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TT Vol. 79
Gap x Kanye x Balenciaga, Reno Notebook, The Lost Daughter, Fashion Sustainability Act & WINDOW SHOPPING
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We don’t have much to add to this story that broke on Friday. The short summary: Kanye West, who already has his own Gap collab, is working on a second line with luxury powerhouse Balenciaga.
We have no idea what this actually means - is it Kanye x Gap at Balenciaga prices? Is it Gap on the Balenciaga runway? Is it Balenciaga at Gap prices? We could go on.
Judging by the comments on IG, no one really knows what to expect.
Reno Notebook is an account by Domino that we’ve been following for a bit now. It documents finished home renovations, with links to before and after photos. And it even has legit COSTS - something that can be pretty opaque and hard to find.
Not surprisingly it is mostly kitchen and bathrooms - but a good resource for anyone looking to brighten things up at their house.
Netflix’s adaption of Elena Ferrante’s The Lost Daughter was released a few weeks ago, and we found some time to watch. It stars our fave Olivia Colman as a professor on holiday in Greece having flashbacks to her early days of her motherhood. Basically everything Colman touches turns to cinematic gold, and this film is no different.
While very traumatic to watch on one level (especially as new parents!), there is so much to enjoy and think about. Colman looks GREAT as a 48-year old Harvard comp lit professor on vacay, and we can only aspire to dress that well when we’re there. The sun-drenched Greek coast also plays a supporting role, and made us miss the Mediterranean that much more. Great soundtrack, too.
But it’s really the relationship between Colman and her daughters that is at the heart of the film, and made us think about our relationship with our young daughter.
As a former practicing lawyer (though still licensed!), I tend to see the solution to most problems as more rules and regulation. And for all the joy it may bring, there is no doubt the fashion industry has a outsized social and environmental impact.
New York State is poised to adopt a wide-ranging law that will require large fashion companies, including multi-nationals like Zara and Gucci, to map a large portion of their supply chains all the way back to the raw material production. They would then have to disclose and create plans to minimize social and environmental impacts at each stage of production: think farms, factories, shipping, warehouses.
TBD as to how quickly this becomes law, and whether big brands support or fight this. A lot of retail brands love to play up their environmental bona fides, but rarely do they support additional regulation. With similar laws being debated elsewhere, we think the fashion industry’s days of hiding environmental and social neglect are numbered.
Newsletter Merch: Early Majority x Petrified Goods (password is LEANOUT)
Loewe is back with a new Studio Ghibli capsule: Spirited Away
There is still some Our Legacy Workshop x Satisfy in stock
Norda’s new runners are SICK
We’re big fans of what Easymoc is doing
Chris & Raquel
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