There's really nothing chic about trekking to the laundromat, but Hermès is ready to put an end to that.
The French fashion house is launching a laundromat-inspired pop-up shop, Hermèsmatic, in New York on June 14th. Open to the public, the store will offer complimentary dip-dye services on the brand's silk scarves. Giving a major upgrade to the traditional laundromat, the shop features washing machines in Hermès' signature orange hue that perform the dip-dye service. There are also matching orange laundry baskets and Hermès logos plastered all over the walls—which make the idea of throwing a load of wash in sound pretty chic.
Since launching its popular J'adior slingback, Dior's hit shoe has been spotted on It-Girls and influencers across the board. For fall, the brand has teamed up with four of them– Camila Coehlo, Yoyo Cao, Melina Matsoukas, and Mia Moretti—to model a brand new collection of the heel that we're sure will sell out in no time.
Check them out in this video, shot by Tyler Joe, that shows off the heels fashioned in new color ways for the season like a cherry red and anything-but-boring nude.
SHOP: Dior's new collection at Bergdorf Goodman
Shot and edited by Tyler Joe
Creative Director Shiona Turini
Music by Collie Buddz
Since its departure from Bryant Park in 2010, New York Fashion Week has struggled to find a stable home.
Following a five-year stint at Lincoln Center, which ended in 2015, shows have been held at two primary locations: Skylight Clarkson Square and Skylight Moynihan Station—though many designers have opted to show at alternative venues instead. But according to WWD, more changes are coming, as New York Fashion Week is losing its primary show venue: Skylight Clarkson Square.
Jean-Michel Basquiat's crown, Keith Harring's radiant figures, images of graffiti and fashion from New York's golden age of hip-hop (the '80s) were pasted onto Pierpaolo Piccioli's mood board for his 2018 resort collection alongside more standard Valentino #inspo like classical art. The show was set in New York, and drew obvious inspiration from the city. Show notes called out buzzword like "identity" and "diversity."
The fashion industry has justifiably come up against criticism time and time again for cultural appropriation, Valentino included. For this latest collection, Piccioli acknowledged his references, and seemed to reverentially fold in hallmarks of New York's hip hop culture into his ultra-romantic designs.
The results? A more relaxed, streetwear-inspired Valentino.
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