For more on the power of partnerships, read our think piece on the art of collaboration. From Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé’s enduring legacy, to Virgil Abloh and Kim Jones (at the helm of Louis Vuitton and Dior Homme respectively) who are creating a frisson of excitement in menswear that has not been seen for a long time, collaborations have long been at the heart of fashion.
Sometimes, the search for a co-conspirator doesn’t have to go beyond your own gene pool. Our cover stars, Lucky Blue and Pyper America Smith, show how good looks and a clever social media approach have gained this brother-sister duo celebrity status, at just 20 and 21 years of age. See the self-made stars (and a trio of stunning afghan hounds) in their element in the American outdoors.
Finally, as I sign off, I am about to embark on a spectacular journey with Dolce & Gabbana in Lake Como, Italy, for the brand’s fashion spectacular, Alta Moda. It’s a four-day extravaganza highlighting haute jewellery and haute couture, culminating in a sumptuous party of wine, song and a wealthy crowd of fashion fans all decked out in the duo’s finery.
How very lucky I am to witness fashion’s double dialogue first-hand in Paris and Italy, to bring you an issue where two minds are greater than one.