Top Fashion Stories of the Week: March 3

This week’s fashion headlines set new tones for the future.

Among the biggest, new reports have revealed it LVMH wants to take over Cartier’s parent company, Richemont. The Swiss luxury goods company boasts a huge portfolio of 26 brands that Bernard Arnault is looking at. In another sector, Rihanna confirmed the return of her beloved and much missed Fenty x PUMA cooperation, after the partnership quietly disappeared in 2017. And on the runway, Paris is in the spotlight, with several brands including Saint Laurent, Acne Studios, Balmain, Rick Owens, Off-White™ and LOEWE pulling back from the curtain in their Fall/Winter 2023 designs this week .

Below, Hypebeast has rounded up the week’s top fashion stories so you can stay up to date with the industry’s trends.

LVMH is reportedly considering a takeover of Cartier’s parent company

Leading luxury conglomerate LVMH, run by the world’s richest man, Bernard Arnault, wants to take over Swiss luxury goods holding company Richemont, according to Swiss newspaper reports Finance and Wirtschaftwho spoke of “whispers behind closed doors.”

Arnault reportedly set his sights on Cartier, seeing the high-end jewelry brand as a significant addition to the growing accessory wing that now includes Tiffany & Co., Bvlgari and Chaumet. Richemont is the fourth largest luxury company in the world, with a huge portfolio of 26 brands that includes Cartier, Chloé, Montblanc, IWC, A. Lange & Söhne, Van Cleef & Arpels, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Panerai, Piaget and Vacheron Constantine.

Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

Rihanna has announced the return of Fenty x PUMA

Rihanna revealed the official return of Fenty x PUMA on Wednesday, posting a succinct message on social media: “She’s back.” In classic Bad Gal style, details about the renewed partnership are largely kept under wraps, but for now, news of Riha’s fashion revival will suffice.

Rihanna has a long-standing relationship with the German sportswear company that dates back to 2014 when she joined the brand as creative director of womenswear. During her tenure, Rihanna has successfully established recognizable design codes that have pleased critics and customers alike. Emphasizing sporty style, the visionary’s collections often included an assortment of chunky footwear, roomy homewear and bright bodysuits, as well as other fun versions of activewear. It’s likely that Fenty x PUMA’s return will be more Rihanna’s vision of inclusivity, with styles in line with contemporary aesthetics.

At the moment there is no information about the start date of cooperation.

Paris Fashion Week is in full swing

Coming out of Milan, Fashion Week guests booked it in Paris to see the latest Fall/Winter 2023 collections from the French capital’s top brands. At the beginning of the week, a bunch of top designers put in an impressive effort for the upcoming season.

Saint Laurent debuted a winter 2023 collection that featured women’s wardrobe with masculine motifs, Acne Studios showed an assortment rooted in futuristic mysticism, and HELIOT EMIL set the whole place on fire. Meanwhile, the Balmain FW23 collection recalled its founder’s heroic brilliance, while Off-White™ unveiled Ib Kamara’s debut collection at the helm of the brand. As the week progresses, see Hypebeast coverage here.

Michael B. Jordan spearheaded Calvin Klein’s SS23 campaign

Calvin Klein has kicked off its much-anticipated Spring/Summer 2023 campaign, and stars appearing scantily in support of this season’s collection include actor, producer and director Michael B. Jordan. The campaign not only highlights the latest in homewear and basic underwear, but also highlights Jordan’s star power in a group of confident portraits.

Photographed by legendary photographers Mert and Marcus, the tailor photos mark Jordan’s first time collaborating with Calvin Klein. Jordan’s Spring/Summer 2023 campaign photos are now featured on Calvin Klein’s famous billboards in Houston St. and La Cienega, as well as on the brand’s social channels. Calvin Klein’s full spring 2023 campaign will be unveiled on March 15.

Louis Vuitton opened a new one White cloth: LV trainer in the mansion Exhibition in Milan

Louis Vuitton has opened a brand new exhibition entitled White cloth: LV trainer in the mansiondedicated to the front line in the LV Trainer series of artistic discoveries.

The exhibition can be seen from February 24 to March 16 at the Louis Vuitton store in Milan’s Garage Traversi with three renewed editions of the emblematic sneakers. The opening section, curated by Sky Gellatly, features iterations by Ecuadorian-born New York City graffiti artist Lady Pink, Puerto Rican subway artist Lee Quiñones, and the Estate of Rammellzee. An invitation to creative collaboration, the exhibition develops Louis Vuitton’s deep-seated relationship in artistic spheres.

BTS’s Jimin Named Newest Tiffany & Co. Ambassador

Jimin from BTS joined Tiffany & Co. as the newest brand ambassador. Officially featuring the image of the South Korean singer wearing a stack of luxury jewelry supplier’s “Lock” bracelets, Jimin’s work with the brand is set to begin immediately – with his first campaign coming later this year, according to WWD.

Under the deal, Jimin will lead upcoming ad campaigns and feature at key events for the jeweler’s brand. According to the label’s announcement, “Jimin will showcase his unique approach to jewelry styling by wearing iconic designs from Tiffany & Co. in upcoming campaigns.

“It’s a great honor to work with Tiffany and embody the values ​​of a brand that has a passion for design, innovation and artistry,” Jimin said in a statement.

Pharrell’s JOOPITER has launched its first dedicated high jewelery auction

Pharrell Williams’ global auction house JOOPITER has announced its first high jewelery auction, titled Journey through gems. The first digital auction features a partnership with jewelry expert and third-generation diamond retailer Lorraine Schwartz, who has a long-standing reputation in the industry for pairing A-list celebrities with highly coveted accessories.

Journey through gems will feature a range of rare stones and unique pieces from throughout Schwartz’s career. Specifically, the auction includes a 50K loose D Flawless Type II heart-shaped diamond, a pair of 18K white four-panel diamond earrings with natural purple sapphire, natural paraiba and diamonds, as well as an 18K white gold diamond and a Colombian necklace with an emerald on suspenders with matching earrings.

The auction will open for global bidding on March 17.

Mitchell & Ness has appointed Don C as creative director

Mitchell & Ness has appointed Don C as its new Creative Director for Premium Products in an effort to expand the lifestyle brand’s footprint in sports, entertainment and business.

Don’s association with the brand dates back to 2021, when he partnered with Mitchell & Ness on the “Just Don” range of luxury caps. Following their success, Don C continued to work on the brand’s premium apparel and headgear collections, as well as the NBA Jam and No Name collections.

“Working with Mitchell & Ness is a dream come true,” Don said in a statement. “I grew up on old clothes and sportswear, so it’s an honor to be able to contribute to something that has influenced me so much through my creative journey and love of the sport. I look forward to telling stories and creating more timeless products with the Mitchell & Ness team.”

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