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Timothée Chalamet, Naomi Osaka and more will co-host Met Gala, Beyond The Vines opens first Design Post, and more fashion news

Timothée Chalamet, Naomi Osaka and more will co-host Met Gala, Beyond The Vines opens first Design Post, and more fashion news

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Text: Asri Jasman


Met Gala announces Timothée Chalamet, Naomi Osaka, Billie Eilish and Amanda Gorman as co-hosts.

This year's Met Gala will be co-hosted by youths. Actor Timothée Chalamet, tennis player Noami Osaka, singer Billie Eilish, and poet Amanda Gorman are set to serve as the event's co-hosts. Joining them will be honorary chairs Tom Ford, head of Instagram Adam Mosseri and of course, Anna Wintour herself. This would make the assembly of co-hosts as one of the youngest the Met Gala has seen but also quite possibly the most relevant. Gorman's outfit at US president Jo Biden's inauguration propelled her as a style force, while Eilish has most recently portrayed a new aesthetic on the cover and pages of British Vogue.

Beyond The Vines's first Design Post now open at ION Orchard.

Local brand Beyond The Vines is going strong despite the ongoing pandemic. Having last opened its first standalone store since a creative revamp in 2020, the brand has just followed up with what its calling a Design Post in ION Orchard. The post is designed to be a quick grab-and-go destination for Beyond The Vines's more lifestyle products such as its highly successful Dumpling Bags, newly launched Flat Bag, as well as a selection of exclusives. The Beyond The Vines Design Post is now open at B3-11 ION Orchard.

Dior Men fall 2021 has officially landed in boutiques.

Dior Men's latest collection is an onslaught of colours and prints. In collaboration with American artist Kenny Scharf, the Dior Men fall 2021 collection features a vibrant prints thanks to Scharf's energetic blob-like characters that appear on everything from jumpers and shirts to the house's iconic Saddle bags and high-top sneakers. The collection also incorporated elements of Chinese-centric artistry as well as the Zodiac as prints.

SSENSE now offers kidswear.

Multi-label e-commerce platform SSENSE is known for its curation of some of the biggest and most trendy brands in fashion. And now, that same sense of sensibility is available for kids. SSENSE now has a selection of kidswear spanning 15 brands — from the more streetwear the likes of 1017 ALYX 9SM, to high fashion brands such as Alexander McQueen and Burberry. The best thing is, the assortment has been curated to be gender-neutral as clothes for kids (or in general) should be.

Miu Miu and Levi's collaborate.

Prada is certainly not playing around when it comes to sustainability. After its own sustainably focused Re-Nylon range, sister brand Miu Miu is now getting in on the action. In collaboration with Levi's, Miu Miu is set to launch an upcycling project making use of archival Levi's pieces that are then reworked into an all-denim collection. Think denim jackets with Miu Miu embellished puffed sleeves, and all-over rhinestones on embroidered denim. The collection is set to launch on 24 May 2021 in Miu Miu boutiques and online.

RIMOWA is back with another Never Still drop.

Following the release of its more lifestyle-skewed Never Still collection of bags, RIMOWA has just dropped its second expansion to the collection. Drop two introduces three new silhouettes for the brand — a briefcase, a messenger bag, and a flat pouch — designed to enhance the mobility of RIMOWA's customers and doing so in style. Each of the styles come in a selection of classic colours as well as seasonal variations such as Cactus and Desert Rose.

Uniqlo returns with another print-laden collection with Marimekko.

Taking on the theme of 'Joyful Summer', Uniqlo is back once again with another collaboration with Helsinki-based brands Marimekko. This time around, the collection will make use of seven prints by four of Marimekko's designers found in the latter's archives. What's even more special is the fact that this will mark the first time that designs by Japan's Fujiwo Ishimoto — a designer responsible for some 400 patterns for Marimekko from 1974 to 2006 — will be part of the collection. The Uniqlo x Marimekko limited edition capsule collection is set to drop on 21 May 2021.

Cody Simpson is the new face of Versace eyewear.

Versace's latest eyewear offerings reinterprets the fashion brand's iconic Medusa emblem as a hollow cast across three bold styles. And helping to showcase the different facets of each, is Australian multi-hyphenate Cody Simpson. The actor, singer, model and swimmer is the new face of the Versace eyewear campaign as well as an embodiment of the Versace man — one who is bold, talented and unafraid to step out of his comfort zone.