Helmut Lang is partnering up with Saint Laurent, a protestor crashes Dior’s runway, and more

Helmut Lang is partnering up with Saint Laurent, a protestor crashes Dior’s runway, and more

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Text: Emily Heng

Kerby Jean-Raymond is named the Vice President of Creative Direction at Reebok.

The founder of high-fashion label, Pyer Moss, will be providing "creative leadership across all design disciplines" and will have a significant role in Reebok's Product with Purpose program set to debut in 2021. Jean-Raymond took to Instagram to share the good news, thanking the footwear brand before declaring that he was about to "shake sh*t up a lil, yuh know?" We wouldn't have expected anything less.


Helmut Lang joins forces with Saint Laurent on a new project.

We didn't think we'd see the former designer make a return to the fashion world so soon, but it seems exceptions have been made. The fabled icon will use fabric and unused hardware from YSL's archives to create a series of new sculptures as a part of the brand's Rive Droite venture. The work of art will go live first in Paris, then later at Saint Laurent's Rive Droite store in Los Angeles until 30 October. Saint Laurent creative director, Antony Vaccarello further divulges that the collaboration was borne thanks to Lang's "vision and art direction" which "brought everyone back to the real and meaningful essence of fashion." Okay, but tell us more, maybe...?


A protestor crashes Dior's spring 2021 Paris Fashion Week runway.

There was much confusion surrounding the incident seeing how Dior's artistic director is known for her politically-themed wear and shows. It has come to light, however, that the lone figure who emerged on the runway with a banner that read "We are all fashion victims" was not a part of Dior's original line-up. Fashionista later identified the protestor as a member of climate-activist group, Extinction-Rebellion, who was trying to make a point about how unsustainable Fashion Week was.


Nordstrom will cease selling furs and exotic-animal skins.

Done in partnership with the Humane Society of the United States, Nordstrom has confirmed that the decision will fully take into effect by the end of 2021. This marks the first-time a U.S. based retailer has opted to ban the sale of exotic-animal skins, a revolutionary choice that is sure to influence other fashion leaders in the years to come. At least, that's what Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, thinks. "This is a pivotal step toward a more humane business model and a safer world for animals, sending a clear message that animals should not suffer for the sake of fashion," she said in a statement.


Bad Bunny teams up with Crocs to drop glow-in-the-dark foam clogs.

That sold out in 16 minutes, we might add. The Yo Perreo Sola rapper cited the luminescent galaxy ceiling of childhood bedrooms as inspiration; a limited edition pair that can be accessorized with the brand's proprietary Jibbitz charms in Bad Bunny's logo. Fingers crossed there'll be a re-stock sometime soon.


Kylie Jenner's bikini shot prompts a jump in voter registration.

Seriously. In a caption completely un-related to the thirst trap, Jenner entreats her fans to "make a plan to vote together" and to click the link in her bio so as to register for voting. TMZ then reported the voting site's traffic soared by 1,500% after Jenner released the photo, and that almost 50,000 people landed on the site via Instagram. We're glad, we are — but is Jenner really not going to drop the name of the label behind her bikini? No? Sheesh.


Stella McCartney is now doing a podcast.

Titled Climate/Change, it aims to amplify BIPOC voices fighting for the future of our planet. This labour of love was crafted in a team-up with feminist climate justice podcast, Mothers of Invention, and will feature various guest stars on a weekly basis.


Fendi does pasta.

Arguably one of the world's most recognisable fashion logos is now available in pasta form. Womenswear artistic director, Kim Jones, reportedly sent bags of it as an invite to Fendi's SS21 show, though there's no word as to its permanence in the brand's range of merch. Here's to hoping.