The ‘big 4’ fashion weeks, wrapped: 8 things that caught our eye from New York, London, Milan and Paris, from Saint Laurent’s sheer fabrics to Nicolas Ghesquière’s FW24 finale at Louis Vuitton

From Miu Miu‘s video created by artist Cécile B. Evans to Chanel‘s giant screens depicting recreations of the boardwalk of Deauville, France – not to mention the brand’s surprise short starring none other than Brad Pitt and Penélope Cruz – video projections were plentiful at the autumn/winter 2024 shows.

Also in Paris, Balenciaga, however, took the crown. Whoever created those videos playing on wall-to-wall screens – depicting random urban and natural scenes reflecting the overflow of information in our daily lives – at the label’s winter 2024 show worthy of an award. Dystopian and exhilarating in equal measure, the show provided food for thought for those who paid attention to the bombardment of images on the screens.

Paris Fashion Week, wrapped: Chanel, LV – and a ‘secret’ Saint Laurent show

2. Fur real: real or fake, fur is back for good

Khaite’s autumn/winter 2024-25 collection. Photo: Handouts
Whether real or fake, fur was everywhere this season. Some of the best examples of fuzzy textures were at Khaitewhich showed a beautiful burgundy fur coat among its sleek line-up at New York Fashion Week. Louis Vuitton‘s mottled fur coat at Nicolas Ghesquière’s 10th anniversary show in
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Will Victoria Beckham for Mango reignite our love of high street collaborations?

Last week, the fashion world was abuzz with the news that Victoria Beckham had designed a capsule collection for Mango. The joint announcement on Instagram garnered 22.5k likes and over 600 comments, with fans clearly enthused by the collaboration. (“I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want,” read one comment). While scant details are currently available, we do know that the collection will include tailoring, dresses and versatile knitwear, as well as ‘day-to-night’ bags, accessories and shoes, with the sneak peek images showing white suiting and pastel slip dresses .

Designer collaborations with high street brands have become par for the course in the past two decades, with new ones announced every year, to varying levels of success. So why do designers keep doing them?

“A designer collaboration is a viable opportunity to increase market share while the designers maintain their market position,” explains Dr Bethan Alexander, Reader in Fashion Retailing & Marketing at the Fashion Business School, London College of Fashion. “The luxury market is facing unprecedented challenges right now, so it’s especially important. Maintaining sales is difficult, but the quick, relatively easy cash injection from collaborations is appealing.”

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Mango x Victoria Beckham

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Making a scene, the rare moment that Beyonce suddenly appeared at New York Fashion Week

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Beyoncé hasn’t stopped making waves. After suddenly announcing a new album last weekend, he suddenly appeared at New York Fashion Week.

It was a fashion show for a brand called Luar that he attended. Founded in 2021 by designer Raul Lopez, Luar is relatively new compared to established US designer names such as Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger or Tory Burch.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 13: Beyoncé attends the Luar fashion show during New York Fashion Week on February 13, 2024 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)Beyoncé and her mother, Tina Knowles, at the Outer fashion show. (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

So his presence in fashion shows The event held on the fifth day of NYFW, Tuesday (13/2/2024), was very unexpected. Moreover, the mother of three has almost never attended NYFW since Kanye West’s show for Adidas in 2015.

The spotlight was immediately focused on Beyoncé when she entered the event location. The singer who won 32 Grammy Awards spread his star aura in a gray suit decorated with decorations embellishments glittering.

The clothing covers the inner part that covers the hair. Cowboy hats are back in style, continuing look previously at the 2024 Grammy Awards to celebrate the euphoria of his new album with country music nuances, ”Renaissance: Act II” (released on March

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Grandpa Core Trend, Old School Aesthetic Style that Gen Z is Loving

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While many parents are obsessed with youth, young people instead worship the aesthetics of senior style. The time has come to meet grandpa core.

This is a fashion trend that has recently received more attention from Gen Z, aka those born from 1997 onwards. Combining retro and contemporary aesthetics, grandpa core with all its eclecticism offers its own charm.

The emergence of this trend was actually predicted from the Pinterest report at the end of last year which highlighted the increase in searches ‘grandpa style’ up to 60 percent by 2023. The surge also includes keywords ‘eclectic clothing’ (130 percent) and ‘retro streetwear’.

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Harry Styles poses for photographers upon arrival for the photo call of the film 'Don't Worry Darling' during the 79th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Monday, Sept.  5, 2022. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)Harry Styles (Photo: Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

On TikTok, the video with the hashtag #grandpacore has been viewed 17.2 million times, as reported by British media London Evening Standard, early January.

Celebrity appearances are at the forefront which has a strong influence on young people to follow this trend. Para trend setter These include Harry Styles, A$AP Rocky, and Tyler the Creator.

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More than that, this trend is actually a manifestation of the needs of young people who always want to look different.

According to Marta Indeka, senior

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Princess Eugenie Dons Gabriela Hearst Knit Dress for Fashion Panel

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Princess Eugenie attended a reception and panel discussion on the fashion industry’s commitment to sustainability in London on Thursday. The event was cohosted by the US ambassador to the UK Jane Hartley and Hearst. The panel discussion and reception was held at the American ambassador’s residence.

The British royal family members opted for a simple, elegant frock for the occasion. Princess Eugenie wore the Amor knit dress by Gabriela Hearst in heather gray cashmere silk. The cashmere and silk dress molded modernity and timelessness in one. The Amor dress featured a ribbed short sleeve, a collar and self-covered button placket.

Princess Eugenie attends a reception and panel discussion on the fashion industry's commitment to sustainability on April 11

Princess Eugenie

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Princess Eugenie completed the look with a pair of suede pointed-toe shoes. The princess kept her accessories simple, save for a set of dainty hoop earrings. Hearst was also in attendance at the event. Along with solo portraits, Princess Eugenie posed for a photo with Hartley. During the reception the British royal was photographed alongside Princess Nina of Greece and Denmark and Gabriela Hearst.

Jane D. Hartley, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, and Princess Eugenie of York attend a reception and panel discussion on the fashion industry's commitment to sustainability, co-hosted by the United States' Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Jane Hartley, and Hearst, at the American Ambassador's Residence on April 11, 2024 in London

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Pepsi® Launches New Look by Refreshing Classic Fashion Staples with Special PR

Pepsi marks its bold new era with an innovative partnership with emerging designer Jackson Cowden, celebrating not only Pepsi’s new identity, but the reinvention of classic fashion items and conventions, via Special PR.

In partnership with 22-year-old emerging ‘Digital Fashion Artist’, the launch of the Pepsi Pulse Collection showcases Pepsi’s new visual identity, while challenging the status-quo of traditional design.

The bespoke 10 piece strong collection is designed distinctly AI first, taking inspiration from Pepsi’s new brand look and refreshing old familiar staples such as the little black dress and the classic white shirt; with modernity injected through innovative AI methods.

Special PR managing director Alex Bryant said, “Finding an interesting way to celebrate such an iconic brand’s refresh was an amazing challenge for us in our first major campaign for Special PR for Pepsi. Taking inspiration from an industry that knows how to reinvent and refresh, we were thrilled to find a shared vision with fashion designer and Creative Director for the collection, Jackson Cowden. This campaign launch demonstrates how Pepsi continues to challenge conventions, push the boundaries, and always puts enjoyment first.”

Vandita Pandey, ANZ chief marketing officer, Snacks Beverages at PepsiCo Australia said, “Following on from hugely

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Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group says Matches to enter administration

Alice Price, apparel analyst at data analytics firm Globaldata added that selling luxury goods online was particularly tough, since shoppers prefer to see and try on expensive products.

“Supplier relations had also begun to sour under Frasers’ ownership, with the fashion giant reportedly seeking sizeable discounts, while some brands reportedly overdue payments, resorting to termination of contracts,” she said.

“It is not yet certain if Frasers Group will dissolve Matches completely or is using the administration to restructure the business and reduce its operational costs.”

In a statement Frasers Group said the business had “consistently missed its business plan targets” and was causing “material losses”.

“The continued funding requirements would be far in excess of amounts that the Group considers to be viable,” it said.

However, Frasers said it remains committed to the luxury market.

Two years ago Mr Ashley, who founded Sports Direct and established its reputation with cut-price deals on sports goods, handed the reins to his son-in-law, Michael Murray.

Mr Murray has taken a different tack targeting “new, luxury, aspirational” customers, and bought 60 Flannels stores, which sell designer clothes.

The Group now includes Jack Wills, Sofa.com, Game, Evans Cycles, Gieves and Hawkes, and House of Fraser.

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe on the power of fashion

On a cold afternoon, as I entered the female political ward in Evin prison, something very familiar caught my eyes; an old grey industrial sewing machine on a wooden stand, right by the entrance, resting quietly with its flap tilted over. Next to it, there was a sign on the wall: “The hours to use the sewing machine are between 10 to 12am every Sunday and Wednesday. Please ensure any garments are washed before handing them over to Fatemeh for mending.”

I had been a political pawn between Iran and the UK for six years, during which I spent time between solitary confinement, prison and under house arrest. During the first nine months of my detention, I was kept in a cell with no fresh air or natural light. Once I entered the cell, they made me remove all my clothing and put on a uniform. It was compulsory as everyone had to look the same.

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The uniform in dull pink consisted of a manteau – a long-sleeve gown with buttons in the front – and baggy trousers made of polyester. The fabric didn’t allow skin to breathe, so you felt hot and sweaty in the summer and cold in

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Top Fashion Stories of the Week: December 29

The final week of the year is rarely one for bombshell fashion news — even an ever-churning machine like the fashion industry slows its pace a little bit between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve — and this week was no exception. However, despite a pointed lack of attention-grabbing headlines, there was still plenty for keen-nosed fashion fiends to sniff out.

Highlights include some of the “stealth wealth” ‘fits from Succession being auctioned off, Jennie of BLACKPINK fame announcing the launch of ODD ATELIER, her own fashion label, Lil Uzi Vert announcing that they’d begin designing women’s clothing after “retiring” from music and Harry Rosen, the founder of the eponymous menswear label, dying at 92. Besides those news bits, there was a nice morsel for fans of high-end Americana, with visvim revealing its SS24 collection.

Below, Hypebeast has rounded up the top fashion stories of the week so you can stay up to date on trends in the industry.

Succession‘s Signature “Stealth Wealth” Style Hits the Auction Block

HBO’s Succession and the fictional, ultra-wealthy Roy family that starred in it were beacons of “stealth wealth,” one of 2023’s biggest fashion buzzwords. While the jury’s still out on if

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Bottega Veneta: How Bottega hacked the paps-to-fashion media pipeline

That’s what Thomaï Serdari, professor of marketing and director of NYU’s Fashion & Luxury MBA calls a luxury approach to media: “Let others talk about you — you are above it all,” she says. “Exclusivity, dominance, true luxury positioning.” Bottega Veneta declined to comment for this article, or share details on the team behind the idea. A representative from Bottega Veneta said it was a concept by Matthieu Blazy.

It’s not the first time a Kering brand has tapped into the tabloid aesthetic. In September, Gucci featured Jenner and her boyfriend Bad Bunny in a campaign captured as if papped at the airport. And celebrities are often gifted full looks by brands to wear around town, as if they’re walking advertisements. Bottega’s point of difference is that Jenner and Rocky weren’t just papped wearing the looks, they were modeling a campaign before we knew it was one.

The rollout is the significant strategy here, says Sophie Roche Conti, founder of communications agency Conti Communications. “[Its ability to] prompt the consumer to look at the images twice is what makes it intelligent. The images are acknowledged initially as traditional paparazzi images, and now in our second sitting, we are re-digesting them

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