Ten Craves is our online series that rounds up all the best product launches and must-know fashion happenings week in, week out.
We’re in the thick of the couture shows, but we can’t forget about all the other fashion going-downs in the world. Here’s what you need to know.
Kenneth Ize x Karl Lagerfeld arrives!
Two years on after the death of Karl Lagerfeld, Nigerian designer Kenneth Ize presents his eagerly anticipated capsule collection for the late designer’s eponymous brand. Chosen by Carine Roitfeld – who is the style adviser of the Karl Lagerfeld brand – Ize worked with the Karl Lagerfeld design director, Hun Kim, on a gender-neautral collection which looks to traditional Aso Oke cloth; which Ize uses through his own namesake label. “It has been a privilege to watch this collection come to fruition,” says Holli Rogers, Farfetch’s chief brand officer, who will be stocking the collection exclusively alongside Browns Fashion and Karl.com. “Both brands have been strong partners for us representing both the new guard and the established. It’s great to see Lagerfeld supporting young diverse talent; it is truly what we as an industry need to ensure we are doing regularly. And also keeping alive Karl’s love of what is next.” Shop here. PT
Gucci heads into the archive
It’s time to blow out the candles! Celebrating its 100th anniversary, Gucci has unveiled its new Gucci Archive House, spreading across five floors inside of Palazzo Settimanni in Florence. Opening July 1, you should swing by for a whistlestop tour of massive, fashion history. Discover more. Andrea Sacal
Tom Hingston calls us to Wonderland
Off with their heads! London’s V&A Museum is finally back open and has unveiled its latest immersive summer show: Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser, commissioning legendary artist Tom Hingston to represent the show’s visual identity. The campaign features bold typography and playful hues which will be displayed throughout the show. Catch Hingston’s work at the V&A now. AS
Juergen Teller takes on Palace
After shooting a slew of Palace campaigns over the years, seminal fashion photographer Juergen Teller has teamed up with the skatewear brand for a capsule collection of tees, toats and boards. There are close-ups on frogs, a frozen dead dog (erm…) and a nude of Kristen McMenamy on the cover Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin from the nineties. There’s a load of never-before-seen self-portraits of Teller, too, alongside a new version of Palace’s tri-ferg stamped with the photographer’s name. The collection drops on Palace’s website and in its physical stores tomorrow at 11am. Paul Toner
Studio Voltaire and Loewe Foundation boost underrepresented artists
Studio Voltaire and Loewe Foundation have chosen to celebrate underrepresented talent, announcing the seven groundbreaking artists receiving their collaborative award. A prize including rent-free workspace, access to local and international audiences, and much more, these fledgling talents should be on your radar. The 2021–2023 awardees are: Ayo Akingbade, Ufuoma Essi, Adam Farah, Nnena Kalu, Djofray Makumbu, Josiah Moktar and Curtly Thomas. AS
Build a community with Kloss
Bringing London together, creative studio Kloss has launched its first book: The Kloss Community Album – a curation of hundreds of “self-captured portraits presented as a mix of voyeurism, curation, and branding”. The art collective, led by founder Alex Maxwell, has chosen to highlight their community members by presenting a sneak peek into their lives. Pick up the book this week at select newsstands or directly on the Kloss website. AS
Ambush x Gentle Monster go climbing
As the summer sun seeps in, Ambush and Gentle Monster team up once again to create some killer shades which highlight both label’s brand identities. The three new models will definitely be keeping you summer-ready with bright coloured frames, lenses, and even a climbing hook – perfect for a mountain excursion. Shop the collection here. AS