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In brief: Takashi Murakami for Hublot; Ruby shows Symphony; Shonda Rhimes leads St John campaign

Lola Cristall attends the launch of Hublot’s latest collaboration; Ruby drops the first of its autumn 2023 collection; and Shonda Rhimes leads a campaign centred around women’s empowerment
March 16, 2023/3.28

In preparation for New York Fashion Week last month, Hublot, the luxury Swiss watchmaker, celebrated their much-awaited collaboration with Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, at an all-time exclusive gathering at the Glass House in Chelsea overlooking spectacular views of the city. The celebration intended to serve as a toast to a newly launched NFT and the watch creations. During the launch event, only one out of the thirteen NFTs was introduced, the Classic Fusion Black Ceramic Rainbow watch, while the remaining twelve will be unveiled in late March during the Watches and Wonders Geneva exhibition.

Hublot and Murakami first collaborated in January 2021 when the Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami All Black was revealed, leading the way for the upcoming thirteen Classic Fusion watches. Hublot delightfully fuses the concept of high technology, luxury and the arts to create inspiring pieces that are colourfully appealing. The upcoming designs are also inspired by Japanese video games and television from the 1970s.—Lola Cristall, Paris Editor


Ruby has shown its latest collection, Symphony, bridging summer and autumn in New Zealand, with two drops, on March 16 and April 14. Pastel shades of pink, blue and lilac plus high-statement black, blue and olive appear in the first drop, with vests, cardigans, mini-dresses, dresses and puffer jackets reflecting the dropping evening temperatures of the southern autumn. Our must-have: the black Franka blazer. And the August coat and Miles sweater will take you nicely into winter. Find out more at

Clara Pafundi; modelled by Kaarina/Unique Model Management and Michelle/N Management; hair and make-up by Rae Sacha
Finally, Shonda Rhimes leads St John’s spring 2023 campaign, #OwnYourPower, celebrating women doing extraordinary things. The brand, founded in the US in 1962, focuses on timeless and understated design.

In a release, the producer and author said, ‘St John is a brand that I have worn and loved for years. It’s rare to find clothes that are this comfortable and well made. I can look professional while feeling relaxed enough to be creative. Discovering the motivation behind this partnership and the discussion around connection to women’s empowerment was exciting, and made the choice to align with St John a simple one for me.’


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Filed by Lola Cristall