Hot Take: The latest in fashion, from MAC’s new skincare range to Taylor Swift Breaking Ticketmaster

News from the fashion and beauty department: there are high-performance products, and good memes galore.

Haider Ackermann has been busy

We enjoy all the unexpected collaborations unveiled recently. Following Dries Van Noten and Stussy’s delightful announcement, Franco-Colombian designer Haider Ackermann showed off a collaborative collection with none other than Fila late last week. The location was also unexpected, although adequate; Manchester has a long heritage of athletic style, hip music (Oasis, Joy Division, Factory Records, et al) and cool vibes in general. Featured on the catwalk in a space that served as both a train station and a nightclub, Emma D’Arcy and Andrew Garfield were there, and the collection on display was a refreshing take on sportswear. The range includes op-art prints, scorching neons, stunning windbreakers, swimwear and even goggles – everything would look equally good on the football pitch, in a rave warehouse or even just in the store. from the neighborhood.

In other Haider Ackermann business, he will also be the next guest designer for Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture – a series of collections that has already seen Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing, Sacai’s Chitose Abe and Y/Project’s Glenn Martens take the reins. of the famous French brand. .

It’s exciting stuff from the excellent Ackermann (and we’re sure Timothée Chalamet will carry it all).

Tom Ford has sold his multi-billion dollar business

Cosmetics giant Estée Lauder Companies has acquired Tom Ford’s eponymous fashion business in a deal valued at US$2.8 billion – making the company the sole owner not only of the beauty side of the Tom Ford business (which was already part of ELC), but of all the brand’s intellectual property. The designer, who Forbes says will walk away with around US$1.1 billion as a result of the acquisition, will continue as Tom Ford’s creative chief until 2023.

“I couldn’t be happier with this acquisition as The Estée Lauder Companies is the perfect home for the brand,” Tom Ford said in a statement. “They’ve been an amazing partner from day one of my founding the business and I’m thrilled to see them become the luxury stewards of this next chapter of the Tom Ford brand.”

MAC will launch a full skincare line in 2023

MAC is set to make a breakthrough in the skincare market, announcing the launch of a new “high performance” range in more than 1,500 MAC stores worldwide, as well as online, in January 2023 The skincare line, called Hyper Real, will debut a serum/moisturizer or ‘serumiser’ hybrid, a moisturizer, a cleansing oil and a brush to apply the serum and moisturizer. The brand has already dabbled in skincare with its Prep + Prime line that includes a primer and setting spray, but according to Business in vogue, MAC hopes the launch of Hyper Real will see 30% of its beauty customers convert to the skincare range over the next three years. As always, we’ll keep you posted on launch plans for New Zealand, so stay tuned.

Taylor Swift broke Ticketmaster

Such is the power of the Swifties, pre-sale demand (and bots) have taken down the ticketing giant’s US site, leading to a deluge of complaints, general sales cancellations and plenty of good memes.

Coach launches e-comm in Aotearoa

Fans of the famous American brand will now be able to shop online in New Zealand dollars. Joining its growing physical retail presence on our shores, Coach has also just launched local e-commerce. Prices range from $150 (a practical and classic card holder) to $4,435 (an arty Coach x Mint + Serf trench coat) and include womenswear, menswear, accessories and apparel. It’s also just in time for its eye-catching holiday range – the campaign features Jennifer Lopez, Zoey Deutch and Chan-Young Yoon – and it’s all very American, with varsity motifs and monograms galore.

Donovan B. Sanford