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Top Fashion Stories of the Week: August 25

This week’s fashion headlines saw many paths across. In collaborations, KAWS reunited with UNIQLO for a new UT T-shirt collection, and sacai revealed the much-anticipated lookbook for its FW23 Carhartt WIP team-up. In another crossover, Rolex acquired global watch retailer Bucherer, after learning that Jörg Bucherer, the third-generation owner of the company, was contemplating a sale.

Elsewhere, MCM recruited Cindy Crawford for its FW23 Heritage campaign; Stella McCartney tapped Kendall Jenner for an equestrian-inspired Winter 2023 ad, and Savage X Fenty revealed Anitta to be its latest brand partner.

Below, Hypebeast has rounded up the top fashion stories of the week so you can stay up to date on trends in the industry.

KAWS Reunited With UNIQLO For a New Collaboration

KAWS and UNIQLO on Thursday lifted the veil on their forthcoming UT collection, which is scheduled to arrive on September 7 alongside the launch of the definitive KAWS art book.

Honoring the Phaidon-published book’s arrival, the collection of T-shirts and sweatshirts is covered in KAWS’ quintessential COMPANION and BFF characters, the artist’s famed XX motif, and illustrations from the binding’s cover. The unisex range will be available in both adult and kid sizes, and select shoppers who purchase both the art book and at least one item from the UT collection will receive a limited-edition shoulder bag, while supplies last.

View the full collection here.

Rolex Will Acquire Watch Retailer Bucherer

Leading Swiss watchmaker Rolex will acquire Bucherer, one of the largest international multibrand retailers of watches, according to Forbes.

In light of the deal, Rolex confirmed that Bucherer will continue to operate as an independent company under the same name and that the business’ executive teams will not change. Rolex added that it chose to purchase the massive retailer upon learning that Jörg Bucherer, the third-generation owner of the company, was contemplating a sale. Notably, the acquisition will need approval from the Swiss competition authorities before final integration.

“This move reflects the Geneva-based brand’s desire to perpetuate the success of Bucherer and preserve the close partnership ties that have linked both companies since 1924,” Rolex said in a statement.

sacai and Carhartt WIP FW23 Is Coming

The much-anticipated sacai x Carhartt WIP Fall/Winter 2023 collection is on the way. The collection, which first met the world during Paris Fashion Week, sees sacai pump its signature codes into Carhartt WIP’s workwear.

Across the collection, sacai’s quintessential nylon twill textile appears on Carhartt WIP’s duck fabric jackets, utilizing an age-old knit technique. Toying with layers, sacai’s bomber jacket lands atop Carhartt WIP’s corduroy collared leather jacket, while fleece offerings, wool-braided cardigans and knitwear are built for the colder months.

The sacai x Carhartt WIP FW23 collection arrives on September 8 at select retailers and online. See the full range here.

Savage X Fenty Named Anitta Its Latest Brand Partner

Savage X Fenty enlisted Brazilian starlet Anitta as its latest brand partner, spotlighting the “Envolver” artist in an all-new campaign.

In the visual, Anitta wears the brand’s Crystal Crush Xtra VIP Box, which includes the Crystal Crush Chain Bralette and the Crystal Crush Chain Skirt. Both designs include chains with glitzy details. Notably, the partnership arrived after Rihanna officially stepped down as CEO of the company.

The Crush VIP box is exclusively available for Xtra VIP members only online.

Kendall Jenner Fronted Stella McCartney’s Winter 2023 Campaign

Kendall Jenner landed Stella McCartney’s Winter 2023 campaign, shot by Harley Weir in the Camargue Salt Flats of France. Marking their first stint working together, the sartorial imagery sees Jenner posing among the region’s famous white ponies, which belong to horse whisperer and rescuer Jean-Francois Pignon.

“I knew this season’s Stella girl had to love horses as much as I do,” said McCartney in a statement. “Kendall has been riding since she was a kid, just like me, and has her own ranch; you can see how at ease she is around these sensitive creatures, and them with her. Capturing this connection brings Horse Power to life, both through the fashion and the vision.”

See the full campaign here.

Cindy Crawford Starred in MCM’s FW23 Heritage Campaign

MCM employed supermodel Cindy Crawford to star in its latest Fall/Winter 2023 Heritage campaign. The sartorial imagery, photographed by Juergen Teller, sees the fashion icon seated before the German luxury house’s monogram bags, linking the past to the present with an array of styles.

Among those featured in the backdrop, MCM includes its backpack, shopper, shoulder bag, Boston bag, crossbody and tote — all of which appear in a caramel hue with all-over logo work. In Crawford’s hands is the latest Mode Trivia crossbody, featuring the label’s updated iconography.

“It was nostalgic for me to travel back in time with MCM from our first photoshoot in the ’90s with my dear friend Herb Ritts. Their classic bags remain timeless,” Crawford said in a statement.

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