Sarah Burton Exits Alexander McQueen + More Fashion News
Plus, Louis Vuitton debuts a new podcast.
Sarah Burton leaves Alexander McQueen
It’s true what they say: All good things must come to an end. Earlier this week, news broke that after two glorious decades together, Sarah Burton and Alexander McQueen are going their separate ways.
During her 13-year tenure as creative director of the brand, Burton became known for her commitment to craftsmanship and marrying conceptual storytelling with impeccable tailoring. She’s also been responsible for some serious wow-worthy red carpet, runway and royal style moments, like Kate Middleton’s wedding dress and Timothée Chalamet’s Dune premiere ensemble. Her final contributions to the fashion house will be revealed in Paris later this month at the brand’s Spring 2024 ready-to-wear show.
“Above all I want to thank [the late] Lee Alexander McQueen,” says Burton in a release from the brand. “He taught me so much and I am eternally grateful to him. I am looking forward to the future and my next chapter and will always carry this treasured time with me.”
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Barbie and Roots collaborate
Pink and plastic dolls aren’t what normally come to mind when envisioning a woodsy cabin trip, yet somehow, in Roots’ recent collaboration with Barbie, it works. (Barbie can do anything, duh.) The lineup of sweatshirts, sweatpants, varsity jackets and leather goods all marry the iconic Roots salt and pepper colourway and block lettering with Barbie’s curvy penmanship and unmistakable pink. What’s more, a limited-edition Barbie doll is available for purchase — and she’s dressed head to toe in the most iconic Roots styles.
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The Louis Vuitton [Extended] podcast is here
Fashion junkies, listen up (literally). Louis Vuitton has launched an exclusive podcast, Louis Vuitton [Extended], that dives deep into the many iconic stories behind the brand. Hosted by French fashion journalist Loïc Prigent, the podcast will release two episodes each month. Expect to learn a bit more about the creative minds turning the wheels — like womenswear creative director Nicolas Ghesquière and master perfumer Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud. First up is Pharrell Williams discussing his debut show as men’s creative director.
Introducing contemporary fine jewellery label, Authorne
Allow us to introduce you to contemporary artist Rachel Bu’s new fine jewellery line, Authorne. What sets this Canadian-Chinese designer apart isn’t an expat status (she’s a New Yorker, now) or an intensely curated product line, it’s her ability to turn intricate, sculptural objects into wearable art, all while infusing it with her own personal history — a hybrid of Eastern and Western influence. Call it a negotiation of duality, Bu is surely one of a kind.
Central to the inaugural collection are five motifs: the Octopus, the Cicada, the Guardians, the Angel & Devil and the Mother Chain, but Bu also takes on custom projects for anyone hunting down a true bespoke piece.
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Simons unveils a regenerative cotton denim collection
New denim for fall? An absolute must! Especially these new circular cotton denim pieces from Simons. The collection — comprised of jeans, overalls and a denim skirt — is derived from regenerative agriculture, using 78 per cent fewer cubic metres of water and emitting 35 per cent less carbon dioxide than conventional denim. Style tip: Pair a piece from this capsule with chic loafers and an oversized bag for the perfect autumnal outfit.
Canada Goose’s latest campaign just screams “girl power”
Canada Goose’s latest Live in the Open campaign tells a story about female empowerment. It’s photographed by the iconic Annie Leibovitz, and features three powerhouse women: actress and musician Sheila Atim, BAFTA-winning wildlife filmmaker and cinematographer Sophie Darlington and Olympic ice hockey goalie Kimberly Newell. Captured on the red hills of New Mexico, these three women are each sporting the Canada Goose Fall 2023 collection in their own unique way.
With files from Annika Lautens
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