The final week of the year is rarely one for bombshell fashion news — even an ever-churning machine like the fashion industry slows its pace a little bit between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve — and this week was no exception. However, despite a pointed lack of attention-grabbing headlines, there was still plenty for keen-nosed fashion fiends to sniff out.
Highlights include some of the “stealth wealth” ‘fits from Succession being auctioned off, Jennie of BLACKPINK fame announcing the launch of ODD ATELIER, her own fashion label, Lil Uzi Vert announcing that they’d begin designing women’s clothing after “retiring” from music and Harry Rosen, the founder of the eponymous menswear label, dying at 92. Besides those news bits, there was a nice morsel for fans of high-end Americana, with visvim revealing its SS24 collection.
Below, Hypebeast has rounded up the top fashion stories of the week so you can stay up to date on trends in the industry.
Succession‘s Signature “Stealth Wealth” Style Hits the Auction Block
HBO’s Succession and the fictional, ultra-wealthy Roy family that starred in it were beacons of “stealth wealth,” one of 2023’s biggest fashion buzzwords. While the jury’s still out on if “stealth wealth” was an actual sartorial movement or just a zeitgeist-defining term — ultra-wealthy individuals who want to show their means more subtly have long worn subtle garments from brands like Loro Piana and Zegna, and their high price points keep them from full mainstream adoption — some of the Roys’ clothing from the show is now up for auction. A prop auction from Succession hosted by Heritage Auctions features the Roys’ famous suits plus gear from Prada Lanvin, Saint Laurent and more.
BLACKPINK’s Jennie Starts Her Own Brand
Alright, alright: we’re bending the rules a little bit