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Words by Alba Tarragó
August 8th, 2017

Zara creates new sustainable fashion collection in collaboration with student designers

Zara is taking a new approach to sustainable fashion with its new collection, ‘Shape the Invisible’ in collaboration with 60 design students worldwide. The fast fashion retailer partnered with The Royal Academy of Antwerp, EnsAD and Parsons School of Design and Kingston University to create the collection which is made entirely of recycled Zara clothing from past seasons. The students were each given pieces from previous Zara collections and told to rework them into new garments. You can see the final pieces in the slideshow below.

Gucci takes inspiration from Star Trek for its latest campaign

Gucci’s latest campaign aspires to transport us to another world. Yes, really. Taking inspiration from Star Trek, ‘Gucci and Beyond’ is an intergalactic sci-fi fantasy featuring aliens, dinosaurs and robots amongst the models who are decked out in the typical maximalist fare we’ve come to expect from Alessandro Michele but with a more distinct retro vibe thanks to the sepia-toned imagery and film by photographer Glen Luchford. The autumn/winter collection is an eclectic line up of floral brushed mohair hooded coats with sequin appliqués, floral jacquard leggings and Mary Jane pumps with crystal buckle, iridescent gold crépe silk Lurex jackets and crystal mesh leggings, a double breasted coat with crystal swirl embroideries and floral jacquard jacket and high-waist flare pants. You can watch the campaign video below.

Chiara Ferragni expands into retail with two boutique openings in Milan and Shanghai

Italy’s most famous fashion blogger and one of the biggest influencers in the world, Chiara Ferragni opened her second permanent shop in Milan last week, releasing at the same time an exclusive collection for the occasion. The store is located in the fashion-friendly via Capelli, where high-end brands such as Vivienne Westwood and Moschino are also located. In spite of the lack of queues at the opening, a class of students from Milan’s New Academy of Fine Arts attended because, as they say, “Ferragni is a model worth studying”. The event comes just weeks after the opening of her first boutique in Shanghai last month. In China alone, the 30-year-old is planning to open approximately 14 boutiques by 2019.