ICYMI: Paris Hilton performs at NYFW, Virgil Abloh goes on hiatus, and Anna Wintour becomes a teacher
Fashion by the ‘gram
1. Coach celebrates 78 years of leather craftsmanship.
The opening of the Coach Originals pop-up store at in New York City coincided with the brand's New York Fashion Week show, and showcased vintage as well as new, archive-inspired designs. Guests were treated to bag rental, personalisation, and restoration services.
2. Paris Hilton and Billy Porter performs at NYFW.
Lady Marmalade found centre stage again at The Blonds' fashion show, produced in collaboration with Moulin Rouge! The Musical broadway show.
...while fashion gets political at Prabal Gurung.
The Nepalese-American designer showcased a lineup that interspersed American icons (denim and the national flower, rose) with beauty pageant sashes that read “Who Gets to be American?”
3. Jonathan Simkhai drops his bag line.
The collection consists of a hobo bag, a mini crossbody, an envelope clutch, and a belt bag.
4. Rihanna offers a sneak peek at the upcoming Savage X Fenty show.
The livestream on Amazon Prime Video on 20 September will feature a star-studded cast including Joan Smalls, the Hadid sisters, and Laverne Cox, as well as performances from Halsey, DJ Khaled, and Normani, among many others.
...but not before making a statement with her airport fashion.
Riri sported a teeny tiny Delvaux bag as she touched down in New York for fashion week. Cop her micro bag trend here.
5. Paul Smith expands in Singapore.
The British designer opened a new store at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. The space retails the full range – RTW, shoes, and accessories – of Paul Smith and diffusion line, PS Paul Smith.
6. Anna Wintour imparts her fashion knowledge.
Before Miranda Priestly, there was Anna Wintour. The cultural icon and fashion powerhouse has partnered with MasterClass to create a series of lessons that will teach you “how to lead with vision and creativity — and without apology.”
7. Virgil Abloh miss his upcoming Off-White show in Paris.
Citing health reasons, the creative genius behind Off-White and Louis Vuitton’s menswear line has decided to take a three-month hiatus.
8. Kim Kardashian launches her shapewear label, Skims.
Despite early controversies, Skims appears to be embracing diversity and inclusivity with its line of underwear and solutionwear; they are made in nine shades of nude, from sand to onyx.
9. Ariana Grande is back in hot soup again.
Claims of black appropriation are stacked against Ariana Grande after an exposé by Diet Prada. The Instagram post (below) delineates how designers of the pop singer’s 2019 Sweetener tour drew inspiration largely from other black pop artists Rihanna and Ciara. Claims of plagiarism from custom bondagewear maker Yeha Leung were also fielded.