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Why Gucci’s new campaign is out of this world

Plus, the latest fashion buyouts and Tiffany launches street jewellery

Lindsay Judge
2 Aug 2017 | 01:00 pm

Gucci is out of this world

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Gucci has had some memorable campaigns over the years, but the latest – to launch their autumn 2017 men’s and women’s collections – is perhaps the most bizarre but at the same time the most fabulous. Inspired by the sci-fi films and TV shows of the ’50s and ’60s, and more specifically by Star Trek, the wacky images were shot by British photographer Glen Luchford with Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele dreaming up the idea. Here are some of our favourites.

See by Chloe goes online

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They may be a little late to the Instagram train but See by Chloe, the sister range of Chloe, has launched its Instagram and e-commerce site. Coinciding with the autumn collection the site, which is part of Chloe.com, is now live. The latest collection is inspired by natural landscapes with lots of layering whimsical prints and a muted colour palette. Shop now at chloe.com and follow on Instagram @seebychloe.

My best dressed celebs this week

Faris

1. Anna Faris wearing Johanna Ortiz

Cara

2. Cara Delevingne wearing Burberry

Reese

3. Reese Witherspoon in Oscar de la Renta

Let us know what you think on Twitter @Friday_magazine

The great fashion buy out

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There’s been a lot of changes in the international fashion world over the last few months, most recently the announcement that Michael Kors will be buying out Jimmy Choo as part of his plans to building a multi-brand fashion company. The American designer reportedly paid around Dh44 billion for the brand, which he bought from its previous owner, JAB Holding. Elsewhere, American brand Kate Spade was saved from closure after it was snapped up by Coach for around Dh88 billion. With this and the recent closure of iconic Parisian department store Colette it is undoubtedly an uncertain time in the fashion world.

Tiffany goes street

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Tiffany & Co has unveiled its latest range – Tiffany Hard Wear. Inspired by New York City, the range is based on the idea of high fashion meeting urban street style. The bold and heavy shapes are very different from the delicate designs we’re used to seeing from Tiffany, with bolt and lock details offering a modern, more durable feel to the pieces. Prices start at Dh635 for sterling silver and Dh7,500 for 18 carat gold, available at The Dubai Mall store.

Sad for Sana

UAE- based retailer Sana fashion is to close all of its stores after thirty years of trading. As one of the longest standing fashion brands from the UAE, Sana fashion has stores 35 stores across the Middle East, with the latest one in BurJuman Mall opening just last month. The closing seems to be effective immediately with stores already being cleared out. RIP.

Lindsay Judge

Lindsay Judge