ICYMI: The stars of Captain Marvel have a Super moment, Rihanna's fashion line gets a name, and the micro-bag trend gets out of hand

ICYMI: The stars of Captain Marvel have a Super moment, Rihanna's fashion line gets a name, and the micro-bag trend gets out of hand

Fashion by the 'gram

Text: Ryan Sng

Image: Instagram

1. The women of Captain Marvel had a Super(model) moment on the London red carpet premiere of their film.
Lashana Lynch, Brie Larson and Gemma Chan — wearing Stello, Valentino Haute Couture and Brandon Maxwell respectively — were divinely colour and cutout-coordinated. We couldn't help but be reminded of the group catwalks which reached their peak in the '90s, and which have recently been revived at Milan Fashion Week. There's strength in numbers, after all.





2. Simon Porte Jacquemus reiterated that size is everything at Paris Fashion Week.
A season on from his controversial — receipts on Diet Prada, natch — giant straw hats, Porte Jacquemus captured the press' attention with ridiculously tiny micro-bags on his fall/winter 2019 runway. Speaking as serial bag stuffers, the man's gone too far this time.




3. Burberry attempted to make wrongs right for its suicide-evoking noose hoodie.
New measures implemented by the house include company-wide sensitivity training, diversity-minded scholarships, and both in-house as well as external advisory councils. Keep putting pressure on brands, people: it's finally working.




4. Rihanna's fashion line with LVMH has supposedly been named.
While most other details of the pop singer's latest venture remain scarce, we now know that internally, the line is referred to as Project Loud France; the 'loud' bit is supposedly a nod to Rihanna's 2010 album of the same name. 



5. The exhibition Thierry Mugler: Couturissime opened at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Mugler's work is experiencing a resurgence of interest in 2019. Kim Kardashian attended the exhibit opening after being accused of helping Fashion Nova knock off her vintage Thierry threads, and Cardi B wore no fewer than three Mugler lewks throughout the Grammys last month. Couturissime looks set to be a hit; curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot was also responsible for the blockbuster Jean-Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk show that toured over 12 cities a few years back.




6. China's fashion industry received a boost in visibility, thanks to The Business of Fashion's inaugural China Prize.
Its winner will walk away with 100k USD and a slot at London Fashion Week SS20.






7. InStyle magazine made cover stars of the Sesame Street crew for their 50th anniversary.
TFW Big Bird looks chicer than you ever could. 




8. Collab updates: Vivienne Westwood and Asics joined forces, as did Bata and Coca-Cola.
Viv's been awfully busy; recently, she also guest-designed a Burberry capsule with Riccardo Tisci.



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