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Chanel’s highly-anticipated resort show—which has been under the direction of the house’s chief designer Karl Lagerfeld from its impetus until his recent passing—has always transported us far and wide. With shows taking over the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok, the streets of Cuba’s capital, Havana, and Dubai’s The Island, each presentation plants itself firmly within exotic locations, and its next one will prove no different. For the French fashion house’s 2021 show, artistic director Virginie Viard is bringing Chanel’s next resort presentation to the Italian island of Capri on May 7, 2020, to showcase the lightweight and comfortable designs often inspired by yachting, coastal resorts and spa towns on Europe’s Mediterranean coastline, an inspiration that’s rung true since the days of Gabrielle Chanel’s helming. [Vogue inbox]
Fine jewellery label, Sarah & Sebastian, recently celebrated the opening of its new flagship store in Mosman on Sydney’s North Shore. Partnering once again with celebrated design studio, Landini Associates, to expand its physical retail footprint, the new store will not only stock the brand’s current collections, but will also serve as a bridal jewellery destination with its engagement suite created for intimate bespoke consultations. Visit the boutique at shop 1/1-5 Mandolong Road, Mosman. [Vogue inbox]
Louis Vuitton recently revamped its YouTube channel with the addition of a new entertainment section dubbed LVTV. Of course, video streaming is nothing new to the luxury label—with its channel already boasting 337,000 followers—however it has heeded to the call of the platform’s rapid growth of fashion and beauty, with videos in the new category taking viewers behind the scenes with its celebrity brand ambassadors, as well as providing exclusive access to runway shows and glimpses into the leather goods workshop. Content in the new section will cover five major categories: savoir-faire, institutional, friends of the house, travel and campaigns. [WWD]
In a racing season first, the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) brought the world’s largest outdoor fashion event, Myer Fashions on the Field, to Shanghai on September 20. With more than 30 finalists from all over China hitting the runway for the city’s inaugural Melbourne Cup Carnival fashion competition, which took place at the Hyatt on the Bund, the Lexus Melbourne Cup trophy was also on hand as part of the celebrations. The VRC’s executive general manager of customer engagement, Caroline Ralphsmith, expressed that the innovative fashion event aided to raise awareness of the Melbourne Cup Carnival in China. “The Melbourne Cup Carnival Fashion Competition has driven significant awareness and interest in the Melbourne Cup Carnival, and supports the Club’s mission to increase attendance from China to Australia’s original major event,” she said. [Vogue inbox]
In what is a history-making moment for Tiffany & Co., the brand has recently launched its new exhibition, “Vision & Virtuosity”, at the divine Fosun Foundation in Shanghai, which has officially become its largest exhibition ever. Celebrating over 180 years of artistry and exceptional diamonds, the exhibition’s launch—which rolled out a red carpet for celebrity attendees, including Brie Larson—recognised the brand’s trailblazing moments detailed in six chapters that document numerous “Tiffany firsts” such as the introduction of the modern engagement ring, the Tiffany Setting, and highlighting Tiffany & Co’s cultural relevance and prominent position at the forefront of design. “Vision & Virtuosity” will be open to the public until November 10, 2019. [Vogue inbox]
Tory Burch opened its second boutique in Australia on September 20. Housed within Westfield Sydney, the newly-opened boutique is the brand’s second location in the country, with its first being the Westfield Bondi Junction store. The new boutique will stock a wide selection of the brand’s collections, including ready-to-wear, shoes, bags, accessories and eyewear, all of which will be housed in a space that provides an inviting, residential feel with furnishings inspired by the designer’s home in the West Indies. [Vogue inbox]