Louis Vuitton zooms in on the details for SS23

“Must be the reason why I’m king of my castle,” played on repeat at Louis Vuitton’s SS23 show. The Wamdue Project club hit perfectly resonated with Nicolas Ghesquière’s collection. He is the king of his castle, the flagship LVMH maison founded 168 years ago, which will be renewing his contract next year. Which is why […]


SS23 fashion is obsessed with Stanley Kubrick

Fashion designers are very much in their cinephile era right now. Alessandro Michele, an avid movie buff, extended the Gucci-verse’s Hollywood vision to Steven Spielberg’s weird 80s Christmas film Gremlins. Nicolas Winding Refn designed an eerie dystopian panopticon that smacked of one of the director’s messed-up thrillers to showcase Prada’s SS23 collection. Then there’s Saint […]


Sophia Giovannitti’s performance art unpacks gender, ownership & the erotic

The artist Sophia Giovannitti’s boyfriend welds a white bed frame into a sculpture, as she sits alongside him in an alleyway, embodying the role of the author and viewer; muse and artist. She is nearing the culmination of her six-hour performance piece, titled A Machine, when we meet during the off-site opening of her newest solo […]


Kaia Gerber’s first fashion collection is an ode to 90s minimalism

At just 21 years of age, Kaia Gerber has already put her name to a seriously impressive list of accolades. One of the most emblematic supermodels of our time — following in the footsteps of her mother Cindy Crawford, one of the original 90s supers who gave way to the term — she’s won over […]


Emily Ratajkowski is the latest to speak out on Blonde

Andrew Dominik’s NC-17-rated Marilyn Monroe movie is finally available to watch! Here’s a breakdown of all the details and why it is so controversial. Back when we were still waiting for Netflix and Andrew Dominik’s fantastical and fucked up biopic of Marilyn Monroe— an adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ loose reimagining of the star’s life, […]


The problem with Kanye West’s fashion show

On the last night of fashion month — during which we have watched countless shows, spoken to an array of designers and, generally, tried to make sense of where fashion is heading in the near future — we went to see what Ye (FKA Kanye West) had in store for his ninth collection for Yeezy. […]


Tiona Nekkia McClodden on preserving Black memory through word and movement

“I invested in a particular, severe elegance that I wanted to come through with the composition,” says artist Tiona Nekkia McClodden, reflecting on her latest curatorial presentation, The Trace of an Implied Presence. Now on view at The Shed, the exhibition dives ambitiously into the history of contemporary Black dance through the archives of the […]


Photographing teenage girlhood in the late 90s

Angela Hill is the co-founder of London’s favourite independent bookstore IDEA. Alongside David Owen, she’s been in the business of collecting and selling ultra-rare, ultra-out-there photo books since the late 1990s, when the pair were first enlisted to stock vintage tomes in the now-closed (but forever revolutionary) Colette store in Paris. These days, in addition […]


Givenchy’s Spring/Summer 2023 presentation is a transatlantic love affair

Yesterday evening, the storm that swallowed Paris Fashion Week took pause at Jardin des Plantes. Under the clearing clouds, the pathways of the Parisian park—where botanists cross-pollinate to create remarkable hybrid blooms—acted as a runway for Givenchy’s Spring/Summer 2023 presentation. Creative Director Matthew Williams consulted Fashion Editor Carine Roitfeld this season, for her exquisite styling […]


Durability and desire intertwine in the latest collection from Hermès

The white light of the desert is unforgiving; it radiates from all angles above, and is reflected by boundless sands below. In the Tennis Club de Paris, Hermès presented its Spring 2023 collection in the blunt light of a manufactured desert dune, reaffirming the house’s long-standing ability to deliver on such promises of stamina in […]