Pierre Cardin passes away, Loewe does a Totoro collection, and more

Pierre Cardin passes away, Loewe does a Totoro collection, and more

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Text: Emily Heng

Famed fashion designer, Pierre Cardin, has died.

Cardin's family confirmed that he had passed on at the age of 98 in a hospital just outside of Paris. In a statement, they wrote, "It is a day of great sadness for all our family. Pierre Cardin is no more. We are all proud of his tenacious ambition and the daring he has shown throughout his life." Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones during this difficult time.


Loewe will be releasing a My Neighbour Totoro collection.

Miyazaki fans, rejoice. Characters from the Studio Ghibli classic will appear on cotton t-shirts, hoodies, bags, and wallets using the fashion house's own leather marquetry — aka 'intarsia' — technique. Creative Director, J.W. Anderson, explained the reason behind the team-up in a statement. "There is a natural longing for heartwarming feelings right now," he said. "When I think of a movie that affords me that kind of solace, speaking just as directly to a child as it does to an adult, that movie is My Neighbor Totoro." Mark your calendars for 8 January.


Fashion cult-classic series, Sex and the City, will be getting a reboot.

Most of the original cast will be reprising their roles, with the exception of Kim Catrall. No word yet as to if costume designer, Patricia Field, will be returning, but we'll be holding out hope that she will. How would Carrie and co. dress otherwise? If not, well, we suppose there's always season two of Emily in Paris.


JVN marries his partner in secret — and in matching cream jackets.

The news broke via Instagram, with Van Ness summing up his entire year in a single post. The Queer Eye star first thanked the opportunities the universe provided him — both career-wise and politically —before adding, "I got married to my best friend and have a loving partner to continue my life with." The mystery man is Mark Peacock, and he was featured in the carousel of photos holding JVN's hand with the couple sporting matching cream jackets. Aw. Now, if only he'll be a little less withholding as to who designed those garments...


Tommy Hilfiger is partnering up with Sports Banger.

And various other brands, we might add. Hilfiger's latest initiative involves working with European creatives and independent designers, where they'll be tasked with creating their own renditions of the brand. UK label, Sports Banger, is the first to take up the challenge, dropping edgy t-shirts adorned with upside down designs and baseball caps.


Gucci launches The Black Jigsaw Project.

Done in collaboration with queer organisation, My Queer Blackness, My Black Queerness; it sees works from NYC-based artist, GGGrimes, as well as painter, Kwesi Botchway, designing custom jigsaw puzzles featuring folks decked out in Gucci gear. Sales of these products will go to Italian non-profit trans charity, Moveimento Identità Trans.

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