Sandy Leong Collaborates with Gemfields + Other Fashion News To Know This Week

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Photography courtesy of Gemfields.

With Earth Month on its way, there are several mindfully made collections to know right now including a new collaboration between sustainability-focused jewellery designer Sandy Leong and Gemfields. Read on to get the goods on what’s new in the world of fashion.

Sandy Leong and Gemfields introduce the Sol collection

Photography courtesy of Gemfields

With nearly ten years behind her as a sustainability-focused jewellery designer, Sandy Leong chose to collaborate with gemstone supplier Gemfields on an offering of pieces that are made with “responsibly sourced emeralds, 18 karat recycled gold and conflict-free diamonds,” as noted in a press release. Running the gamut in featuring everything from petite diamond pavé earrings to extravagant cuffs, 10 percent of sales of the Sol collection will go towards benefitting children and education-focused initiatives via the Gemfields Foundation. The assortment goes on sale on World Water Day — Monday, March 22 — in an effort to raise awareness about conservation projects with which the Foundation is involved.

Recent Grammy winner Kaytranada will play a set as part of the upcoming House of Vans digital experience

Imagery courtesy of Vans

A year into pandemic life, you might be looking to acquire a new skill — or just find a way to unwind through it all. House of Vans takes its immersive programming into the virtual world next week with sessions including an intro to DJing featuring Chippy Nonstop, Nino Brown, and last year’s FASHION launch party DJ, Babygirl. Or maybe you want to learn the basics of cookie decorating with Toronto-based baker Lindsey Gazel or skateboarding techniques with Olympic-bound athlete Annie Guglia? Perhaps chilling to a Kaytranada-created soundtrack is more your vibe? Register now to choose your own adventure.

Chanel celebrates the 100th anniversary of Chanel No.5 with a short film

Imagery courtesy of Chanel

Fragrance fans have a reason to rejoice with yesterday’s drop of the newest addition to Chanel’s media platform, Inside Chanel. The mesmerizing and poetic clip explores the storied background of the brand’s most famous scent — the look of which has been captured by artists from Andy Warhol to Jean-Paul Goude, and its bouquet adored by fashion and film’s most famous faces. Whether you’re a history buff or not, it’s a legacy that’s certainly nothing to sniff at.

Reformation launches a denim collection featuring FibreTrace technology

Photography courtesy of Reformation

In a big step for transparency in the fashion world, L.A.-based lifestyle brand Reformation — which prides itself on a sustainably-minded approach to design — has released a collaborative line using FibreTrace’s embeddable technology. According to a press statement, it adds “scannable, luminescent pigments into the fabric, allowing Reformation customers to follow the denim’s entire lifecycle from fibre to production to finished garment, to when it’s in their own hands.” As the first U.S.-based brand to incorporate FibreTrace into its goods, Reformation focused on an American style essential — denim — for the launch of its Good Earth Cotton capsule. You’ll find six pieces within the novel release, from four styles of jeans to a pair of shorts and a jacket.

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