Plus Phillip Lim’s new bag and Gohar World’s champagne collaboration.
As we get closer to the actual holidays even more brands are dropping their seasonal campaigns. Some like to go more traditional, as in the case of Burberry and Loro Piana,, while Diesel and Loewe put their own irreverent spins on what they consider festive. But it’s not all things related to being merry and bright that are in the news this week. For aspiring designers, the LVMH Prize is open, with a hefty prize and mentorship on the line while Apple curated a unique photography exhibit, highlighting five artists across the globe, in Paris. To catch up on everything you missed, read on for this week’s 10 Things.
The 2024 LVMH Prize is Open For Applications
Finding mentorship and funding for any emerging designer is probably one of the biggest hurdles to overcome. That’s where awards like the LVMH Prize come in. Prior winners like Marine Serre and Wales Bonner receive a financial endowment alongside advice from one of the biggest luxury conglomerates in the world. They’ve just announced that applications are open for their 2024 competition, with the requirements being that a designer must be between the ages of 18 and 40 in addition to creating two womenswear, menswear, or genderless ready-to-wear collections. For the first time they’re launching the Savoir-Faire prize, which celebrates craftsmanship. Submissions are due by January 7, 2024.
Burberry’s Very Plaid Holiday
The festive season campaigns are steadily rolling in and is it a surprise that Burberry’s features plenty of plaid? The images, shot by Roe Ethridge, highlight the brand’s array of giftables including scarves, furry shoes, bags, and some assorted home goods like pillows. Besides the ads, the brand is also coming to New York for a stint at Temple Bar in NoHo. Burberry is opening Knight Bar from November 10-16, which will feature a menu curated by Norman’s, a North London cafe known for its British food.
Loewe Gets Whimsical
Speaking of the holidays, Loewe is teaming up with Kyoto-based ceramic studio Suna Fujita on a capsule collection that captures the joyous spirit of the season. Founders Shohei Fujita and Chisato Yamano added their whimsical touch to the brand’s classic bags, accessories, and ready-to-wear. You’ll also find animal charms in the shape of seals, playful card cases adorned with otters, and even a literal lemur bag. The same embroidered details can also be seen on coats, sweaters, and more. For those who want to go the extra mile and add Loewe to their tree, there are also ornaments available. The collection will go on sale on November 16 with a portion of proceeds going to Save the Children’s Education in Emergencies program.
Loro Piana Cozies Up in the Snow
For a brand that devoted an entire collection to cocooning, it’s no surprise that Loro Piana’s holiday collection is equally as warm and inviting. Featuring the brand’s signature knits amid a snowy backdrop, the mix of warm sweaters and joggers are ideal for cuddling up after a long day out in the elements. You’ll also see refined pieces like suiting and silk shirting and skirts, all made for New Year’s Eve celebrations.
A Very Fancy Way to Enjoy Champagne Courtesy of Gohar World
Champagne is always festive and appropriate but between November and January 1st, it’s pretty much mandatory. How else are you to celebrate the holidays properly? With that in mind artists Laila and Nadia Gohar have collaborated with Champagne Lallier on a four-piece capsule collection that’s meant to be enjoyed with bubbly. Made with mother-of-pearl, the Column Spoon is ideal for generous scoops of caviar while the Seafood Pick is perfect for oysters, crab, or lobster. The Iridescent Spoon is best used for Laila’s favorite, uni, while a carved dish completes the set. You can find the pieces on Gohar.World or at their retail space, located at 181 Lafayette Street in New York City.
Diesel Gets X-Rated
Why be nice when you can be naughty? At least that’s what Diesel is counting on when it comes to the holidays. Envisioned by Creative Director Glenn Martens the campy images are inspired by classic 90s porn and are full of innuendos, down to the name of the campaign – XXXMas. Whether you’re looking for someone to jingle your bell or trim the bush, Diesel is here to bring some irreverent joy for the season.
Louis Vuitton’s Colorful Ode to Travel
While you can argue that wanderlust is a year-round itch, this time of year it’s even more amplified. Whether you have a far flung trip planned or want to fantasize about one, one place to get inspired is by browsing Louis Vuitton’s City Guide series. The colorful books offer carefully vetted suggestions for everywhere from New York to Seoul to Paris. This year also happens to be the books’ 25th anniversary and to celebrate, Louis Vuitton is also releasing a collection of travel related pieces. Called LV Colormania you’ll find luggages, duffels, backpacks, as well as passport and other essentials made in the Monogram Macassar canvas finished with bright trims that call back to the guides. As a counterpoint there are also solid hued pieces trimmed with the Taurillon Monogram leather as well as colorblocked accessories like luggage tags and card cases. Shop the entire collection here.
3.1 Phillip Lim Introduces the ID Bag
It’s been four years since 3.1 Phillip Lim showed during fashion week and the brand made its triumphant return back in September. To commemorate the rush of emotions from that runway presentation, Lim decided to go all-in with a new campaign for Pre-Spring 2024. Teddy Quinlivan, Giannie Couji, and Eleanor Sim star in the ads, which is an ode to women of different backgrounds and ages. Also worth noting is the introduction of a new bag, called the ID, a nod to the vintage gold bracelets Lim always wears.
Apple’s Nostalgic Photo Exhibit
It’s hard to think of a time when you didn’t automatically reach for your iPhone to snap a picture. And with the release of the 15 Pro Max, which features one of the most advanced cameras Apple has made, images are even more crisper and professional looking, making it ideal for artists of all genres. With that in mind, the brand asked Isolde Brielmaier, PhD to consult on a photography exhibit. Called I Remember You, the two-day show consisted of five creatives from around the world and centered around the idea of nostalgia and preserving moments in time as they were meant to be remembered. Featuring Malin Fezehai, Karl Hab, Vivien Liu, Mika Ninagawa, and Stefan Ruiz, the photos encapsulate everything from striking portraits to vivid nature shots to black-and-white cityscapes.
Sandy Liang’s Very Cute Collaboration
No one does kawaii as well as Sandy Liang. Whether it’s bow adorned clothes or bunny themed hair clips for the Lunar New Year, Liang knows how to strike the perfect balance of stylish and cute. So it’s only inevitable that she made an adorable collection of dog clothes, in conjunction with Little Beast, that are adapted from pieces from her ready to wear line. Consisting of two jackets, a sweater that comes in both beige and pink, as well as a leather collar, they’re hard to resist squealing over.