The Weekend Round-Up – 03/06/2017
THE big fashion news this week came on Friday as the ever industry-challenging Vetements announced its latest defiant move: it will no longer be showing its collections at Fashion Week.
#CNILux: Vetements vs The Establishment
“I got bored. I think it needs to enter a new chapter. Fashion shows are not the best tool,” creative director Demna Gvasalia told Vogue.com, adding that he no longer believes showgoers are understanding the Vetements concept from behind their phones on the front row. “We did the show in the sex club, the restaurant, the church. We brought forward the season, we showed men’s and women’s together. It’s become repetitive and exhausting. We will do something when there’s the time and the need for it. It will be more like a surprise.”
While a chapter closed for one brand, several new ones were started for others: Charlie Casely-Hayford and Topman announced their Fine Tailoring collaboration; Holland & Holland creative directors Stella Tenant and Isabelle Cawdor revealed they have enlisted artist – and Wes Anderson favourite – Hugo Guinness to create illustrate a series of T-shirts (sure to be a sell-out); the creative director of H&M’s eighth retail brand, Arket, told us what to expect when the shop opens its doors in London later this year; and Alexa Chung finally launched her first eponymous fashion label with a lavish fashion show held in the beautiful Danish Church in Regents Park.
On the celebrity front, Miranda Kerr was one of three wedding belles to tie the knot; Lindsay Lohan teased us all by hinting at a jewellery line; Chlöe Grace Moretz took to social media to express her anger at the way her forthcoming film, Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs, has been marketed; Pippa Middleton’s honeymoon continued to peak interest; and Kirsten Dunst revealed she is ready to start a family.
Prince William On Mental Health and Moving On
In other news, Prince William gave his most revealing interview yet to GQ, telling the publication that it has taken him 20 years to be able to talk about the death of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, as well as outline his hopes for his own children; and Ariana Grande returned to the UK for the first time since her Manchester Arena concert was devastated by a terrorist attack last month. She is due to perform alongside other acts including Coldplay, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Take That, and at a special fundraising concert in the city tomorrow evening.
Artists Join Ariana For Benefit Concert
We enter the next week on a political note ahead of the UK General Election on Thursday. As prime minister Theresa May goes head to head with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for the vote – the Conservative lead has narrowed in the last week – the country will be waiting to see if we have a new government and new prime minister come Friday morning. One first-time voter told us what the big day means for her – read her frank account here. In the meantime, take note of our ways to be more environmentally friendly, following president Donald Trump’s widely criticised decision to withdraw the US from the 2015 Paris climate agreement.