ICYMI: Jentle Home pop-up space, Louis Vuitton’s most important bag launch of 2020, the Comme des Garçons x Rei Kawakubo collection, and more
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The fantasy world of BLACKPINK's Jennie and Gentle Monster
In conjunction with the new Jentle Home Eyewear & Accessory Collection with BLACKPINK's Jennie, Gentle Monster has launched 'JENTLE HOME', a pop-up space in Seoul from 13 May to 12 September 2020. Inspired by Jennie's childhood memories, the exterior façade is modelled after a three-storey dollhouse filled with miniature objects and characters. Breathing life into our own fantasies, its whimsical interiors are designed to evoke emotions and sentimental recollections of the hopes and dreams that were lost as we age.
Rei Kawakubo designs exclusive Comme des Garçons collection with a special message
In celebration of Comme des Garçons shops re-opening around the world, Rei Kawakubo has designed a staff jacket, a basic t-shirt, and a tote bag – each with the slogan "Thinking and Doing Will Result in the Future", "On To the Future with Good Energy", or "Believe in a Better Tomorrow". These are intended to bring hope as countries seeks to overcome COVID-19 and restore businesses. They will only be available in brick-and-mortar shops when they reopen.
The all new LV Pont 9
The LV Pont 9 shoulder bag is the brand's latest embodiment of effortless Parisian chic and a new symbol of its ongoing commitment to exquisite craftsmanship. This new iconic leather bag takes its name from Paris' Pont Neuf — the oldest and most celebrated bridge that sits opposite Louis Vuitton's headquarters in Paris. The exclusive Louis Vuitton Circle, a 1930s archive logo, is reinterpreted by Nicolas Ghesquière, the House's Artistic Director of Women's Collections, and used on both the bag's flap as a closure, and on its strap. The LV Pont 9 is available in a diverse range of striking colours.
Gucci and Kering Foundation are calling all women to stand up against gender-based violence
Often women and girls are disproportionately affected during times of crisis, and this time the COVID-19 pandemic has intensified underlying gender inequities — including violence against women. Building on its ongoing efforts to help fight COVID-19 outbreak, Gucci, through its CHIME FOR CHANGE initiative and the Kering Foundation have joined forces for #StandWithWomen, a new campaign to expand funding for nonprofit organisations on the frontlines of supporting women and girls around the world.
Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert as Swarovski's first ever company-wide Creative Director
Swarovski is currently realigning its business along a new vision and growth strategy. Going forward, Giovanna will oversee the full creative direction of the company and reimagine the product portfolio across all divisions. Her first products will be showcased in the spring/summer 2021 collection. As a former reative director, international editor, and fashion consultant with over 20 years of experience working with global luxury brands, Robert Buchbauer, CEO of Swarovski, says Giovanna has a brilliant creative mind and is a strong female leader.