ICYMI: H&M's product transparency, Fan Bingbing's comeback and Daniel Roseberry at Schiaparelli
Fashion by the 'gram
1. Sneakerheads were treated to collabs galore.
Nike joined forces with Singaporean artist Sam Lo and we are living for that hilarious 'Can' tee, now available at Nike's Jewel Changi Airport store. Adidas, meanwhile, partnered with Missoni.
2. Fan Bingbing made a catty comeback at a gala in Beijing, after a year-long absence from the public eye.
Few thought the Asian megastar would ever rebound from her tax evasion scandal, which even sparked rumours of her being 'disappeared' by the Chinese government. A Louis Vuitton x Grace Coddington cat purse accessorised the actress's Alexander McQueen suit — a subtle hint about her nine lives, perhaps?
3. H&M rolled out full product transparency for its e-commerce platforms.
Shoppers now have access to the detailed supplier and factory information et cetera, of every item sold on the fast fashion retailer's website. A huge step forward for conscious shopping indeed.
5. Slydes's slide sandals got a retro makeover, courtesy of Cath Kidston.
We'll take 'em all, please.
6. 2019's Time 100 Gala arguably saw its most glamorous edition yet.
Couturiers — unlike investigative journalists, ebola researchers and #MeToo whistleblowers — are uniquely positioned to show off their work at such 'dos; honorees Pierpaolo Piccioli and Clare Waight Keller each brought Naomi Campbell and Julianne Moore as their plus-ones.
7. Spanking new, sustainability-minded label Infinite Resort debuted with a collaboration featuring National Geographic photographers.
Inspired by cheesy tourist merch, designer Romina Cenisio's designs — made with 80% recycled material — are variously printed with the work of Stephen Alvarez, Frans Lanting, Andy Mann, and Bruce Omori; 20% of proceeds from the collection's sales will also be donated to each photog's charity/organisation of choice.
8. A high-fashion revival of the 1941 play Lady in the Dark completed its exclusive, three-night run in New York.
No drama about a fashion editor would be complete without fantastical costumes, and 2019's production of Lady in the Dark didn't disappoint. Outfits were pulled from the archives of Thom Browne and — the now very beleaguered — Marchesa, while Zac Posen contributed custom-made gowns for its leading lady, as well as Brooks Brothers suits for the male dancers (Posen is creative director of womenswear at the brand). In recent years, fashion designers including Erdem Moralioglu, Christian Lacroix, and Maria Grazia Chiuri have also turned their eyes to the world of theatre— ostensibly a far more glamorous side gig than designing airline or boutique hotel uniforms!
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