this week in fashion
J-Law for Dior and C-Kane hits OBS; it’s been another interesting week for the industry...
Jennifer Lawrence for Dior
Carrying on her long-time relationship with Dior, Jennifer Lawrence is the face of their 2017 collection, lensed by photographer Brigitte Lacombe. J-Law and Dior kept things simple, in a series of black and white portraits with Jennifer donning Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri's new vision for Dior - her We Should All Be Feminist tees taking centre stage, as well as her reinterpretation of Galliano's J'adore Dior logo.
P.A.M. x Carhartt team up
Carhartt WIP have collaborated with P.A.M. for spring/summer 17 on a collection named Radio Club, that is to be released in stores on 31 March. The collection is an ode to how, pre-internet, we communicated playfully with private names (think DJ monikers and graffiti tags). Carhartt WIP have created their own Radio Club graphics and cards inspired by this movement and will share their message over radio, starting in Berlin last night!
Christopher Kane pop-up shop
What's better than having Christopher Kane's flagship Mount Street store a tube ride away from i-D HQ? A second store on Old Bond Street, that's what. This morning, the Scottish designer announced a 50sqm space in Mayfair, complete with glass accents and chic neutral palette selling Chris' ready-to-wear, exclusive pieces and accessories. It'll remain open the whole of 2017. Race you there!
New additions to the ANDAM prize have been revealed
After this week's announcement of the eight finalists for this year's 2017 LVMH prize, another prestigious French fashion fund, ANDAM, has revealed seven new judgers. The prize, which awards 250,000 euros to its winner, has seen designers such as Martin Margiela, Jeremy Scott and Anthony Vaccarello take the top spot. Ruth Chapman of Matches, Sophia Neophitou of 10 magazine and model Caroline de Maigret are the notable new faces to join the judging panel.
H&M launches a new brand…
And it's called Arket. Launching in autumn 2017, the brand promises to offer everyday essentials for the family and home and will open their first store on London's Regent Street later this year. For those of you wondering what Arket means, it means 'sheet of paper' in Swedish and, according to the brand's creative director Ulrika Bernhardtz, "It both relates to our origin in the Nordic tradition of functional, long-lasting design and symbolises the blank sheet, the sense of optimism and possibility we felt creating this new brand." We look forward to seeing what they come up with come autumn!
Text Lynette Nylander