ICYMI: Dior brings back the Saddle, BTS visits Kaws, Louis Vuitton welcomes the Wave

ICYMI: Dior brings back the Saddle, BTS visits Kaws, Louis Vuitton welcomes the Wave

Fashion by the 'gram

Text: Andrea Sim

Image: Instagram | @louisvuitton,

16 - 22 July

1. Louis Vuitton has a new bag in stores
Informed by '80s music, Louis Vuitton's headlining accessory of the season is now available for purchase at the brand's boutiques. Known as the Wave, it is a reference to the musical genre but also, its curved quilting is a sampling of an 1800s trunk from the archives.



2. Dior goes head-on with the Saddle 
Meanwhile, Dior's Saddle bag is giving the Louis Vuitton Wave stiff competition on social media. A design first put out by John Galliano at Dior in 1999, Maria Grazia Chiuri's revival has pretty much taken over Instagram — with reportedly 100 influencers tasked to rep the accessory in the last few days



3. BTS' Rap Monster and J-Hope welcome Kaws' Brian Donnelly to Korea
Known to be massive Kaws fans themselves even before Kaws blew up in the fashion realm, BTS members J-Hope and Rap Monster were spotted hanging with Donnelly who was in town to set-up his Companion water installation in Seokchon Lake.



4. Converse taps J.W.Anderson, again
That ubiquitous JWA high-top is hitting critical mass with Converse issuing the design once more and, tacking on another colourway — red. At least along with the re-drop comes another series from the duo, titled 'Toy'.  



5. Nike drums up desire for the Air Max Deluxe
After putting the 95, 97 and 98s back on the radar with numerous colourway releases in the last year or two, it seems that Nike is gearing up for the comeback of another model: the Air Max Deluxe. Below, some of the colourways that have hit the web.



6. Vetements puts out more lookalike sneakers
After the brand's Converse and Adidas Stan Smith SS18 lookalikes went on major discount during the recent sale season, Vetements segues into FW18 with these "personalised" kicks. Note: not a Converse collab.



7. A Triple S delivery
Still going strong with its so-ugly-its-cool appeal, Balenciaga's sell-out Triple S kicks have been made available in more shades. Snag them, or forever hold your peace. 


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