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ICYMI: Savage x Fenty by Rihanna does Valentine's Day, Burberry's CNY campaign sparks debate, and alternative voices at London Fashion Week Men's

ICYMI: Savage x Fenty by Rihanna does Valentine's Day, Burberry's CNY campaign sparks debate, and alternative voices at London Fashion Week Men's

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Text: Ryan Sng


Image: Instagram | @rahemurrahman
Image: Instagram | @savagexfenty

1. Rihanna's Savage x Fenty lingerie line previewed its 2019 Valentine's Day collection.
*Heart emoji*

 

 

2. Burberry's Lunar New Year ads polarised audiences.
Some praised the campaign for its realism and emphasis on family unity, seeing it as a counterpoint to the excesses of other Chinese-targeted campaigns by designers, who — intentionally or not — portray the Chinese as flashy, mindless consumers. Others, however, objected to the gritty aesthetic of the images, arguing that it misrepresented the spirit of a holiday based on prosperity and abundance.

 

 

3. Anna Sui announced a re-issue of her SS93 grunge collection.
Sui's decision was encouraged by her friend Marc Jacobs, who also released reproductions of his iconic, SS93 grunge collection for Perry Ellis in November.

 

 

4. Dior Men postponed its Paris Men's Fashion Week show, due to continuing gilets jaunes protests.
Yellow vests are in, y'all, just not in the way you'd normally imagine.

 

 

5. The SS19 edition of London Fashion Week Men's proved fertile ground for an overdue diversification of men's fashion.
From Rahemur Rahman to Art School, plenty of designers continued building their platforms for LGBTQ+ and non-white voices, to which we say: "Yes, yes, and YES!".

 

 

 

6. Moschino's Fellini-inspired Rome showing was overshadowed by a discrimination lawsuit.
Shamael Lataillade, an ex-staff member from the brand's West Hollywood boutique, alleges that management profiled black customers, referring to them as 'Serenas' and advising they be surveilled closely in the event of theft. If the allegations are true, colour us disgusted.

 

 

7. Stefano Gabbana can't stop, won't stop.
The designer, who's laid relatively low since Dolce & Gabbana's China debacle, is back to his troll ways on Instagram. On IG Stories, he also took credit for a dress Lady Gaga wore in 2018... that was actually from Jonathan Simkhai. *Groans, massages temples*

 

In case you missed it, catch up on last week.

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