Just like that, we’re in the middle of November, inching closer to the end of 2017, a year that has been nothing short of incredible for fashion. We’ve witnessed the continuing rise of logomania, streetwear, and Gucci, and last week was no exception.
Debuting his Kiwi music video, Harry Styles — a proclaimed Alessandro Michele fan — wore Gucci. The surprise element was more of the cupcake war the singer led with his mini-me protégé, actress Beau Gadsdon who donned the exact same floral suit, and the army of schoolboys and girls smearing their cream-smothered fingers all over their custom Gucci outfits. Raucously genius? We think yes.
As for logomania and streetwear, there was the unanticipated return of Louis Vuitton x Supreme in the form of a one-off teddy bear auctioned on eBay for BBC Children in Need’s good cause. But then there was also artist Barbara Kruger’s capsule collection, created to criticise behemoth streetwear empire Supreme which stole her typeface for its now-renowned red box logo.
From Harry Styles solidifying his status as a style icon, to a nearly Internet-breaking Louis Vuitton monogram toilet, here are the week’s best fashion ’Grams you might have missed.
Under new editor-in-chief Edward Enninful’s watch, British Vogue is going back to its roots. The zine remodel sees Ghanaian-British model Adwoa Aboah fronting its December 2017 edition, which pays tribute to its nation. Other names included in the issue: UK-grown talents Millie Bobby Brown, Zadie Smith, and Victoria Beckham.
“Where do I even begin. Speechless, overwhelmed and grateful. Never in a million years did I think that one day I’d be on the cover of @britishvogue, even more so one that marks such a monumental change and a new beginning. Thank you @edward_enninful I’m so very proud of you, you deserve this. Thank you for choosing me to be your first cover girl. Thank you to #stevenmiesel for the most magical shoot I’ve ever been on. Mother @patmcgrathreal and @guidopalau for the constant support over the two-day shoot and for making me feel like one in a million. To everyone who made this possible, thank you. #newvogue”
For his latest music video Kiwi, Harry Styles wore a custom Gucci floral double breasted suit with a white silk blouse. The video also features actress Beau Gadsdon, in a mini-me version of his Gucci suit.
“// KIWI KIWI KIWI KIWI // OUT NOW //”
Right when you thought the Louis Vuitton x Supreme wave was over, here it is again, crashing back in. The two brands along with Gucci, Fendi, Miu Miu, Prada, and Burberry created teddy bears and ears to auction for BBC’s Children in Need project. Here’s Kate Moss with the LV x Supreme teddy bear. Join the bid here.
Project by @kegrand
Any bodega is the au courant OOTD backdrop now. Do like model on demand Vittoria Ceretti and hit the nearest market dressed to the nines.
“Feta cheese and tomato omelette with bacon on the side”
Get familiar with Supreme’s history, and you’ll know its logo is a direct copy of artist Barbara Kruger’s signature typeface. Recently, Volcom and arts organisation Performa did a spin with Kruger herself for a capsule collection that takes a jab at “streetwear’s totally uncool jokers”.
“Witness Barbara Kruger’s live performance art piece “Untitled (The Drop)” at 427 Broadway in SOHO. #barbarakruger Metro Cards, limited edition tees, hoodies, beanies & decks produced by Volcom for #Performa17 Biennial are available only at “The Drop” on Thursdays Nov. 2, 9 & 16 from 4pm-8pm”
Trans-model Hari Nef channeled her inner 21st-century Marie Antoinette in a ribbon-replete Gucci gown.
“let them eat avocado toast!”
Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine Cohen revealed the physical, emotional, and mental struggles with infertility and miscarriages she had to face in her journey to have her twins. The fashion maven and expecting mum looks particularly chic in this snapshot.
“’…a bit of guilt and a lot of self-awareness neatly wrapped my evolving pregnancy…If you’re going through it, I still want to be here for you.’ — @leandramcohen shares a different kind of pregnancy announcement.”