In this week’s collection, get your dose of fashion news: another haute-couture rebranding, another luxury label dropping fur, a film for fashion fans and the latest sales.
Burberry Bids Farewell to Fur
This week, Burberry became the latest in a string of luxury brands to announce their phasing out of fur. Future Burberry designs will be fur-free, including new creative director Riccardo Tisci’s collection which will debut later this month. It seems that Burberry’s new direction also involves attempts to be more environmentally ethical, too: they announced they’d be ending their practice of destroying unsaleable products. What does this mean? Well, a few months ago the British fashion giant admitted that they literally burned unsold items - $50 million worth of them - to avoid lowering prices, so as to avoid devaluing the brand. Chief Executive Officer Marco Gobbetti says “modern luxury means being socially and environmentally responsible. This belief is core to us at Burberry and key to our long-term success.” To translate this: “modern luxury” is realising that animal and environmental harm are no longer chic, and to keep up, they’ve got to (ethically) step up.
Celine v Céline
Remember a few weeks ago, when Burberry revealed their new logo, and it caused a bit of an uproar due to its oversimplification? Well, now it’s French favourite Céline’s turn - or, should we say, Celine. That’s right: their brand new, genius idea, is to remove the accent from the ‘e’. The brand announced their groundbreaking design via Instagram, explaining that they were inspired by their 1960s original design. Ok, sure, whatever - but as one Twitter user called out, “When is someone going to make the "Ain't No Celine Without the É" t-shirts?” It’s the end of an era - or perhaps, the end of an éra.
The biopic of the late Alexander McQueen, a British designer who found fame with Givenchy before launching his own namesake label, is now showing in cinemas around Sydney. A must-see for any fashion aficionados, and as Variety magazine stated in their review, “What McQueen reminds those obsessives and laypeople alike is that fashion is an incredibly emotional art form, and McQueen's work was some of the most moving there was or ever will be.” Find session times via Dendy https://www.dendy.com.au/ or Palace Cinemas www.palacecinemas.com.au/
WHAT: warehouse sale
WHEN: Friday, September 14 - Sunday, September 16
WHERE: 585 Elizabeth Street, Redfern
WHAT: sample and outlet sale
WHEN: until Sunday, September 9
WHERE: 4/180-186 Campbell Parade, Bondi