Yeezy Gap is drip-feeding its collection and Rei Kawakubo is feeling good for the summer

It may not have come home this week but Phoebe Philo did – back into the arms of fashion’s long-deprived embrace – surely striking fear into many of today’s designers who work in her image, and adulation into her gallery hopping, Joan Didion reading, boxy blazer loving fans. The news, which was announced on Monday (July 12), came like a thunderclap, with flurries of fashion pundits desperately speculating on what Phoebe Philo™ could look like. After all, it wasn’t always cashmere turtlenecks and Stan Smiths – when Philo first joined the ranks at Chloé, she was better known for her diamante nails and gold tooth. 

In other surprise appointments, Olivia Rodrigo became President, swearing her allegiance to vintage Chanel ten years her senior, Naomi Campbell was revealed as the new face (and body) of Burberry, and Kate Moss was announced as Kim Kardashian’s latest SKIMS girl. But it was Rihanna who trumped the casting call – doing so with LA model Lyric Mariah. Elsewhere, Gucci tumbled further into the metaverse with a 100 Thieves collaboration, while Saint Laurent staged a futuristic, bohemian show inside a living, breathing artwork. 

Check out the gallery below for the rest of the fashion news you missed this week.