Chic Valentine’s gifts and knights in shining armour: what’s in fashion?
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With Valentine’s Day just two sleeps away, fashion’s feeling all loved up. This week, alongside the usual campaigns, collaborations and industry news, we’re bringing you an edit of our favourite lovey-dovey products and capsules for all those yet to pick up a present for their paramours. And if you’re not shacked up, they’ll also make for perfect gifts for… yourself? As the great RuPaul says: “I don’t wanna see any fucking H&—” Wait! Not that one… Here we go: “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?” Amen! Here’s what’s in fashion.
Saint Laurent, be my Valentine!
Take one iconic photographer and an equally iconic French fashion house, and what do you have? A Valentine’s match made by Cupid himself! Saint Laurent is staging an exhibition of photographs by Derek Ridgers, the British photographer known for his subcultural portraits, hand-picked by creative director Anthony Vaccarello. As well as appearing in the LA and Paris boutiques, Derek’s photos of snogging club kids will also appear on a line of Saint Laurent T-shirts, and in a zine published by the house. And if that wasn’t enough, Saint Laurent has also partnered with La Maison du Chocolate on an “exclusive” box of sweet treats (dark choccy ganache and glazed chestnuts, mmmmm), as well as Paris-based Castor Florist on bouquets of Anthony’s favourite black baccara roses — oh, and they even come with a Saint Laurent-branded condom. That’s V-Day sorted then! OA
VR Niti Sejpal