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ICYMI: Jennifer Lopez is the face of Guess, A.P.C. x Persol collaboration, Nike’s skateboarding uniform designs for Tokyo Olympics

ICYMI: Jennifer Lopez is the face of Guess, A.P.C. x Persol collaboration, Nike’s skateboarding uniform designs for Tokyo Olympics

Fashion by the 'gram

Text: Gordon Ng

Editor: Jolene Khor


A.P.C. and Persol collaborate.

A.P.C. and Persol — the ultimates in French and Italian cool are teaming up on a line of sunglasses. The style in question is the Persol 649. First designed in 1957 for tram drivers, it was a perennial classic in the '60s thanks to film stars such as Steve McQueen and Marcello Mastroianni.

 

Tom Ford shows his latest collection in Los Angeles.

Although there was a bit of trepidation over Tom Ford showing this season in Los Angeles instead of New York, the result was far more star-studded and glamorous. Ford's reasoning was that he wanted to be closer to the action for the upcoming Academy Awards. Besides, all the celebrities are there. Clear highlight of the collection: the fully-studded slinky dress Bella Hadid wore, which is sure to make a red carpet appearance very soon.

 

Olivier Theyskens appoints Artistic Director at Azzaro.

The talented designer Olivier Theyskens got a job at the couture house of Azzaro. His responsibilities will cover the haute couture, ready-to-wear, and accessories lines for men and women. Theyskens will show his first runway show for Azzaro at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week in July this year.

Olivier Theyskens

 

Michael Kors and James Bond are partnering up.

To mark the release of 'No Time To Die', the latest entry in the 007 franchise, Michael Kors is bringing on board his touch of jet-set glamour with an exclusive capsule collection. The star of this show is going to be the Bond Bancroft satchel (far right), which Naomie Harris who plays Moneypenny will carry in the film. Also in the capsule are a duffel and carryall which play to the globetrotting sensibilities of both Bond and Kors.

Michael Kors x James Bond

 

Loewe announces its 2020 Craft Prize finalists.

This year will see the fourth edition of the Loewe Craft Prize, an initiative started by Jonathan Anderson to bolster international artisans with the house's love of craft. The 30 finalists — from over six continents and 18 different countries — were recently announced, the winner of which will get the opportunity to exhibit their work at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris.

 

The Musee Yves Saint Laurent in Paris is staging a Betty Catroux exhibition.

Betty Catroux is one of the late Saint Laurent's great design muses — sometimes called his "female double". The brand's museum in Paris will be staging a show featuring about 50 designs that embody the physical and stylistic ideal and influence that Betty Catroux had on the couturier, spanning the '60s all the way to 2002 when house's haute couture operation closed. "Betty Catroux, Yves Saint Laurent — Feminine Singular" will run from 3 March to 11 October 2020.

 

Jennifer Lopez is the face of Guess.

Jennifer Lopez, who's having a major moment thanks to the grand slam of a Super Bowl performance recently with Shakira, was announced as the campaign star of Guess' spring/summer 2020 advertisements. The vibe: a '60s Italian film star, bit of '80s Madonna, and a whole lot of Sophia Loren glamour.

 

Nike designs the uniforms for skateboarding's Olympic debut.

The upcoming Tokyo summer Olympic Games will be skateboarding's first time as an official sport. To dress the athletes, Nike was brought on board to design uniforms for the American, French, and Brazilian teams. The results are, dare we say, pretty cool.

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