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Matty Bovan Wins the 2021 International Woolmark Prize
British designer Matty Bovan won the 2021 International Woolmark prize and the Karl Lagerfeld Award for innovation hosted this past week. Bovan’s technically advanced jacquard weave designs, strong color combinations, and sustainable approach to local sourcing and production led him to win. The judges looked at designers who prioritized future-proofing designs and used Australian Merino wool as a criterion for the prize. [WWD]

Burberry Pledges To Become Climate Positive By 2040
Luxury British brand Burberry is boosting up its sustainability goals for the future by pledging to become climate positive by 2040. On Wednesday, the company announced its plans on reducing emissions by 46% across its entire footprint and supply chain. Along with achieving their net-zero target, they also will invest “in key initiatives that support urgent climate change efforts through the Burberry Regeneration Fund.” [WWD]

Print Sale To Help St. Vincent Bounce Back After Volcano Eruption
About two months ago, the La Soufriere volcano erupted near the northern coast of St.Vincent, resulting in the majority of the island being covered in ash. Consistent black-outs, water outages have led to thousands of displacements for people as they’ve had to leave their homes. On top of that, the Caribbean island is known for its heavy tourism to boost the economy, but with the global pandemic it has been a slow and grim situation for St. Vincent. To help aid this situation, a small group of Caribbean artists have come together to help do their part by organizing a print sale in support of the Rotary Club of St. Vincent, that ends on June 21st. Led by Nevis-born photographer Kacey Jeffers in collaboration with Diversify Photo, a New York-based collective of BIPOC and non-western photographers, editors, and producers. [Vogue]

The Shows Are Coming
It’s the dawn of a new season and in-person fashion shows are back… well, kinda. The Spring 2022 menswear season kicks off in London on Saturday, with a co-ed schedule promising mostly digital presentations from the likes of Preen by Thornton Bregazzi and BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund winner, Bethany Williams. Then it’s on to Milan, where the Italians aren’t playing: live shows will be held by Etro and Dolce & Gabbana, Y/Project’s Glenn Martens debuts his nonbinary collection for Diesel, and major players Prada and Fendi will reveal their mens collections digitally. In Paris, things are a little less clear cut, but with French authorities finally allowing live audiences for the first time since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic (well except Jacquemus last summer), expect to see some front rows at the bigger fashion houses. Back in Italy, Woolmark Fashion Fund finalist and 2019 LVMH Prize winner, Thebe Magugu will close out the menswear season with a guest spot at the Pitti Uomo shows in Florence. Then it’s on to couture! [Vogue]

The Pirelli Calendar Progresses
After a hiatus due to coronavirus, the Pirelli calendar will return for 2022. This time it will be photographed by Bryan Adams, who is expected to continue to stray from the raunchy image the calendar has cultivated over the years. Traditionally lensed by a staid roster of photography’s biggest shot callers—Leibovitz, Avedon, Ritts, Lindbergh, Meisel and Roversi are all Pirelli alumni—the choice of Adams as photographer marks yet another fresh perspective for the calendar, which seems to be keen to revamp their reputation for risqué imagery by offering something a little more approachable and progressive. [CNN]