So, the “In honor of Karl” Met Gala happened on Monday May 1st. Bronx rapper Ice Spice made her event debut in partnership with eBay and Vogue, Jared Leto showed up in a costume modeled after Lagerfeld’s pet cat Choupette, Chen Peng dressed Cardi B, and Chinese music artist Cai Xukun attended holding a fan designed by Chinese artist Xu Bing. Also over the past week, Feng Chen Wang starred in Nike’s new campaign alongside Grammy-award winning rapper Megan Thee Stallion and others.
For Pharrell’s Something In The Water music festival in Virginia Beach, Louis Vuitton (LV) created exclusive merchandise to celebrate its new men’s creative director. The release proves just how much the luxury house plans on leveraging Pharrell’s existing fanbase, showing a distinct affinity to his artistry. Luxury fashion is now centered entirely on popular culture, with brands like LV tapping into the rise of community-led purchasing through merchandise.
This week, though, the Collabs & Drops newsletter focused on another merch-move of Sacai and Ghetto Gastro. We also look at Tommy Hilfiger’s latest ready-to-wear collection featuring the work of Andy Warhol, and Ganni’s first jewelry collaboration. For our verdict on those, check out the below, and subscribe here to receive these updates straight to your inbox.
Tommy Hilfiger x Andy Warhol
Date: April 25
Verdict: A collection dedicated to the late artist Andy Warhol’s love for Montauk, New York. The 28-piece line incorporates colors, prints, and textures inspired by the seaside. Instead of taking the artist’s IP and slapping it on T-shirts and hoodies, this collection feels more artistically done.