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The best fashion stories of the week: November 4

Fashion has come on in leaps and bounds this week, both on the business and clothing fronts. Among the many highlights, Riccardo Tisci presented his first design under his eponymous fashion label in 17 years, kering reportedly involved in advanced discussions about the Tom Ford acquisition, and Bottega Veneta launched a lifetime guarantee. It was also a great week for fashion campaigns. Rising to the top, Harry Styles sported his own images of Gucci HA HA HA, and Balenciaga and adidas presented its very New York spring-summer 2023 campaign.

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

Riccardo Tisci revealed his first design under his eponymous label in 17 years

Riccardo Tisci has reopened his namesake label, 17 years after closing it. At the London premiere of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever On Thursday, Michaela Coel walked the red carpet in a custom gown from the designer.

The actress donned Tisci’s all-black silk bodysuit, with a lace skirt that hugged her waist and dainty floral tights that exuded class. The romantic ensemble was put together in collaboration with Tisci, Coel and her mother, Kwenua Osborne, according to fashion business.

“We knew this premiere in London, a city so close to both of us, would be the best time to bring our conversations to life in a very special way,” Tisci said of the custom-made gown’s debut in a statement. “It seemed like the perfect time to celebrate Riccardo Tisci, the house that gave me so many opportunities and got me to where I am today.”

Harry Styles headlined his own campaign for Gucci HA HA HA

Gucci unveiled the HA HA HA campaign, bringing a whole new look at what’s to come for Harry Styles and Alessandro Michele’s collaborative capsule.

For HA HA HA (a moniker that fuses Harry and Alessandro’s first initials), Gucci tapped Mark Borthwick to not only shoot photos and videos, but also direct the music for the video component. The whimsical campaign showcases the collection that debuted in June. The line includes gingham suits adorned with playful graphics, original reimaginings of the signature Gucci Bamboo 1947 bag, teddy bear necklaces, bow ties and more.

Of the campaign, Styles said, “I’m so happy to see this project finally come to life. I have known Alessandro for years and he has always been one of my favorite people. I’m always inspired by watching him work, so doing this collaboration with my friend was very special to me.”

Kering is reportedly in advanced talks to acquire Tom Ford

French luxury conglomerate Kering is reportedly in advanced talks to acquire Tom Ford. According to the Wall Street Journalthe luxury giant is vying with beauty company Estée Lauder for the company, though Kering is reportedly the favourite.

fashion business reports that Tom Ford has been looking to potentially sell since this summer. In August, Estée Lauder was reported to be in talks about buying the company in a deal that valued Tom Ford’s imprint at $3 billion.

Kering has not yet commented on the possible acquisition of Tom Ford.

Bottega Veneta launched a lifetime guarantee for its bags

Bottega Veneta announced a new lifetime guarantee program for its line of high-end handbags. Entitled the “Certificate of Craftsmanship” program, the launch provides protection to the label’s distinctive accessories through complementary services.

With the warranty, customers can request free upgrades and repairs to ensure the longevity of their investments. “Bottega Veneta is an extraordinary vessel with exquisite design and creativity. The Certificate of Craft is born out of the desire to offer our customers a superior long-term preservation service for their products,” said Leo Rongone, CEO of Bottega Veneta, in a statement about the Certificate of Craft program. “Our vision remains consistent with that of our founders. They wanted Bottega Veneta to represent the highest and most refined form of luxury. We count days, not hours, to make our products. They are designed to last forever.”

Starting in November, every bag purchased from Bottega Veneta will arrive with a physical and digital card that includes a unique serial number for inclusion in the program.

A$AP Nast teased a collaboration between Stüssy and Dries Van Noten

Earlier this week, A$AP Nast took to their Instagram Stories to reveal a selection of items from an upcoming collaboration between Stüssy and Dries Van Noten.

The rapper shared photos of a hoodie decorated with spray-painted motifs and enlarged dual iconographic embroideries. There was also a khaki green cap with an eight-ball patch, with similar co-branding on the back, and a matching gray jean jacket and jeans with neon graphics all over.

Stüssy and Dries Van Noten have not yet made an official announcement about the collection. Stay tuned for more updates.

Balenciaga and adidas present their SS23 campaign

It first debuted during a showcase inspired by the stock market, Balenciaga and adidas unveiled its Spring/Summer 2023 campaign this week, starring international mavericks inside the Manhattan offices.

Inside New York’s skyscrapers, actresses Isabelle Huppert and Han So Hee appear on a break, and boxer Jermell Charlo stands alongside Khadim Sock and Bella Hadid, who wears Balenciaga’s embossed soccer jerseys from the collection and the signature Three Stripes wide-leg sweatpants. Elsewhere, the campaign features turtlenecks, layered crew necks, branded puffer jackets, matching tracksuits, leather goods and more.

The collection is available to shop now through both brands’ websites, in-store at select adidas and Balenciaga locations worldwide, and in exclusive pop-up windows in Bangkok, Dubai, Los Angeles, Osaka, Seoul, Tokyo. and Toronto.

Pharrel’s first JOOPITER auction son of a pharaoh Reached $5.25 million dollars in sales

Pharrell Williams’ first digital auction house, JOOPITER, announced the results of its first auction on Wednesday, son of a pharaoh. After the bidding closed on November 1, the newly debuted entity reported a total of $5.25 million in sales.

The figure beat the high sales forecast of about $3.2 million, after about 94% of the 47 lots sold, with almost 66% selling for more than anticipated. The auction featured a collection of personal artifacts from Pharrell’s career, including his Blackberry 18K that was featured in his legendary freestyle on BET, a gold Sony Playstation PSP, a Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk monogrammed “Black/Multicolor” and more.

Among the big-ticket items, Jacob & Co.’s NERD character pendant chain sold for an impressive $2.184 million, which was more than nine times the highest estimated value of the iconic custom chain.

In particular, a portion of the proceeds from the inaugural JOOPITER action will benefit Black Ambition’s work to fund bold ideas and organizations led by Black and Latino entrepreneurs.

Jacquemus announced a series of surprise dates for the rest of the year

Jacquemus took to Instagram to share a list of surprise announcement dates throughout the rest of this year.

Among them, a Tekla collaboration will arrive on November 30, a new colorway for Jacquemus x Nike Air Humara LX will land on December 5, a surprise show titled “Le Raphia” will take place on December 12, the bag “Le Bisou” will launch on December 13 and the brand will close out the year with a surprise Christmas delivery on December 25.

See the full announcement below.

Rihanna dropped the official Savage x Fenty Show, Vol. 4 Trailer

Rihanna dropped the official trailer for her upcoming Savage x Fenty Show, Vol. 4.

The show will include performances by Anitta, Burna Boy, Don Toliver and Maxwell, along with special appearances by Angela Aguilar, Avani Gregg, Bella Poarch, Cara Delevingne, Damson Idris, Irina Shayk, Joan Smalls, Kornbread, Lara Stone, Lilly Singh, Marsai Martin, Precious Lee, Rickey Thompson, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Simu Liu, Taraji P. Henson, Taylour Paige, Winston Duke, Zach Miko, and many more. As always, Rihanna is the show’s executive producer and creative director.

rihanna Savage x Fenty Show, Vol. 4 will premiere exclusively on Prime Video on November 9. Fans can expect the new collection to include “disparate textures, unexpected details, and unconventional proportions.” Sizes range from XS-XXXXL. Check out the trailer above.

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