ICYMI: Bouchra Jarrar is making a couture comeback, Missoni’s capsule collection for dogs, and Love, Bonito's customer data leaks

ICYMI: Bouchra Jarrar is making a couture comeback, Missoni’s capsule collection for dogs, and Love, Bonito's customer data leaks

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Text: Gordon Ng

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1. Bouchra Jarrar is making her couture week comeback.

The French designer is finally staging her comeback in haute couture, planned for 22 January on the official schedule in Paris. Jarrar put her eponymous haute couture maison on hiatus in 2016 when she joined Lanvin as artistic director, and hasn't shown a collection since leaving Lanvin in 2017. The fashion industry is excited to see Jarrar's vision officially return to the schedule as one of the few independent couture designers around with an official appellation from the Federation de la Haute Couture et de Mode.


2. Love, Bonito was hit by a data leak.

The Singaporean fashion brand confirmed recently that its website had been breached, and about 3% of its customers' personal data — including some financial information — had been leaked. Rachel Lim, a co-founder of the brand, sent out an apology email, which added that the company was cooperating with the police on an investigation. Keep an eye out for suspicious credit card activity if you've shopped online.


3. Givenchy releases new ID93 handbag for spring.

French couture house Givenchy announced one of its key bag styles for spring/summer 2020, the ID93. Its name draws inspiration from an era of minimalism, and features a subtle bandana with chain details. Besides the ultra-soft calfskin, expect to find a seasonal variant in hand-woven raffia. The ID93 will be available from February 2020 at all Givenchy boutiques.

Givenchy ID93 bag


4. Missoni has a capsule collection for dogs.

Missoni teamed up with Poldo Dog Couture to create a capsule collection for our furry, four-legged friends. The collection, which will be 100% made in Italy, will feature a lot of Missoni's iconic zigzag motifs and span accessories designed to fit all breeds and sizes. The only stores it's available in are the Missoni flagships in Milan, Rome, London, Paris, and New York, but you can also shop the collaboration online.


5. H&M released their CNY campaign with Zanilia Zhao and William Feng.

H&M has recruited the Chinese actor couple Zanilia Zhao and William Feng to front their new campaign for Chinese New Year. The massive collection — which naturally includes a lot of festive red — will span over 100 pieces from its men's, women's, teen's, and children's lines.

H&M Chinese New Year 2020 campaign featuring Zanilia Zhao and William Feng


6. Zouk Arts & Rec: Death Threads Vintage Marketplace Edition.

The Singaporean club held a market place event as part of its Zouk Arts & Recreation series, where they give players in the creative community free rein to curate parties, put on a fashion show, exhibit new art, and make all-round statements. This week, they teamed up with the folks at Death Threads Vintage to bring together a lineup of vintage dealers.


7. Hermès unveiled their Singapore flagship digital store.

You can now get the full online package at Hermes' Singapore website, which just got a new unified look and a smoothed out e-commerce experience. Shop from all of the house's 15 metiers, including its ready-to-wear, accessories, jewellery, and even the petit h line that's in town for a limited time.


8. Virgil Abloh predicted the death of streetwear.

In an interview with Dazed Magazine, the Off-White and Louis Vuitton designer declared the pending death of streetwear in the 2020s. From the man who made and sold everyone countless T-shirts, hoodies, and sneakers: "How many more tTshirts can we own, how many more hoodies, how many sneakers?"


9. Zac Posen trademark has allegedly been sold to Centric Brands.

American designer Zac Posen might be poised for a second wind after the business shuttered in October this year. Posen's trademark and intellectual property has been reportedly sold to Centric Brands, an American company that also currently owns the Hervé Leger and BCBG Max Azria brands.


10. Balmain hired a new CEO.

The house of Balmain announced Jean-Jacques Guével as its new CEO, succeeding the outgoing Massimo Piombini. Guével joins Balmain with experience from LVMH brands like Louis Vuitton and Celine, as well as his latest position as CEO of Zadig and Voltaire which he held for three years. The brand's plans with Guével are to further develop its accessories lines, so keep an eye out for more bags from Balmain.

CEO of Balmain, Jean-Jacques Guével