Menswear is clearly having a moment. Yesterday, LVMH announced the successor of Haider Ackermann’s artistic director role at its anchor menswear brand Berluti: Kris Van Assche. The serial upheavals at the mammoth luxury group have involved at least three leading menswear brands from its stable: Berluti, Louis Vuitton (Virgil Abloh replaced Kim Jones), Dior Homme (Kim Jones replaced Van Assche), and not to mention the expansion of Céline into the men’s universe under newly appointed creative director Hedi Slimane. Keeping up?
Next up in our fashion news rotator is the question everyone’s been buzzing about throughout the long weekend: Is Vetements really dead? First sparked via an exposé by Highsnobiety which referenced a number of anonymous sources, the article cited declining sales and extreme markdowns of Vetements products to prove its point that people are no longer splurging for the once mega-hyped cult label. Demna Gvasalia wasn’t too happy, swiftly offering his rebuttal in the form of an Instagram statement.
Meanwhile, Maria Grazia Chiuri brought her Dior couture splendour to Shanghai with a 12-piece capsule collection of reds and nudes, inspired by the structure of the traditional Chinese fan. Also currently in the same continent, Bella Hadid and Chrome Hearts heir Jesse Jo Stark served twin-dressing inspo.
Below, catch up on all the best fashion ‘Grams of the week.
(Main and featured images: Bakas Algirdas for Dior)