This week, fashion looked to the future. The Fall/Winter 2023 men’s shows in Milan have come to a close, promising a cheesy, well-tailored wardrobe for the warmer months; and the Paris catwalks kicked off the same season. Dior officially signed BTS’s Jimin as a global ambassador, which was not so surprisingly received with a lot of excitement; and Christie’s announced that it will host an auction of the late great André Leon Talley’s personal treasures. Elsewhere, Colm Dillane revealed that he is planning a star-studded comedy show for KidSuper FW23; Vogue announced the 2023 Met Gala co-chair and Aries debuted a photo magazine with Mia Khalifa.
Below, Hypebeast has rounded up the top fashion stories of the week so you can stay up to date on industry trends.
Dior Officially Announced BTS Singer Jimin As Its Global Ambassador
BTS member Jimin is the latest singer to land a global embassy with Dior.
Arguably one of the most famous K-pop singers, Jimin has had a long relationship with Dior as part of BTS. According to WWD, the group’s connection to Dior was first established in 2019, when menswear director Kim Jones designed the set for the group’s Love Yourself: Speak Yourself world tour.
This isn’t the first time Dior has entered the increasingly powerful market of K-Pop stars. The French brand previously hired Black Pink’s Jisoo as a global fashion and beauty ambassador. Today, Jimin joins Dior’s list of menswear ambassadors along with Sehun and Cha Eunwoo.
André Leon Talley’s personal collection to be auctioned at Christie’s
One year after his death, André Leon Talley’s personal treasures will be auctioned at Christie’s.
Remembered as one of the greatest fashion editors and creative visionaries, Talley had exquisite taste. His personal collection is extensive, containing the finest couture clothing, jewelry, handbags, fine art and more. Prominent among them is a collection of the publisher’s signature caftans, appearing in elaborate fabrics of silk, cotton batik and velvet with glamorous finishes. Elsewhere, there’s a wide variety of bags and luggage items, including custom Louis Vuitton suitcases, limited-edition Louis Vuitton briefcases, Hermès Birkin bags, and more. In the art domain, various illustrations depict his longstanding relationships with cultural icons such as Karl Lagerfeld, Diana Vreeland, Andy Warhol, Anna Wintour, and more.
The auction will begin on Wednesday, February 15, with proceeds benefiting Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City and Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina. View the entire collection online at Christie’s.
Paris Fashion Week for men is in full swing
Paris Men’s Fashion Week kicked off on Tuesday of this week, and a myriad of brands have already presented their Fall/Winter 2023 collections down the runway.
Wales Bonner brought opulence to celebrities with a collection titled “Twilight Reverie” that included an adidas collaboration and paid tribute to the Jamaican national soccer team. Matthew M. Williams reconstructed a new sense of formality for Givenchy, and Feng Chen Wang presented a collection that drew inspiration from ancient Chinese traditions. Rick Owens’ “LUXOR” collection was full of stripping, dark and edgy designs, while AMI presented a clean, city-ready range. Elsewhere, Colm Dillane made his debut as the first designer to co-create a post-Virgil Abloh collection for Louis Vuitton, and Kim Jones presented a Dior collection that pays homage to the late Yves Saint Laurent.
Paris Fashion Week for men will continue until Sunday, January 22. Stay up to date here.
Milan Men’s Fashion Week Concludes
Milan Men’s Fashion Week came to a close earlier this week. During the show, Gucci showed a collection that took it back to Tom Ford’s Y2K era, the OG house codes of the ’80s, and Emporio Armani leaned into an aviation theme with a bevy of ready-to-fly garments. Silvia Venturini Fendi showcased the power of textures for Fendi, while Prada served “futurism, ’60s space age, aggression and cleanliness.” JW Anderson advised that “we shouldn’t be afraid of subversion” for this season; Our Legacy embraced indie sleaze, and Dsquared2 sent goths, geeks, and it-boys to the rodeo.
All that and much more, here.
Colm Dillane Revealed Plans To Host A Star-Studded Comedy Show For KidSuper FW23
In a conversation with UpNextDesigner’s Albert Ayal on Instagram Live on Tuesday night, designer Colm Dillane revealed that his KidSuper Fall/Winter 2023 runway will include a full-blown comedy extravaganza.
“It’s a comedy show,” Dillane told Ayal about what to expect from her independent label’s runway, which takes place during Paris Fashion Week on January 21 at 9 pm CT. “So all the models are comedians. They go out, make a joke, and go out again.”
Without giving too much away, Dillane revealed that the majority of the cast will be English-speaking, along with a French comedian. “The comments are going crazy about Andrew Schulz, and they’re not wrong,” he added, confirming that Schulz will appear in the special comedy fashion show. He later confirmed that the well-known guesses of various commenters were also correct, although he did not explicitly say which comedians he was referring to in the flurry of comments. According to Número Magazine, the program will feature boxer Mike Tyson and American comedians Jeff Ross and Stavros Halkias.
Penelope Cruz, Dua Lipa, Roger Federer and Michaela Coel will preside over this year’s Met Gala
This week Vogue announced that Penelope Cruz, Dua Lipa, Roger Federer and Michaela Coel will co-host this year’s Met Gala, along with Anna Wintour, who has run the event since 1995.
This year’s biggest night in fashion will honor the groundbreaking works of Karl Lagerfeld, with an emphasis on his famous sketches. The exhibition, formally titled “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” will open at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in spring 2023.
Also, one of Lagerfeld’s favorite architects, Tadao Ando, will design the display case. Andrew Bolton and Wendy Yu will lead the project, which Anna Wintour says was developed shortly after Lagerfeld’s death in 2019.
Aries debuted in a photo magazine with Mia Khalifa
Mia Khalifa, crowned number one Emerging Influencer by PR firm Karla Otto, is now the face of her own zine, which was unveiled during a party in Paris on Wednesday, thanks to its creator, Aries.
Shot by Clare Shilland and Conor Cunningham on the beach at Whitstable in the east of England, and also at Khalifa’s home in the city, the magazine showcases fashion’s newest it-girl in the brand’s latest looks. british fashion. Among them, she rocks “No Problemo” brand T-shirts, tie-dye crop tops, lacy lingerie and a cheesy penis costume.
The zine is now available on the Aries website for £18 GBP (approximately $22 USD).
Burberry planted its iconic check in heritage-inspired locations around the world
Maintaining your connection to Earth, Landscapes is a sustainable series of large natural works of art created in collaboration with the Burberry creative community. In its latest iteration, the series tells the stories of adventurer Elsie Burberry, the daughter-in-law of the brand’s founder, Thomas Burberry, and aviator Betty Kirby-Green, who blazed trails and led expeditions from Great Britain to the Canary Islands and the South. Africa, respectively. In both places, Burberry Landscapes has landed.
On the volcanic terrain of El Hierro, in the Canary Islands, the emblematic Burberry Check appears painted on its natural canvas like a spread blanket. Made by contemporary Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada, the eco-friendly illustration was created with natural milk-based paint, which can be washed out gently by manual tumbling, wind, and local water sources.
In South Africa, the Burberry Check meadow appeared in the Western Cape, near the exact spot where Kirby-Green and flight officer Arthur Clouston landed the Burberry plane in 1973. Planted by hand by local ecological teams, the meadow was carefully incubated with water from a rain catchment dam.