The Weekly Collection #19

Comme des Garçons to launch their 18th brand online, channel your inner-Paris Hilton with a Swarovski-covered jumpsuit and H&M mark a loss in profit for their first quarter.


Comme des Garçons launching a new brand

Adrian Joffe, Director and Chief Executive Officer of Comme des Garçons, has announced plans for the company to launch a new brand online. Joffe told WWD at the opening of the Dover Street Market store in Beijing that “nobody knows yet, but what I can tell you is that it’s going to be Internet-based”. The Japanese fashion house has already launched 17 brands, with this 18th addition joining Play, Shirt, Homme, Noir and Plus. It has been reported that following the ‘simple’ collection in July, six shops will be launched worldwide.  


Swarovksi crystal-covered Juicy Couture jumpsuit

This is the jumpsuit you always wanted, but never knew you needed. If you’ve got a spare $33,405 laying around, then head over to FarFetch to order your new Swarovski-crystal covered Juicy Couture jumpsuit. The collaboratively designed and made piece has been styled and accessorised by the brand with a crystal covered headband and earrings. This isn’t the only collaboration the two brands have done together – crystal embellished tracksuits and shorts. But wait, the best is yet to come... all pieces available can be customised to read your name (or any phrase you choose, think – ‘Juicy’ on the backside). Shop the first drop on Farfetch right now.


H&M losing profits and second-hand fashion is taking over

After an unsuccessful first quarter, there have been reports that Swedish clothing brand, H&M have cut their prices due to a dip in sales and profits. The Guardian reports that “pretax profit...plunged 6.1% to 1.26bn Swedish krona in the first quarter ending 28 February, after weaker sales in previous months left it with a backlog of clothing to sell”. Still, H&M chief executive officer, Karl-Johan Persson believes the lack of sales of spring-wear can be attested to an unusually cold winter season. However, a report by ThredUP – a US online second-hand/thrift store – has estimated that thrifted fashion will advance over its fast fashion counterparts. The store have projected that the total market will be worth a whopping $41 billion by 2022, with many young people becoming more and more aware of the detrimental effects that fast fashion is having on the environment.


Study hair, fashion and makeup in Australia

Melbourne School of Fashion and Headmasters Academy have collaborated to create an innovative teaching space within Australia: The Masters Institute of Creative Education. The curriculum available at the Institute aims not to just teach one discipline within the creative industry – all bases are covered in just one course. The syllabus will teach students a combination of fashion, beauty, hair and makeup skills that will equip them to work in the industry. Student will be tested with industry-based projects that simulate real-life experiences within the industry to better prepare them for their futures. Industry partnerships with brands such as Cotton On, Myer and Redken are also on the table for students. A range of courses have been offered so far, including diplomas, bachelor’s degrees and certificates.


First Base Pop-Up Sale

Who: First Base
What: Pop-up sale
When: April 13th – April 15th
    Friday: 8am – 6pm
    Saturday: 9am – 5pm
    Sunday: 10am – 2pm
Where: 46-48 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills, NSW