ICYMI: Bottega Veneta launches ecommerce in Singapore, Naomi Campbell’s web show’s latest guests, London Fashion Week goes digital and more
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Naomi Chats With Anna Wintour, Karlie Kloss And More On Web Show, No Filter
We remember the video of Naomi Campbell late last year overzealously wiping down her business class airplane seat with wet wipes (we could use more germaphobes like her today), and her pre-lockdown Coronavirus #OOTD — a hazmat suit under a US$4,190 Burberry cape — which she threw away after one use. For those of us who've been trying to find balance in our media consumption between entertainment and solidarity, binge Naomi's latest YouTube series, No Filter, where she catches up with fashion insiders over video calls on how they're coping, and working towards a better future. She most recently chatted with Anna Wintour and Karlie Kloss, and is set to interview Sean "Diddy" Combs.
Bottega Veneta Launches Online Ecommerce In Singapore
Luxury fashion has been slow to embrace digital, but Covid-19 is undeniable proof that businesses need to exist online today to survive. Following in the footsteps of large luxury brands like Louis Vuitton and Celine, Bottega Veneta has just launched their ecommerce platform in Singapore, so you can shop their latest collection amidst our extended circuit breaker. If recent sales are indicative, creative director Daniel Lee's accessories have been flying off the shelves; but last we've checked, his pillowy pouch bags and puffy intrecciato heels are still in stock. Get them before we do!
Lady Gaga Fundraises US$127.9million For Covid-19 And Announces New Album, Chromatica
Lady Gaga was born to fundraise. Her activism harks to the Mother Monster era of her career — where she founded her Born This Way Foundation to promote acceptance of LGBTQ kids — and has since become a pillar of social support rallying donations for important minority groups who need immediate support. Last week, she partnered with World Health Organisation and Global Citizen to host an eight-hour livestream "One World: At Home Together", bringing together singers, philanthropists and medical workers who have been contributing their efforts to help tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. Over 207 million viewers tuned in, and they racked up almost US$127.9 million. Soon after, Gaga also took to Instagram to announce the songlist to new album, Chromatica, which features Ariana Grande and Blackpink (the "with" instead of "ft." freaked fans out). She has yet to announce an official release date for the album.
Burberry Launches Innovative Materials Collection, ReBurberry Edit
During a time like a lifestyle lockdown and global recession, fashion shoppers are thinking harder than ever where to invest their wardrobe budget in. Last year, Burberry pledged to stop burning their deadstock, which finally acknowledged their years-long culture of unethical, roundabout ensurement of product exclusivity. This year, they're continuing to add the sustainability label literally — in the form of pistachio-coloured tags — to their ReBurberry Edit. 26 pieces of RTW and accessories from their SS20 collection have been made with recycled nylon ECONYL®, not unsimilar to Prada's ReNylon initiative launched last year. The line is available to shop online now.
London Fashion Week SS21 Goes Digital and Gender Neutral
The FW20 ready-to-wear shows, which invited thousands of international press to fly across four great cities of the world, ended on the precipice of our global lockdown. It begs the question: did Fashion Week spike the world's Covid-19 numbers? Immediately after, it was announced that men's and couture fashion weeks were to be postponed to the September SS21 ready-to-wear season. The MET Gala 2020, which incidentally was themed "Time", was postponed indefinitely. So it seems fashion was in a void, until the British Fashion Council announced that London's June shows, previously slotted for menswear, would happen online and be combined with ready-to-wear. Fashion films and co-ed shows are not new news, but this is definitely a first to be mandated across the shows. We look forward to the upcoming season setting a precedent for the future of fashion presentation serving the social media generation.