Off-White will be launching a Singapore-exclusive capsule, the new face of Saint Laurent, and more

Off-White will be launching a Singapore-exclusive capsule, the new face of Saint Laurent, and more

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Text: Emily Heng

Off-White is all set to launch a Singapore-exclusive capsule.

It is aptly titled "Paragon" as the five-piece collection will be available only at the boutique located within Paragon mall, Singapore. Think classic tees, denim shorts, and a flap bag in a palette of pinks, as inspired by the store's blush-tinged interiors. Grab 'em all beginning 31 July.


John Waters is named the new face of Saint Laurent.

Keanu, who? The director, writer, actor, artist is the star of Saint Laurent's 2020 menswear ad campaign. The fifteen-second clip features Waters donning a pair of black frames and dressed to the nines in a sleek suit — all while exhorting the importance of breaking the rules because, well, John Waters. We didn't expect anything less.


Vivienne Westwood suspends herself in a birdcage to protest the extradition of Julian Assange.

Dressed fetchingly (and fittingly) in a canary-yellow suit, the 79-year-old designer was suspended ten feet in the air inside a massive cage. "I am the canary in the cage," she declared. "If I die down the coal mine from poisonous gas, that's the signal." This, supposedly, is a metaphor where Westwood was meant to represent Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who faces various charges for allegedly conspiring to hack government computers.


Troy Young, president of Hearst magazines, has resigned due to allegations of inappropriate behaviour.

For those unaware, Hearst Corporation is one of the biggest magazine publishers on a global scale, being the owners of many fashion, female-focused publications such as Harper's Bazaar and Marie Claire. Troy Young joined the company in 2013 — and resigned just a few days back after the New York Times released their exposé detailing several instances of sexual harassment on his part. Hearst President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Swartz then announced his departure on Hearst's website. "Troy Young and I have agreed that it is in the best interest of all of us that he resign his position as president of Hearst Magazines, effective immediately," Swartz wrote.


The Row has fired half its staff.

According to several sources, the Olsen's fashion label is weathering financial difficulties. They have since laid off half their staff, including head of women's design, Anna Sophia Hövener, and founding head men's wear designer, Paul Helbers. A slew of other design, sales and development positions were eliminated. When asked to confirm or deny the news, The Row issued a statement reiterating their commitment to maintaining a "diverse and inclusive workspace" and their stance on keeping mum as to "inaccurate gossip."


Maison Margiela appoints a new CEO.

Enter Gianfranco Gianangeli. Prior to this, he was global retail director at Givenchy and an associate international director at Prada. It has been confirmed that he will be leading one of the key growth engines at OTB — the Italian fashion group controlled by Renzo Rosso — alongside its core Diesel brand. Congratulations are in order.


Gentle Monster and Kris Wu team up to create a revolutionary pop-up space in Shanghai.

Drawing inspiration from Wu's love of speed racing, the pop-up has been coined 'The Roller'; a spacious and futuristic parking lot comprising Gentle Monster's Shanghai-exclusive eyewear models and fashion accessories. Expect abundant symbolic details, art installations, and an all-around immersive experience.

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