ICYMI: Brad Pitt teams up with Brioni, Frank Ocean fronts Prada, and Zoë Kravitz's Alexander Wang wedding dress
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Versace is showing its Cruise 2021 collections in the US.
The Italian house of Versace has announced that it will be bringing its upcoming men's and women's cruise 2021 collections to the United States of America. The brand hasn't confirmed the specific venue, but said in a release that it will be "bring Versace's unique glamour back to America" — the operative being "back". Our bet is Miami, where the famous mansion previously owned by Gianni Versace is located.
Ralph Lauren marks 25 years of his Purple Label.
At the ongoing men's fashion week, Ralph Lauren celebrated the 25th anniversary of his Purple Label, a line specifically designed for classic evening tailoring. To mark the occasion, the iconoclastic American designer released a capsule of Purple Label looks from the '90s. Besides the fabrics, these looks are unchanged from when they were first shown — a real show of timelessness.
Jennifer Lopez is wearing jungle print again for Versace's spring campaign.
We all remember that fantastic moment when Jennifer Lopez made a surprise appearance closing the Versace spring/summer 2020 show in Milan. Now, the campaign's out and — surprise! — J.Lo is in it wearing — surprise, again! — jungle print Versace outfits.
Brad Pitt and Brioni team up.
Brioni signed Brad Pitt not too long ago as a campaign face, but the brand more recently announced that it would be creating a special collection in collaboration with the actor. Tailoring will, of course, be the star of that show. There is allegedly going to be a limited edition tuxedo featuring a customised label as well.
Valentino hires Alessio Vannetti, Gucci's ex-Global Communications Director.
Alessio Vannetti, who left Gucci in October last year, was announced as the new Chief Brand Officer of Valentino. Vannetti joined Gucci just as it made its turnaround under Alessandro Michele, so it's going to be interesting to see what he does with Valentino now that it, too, is undergoing a creative renaissance under Pierpaolo Piccioli.
Dover Street Market Singapore is open again for spring.
There's reason to go shopping at Dempsey again now that the local Dover Street Market outpost has reopened for the season. There's a new display of Comme des Garçons pieces created for the Orlando play, a Margiela pop-up area, and naturally, too many new brands to list. Best for you to get lost in the store and make discoveries yourself.
Balenciaga is selling old koala tees to help the Australian bushfire crisis.
In response to the ongoing bushfire crisis in Australia, Balenciaga announced that it would be donating all the proceeds from the sale of its koala T-shirts to local conservation organisations selected. There was some concern about creating new products to counter an environmental crisis, but thankfully these koala T-shirts and hoodies are actually existing styles from the brand's pre-collection which sold in stores in November and December.
Frank Ocean fronts Prada.
Prada released a cheeky campaign for its men's spring collection, and one of its three stars was Frank Ocean. The campaign involves slightly nonsensical poetry, with lines created from the letters that spell out Prada. Ocean's contribution: Programming Rhythms And Dancing Again.
Zoë Kravitz gets married in Alexander Wang.
Actress Zoë Kravitz married Karl Glusman in a custom dress created by American designer Alexander Wang. Wang revealed the dress — a classic and, dare we say, Balenciaga silhouette — and photos from a fitting on his personal Instagram account.
Halston hires a new chief creative officer.
Get ready for the (hopefully) great Halston comeback: the brand announced it has hired designer Robert Rodriguez as its new chief creative officer. The classic American name, which has rather faded into obscurity since its glory days in the '70s and '80s, will show Rodriguez's debut ready-to-wear and evening wear in New York in June at the pre-Spring 2021 season.