From an artful leisurewear collaboration to the Great Pyramids of Egypt, here’s what’s on T Australia editors’ fashion radar this week.
Bulgari Stars in the First High Jewellery Docufilm
Debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival this month, Bulgari’s new movie offers audiences an unprecedented behind-the-scenes glimpse into the making of its 2021 Magnifica high jewellery collection. “Inside the Dream”, which premiered at the festival on September 12, follows a necklace from the collection (the Serpenti Hypnotic Emerald necklace, featuring a 93.83 carat Colombian cabochon-cut emerald) from its conception to its public introduction around Zendaya’s neck at the 2021 world premiere of “Dune”. Directed by Matthieu Menu, the movie also stars Bulgari’s Jewellery Creative Director Lucia Silvestri, alongside Lily Aldridge and Priyanka Chopra Jonas. Watch “Inside the Dream” on Amazon Prime.
Melbourne Fashion Week Returns from October 10
Melbourne Fashion Week will take over the city from October 10-16 with a series of off-site runways hosted at The State Library of Victoria, Queen Victoria Market Dairy Hall and the Wesley Place gardens. The event’s official ambassador, award-winning Indigenous Australian singer, songwriter and musician, Thelma Plum, will perform live under the Collins Dome as part of the M/FW Closing Runway. The program features a mix of emerging, independent and established designers and brands, including the renewed ganbu marra runway (First Nations Runway) and the debut of the Modest Fashion Runway.
Kim Jones is Taking Dior to the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt
Dior has announced this week that Kim Jones, artist director of Dior Men, will take the brand’s Pre-Fall men’s collection to Egypt this year. In a statement given to WWD, Jones said of the December 3 runway in Cairo, “the celestial collection celebrates a lifelong passion for travel” – a nod to both Jones’ childhood spent in Botswana, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya and Ghana, and past collections he has staged for the house abroad.
Van Cleef & Arpels’ New Perlée Couleurs is a ‘Hymn to Golden Beads’
Drawing inspiration from the brand’s archives, Van Cleef & Arpels’ couleurs provide a joyful addition to its iconic Perlée collection. An homage to the jewellery house’s long-favoured golden bead motif, the collection’s recently released rings, necklaces, bracelets and timepieces are rendered in yellow, rose or white gold, and accented with onyx, malachite, lapis lazuli, turquoise and coral. The Perlée couleurs range also features two duets – a bracelet and a pendant – echoing a style first launched by the house in 2017. The bracelets’ open bangles bring together a dome in yellow gold set with diamonds, and a cabochon in lapis lazuli or coral.
Pangaia’s Artful Collaboration with Painter Kenny Scharf
Smart tech leisurewear brand Pangaia has announced a new collaboration with artist Kenny Scharf, coinciding with the brand’s one million tree milestone, having planted, protected or restored one million trees to date through the Tomorrow Tree Fund. Drawing inspiration from Los Angeles-born painter Scharf’s works – including “Swamp Style” and “Paradis Perdu” – the Pangaia x Kenny Scharf capsule collection features three key styles, the 365 Signature Hoodie, 365 Signature Trackpant, and Organic Cotton T-shirt, and is available to shop now.