Miu Miu Gives New Life to Pre-Loved Levi’s Denim + Other Fashion News to Know

Photography courtesy of Johnny Dufort.

Including a Reitmans collection that celebrates women and a collection of clothes made from landfill.

Miu Miu gives new life to pre-loved Levi’s denim

upcycled by Miu Miu
Photography courtesy of Johnny Dufort.

The line Upcycled by Miu Miu has collaborated with Levi Strauss & Co. to reimagine a selection of vintage denim clothing. Miu Miu put its recognizable pearls, crystals and floral embroidery on iconic Levi’s garments like men’s 501 jeans and original trucker jackets, masterfully creating a play between masculinity and femininity. Other than a pink Levi’s/Miu Miu branded tag fastened to each piece, no two items are the same. The looks are now available for purchase online at miumiu.com.

The Loewe Foundation Craft Prize digital exhibition opens on May 25

Photography courtesy of Despo Sophocleous.

The fourth edition of the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize, hosted at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, opens its exhibit next week. This year’s event is completely digital, using technology that will enable viewers to “walk” through the museum halls and view the featured works of 30 contemporary craft finalists from around the world (narrowed down from 2,920 submissions). Amongst the finalists is Canadian jewellery designer Despo Sophocleous, who creates necklaces by interlocking wooden shapes. On the grand opening of the show on May 25, a winner will be announced and awarded a €50,000 prize.

Saint Laurent collaborates with Memphis Milano

Photography courtesy of Saint Laurent.

From now until June 23, Saint Laurent is hosting an exhibit for Memphis Milano which features an array of the legendary home design brand’s pieces — furniture, textile accessories, ceramic objects; even a selection of rare books will be on display. In celebration, Saint Laurent creative director Anthony Vaccarello has designed an exclusive limited collection that includes ready-to-wear and shoes that encapsulate the colourful and geometric Memphis vibes. For anyone outside of Paris and Los Angeles who can’t check it all out IRL, hop on ysl.com to peruse and shop the capsule and Milano pieces.

New collection Cycora by Ambercycle makes wardrobe staples from landfills

Photography courtesy of Cycora.

Landfill turns to garments in the new Cycora by Ambercycle collection. The earth-friendly array was designed in Los Angeles by designer and sustainability advocate Madeleine Lyon and knitwear designer Jodi Lee, with the goal of showing consumers how interconnected our world is. How exactly are they doing this? By working with Ambercycle to convert end-of-life textile “waste” into new yarns which are then turned into clothes.

Each piece in the Cycora collection has its own unique scannable QR code, so you can follow your garment’s journey from beginning to when it’s bought.

Reitmans has launched a limited-edition clothing line to celebrate cultural diversity in Canada

Kicking off with a new campaign called Diversity is the Fabric of Canada, Reitmans has launched a limited-edition collection designed in collaboration with seven Canadian women. Each one inspiring in their own way, this diverse set of collaborators — Sandy Kaur Gill, Sarahmée, Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, Alexandra Diaz, Mariana Mazza, Angela James and Chan Hon Goh — highlight their unique style and cultural background in the form of T-shirts, scarves and tote bags. For each item sold, Reitmans will donate $2 to a cause selected by the participating women.

Naked Cashmere has partnered with skincare brand Dr. Barbar Sturm on an exclusive capsule

Photography courtesy of Naked Cashmere.

A moment of self-care awaits you in the form of luxurious loungewear. The newly launched Dr. Barbara Sturm x Naked Cashmere capsule collection features four 100 percent pure cashmere pieces: a cardigan, bralette, shorts and cashmere-covered hot water bottle, all available in taupe or grey colourways. Shop the wares, alongside Dr. Barbara Sturm’s new skincare line, the V Collection, on drsturm.com and nakedcashmere.com.

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