ICYMI: Gucci's new art space in Seoul, Erykah Badu's inventive social distancing measures, Alexander Wang's DIY white t-shirt tutorials, and more
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#StayingInWithAlex: Styling a white t-shirt
Since last month, Alexander Wang started an IGTV series where he invites another celebrity to share tutorials with him over a livestream and his viewers can join him. These tutorials featured personalities such as Alexa Demie with a glow-up makeup tutorial and Normani with a dance. One of the more prominent tutorials is his DIY White T-Shirts where he has done a three-part series. Check out the most recent one starring Taraji P. Henson.
P.S. While you're there, check out how Anna Kanyuk's incredibly long and agile legs come in handy when taking out trash.
Erykah Badu's personalised high fashion protective gear
A full hazmat suit with customised spray-painted logo of Louis Vuitton, it was the ultimate "social distancing couture" — as Erykah Badu calls it. Paired with sky-high feather and fringe boots, Badu's fashion statement reached people's hearts since it was so relatable to the current pandemic situation. Hopefully, more will follow suit with her initiative to brighten up such dreadful times and show how high fashion can be an inspiring source of motivation.
Gucci's new exhibition pushes a different, desirable future
No Space, Just A Place is a multi-layered project powered by Gucci to support the rich cultural landscape and contemporary art scene in Seoul. It is an independent and alternative art space for humans to relate to each other and to their surroundings, laying the foundation for the perspective on the act of "being together" while not being a single entity. Every project is thematically tied to the idea of the alternative spaces as a utopian place in which to set new empowering narratives, dwelling on the understanding of otherness, the exploration of minoritarian identities, and queer politics. In order to allow everyone to enjoy the exhibition despite the current situation, Gucci has uploaded a virtual tour of the exhibition with a voiceover audio guide in Korean by Gucci ambassador, Kai from EXO.
LOEWE's latest collection is all about artisanal craft
Summer arrives in breezy, warm shifts that see LOEWE's legendary basket bag transformed, encompassing a greater diversity of cultures and taking to the dedicated artisans from the countries of Morocco, Ecuador, and many more. The full Paula's Ibiza 2020 collection is completed with clothing, shoes, accessories, and fragrances. Fusing bohemian coastal dressing with playful prints, it captures the breezy spirit of the Balearics and celebrates a moment in time that saw the hedonism of these islands expand to influence subcultures across the world.
In support of children affected by COVID-19, LOEWE will be donating £40 to educational projects for every product sold in the Paula's Ibiza collection between May and August 2020, starting with an initial donation of £500,000. Shop Paula's Ibiza 2020 on LOEWE's website.
Maison Chloé's gesture of appreciation towards frontline medical workers
The Maison Chloé has committed to producing and supplying Paris hospitals with medical gowns with the help of several Atelier employees who have volunteered to support the project. They will also be donating fabrics to the Atelier Lazar Cuckovic who partnered with Paris hospitals in response to the continued shortage of medical gowns.