ICYMI: Cardi B causes a stir at Paris Fashion Week, the Kardashian-Jenners sell their clothes, and drama at Business of Fashion

ICYMI: Cardi B causes a stir at Paris Fashion Week, the Kardashian-Jenners sell their clothes, and drama at Business of Fashion

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Text: Ho Guo Xiong

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1. Cardi B’s outfit at Paris Fashion Week raises eyebrows.

Dressed head-to-toe (literally) in a floral Richard Quinn design, Cardi B caused a stir at Paris Fashion Week. While statement outfits are not uncommon for the rapper, many criticised the double standard in the French legal system. Since 2011, France has banned full-face veils and headgear — a move that targets Muslim women from wearing niqabs in public. There hasn’t been reports of Cardi B being penalised for her outfit choice.

2. Hugo opens a pop-up at Jewel Changi Airport.

From now till 20 October, the brand will be hosting its Hugo Logo Collection pop-up outside Birds of Paradise. Besides retailing a selection of mens and womenswear that feature the reverse logo labels, there will be games you may participate in and prizes to be won.

3. Mary Katrantzou brings her fashion show to the next level.

The Greek designer staged her spring/summer 2020 show back home at an unlikely location — the Temple of Poseidon. The runway presentation also marked the brand’s 10th anniversary.


4. Business of Fashion names its 2019 BoF 500.

The list is a rolodex of figures who have been deemed influential to the fashion industry. Names included Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli and Bottega Veneta’s Daniel Lee.


...but Kerby Jean Raymond fires back with claims of black exploitation.

In a post on Medium, the Pyer Moss founder/designer — who is named in the BoF 500 list — criticised founder/editor-in-chief Imran Amed for “the explicit exploitation of our plight, culture and struggles for the benefit of your bottom line.”


5. A new exhibition delves into the life of the late Alexander McQueen.

Titled ‘Ann Ray & Lee McQueen: Rendez-Vous’, over 65 photos taken between 1997 and 2010 by McQueen’s friend/collaborator/photographer Ann Ray will be displayed at the Projects Plus Exhibitions in St. Louis, Missouri till 15 February 2020. The showcase aims to provide an intimate, behind the scenes look into McQueen and his design process.


6. Cara Delevingne fronts Dior Joaillerie Collections.

The Dior Beauty ambassador added another Dior portfolio under her belt after being appointed as the face of its jewellery arm designed by Victoire de Castellane.


7. Kris Jenner has new plans to expand the family empire.

The devil works hard but Kris Jenner works harder. Evidence: the Kardashian-Jenner clan’s latest foray into fashion, named Kardashian Kloset. Pre-loved, designer clothing from the family’s wardrobes will be sold on the online store.


8. Coach x Michael B. Jordan collaboration is now available.

The limited edition drop — consisting of unisex ready-to-wear, footwear, and bags — was inspired by the actor’s love for Japanese anime, Naruto.


9. Calvin Klein celebrates new beginnings.

CK Calvin Klein opened its fifth store in Marina Bay Sands, selling a curation of men's and women's clothing. Calvin Klein also released its new capsule, the CK50 Collection starring newlyweds Justin and Hailey Bieber, as celebration of the brand’s 50th anniversary.


10. Pomelo’s 10.10 sale is coming up.

The Bangkok-based fast fashion label will be hosting a 24-hour sale online on 10 October. The offline sale will begin earlier, dating from 8 to 10 October. Over 5,000 styles will be discounted at up to 70% off.

In case you missed it, catch up on last week.