Wales Bonner gets a golden ticket to Florence, and more news you missed
Charles Jeffrey takes over the V&A, while Mowalola mints thousands of NFTs
No need to Pitti (haha) Grace Wales Bonner this week because she was just announced as the next special guest at Florence’s menswear showcase in June. Following in the footsteps of Y/Project, Thebe Magugu, Telfar, and a slew of other leading designers, Bonner will present her SS23 collection at the Fortezza da Basso at some point during the fair’s 102nd edition, which takes place across the 14 -17 June. Also on the line-up is Ann Demeulemeester, whose plans to show last January were thwarted by rising COVID cases. While details surrounding Bonner’s show remain scant, Demeulemeester will take over Stazione Leopolda, a former railway plant, and will be a celebration of the label’s 40 years in the biz.
In other fashion news, Instagram’s IDeserveCouture has started a social media campaign, encouraging Vogue to honour Andre Leon Talley at next month’s Met Gala by leaving an empty chair at the top of the museum’s staircase – a symbolic reminder of his inimitable role as foghorn commentator. In a lifetime of aristocratic declarations perhaps the most endearing was his statement on sitting down, which he believed to be “the most wonderful thing”. Elsewhere this week, Virgil Abloh’s Coming of Age exhibition relaunched in Paris, while the 9th edition of Fashion Revolution Week kicked off, and Julia Fox starred in Supreme’s SS22 lookbook. For everything else that may have passed you by, click through the gallery below.