Style Scoop: Dolce & Gabbana’s Love Letter, & Other Stories Calls on Garance Dore, Club Monaco Launches “The Pieces”

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Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are far from strangers, and definitely have been more than pen pals in the 30 years since they started their eponymous label. But that didn’t stop Gabbana from penning an open love letter to Dolce because “I have never written you a letter before. Perhaps because between there has never been a need to many words.” The letter was published in Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera as a part of The Festival of Letters that is currently taking place in Milan. While you wait for their Milan show to debut, it’s worth a read. [Vogue]

As the sister brand to H&M, & Other Stories is soon to step on the New York fashion scene and make a major splash. While Swedish singer Lykke Li and stylist Ada Kokosar have already collaborated with the brand, we’re really excited about Garance Doré’s involvement with the brand. The photographer and illustrator photographed pieces from & Other Stories to celebrate the Soho shop’s grand opening on October 17. [Refinery 29]

Club Monaco introduces an accessories line today called The Pieces. Inspired by the jewelry and bags Club Monaco designers would wear, the collection is curated from new and innovative designers around the world. The designers’ collection approaches and aesthetics were influenced by their art, architecture, atmospherics, history, music and landscapes. It’s available in-store and online. [Glam Inbox]

British online and catalogue retailer Boden is making an editorial push with a new digital platform called The Great Boden Diaries. The site (boden.co.uk/diaries) will spotlight content written by Boden’s editor, touching on style and culture inspiration and interviews with creative. Lifestyle bloggers are also contributing to the site, which was driven by customers’ reaction to “real women” in its designs. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Japanese fashion brand Uniqlo will begin offering fellowships to Japanese students studying at Harvard Business School and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. The funds will come from Uniqlo and from a personal donation by Tadashi Yanai, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Uniqlo’s parent company Fast Retailing. According to Yanai, “innovation lies at the intersection of design and business management. I look forward to seeing talent young people from Japan transform their aspirations into reality on the global stage.” [Women’s Wear Daily]