Fashion News Round-Up: Stylish Exhibitions, Chanel Biopics & Hentai Streetwear

From provocative collabs and designer-inspired films to star-studded awards ceremonies, it’s been a big week for fashion. In between all the madness surrounding new season sample sales and the dreaded Black Friday chaos, take some time to chill with our essential round-up of all the latest happenings in the world of style.

 

Pam Hogg BRIT Awards

Pam Hogg for the BRITs

Punk icon and style provocateur Pam Hogg is one of our fave designers on the UK scene (check out the behind-the-scenes feature we shot at her LFW show), so we were super excited to hear that she’s been chosen to design the 2016 BRIT Awards statuettes. Whether you rate the ceremony or not, the BRITs have a longstanding history of prolific designer collaborations; Pam follows the likes of fellow designers Vivienne Westwood and Philip Treacy in putting her own stamp on the coveted awards. This time, rather than creating a single design, Hogg has rolled out individual looks  for every trophy (although each retains a touch of her trademark glam punk edge). The BRIT Awards will be hosted at London’s O2 Arena on the 24th February.

 

Kristen Stewart as Coco Chanel

In amongst his other 10,000 projects (and caring for his spoiled pussy Choupette), Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld has been hard at work on a brand new biopic dedicated to the fashion house’s late founder, Coco. Starring Kristen Stewart as the designer herself (as well as an actress playing Chanel – confusing or what?), the highly-anticipated short film Once and Forever will have its first viewing at the annual Chanel Métiers d’Art fashion show on December 1st, starring the likes of Géraldine Chaplin, Jérémie Elkaïm and François Marthouret alongside Stewart. Check out the teaser trailer above.

 

Supreme x Toshio Maeda AW15_2

Supreme x Toshido Maeda

Supreme has joined forces with Japanese artist Toshiba Maeda on a new collection for A/W15, combining the New York-based brand’s signature streetwear styles with a rather provocative print story. As Maeda is best known for his work pioneering the hentai genre, casual pieces like jersey hoodies, tees and jackets have been updated with erotic manga artwork placements. Top tip: probably best not to wear this stuff to work eh?

 

The Circle Exhibition London

The Circle Exhibition to Open in London 

Following the success of their Yohji Yamamoto event earlier this summer, Hackney’s Live Archives has opened its doors on a new style-inspired exhibition, running from today until December 5th. Dubbed The Circle, the gallery space has been transformed into a world of ‘arcane glamour’, celebrating creations by prolific designer brands like Alexander McQueen, Ann Demulemeester, Damir Doma, Rick Owens and Vivienne Westwood. Influenced by ‘A Note on Glamour’, a 2007 essay written by author and style authority Elizabeth Wilson, the exhibition presents viewers with a take on fantastical fashion, exploring glamour’s roots in the occult and ancient Celtic culture (a welcome respite from today’s relentless celebrity and fame-driven interpretation – Kardashian fans beware, this isn’t a show for you).

 

Ab Fab British Fashion Awards 2015

British Fashion Awards 2015 

This week saw the annual British Fashion Awards hosted at London’s Coliseum, drawing a glittery 2,000-strong crowd of designers, models and fashion fans to honour 2015’s standout names in UK style. J.W. Anderson scooped both the Menswear and Womenswear Designer awards, while Karl Lagerfeld received the Outstanding Achievement accolade. Elsewhere, Jourdan Dunn won top model, with FKA Twigs was named British Style Fashion Innovator. Forget all that tedious achievement though – the true highlight of the night was seeing Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders tip up in full Patsy and Eddie mode. Absolutely Fabulous.