Top Fashion Stories of the Week: January 27

Top Fashion Stories of the Week: January 27

This week, fashion was much talked about. Daniel Roseberry’s Schiaparelli showed a series of manmade, severed animal heads on couture dresses, which spurred an internet uproar about whether or not the designs were promoting animal hunting. Meanwhile, Louis Vuitton continued its marketing campaign for its latest Yayoi Kusama collaboration, and LOEWE revealed its new Howl’s Moving Castle collection. In streetwear, Palace dropped off its highly anticipated Spring 2023 lookbook; and in sportswear, Paris Saint-Germain and Jordan Brand unveiled an all-new fourth kit for the 2022/23 football season.

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

Schiaparelli Stirred Controversy With Couture Animal Heads

As a Swarovski-covered Doja Cat took her seat at Schiaparelli’s Spring 2023 Haute Couture show in Paris on Monday morning, a fashionably late Kylie Jenner spurred an internet uproar with her entrance. Wearing a black gown donning a very-realistic lion head on her shoulder, she provided a first look at what was to come on designer Daniel Roseberry’s runway: a series of man-made, severed animal heads.

In look 10, Shalom Harlow wore a hand-painted wool and silk bustier dress with a snow leopard’s oversized head jutting out from her chest. Irina Shayk, in look 15, sported an identical iteration of Jenner’s lion-head creation, and in look 30, Naomi Campbell took to the runway in a faux-fur-covered coat with a big wolf head planted on its left shoulder. The collection featured several pieces worth discussing, but the aforementioned ensembles commanded the conversations that followed entirely.

Once in the hands of social media, the collection’s taxidermy-like designs became the center of fashion’s latest controversy: did Schiaparelli’s lifelike animal heads showcase the House’s couture expertise, or did Roseberry simply go too far?

Revisit Hypebeast’s think piece on the topic, here.

Louis Vuitton Covered Landmarks With Yayoi Kusama’s Iconic Dots Using AR

Louis Vuitton unveiled the latest development in its ongoing Yayoi Kusama marketing campaign: a series of augmented reality landmarks adorned with the famed artist’s signature dots. The project goes global, appearing on landmarks including the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, Tower Bridge, Arc de Triomphe, the Natural History Museum, and London’s National Gallery.

“We wanted to make something on a huge scale that also has a huge meaning: painting the world’s biggest landmarks and monuments is also a statement, the same way that Louis Vuitton painted their boutiques and stores,” says Geoffrey Perez, Snap’s head of luxurious. “It’s a way for the Louis Vuitton and Kusama teams to show the bridge between online and offline; they’re digitally painting their dots on top of the real world.”

In a statement, Pierre Castillon, director of digital media at Louis Vuitton, explained that the brand’s Snap partnership made room for extended creativity “through a new technology playground, just like we did physically in our stores.”

Aside from this landmark-covered activation, Louis Vuitton has plastered Yayoi Kusama sculptures across global stores, hosted celebrations at global pop-up events, opened one-of-a-kind storefronts dedicated to the collaboration and taken over cities with inventive billboards.

Palace Dropped Its Spring 2023 Lookbook

On Friday, Palace revealed its Spring 2023 lookbook, with a wide-reaching range of sporty silhouettes and tribute designs reflecting the brand’s global influence.

This season, the London-based skate brand offered a world tour, with stops in Japan, via olive coats donning vivid artwork depicting Mount Fuji’s shores, and Italy, with Campione knitted zip-ups. Additionally, U.K. lottery banners appear in digital prints and Chinese neon street billboards decorate T-shirts, pants and thick jackets.

Drop 1 of the collection is set to release in-store and online in the U.K. and EU on February 3 at 11 a.m. GMT, online in the U.S. at 11 a.m. EST (8 a.m. PST), in-store in New York and L.A. at their 11 a.m. timezones, Japan in-store and online at 11 a.m. JST, and via WeChat at 11 a.m. CST.

See the full lookbook here.

LOEWE Unveiled Its Official Howl’s Moving Castle Collaboration

LOEWE joined forces with Studio Ghibli for a third and final collaboration. This time, the label teamed up with Juergen Teller, who photographed the brand’s Spirited Away collection last year, for a new campaign that centers one of Hayao Miyazaki‘s most popular animated films: Howl’s Moving Castle.

Picturing some of the movie’s signature characters and settings, the collection includes a mix of hand-drawn and digital illustrations on top of LOEWE products. Characters including Sophie, Howl, fire demon Calcifer, Markl, Heen, Turnip Head and the Witch of the Waste appear throughout the collection — specifically, they’re drawn as leather or shearling intarsia, turned into embroidery and decorated with crystal and studlays.

The collection is available globally in stores starting on February 2 and pre-sale begins on February 1 online.

Burberry Revealed Its “B:Mine” Campaign

As Valentine’s Day approaches, Burberry has dropped its latest campaign, titled “B:MINE.” Celebrating intimacy and embracement, the sartorial imagery pictures real-life couples expressing their love for one another, all while dressed in a selection of Burberry’s goods.

Among the range, Burberry features bags, shoes and accessories drenched in “Dusty Pink” and “Oat Beige” colorways. Jacquard-woven cashmere and printed silk scarves boast the signature Burberry Check pattern, which is overlaid with a Horseferry graphic and a cherry blossom motif. Meanwhile, leather bags, wallets and cards appear with quilted stitching, and new footwear iterations include the Classic sneaker, flat sandals and point-toe pumps.

The collection is available on the official Burberry website now.

LeBron James Stepped Out in a New Collaborative Liverpool F.C. Jersey

LeBron James revealed a new collaborative Liverpool F.C. football jersey on Thursday.

The LA Lakers player has been an owner of a minority stake in the football team since 2011, and he has since revealed several collaborative apparel items from the team over the years. After unveiling a brand-new LeBron 20 “Liverpool” sneaker, James was photographed at Arena wearing an all-new jersey, coated with a predominantly black tone, with red logos and a subtle stripe pattern. Against red pinstripes and the club’s logo, Liverpool’s signature slogan reads: “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”

As the official AXA logo is not featured on the design, it will most likely not appear in any official matches. However, the newly-debuted jersey will likely be worn by players during pre-match warm-ups.

Paris Saint-Germain and Jordan Brand Unveiled a New 2022/2023 Fourth Jersey

Paris Saint-Germain revealed its new fourth kit for the 2022/23 football season, marking the football team’s 10th kit with Jordan Brand. 

The latest designs, which were made by Nike but front the Jordan Brand logo on the right chest, were unveiled during a friendly match against a blended team of players from Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr and rival Saudi club, Al Hilal. The jerseys, which are constructed with Nike’s newest Dri-FIT technology, are largely black, with yellow detailing on the front, back and sleeves.

The new PSG kit will appear in real life when the men’s team goes up against Stade de Reims during their Ligue 1 game. The jersey is now available to purchase on the official PSG webstore.