectly versatile to be worn from home to the streets, the collection includes wide-leg trousers, cozy jumpers, lingerie-style bra tops and high-waisted briefs coming in dark navy and forest green. Shop here.

Photography courtesy of Les Girls Les Boys

Take a trip down memory lane with Valentino Vintage

Introducing Valentino Vintage, the Italian label is taking us on a journey through past collections that have been reinterpreted for today. Aiming to bring a second life to Valentino garments from the past, the label has handpicked a slew of vintage stores worldwide to participate in this new initiative. To take part, you can attend one of the vintage shops to receive an appraisal on your used Valentino garments in exchange for store credit that can be spent at a select Valentino boutique.

Dive into the holidays with Guess

Returning with its latest holiday collection ahead of the festive season, Guess has crafted its Guess Originals Holiday 2021 collection that brings together nostalgia along with quality, style and comfort. The range includes faux fur coats, denim jackets, cozy cardigans, sweat sets and puffer vests that are sure to keep you protected and ready to go. Shop here.

Photography courtesy of Guess Originals

Loewe reopens its doors in Miami’s Design District

Just in time for Art Basel, Loewe is reopening its Miami doors in pure artistic fashion. The label is introducing its redesigned flagship store set in the centre of Miami’s design hub design revamps including colourful large-scale drawings placed across the store walls created by conceptual artist Sol LeWitt and ceramic work by Japanese artist Kenta Anzai. Loewe’s Miami space features a bright display of primary colours that set the tone for a bright environment. Visit the space at 151 NE 41st St. Unit 125. Miami, USA 33137.

Photography courtesy of Loewe

Saint Laurent presents 55 Sunrises at Ephemeral Gallery

In collaboration with Japanese artist Sho Shibuya, Saint Laurent’s Anthony Vaccarello continues the Saint Laurent Rive Droite project with a new exhibition dubbed “55 Sunrises” set at Ephemeral Gallery just in time for Miami Art Basel. The artist has captured the natural beauty of the sunrise across 53 paintings that showcase the visual record of each day. To complete the series, Shibuya has created two paintings that commemorate the 55th anniversary of the first Rive Gauche ready-to-wear boutique in Paris. Visit the space now.

Photography courtesy of Saint Laurent

Palace Skateboards and Kappa celebrate cultures from all around

Celebrating timeless Italian street style and 90s British football culture, Palace Skateboards and Kappa have come together on an unexpected capsule collection that merges their sporty aesthetics into one. The exclusive collection includes co-branded t-shirts, tracksuits, football jerseys and a football boot bag perfect for a day out on the field. Shop here.

Photography courtesy of Palace

Telfar and NTS is hosting the party of the year

Global music and radio platform NTS has partnered with Squarespace to host the winter party of the year. The event will bring together DJs from around the globe whose live sets will be broadcast on music radio platforms for all to hear. Hosted by Telfar and PDA, the party is set to take place at Decimo at The Standard, London next Monday, December 14th and is sure to be unforgettable. The line-up is still unrevealed but keep your eyes peeled for more info to come. Register interest here.

Berluti takes on denim

The house of Berluti has a special sort of relationship with Japan, with Tokyo being the first location the brand chose to open a store in, outside of Europe, in 1999. It makes sense, then, that the house has chosen its new relocated Ginza store to launch its new denim capsule collection. Taking its cues from traditional Japanese denim treatment, the collection features jackets, jeans and new iterations of the maison’s signature accessories. Shop the collection here.

Photography by Ollie Trenchard

Annie Leibovitz and MatchesFashion take a trip to Wonderland

World-renowned fashion photographer Annie Leibovitz has come together with retailer MatchesFashion to release her new photography book “Wonderland”. The book showcases over 350 images taken throughout her career along with images of fashion icons including Kate Moss and Karl Lagerfeld. To accompany the launch, MatchesFashion held an exclusive book signing last Tuesday with the photographer herself at their 5 Carlos Place store in London’s Mayfair neighbourhood. Shop here.

Photography courtesy of MatchesFashion

Top image courtesy of WePresent.

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