After enjoying some downtime over the festive period, the new year is truly upon us, and in the world of luxury, 2023 has started with a bang! Maybe you’ve started with your New Year’s resolutions, or perhaps, like myself, you keep putting them off until the second Monday of the year (I know, right?). But whatever you’ve been up to, it’s safe to say that each one of us endeavours to continue looking our best over the upcoming year. So, we’ve put our heads together to create a list of essential events you may missed this week. It’s The Week, According to YUNG.
Kim Jones and Eli Russell Linnetz drew everyone’s attention when they collaborated on the California Couture collection. The link-up between Dior and ERL proved to be one of the most talked about segments of Dior’s Spring 23 collection. California Couture has now seen a global release with a special Dover Street Market launch that took place today. The collection will be available at Dior boutiques soon.
Tom Ford was recently acquired by Estee Lauder, and it seems the first order of business at its new parent company was to expand its Cherry Fragrance collection in which now sits a new Private Blend Cherry Collection. The first scent is a fruity floral blend called Electric Cherry, a “playful, effervescent cherry flirt.” The second is a woodier take on the ingredient, called Cherry Smoke, which gives notes of osmanthus and smoked woods.
Fendi’s Womenswear SS 23 collection has arrived at Fendi boutiques. For this collection, Artistic Director Kim Jones further developed the codes he has established during his time at the brand while drawing the house’s rich history and evolving its distinct language for the present. His fresh perspectives on Karl Lagerfeld’s work from 1996 to 2002 provide a starting point for a collection that is distinctly contemporary.
Louis Vuitton has brought a collaboration with Japanese artists to life through a pop-up store in Tokyo. The store is designed to realise the bold energy of the partnership through its larger-than-life decorations and installations. The pop-up is situated in Harajuku and will remain open until January 22. The collection has already launched in China and Japan, while a worldwide release is set for January 6th.
The looming recession seems to have taken ahold of everyone, including luxury Swiss watchmakers Rolex. According to Bloomberg, the Swiss watch manufacturer will be raising its prices in the UK and the US by 2.5%. This will be the second time in 12 months that Rolex hikes the price of its products after the brand raised prices by 3.5% last January, as well as by 5% in the UK in September. The January hike will come as no surprise to Rolex aficionados as the brand usually ups its prices in January of each year. However, the price of a Rolex has increased in much shorter periods over the past year than anyone’s used to.
And that, was The Week, According to YUNG.