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Bottega Veneta Taps Jacob Elordi + More Fashion News

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Bottega Veneta announces Jacob Elordi as its new ambassador

Jacob Elordi wearing Bottega Veneta at the 2023 GQ Men Of The Year. (Photography by Getty Images)

From The Kissing Booth, to Euphoria and now Bottega Veneta, there’s no question Jacob Elordi has cemented his It boy status. On May 23, the Italian brand announced the Australian actor as their new ambassador, and honestly, no one is surprised. Elordi has been known to rock a Bottega bag, or two, from his extensive handbag collection and his effortless style is a perfect fit for the luxury house.

Louis Vuitton relaunches core values campaign with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

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Photography by Annie Leibovitz

We have a math problem for you. What do you get when you add Louis Vuitton + Annie Leibovitz + two tennis legends + the Dolomites of Italy? You get one very epic campaign. The relaunch of the luxury house’s “Core Values” series — which was first launched 17 years ago — stars A-list athletes Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal and captures them on a “journey of ambition, determination, and discovery.” (Think of the mountain as a literal metaphor.)

Why these two? Well, besides being iconic, like Louis Vuitton, according to a press release “together, they echo the values that resonate through every Louis Vuitton design and every Core Values campaign: a journey beyond the physical, a commitment to excellence, and a transmission of dreams.” That adds up.

Christopher John Rogers arrives at Toronto’s Absolutely Fabrics

You know a Christopher John Rogers (CJR) creation when you see it. The giveaways? Bright colours, preppy stripes and Anne Hathaway-approved corsets. They now can be spotted at Toronto’s Absolutely Fabrics, marking the first time the NYC-based designer is available to purchase in Canada!

ICYMI: Absolutely Fabrics is a designer and vintage clothing store, studio and event space in Toronto that was founded in 2023. They have everything from Collina Strada to Canada’s Beaufille and now CJR’s latest offering, the 013 collection, affectionately titled “You’re Gonna Like the Way You Look, I Guarantee It!” (and available exclusively in Canada at Absolutely Fabrics). Consider you summer shopping solved.

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Indigenous Fashion Arts Festival returns May 30

Happy four year anniversary, Indigenous Fashion Arts Festival! The event is back and bigger than ever. From May 30 to June 2, the festival will be taking over the CF Toronto Eaton Centre and hosting four runway shows, a 70-vendor marketplace and a Fashioning Resurgence symposium and a workshop series. Expect to see 100 Indigenous artists, designers, makers, brands and pundits from Canada and worldwide.

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Ganni publishes a book

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Photography courtesy of Ganni

Why just wear Ganni when you can read about it too? On June 27, the Danish fashion brand is releasing The Ganni Playbook: How To Get Started Creating A Responsible Business, a hands-on guide to managing an environmentally responsible brand within today’s fashion landscape.

Written by Ganni co-founder Nicolaj Reffstrup in collaboration with industry writer Brooke Roberta-Islam, the book asks: “what it means to force yourself to take a different business path, one where the destination is a responsible yet profit-making business.” While we all know the results, the journey getting there is truly worth the read.

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