ICYMI: RSVP for the Hermès Carré Club, Jeremy Scott x Moschino [tv] H&M, Alexander Wang x Uniqlo, and other noteworthy fashion news
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The Carre Club is coming to Singapore
RSVP for the exclusive Hermès Carré Club when it comes to Singapore for a three-day pop-up, where you can explore the craft of Hermès' emblematic silk scarves (or carré in French) at 3 Lady Hill Road from October 19. Each guest will receive a membership card, which offers access to the nine concept rooms at the event — a cafe, a disco, a karaoke room and more — all of which celebrate the craftsmanship and heritage of the brand's iconic product.
It's a glam gang at Jeremy Scott x Moschino [tv] H&M
Gold lamé, Moschino logo chains, sequin dresses, thigh-high boots, giant peace-sign hoops, and a giant padlock purse: Jeremy Scott's collaboration for H&M is just what we anticipated. The over-the-top and maximalist collection not only feature pieces from Scott's time at the Italian house, the designer is also reviving some iconic looks from founder Franco Moschino's era. "I created this collection for the fans as a gift to them," said Scott in his Instagram post. The collection launches November 8.
MCM has a new global creative officer
Dirk Schönberger, MCM's new global creative officer, has quite the resume. The former creative director of adidas has presided over many of the sportswear giant's biggest sneaker launches, including collaborations with Yohji Yamamoto, Raf Simons and Kanye West. "I am honoured to address a new generation of consumers who are opinionated, outgoing, and courageous in their expression of style," said Schönberger. "MCM's inherent optimism, positivity, and transparency are the driving force of this brand, and I believe that together we can build a global powerhouse of German luxury." His first collection will be presented during Spring/Summer '20.
Melania Trump went to Africa
For her safari drive through Nairobi National Park, Melania Trump was criticised for her decision to wear a white pith helmet with her linen shirt and military khakis. The pith helmet is the single most stereotypical symbol of white imperialism, an obsolete icon of nostalgia for Empire, as military personnel from countries such as Britain, France, Spain and Italy would wear the helmet while commanding colonial armies.
Alexander Wang wants to keep you warm and stylish
Uniqlo's HEATTECH is about form as well as function with its latest collaboration with Alexander Wang. "When I look into expanding into additional categories, I seek out partners that really can innovate the product we make and how our fans can access it," said Wang. "Uniqlo are the ideal partners for this collection of innerwear because we share an appreciation of functionality and utilitarianism, and I am thrilled our collaboration has resulted in developing a new HEATTECH line; the perfect place to pick up from where we left off ten years ago." The full men's and women's range will be available at Uniqlo Orchard Central and www.uniqlo.com soon.
Mark your calendars for 6 May 2019
Lady Gaga, Harry Styles, Serena Williams and Gucci's creative director Alessandro Michele will co-host the 2019 Met Gala. "Camp really means the unique ability of combining high art and pop culture; it is not kitsch," said Michele, according to the New York Times. "The Met exhibition will give contemporary significance to Sontag's perspective." The 2019 gala theme is inspired by Susan Sontag's seminal 1964 essay "Notes on Camp," which deconstructs camp as an aesthetic sensibility. "The essence of Camp is its love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration," Sontag wrote. "The hallmark of Camp is the spirit of extravagance."
Terrace House star Lauren Tsai collaborates with Marc Jacobs
Being a reality TV star does have its perks. "The CEO for Marc Jacobs in Japan was into my work because he actually saw me on the TV show," said Tsai to Vogue. It took over a year to design this collection, which includes the Snapshot bag, a mini backpack, a crossbody and some ready-to-wear pieces. Launched in Asia on October 12, all the items in the range feature what she calls her "pop Surrealist" drawings for Marc Jacobs Japan. "The CEO told me the Marc girl is someone who is self-made, doing what she loves. She's confident, and she's not going to let other people tell her what to do. I think in my art that's how I expressed those feelings and that vibe," said the 20-year old illustrator and model.