Dua Lipa stars in her first Puma campaign, Chiara Ferragni joins Tod's board of directors, and more fashion news

Dua Lipa stars in her first Puma campaign, Chiara Ferragni joins Tod's board of directors, and more fashion news

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Text: Asri Jasman

Dua Lipa's first solo campaign for Puma features a platform sneaker.

Dua Lipa has had quite a year. After releasing a stellar sophomore album, Future Nostalgia, the pop star has finally debuted her first solo campaign with sportswear brand Puma. And at the centre of it is a platform sneaker, dubbed Mayze, that's set to be as iconic as Lipa. The Mayze sneaker is designed with a stacked sole (extra height is always fab) with a leather upper that highlights Puma's instantly recognisable design.

Italian luxury group Tod's adds Chiara Ferragni to its board of directors.

Chiara Ferragni is no stranger to anyone interested in fashion and spends time on social media. As one of the premier influencers of the Instagram age, Ferragni has certified herself as a fashion insider and has expanded her influences into her own brand. Now, she can count being a board member of renowned Italian brand Tod's as well as Roger Vivier as part of her resume. While not much is not of her resonsibilities to the group, Ferragni definitely could bring along her expertise on social media marketing as well as having an international presence that rivals almost any celebrity.

Kim Jones releases his first collaboration with Converse.

Right off the heels of a collaboration with sneaker and sportswear giant Nike, artistic director (of Dior Men and Fendi womenswear and haute couture) Kim Jones has released his debut collaboration with Converse. Featuring a slightly reworked version of the brand's signature Chuck 70s, the Converse x Kim Jones Chuck 70s features a cage-like element that wraps around the heel and runs along the eyelets of the high-cut sneaker. The collaboration also included a selected curation of ready-to-wear that includes T-shirts and parkas branded with the artistic director's name.

Digital clothing brand auctions two digital outfits as NFTs for charity.

Singapore-founded luxury digital clothing brand republiqe has dropped two exclusive digital pieces — a puffer jacket and a dress — to be auctioned off as Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) for charity. The one-of-a-kind pieces are now up for individual online auction until 4 May 2021, with 50 percent of proceeds set to be donated to Britain's National Health Services to aid with its fight against the ongoing pandemic.

The three tiny Saint Laurent pieces you can construct.

When it comes to unexpected collaborations and items up for sale, Saint Laurent's Rive Droite offshoot is one that always delivers. It's latest surprising pursuit is a trio of minis conceptualised in collaboration with Nanoblock. The exclusive figurines (basically micro-sized Legos) take on the form of a palm tree, a French bulldog, and a star-shaped guitar — all representative of Saint Laurent under creative director Anthony Vaccarello and are available only at Saint Laurent Rive Droite boutiques.

Furla launches a LINE FRIENDS capsule collection.

Brown, Cony and Sally star in a collaborative capsule collection between Furla and the always adorable LINE FRIENDS. Featured across an array of leather goods — from Furla's signature mini crossbody bags to cute coin pouches — the Furla LINE FRIENDS capsule collection depicts the trio on a day-to-night journey with each print just as adorable as the next. And they're all available in Furla Singapore stores now.

Sofia Coppola directs a film on a Chanel icon: the 11.12 bag.

No matter what the bag trend of the season is, not many bags have stood the test of time like Chanel's 11.12 bag. Credited as the first Chanel bag to feature a double-C, the 11.12 was conceived by the late Karl Lagerfeld in 1983. As an homage to the iconic bag, Sofia Coppola has directed a short film — aptly named The Chanel Iconic — that highlights the undeniably chic and timeless allure of the classic bag. Everything from the leather-and-chain strap to the functionality of the 11.12 is beautifully displayed by a bevy of models.

Loewe continues its Paula's Ibiza capsule collection.

The legendary Ibizan boutique, Paula's, may no longer be in operation, but it's legacy continues on thanks to Loewe. In its fifth collection now, the Loewe Paula's Ibiza 2021 collection stays true to its summer spirits with a purposefully colourful ready-to-wear collection that's also been designed to work beyond the summer months. A key highlight this time around is the introduction of artisanal woven baskets that bear the Loewe Anagram motif interpreted in various incarnations. The capsule collection is set to arrive in Loewe boutiques from 15 April 2021.