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In conjunction with the International Fair of Contemporary Art, Saint Laurent’s Rive Droite Paris concept store—a retail destination-cum-cultural space—has occupied much of its store’s space to install a temporary exhibition titled Dark Shadows, the home to a number of works from notable artists. Curated by the French fashion house’s creative director, Anthony Vaccarello, the exhibition brings together photography, artwork and sculpture, including a series of six black and white polaroids captured by Robert Mapplethorpe, sculptures signed by Lucio Fontana and Sterling Ruby, as well as pieces by Ed Ruscha and Alberto Giacometti. [Vogue inbox]
Shortly after debuting her spring/summer 2020 collection in the idyllic setting of Athens’s Temple of Poseidon, Mary Katrantzou will soon be dropping a 14-piece capsule on The Outnet. Using fabrics from Katrantzou’s archives, which reflect her signature opulence and vibrant prints, the designer has reworked them to create the collection, which includes dresses, blouses and a jumpsuit. “Our core focus was on accessibility for women who love our brand and the exclusive prints we designed are inspired by jewel tone colour blocking and our take on animal print,” notes Katrantzou. “Through the use of bold colours and feminine silhouettes, we want women to feel confident and stand out, while having fun mixing and matching the pieces.” The collection will be available to shop online from October 30. [Vogue inbox]
Following National Breast Cancer Awareness Day on October 28, world-leading breast cancer doctors and researchers collective, Breast Cancer Trials, will launch their Her Lab Coats campaign in celebration of the women leading the charge in finding preventions and cures for the disease—one which is said to be the most diagnosed female cancer and the biggest cancer killer of young women. Aiming to raise awareness about breast cancer trials across Australia, in addition to raising money to fund vital research, 10 local designers, including Lee Mathews, Anna Quan, Effie Kats and Lover, each made their pass at creating their own interpretation of a lab coat, unique pieces which will be auctioned online from November 1 with all proceeds going to the organisation’s life-saving trials. [Vogue inbox]
R.M. Williams recently partnered with Australian industrial designer, Marc Newson, to create the brand’s latest boot offering: the Yard Boot 365. Created as part of the brand’s Undeniable Character platform, the design was ideated to be a future icon for the heritage boot brand, with Newson reinterpreting the classic Gardener Boot for his new design, intended as a modern-day work boot for the modern-day worker. Designed to be worn all year around, by both men and women, the style features the classic elastic gusset and tug, a rubber outsole and added comfort in the inner sole. Available in six colours and three leather types, the limited-edition Yard Boot 365—which was developed and manufactured in R.M.Williams’s South Australia workshop—will be available to purchase online from October 28, and in selected retailers from November 11, for $445. [Vogue inbox]
Australian label Sir recently released its resort 2020 collection, named Deladana Le Citron, in homage to Portuguese folklore. As a celebration of the Sir woman, and an exploration of empowerment on both a conscious and subconscious level—with a generous dose of mystical elements—the collection features the brand’s signature embroidery, paired with boyish tailoring, fairytale femininity and prints which reflect the notions of fertility, peace and abundance with the use of leaf, fig and pomegranate motifs. In addition to the ready-to-wear offering, the collection also expands Sir’s intimates collection with woven and knit pieces that aim to redefine ideas around sensuality, confidence and femininity. The collection is available to shop online now. [Vogue inbox]