Burberry reveals a new logo and monogram design; Bally.com.au launches; farewell to Zombie Boy and designer sales - scroll through for our Weekly Collection.
Burberry Redesign - Innovative or Uninspired?
Earlier this year, Burberry announced a new Chief Creative Officer in the shape of Riccardo Tisci, who has formerly worked with the likes of Rihanna, Beyoncé and Givenchy. Tisci assigned the grand task of a brand redesign to British designer Peter Saville, who was given just four weeks to dream up a new logo for the famed brand. On the one hand, the new monogram pattern, in interwoven shades of red and honey and inspired by archives from founder Thomas Burberry, is a pretty fresh update, and sure to become as iconic as the old design. On the other hand, the new logo - well, it’s just nothing short of underwhelming. If you’re super into minimalism, maybe it’d be right down your alley - but for a brand with such strong heritage and prestige as Burberry, you’d hope for a little more than a shift to sans-serif.
Bally Launches Australian Website
If you’re feelin’ a little fancy this week - head on over to the brand new Australian Bally site. As Bally’s global CEO Frédéric de Narp said to Vogue, “Australia is a unique market … We have been present here for over 20 years and built up mutual love and trust with our clients. The new bally.com.au will allow us to offer our Australian customers the seamless, pleasant and engaging ecommerce experience they deserve.” Hit up their collection of gorgeous bags, shoes, accessories and ready-to-wear items for iconic wardrobe items that you’ll never want to say goodbye to - and with free next-day delivery, what more could you want? Treat yourself - get shopping at https://www.bally.com.au/en_AU/home
Zombie Boy Rick Genest Dies
Performer, songwriter and icon of the fashion scene, Rick Genest, has sadly passed away early this week. Known popularly as Zombie Boy, or Rico the Zombie, due to his unique head-to-toe tattoos, he rose to international fame in 2011 when he featured in Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ music video. Despite this sudden fame, he remained a man of his own making, and a down-to-earth sort of artist. Ultimately, during his years in the limelight, Zombie Boy became a true champion of the different; the unexpected; the uniquely and unusually beautiful. His determination to remain true to himself and to challenge traditional beauty norms was refreshing and honest, and he will be missed.
Dion Lee Warehouse Sale
WHAT: 50-80 per cent off pre-Fall ‘17, Fall ‘17, Resort ‘18 and SS ‘18 collections.
WHEN: Friday, August 10, 8am-7pm; Saturday, August 11, 9am-6pm; Sunday, August 12, 10.30am-4pm
WHERE: 7 Oxford St, Paddington
Carla Zampatti and Bianca Spender Studio Sale
WHAT: Up to 75 per cent off last season Carla Zampatti and Bianca Spender
WHEN: Wednesday, August 15 - Saturday, August 18
WHERE: 435A - 437 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000