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Former Bottega Veneta creative director Daniel Lee has been appointed as creative director at Burberry, as Riccardo Tisci exits the House. Daniel Lee will take up his new role on 3 October. The 36-year-old will oversee the men’s, women’s and children’s collections. 

Burberry has also announced that the new creative director will make his runway debut in February 2023 to presents the label’s Fall-Winter 2023 collection at London Fashion Week.

Riccardo is leaving Burberry after serving as creative director at Burberry for five years. “Riccardo has decided to leave after almost five years leading the creative transformation of Burberry,” the brand said in a statement.

Riccardo Tisci

Under the aegis of the Italian Riccardo Tisci, Burberry “has modernised and upgraded its product offering, attracting a younger, more diverse and more sophisticated community of customers,” the statement read. “Riccardo played a pivotal role in repositioning Burberry. He has reinforced our creative language,” added new CEO, Jonathan Akeyrod.

Daniel Lee

Daniel Lee said he was honoured to join Burberry as creative director and to “write the next exciting chapter of this legendary British luxury brand.” He also said he was happy to return to London, which he described as “a city that supports creativity and continues to inspire me.”

Ciao, Kim!

Kim Kardashian was the star of the Dolce & Gabbana Spring-Summer 2023 show. She curated the collection that was previously teased with a string of videos where she channeled Marilyn Monroe.

The designers asked Kim Kardashian to select her favourite looks from their own archives between 1987 and 2007, which were then reimagined for the 2022 show.

In attendance were Alessandra Ambrosio, Monoca Bellucci, and Kardashain family stars like Khloe Kardashian and Kris Jenner.

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Gucci does it again.

With a fascination for asymmetrical reciprocity, creative director Alessandro Michele  revealed his latest collection for the House across two runways, each a reflection of the other.

In his notes on the show, he wrote, “As if by magic, clothes duplicate. They seem to lose their status of singularity. The effect is alienating and ambiguous. Almost a rift in the idea of identity, and then, the revelation: the same clothes emanate different qualities on seemingly identical bodies. Fashion, after all, lives on serial multiplications that don’t hamper the most genuine expression of every possible individuality.”

The resulting experience was surreal to say the least. Check out the show here.

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Lily Aldridge has launched an exclusive collection in collaboration with Weekend Max Mara at the Milan Fashion Week. The collection takes a cue from Lily’s father Alan Aldridge who is a renowned illustrator. “

“His art and style! He loved three-piece suits, denim on denim, and bright fun colors and patterns – he always looked cool and timeless,” says Lily.

Discover the collection here!

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New York-based designer Gabriela Hearst has opened the doors to her eponymous brand’s first pop-up at the Bristol Hotel in Paris. The boutique on the hotel’s ground floor will host a space with a curated selection of the label’s ready-to-wear pieces, handbags and accessories, including key designs from its permanent collection.

The pop-up features natural-toned linen wall coverings and reclaimed oak shelves, reflecting on the designer’s flagship creations in New York City and London and penchant for sustainable luxury. “Le Bristol is one of the best resorts on the planet,” Gabriella Hearst said in a post. “Having the chance to open our retailer on the resort is a privilege.”

Also on view at the pop-up are custom furniture and fixtures designed by French sculptor-designer Antoine Dumas and woodworker Benjamin Gavron, according to the hotel.

“The pop-up shop is an opportunity for the two houses to celebrate their mutual affection and shared commitment to offering timeless expressions of luxury,” Bristol Hotel said in a release. The event runs till 5 November.

Prada has announced the winners of the ‘Action in the Year of the Tiger’ campaign with a special presentation that features 20 winning entries. The campaign, which was launched to mark Chinese New Year earlier this year, called for students to submit their interpretation of a tiger, as part of Prada’s initiative to raise public awareness about the endangered animal.

“The Year of the Tiger is a remarkable event. Tigers are beautiful animals, which always inspire boundless imagination. The tiger and Prada can be seen metaphorically, creating a dual theme that’s challenging to work with. Many entries showed careful thought and professional visual effects. The selection process was tough, as the standard was so high,” said Liu Ye, one of the winners.

The presentation at Prada Rong Zhai in Shanghai presents the artworks as images and videos that are displayed on large screens mounted on the walls.

Primary school students are invited to Prada Rong Zhai, so they can also experience a science and art workshop in collaboration with Yishan, China’s key platform for children-focused content. During the workshop, kids can learn more about wildlife and biodiversity.

The exhibition runs from 30 August till 18 September, and is open to the public free of cost.


Images courtesy of Prada