Top Fashion Stories of the Week: September 30

As fashion month draws to a close (check out all of our Paris Fashion Week coverage, here), the industry continues to excite with a myriad of game-changing announcements. This week, Daniel Lee was named creative director of BurberryHaider Ackermann has been selected as the next guest designer for Jean Paul Gaultier and The Costume Institute has announced the theme for the Met Gala 2023. Several brands have also reached new milestones: Moncler celebrated its 70th anniversary, Jacquemus opened its very first store in Paris and Supreme allegedly set eyes on establishing an outpost in South Korea.

Below, Hypebeast has rounded up the best fashion stories of the week so you can stay up to date on industry trends.

Daniel Lee has officially replaced Riccardo Tisci as Burberry’s creative director

Next BurberryDuring the Spring/Summer 2023 show, the British fashion house officially announced that Daniel Lee would replace Riccardo Tisci as Chief Creative Officer. Tisci, who spent nearly five years at the helm of the label, is expected to step down by the end of the month. The recent SS23 presentation marked the designer’s last collection with the brand.

Lee, who previously served as Creative Director at Bottega Veneta, will assume his new role from Monday, October 3.

“I am honored to join Burberry as Chief Creative Officer,” Lee said in a statement. “Together with the team, we will write the next exciting chapter for this legendary British luxury brand, continuing its historic legacy and building on the legacy of Riccardo. I am very happy to return to London, a city that champions pioneering creativity that continues to inspire me.

Haider Ackermann has been named Jean Paul Gaultier’s next guest designer

Jean Paul Gaultier took to Instagram on Friday to announce that legendary Haider Ackermann will be the brand’s next guest designer. The reveal included a flashing logo that pauses to confirm that the upcoming collection will be a couture collection, like works by past guest designers.

During the nomination, Ackermann said: “I am so delighted to be a guest of the haute couture house Jean Paul Gaultier. Couture remains when it’s all gone. Haider Ackermann – Jean Paul Gaultier, a thought.

Gaultier has already welcomed a host of designers at its helm, ranging from Glenn Martens of Y/Project and Diesel to Olivier Rousteing and sacai.

Pharrell announced its first digital auction house and content platform JOOPITER

Pharrell has unveiled a brand new auction house and digital content platform called JOOPITER, with the aim of providing customers with a premium auction experience curated by collectors and creators.

The initiative will kick off with a 52-piece capsule related to Pharrell’s career, titled “Son of Pharaoh.” The range includes rare pieces like his Blackberry 18K which appeared in his legendary freestyle on BET, a Jacob & Co. NERD Brain Pendant chain from 2004, a golden Sony Playstation PSP, a Louis Vuitton Steamer trunk in “Black/Multicolor” monogram and continued.

“The idea behind JOOPITER is to embrace the energy that is released when objects change hands and to respect the value that has been created around those objects,” Pharrell said. “JOOPITER is a new platform for me and my fellow curators, a platform where current and future generations of collectors can feel welcome to participate in this exchange.”

Son of Pharaoh will be available by appointment at a special auction in New York on October 14-15.

Met Gala has revealed that the 2023 theme will center around Karl Lagerfeld

On Friday in Paris, the Costume Institute announced the official theme for the 2023 Met Gala. Next year, fashion’s biggest night will pay homage to the groundbreaking works of Karl Lagerfeld, with a focus on his famous sketches. The exhibit, officially titled “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” will open at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in the spring of 2023.

Additionally, one of Lagerfeld’s favorite architects, Tadao Ando, ​​will design the storefront. Andrew Bolton and Wendy Yu will lead the project, which Anna Wintour says was developed shortly after Lagerfeld’s death in 2019.

Moncler celebrated its 70th anniversary with a fashion film

Following its massive showcase in Milan’s Piazza del Duomo last week, Moncler has dropped a new film celebrating the brand’s achievements over the past 70 years. The visual, titled The mark of the extraordinaryis narrated by GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter Alicia Keys and includes a series of iconic scenes from Moncler’s history as a fashion house.

The video opens with the brand’s creation in 1952 and then follows its selection to dress the Italian expedition on its journey to the K2 summit of the Himalayas. Later, a montage showcases Moncler’s deep roots in athletics and luxury fashion, alternating between shots of the brand’s creations for the French alpine ski team at the Grenoble Winter Olympics in 1968 and modern style images of casters wearing the brand’s famous jackets.

“Difficult isn’t the enemy: boring is,” Keys says in voiceover. “From that very first day, we have been the brand of the extraordinary, inspiring everyone to conquer their greatest heights, whatever they may be.”

Jacquemus has opened its very first store in Paris

Jacquemus opened the doors of its very first boutique this week. Located at 58 Avenue Montaigne in Paris, the two-story outpost commands 200 square meters of a 20th-century Art Deco building. The interior is very bright, with crisp, all-white walls and decor, mimicking the palette of the brand’s Fall/Winter 2022 ‘Le Papier’ show held on the salty hills of Aigues-Mortes in the South of France.

Besides the obvious shelves of clothes and accessories, the store is full of several playful details, including an ATM that dispenses cups of popcorn, an oversized popcorn claw machine, and round mirrors resembling those of Pierre. Cardin. Additionally, the space includes a VIP lounge for more personalized experiences.

“It’s a dream come true for me, it’s very symbolic to find Avenue Montaigne 11 years later. The first time I went there was when I showed my 3rd collection during the Vogue evening in front of everyone, in 2011,” said designer and founder Simon Porte Jacquemus.

Reports say Supreme will open a store in Seoul, South Korea

This week, reports reported that Supreme may open a new storefront in South Korea. Notably, the New York label has registered a trademark in the country, and the move is believed to be part of a wider expansion into Asia.

The company’s trademark Chapter 4 was officially announced on September 2 this year, although the brand originally applied for certification in 2018. Although the brand has not made any announcements, it will soon be protected by southern law. -Korean, meaning rumors of a store in Seoul will likely emerge.

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