ICYMI: Fendi collaborates with Nicki Minaj, Louis Vuitton ventures into esports, and Meghan Markle's sustainable and fashion choices

ICYMI: Fendi collaborates with Nicki Minaj, Louis Vuitton ventures into esports, and Meghan Markle's sustainable and fashion choices

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Text: Ho Guo Xiong

1. Celebrities serve some memorable looks on the Emmy Awards red carpet.

The best and brightest in American television were dressed to the nines for the prestigious ceremony. See our favourites in our recent coverage.


2. Desigual rebrands and launches a new logo.

The Spanish fashion label has revealed a new horizontally-mirrored label to herald a new era that targets the younger set. This move will begin with the FW19 collection. P.S.: Desigual is available online on Zalora.


3. Fendi collaborates with Nicki Minaj.

The rapper has teamed up with the Italian fashion house for a capsule collection, Fendi Prints On, across womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, shoes, and accessories that will be launched globally on 16 October 2019. The two have also released an eponymous song featuring PNB Rock, Murda Beatz, and of course, Nicki Minaj on Instagram in celebration of the partnership.


4. Local celebs join forces for charity.

Named Pasar Glamour, the charity bazaar created by Janice Koh, Pam Oei, and Petrina Kow returned for its third instalment. Jeanette Aw, Narelle Kheng, and Rebecca Lim were among the celebrities who donated their pre-loved designer items for sale, with proceeds going to various local charities including Aidha and AWARE.


5. A protest on the Gucci runway at Milan Fashion Week.

Gucci's spring/summer 2020 show was abuzz for various reasons. Chief among them was the protest by model Ayesha Tan-Jones, who was part of a line-up that dressed in utilitarian clothing to represent Alessandro Michele’s critique on fashion, power, and subjugation. Showing support for people with mental health issues, Tan-Jones wrote “Mental health is not fashion” on her palms before she hit the runway.


6. Anna Sui and Zac Posen design for New York City Ballet.

As part of the New York City Ballet’s annual fundraiser, the Fall Fashion Gala, Anna Sui and Zac Posen created costumes for the dance company. The costumes will be used in the following season.


7. Louis Vuitton creates skins for League of Legends.

Looks like the video game arena is about to get classier. Louis Vuitton and Riot Games have announced that they'll be releasing a one-of-a-kind trophy case for the Summoner's Cup at the 2019 League of Legends World Championships. Players will also be getting champion skins and other assets designed by Nicolas Ghesquière.


8. Green talks and efforts are at an all-time-high in the fashion industry.

This week, we saw the Green Carpet Fashion Awards commemorated the best in sustainable fashion; fashion giants LVMH and Kering pledging commitment to their own set of environmental objectives; and Balmain collaborating with Diamond Foundry, a carbon-neutral diamond company, to create a set of earrings for SS20.

9. LVMH revives Patou.

Founded by Jean Patou in 1914, Patou came under the wings of LVMH after it bought a majority stake in the womenswear brand last year from the Designer Parfums group. Guillaume Henry presented his first show as the maison’s creative designer at Paris Fashion Week. Patou was previously helmed by many fashion heavyweights, such as Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Christian Lacroix.


10. Meghan Markle sets an example on how to dress fashionably and sustainably.

On a royal tour of Africa, the Duchess of Sussex sported a black-and-white dress from a Malawian sustainable fashion label, Mayamiko, and rewore a Veronica Beard dress.


11. New collaborations and releases to covet.

Zadig & Voltaire has launched their 15-piece bag collection created with Kate Moss, while Superga and Love, Bonito are about to release a joint capsule collection that includes shoes and clothing. We're also digging Ecco's new leather boots line, Ecco Shape Sculpted Motion, and Bimba Y Lola's #thisisHUMAN campaign with digital artist Ines Alpha.


12. Weekend Sundries goes offline.

No, we don't mean entirely: the local online fashion label recently celebrated the opening of its first flagship store in Great World City, and its latest collection is just what we need for a sun-filled holiday in the tropics.