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Naomi Osaka is Louis Vuitton’s latest ambassador, Simone Rocha x H&M, and more

Naomi Osaka is Louis Vuitton’s latest ambassador, Simone Rocha x H&M, and more

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Text: Emily Heng


Naomi Osaka has been appointed Louis Vuitton's latest global ambassador.

The Japanese tennis champion made her debut in the brand's spring 2021 campaign. "Aside from tennis, my most treasured passion is fashion; and there is no brand more iconic than Louis Vuitton," Osaka said. "It is such an honor to work with Nicolas — he's a designer I admire so much, and we share a mutual love of Japanese culture and style. To become global brand ambassador is truly a dream come true for me." Congrats to both parties!

 

Simone Rocha announces a capsule collection with H&M.

This includes womenswear, children's wear, and — for the first time ever! — menswear. Style mavens can expect standout pieces in the vein of seersucker cotton dresses, elaborate brocade coats, and intricate floral gowns. Seeing Singaporean's love for such partnerships, we foresee extra-long queues come 11 March. Don't say we didn't warn ya.

 

Vogue comes under fire for their Kamala Harris cover.

The February cover was criticised for being too casual in its styling, with detractors going as far as to claim that Harris appeared "washed out" in the photos. Naturally, it didn't help that Vogue Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour, has been accused of tokenizing and side-lining women of colour throughout the course of her career. Harris's team were also reportedly blindsided by the cover as they had agreed to another photo of her against a gold backdrop instead. Wintour has since stepped out to defend her decision, stating: "I cannot imagine that there's anyone that really is going to find this cover anything but that, and positive, and an image of a woman in control of her life who is going to bring us with the president-elect the leadership that we so need."

 

Brooklyn retailer, Bird, has shut its doors for good.

Owner, Jen Mankins, broke the news via Instagram. "As with so many of our friends and neighbors, the ongoing pandemic has proven too much to bear on top of an already challenged, rapidly changing industry, and world," she wrote. "I am so glad we were able to build our business during the height of independent fashion." R.I.P.

 

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are selling off The Row's inspiration archive.

It will feature items from Pierre Cardin, Chanel, Comme des Garçons, and more — with the price of each piece being available on request. The full list has been posted on The Row's site, with previews available on their Instagram page as well. Get to shopping, we say.

 

Jean Paul Gaultier postpones his show.

That's the upcoming men's fashion week show in Paris, FYI. The decision to do so stems from coronavirus worries, with the brand stepping forward to announce that they'd rather "celebrate the event in safer and happier times." The show was said to include pieces from famed Japanese designer, Chitose Abe, following Jean Paul Gaultier's retirement.

 

Margiela is teaming up with Reebok to create a new hyped sneaker.

And who better to reveal it than the one-and-only Kim Kardashian? The KUTWK star dropped a sneak peek via Instagram Story, revealing its classic split toe style alongside the brand's classic Bianchetto technique of painting leather with a white coating. Sneakerheads, start saving up coin, stat.