Louis Vuitton is staging a fashion show in Singapore, Teen Vogue editor resigns amid racist tweets backlash, and more
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Louis Vuitton is staging a spin-off of its spring/summer 2021 womenswear show in Singapore.
The French luxury maison is set to recreate its spring/summer 2021 womenswear collection by Nicolas Ghesquière this Wednesday, 23 March. The ArtScience Museum will play host to the show that will take place at three different timings — 12pm, 4pm, and 7.30pm — to account for sufficient social-distancing and safety measures. The final evening show will also be live-streamed on louisvuitton.com to bring the experience live to as many people as possible, no matter where they are.
Incoming Teen Vogue editor resigns.
Less than a week before she was scheduled to take on the role of editor-in-chief at Teen Vogue, Alexi McCammond has resigned. This came after the resurfacing of racist tweets by McCammond from almost a decade ago, inciting backlash from prominent figures in fashion as well as the magazine's own staff. In a statement released, McCammond wrote: "My past tweets have overshadowed the work I’ve done to highlight the people and issues that I care about — issues that Teen Vogue has worked tirelessly to share with the world — and so Condé Nast and I have decided to part ways."
Elsa Peretti has died at 80.
Italian jewellery designer Elsa Peretti has died at aged 80. The famed jewellery designer and former model, was most known for her sculptural designs for Tiffany & Co., a partnership that began in 1974. While her sterling silver designs have remained core parts of the brand, it's the iconic bone cuff — shaped somewhat like Wonder Woman's cuff bracelets and was thus featured in Wonder Woman 1984— that has made her a household name.
Greek designer Mary Katrantzou partners up with Bvlgari.
In a continuation of Bvlgari's 'Serpenti Through the Eyes of' dialogue, the jewellery brand has tapped on the talents of fashion designer Mary Katrantzou. Known for her brilliant use of prints, Katrantzou worked on the idea of a butterfly's metamorphosis for Bvlgari, connecting it with the changing nature of the brand's snake icon. The collaboration runs across leather bags, a metallic minaudière, textile accessories, as well as a new interpretation of the Blvgari Omnia fragrance.
Kenzo and WWF returns for a second collaboration.
With the aim of doubling the number of wild tigers by 2022 (the Year of the Tiger), WWF and Kenzo have once again come together for a capsule collection that will go towards that cause. The tiger has always been an important symbol for the fashion brand, and its tiger motif — on everything from jumpers to tees — has no doubt been a popular branding tool. The second collaboration features a reimagining of that iconic motif in bold brushstrokes across jumpers, T-shirts, and tank tops, and will be available from 22 March.
Chanel unveils a global culture fund.
Chanel is strengthening its support for the arts and culture with a global culture fund. The Chanel Culture Fund is focused on two areas: a Chanel Next Prize and a series of international partnerships with institution and organisations. Chanel Next Prize is open to artists of all genders, ages, and nationalities across music, dance, performance and the visual arts, who are radically redefining their respective fields. An international advisory board will be tasked with shortlisting the nominees until ten artists are left, who will then each receive 100,000 euros.
Burberry is supporting vulnerable communities.
In light of the ongoing pandemic, Burberry is donating to UNICEF's COVID-19 Vaccines Appeal. The donations will help to aid in the transportation, storage and safe administration of COVID-19 vaccines in low-income countries. This philanthropic effort is an extension of the Burberry Foundation COVID-19 Community Fund that was set up in April last year as a global emergency relief appeal. To date, the contributions have helped in multiple ways to alleviate the situations of low-income communities as well as frontline essential workers and services the world over.