Ten Craves: Bottega Bags, Dior Goes Pop, Margot Robbie for Chanel and More!
Introducing Ten Craves, the new series which rounds up all the best product launches and must-know fashion happenings week in, week out. Today’s addition is packed with all sorts, really. From Margot Robbie Chanel campaigns and big ‘ol Lanvin sneakers, to Valentino denim and an exciting British Fashion Council announcement in support of emerging talent, dig into all the fabulous fashion going-ons in the world.
Dunhill’s Lock Bag goes on a day out
We’re in awe of the beauty of Dunhill’s new photographic series showing off the iconic Lock Bag. The structural shape of the bag and silver-finish hardware shines brightly backdropped by the diverse nature of London’s streets thanks to photographer Chris Rhodes. He will have you wanting to pose beside the Bank of England, Tower Bridge and Mount Street with your Lock Bag just as he did. Brittany Newman
Levi’s denim gets the Valentino touch
Pierpaolo Piccioli loves a good collab, and so do we. This time it was Levi’s turn to receive a Valentino makeover and we’ve been dying to grab a pair since the SS21 show. Our chance has finally come, as yesterday Net-A-Porter and Mr Porter became the exclusive global retailers for Valentino’s interpretation of the original 1969 Levi’s 517 boot cut jeans. But we just found out there are only 517 units available worldwide – so sorry, we gotta sign off and go grab a pair quick! BN
Browns says Express Yourself!
The Browns team know just how to do an editorial. Using the colours and interiors of its new flagship boutique, Browns Brook Street they have captured a stunning campaign featuring the many SS21 collections available in-store. Showing off your chance to grab anything from the likes of Kiko Kostadinov, Eftychia, Bethany Williams and their upcoming exclusive capsule with Maximillian. BN
Fred Perry comes to Goodhood
Looking for some proper smart garb to make your return back to everyday life in? The new collaboration between Fred Perry and Shoreditch-based store Goodhood makes for one fine uniform. Entirely monochromatic, the collection features cracking parkas and new iterations of the classic Fred Perry Shirt. Gwaarn, we know you want to. Paul Toner
*Points to new Bottega Veneta goodies*
Kylie Jenner has it so we are sure you want it too. The Bottega Veneta Point Bag is just a must and you know it – with the leather crochet ribbing and magnetic closure, HOW could you not? The bag is available in seagrass, thistle and spearmint this season and all have outfits to colour match, we don’t need to tempt you anymore, do we? BN
Chanel’s J12 has got a new muse
Fresh from wearing custom Chanel on the red carpet of last Sunday’s Oscars, Margot Robbie is the new face of the house’s iconic J12 watch. With the seminal timepiece celebrating its 20th-anniversary last summer, Robbie joins the likes of Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer as a J12 muse. “It feels incredibly special to be alongside such inspiring women in this campaign,” says Robbie. “Embodying the J12 watch to me is acknowledging and appreciating time.” PT
Mr Porter launches a mentorship scheme
Mr Porter has its eye on the future of menswear. The global e-tailor has launched Mr Porter Futures, a new talent search which will grant three aspiring menswear designers the chance to participate in a year-long design and business mentorship from September 2021. Think you have what it takes? Applications are open here. PT
New collab alert at Dr. Martens
60 years of the signature 1461 3-eye Dr. Martens shoe of course calls for multiple collabs. We are hot under the collar over the Dr. Martens x Bodega pair. The shoe is a perfect everyday wear, utilising a Wintergrip outsole with a mixed-material upper and Tectuff toe caps. You would be silly to turn down such an understated wardrobe staple. BN
Kick em’ to the curb with your Lanvin’s
You can never err have too many pairs of shoes and these are cool enough to be on Travis Scott and Virgil Abloh’s feet, so what are you waiting for? We think these skateboarding-inspired Lanvin Curb sneakers are one of the hottest designer trainers we’ve laid eyes on for a while. The XXL proportions throughout make for some eye-grabbing kicks. BN
News from the British Fashion Council
This piece of news is definitely worthy of a space on Ten Craves. The British Fashion Council has invited philanthropists and investors Tania Fares and Narmina Marandi to become co-chairs of the BFC Foundation. They will not only kick-start an influential patronage programme, but also work alongside the likes of Edward Enninful and Jefferson Hack to develop a BFC Foundation Advisory Committee and secure 40 Founder Patrons. BN
Dior goes pop!
This Dior Fall 2021 campaign will certainly catch your eye. Photographed by Brigitte Niedermair, bright acid backgrounds reflect off Maria Grazia Chiuri’s monogrammed transparent pieces and silver items – meaning you won’t be able to miss it inside the glossies. And would you look at that leopard print? We’re tempted to live our Kat Slater fantasy and buy the whole lot! BN
Issey Miyake wizardry
Tadanori Yokoo has been designing the invitations for the Issey Miyake shows since 1997. For autumn, the esteemed artist’s work has been plastered across a series of Issey Miyake looks which were made using the brand’s A-POC “A Piece of Cloth” concept, created out of recycled polyester thread. PT
Tommy Hilfiger is pretty in pastels
It wouldn’t be spring without some pastel pieces to add to your wardrobe, would it? And thankfully Tommy Jeans has got you covered this year. The infamous Hilfiger logo has even switched out its iconic red, white and blue colour palette in exchange for baby pink, white and light blue. All added to some comfy sweats, t-shirts and shorts – a piece for every occasion, and perfect for the indecisive English weather… BN
Top image: Margot Robbie for Chanel J12