Tom Daley slammed for copying Harry Styles's look, Prada saves Valentino, and more fashion news
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Diet Prada accuses Tom Daley of copying Harry Styles's look for a magazine cover.
Fashion industry watchdog took to Instagram to point out the uncanny resemblance of Olympian Tom Daley's outfit on the cover of The Times Magazine to that of Harry Styles's 2021 Grammys performance outfit. While it may have seemed like it, what Diet Prada failed to realise is that the cover is based on the custom Gucci look that Styles wore. The cover article explicitly mentioned the inspiration and even provided a photo of Styles in the look as a comparison. To date, Diet Prada has yet to retract or make amends about its wrongful claim.
Prada helps Valentino out after one of its factories caught fire.
After an unfortunate incident that has left a Valentino factory almost destroyed by a fire, the fashion house has moved workers to the rest of its operational factories in order to maintain productivity. The factory in question was said to produce 1,300 pairs of Rockstud shoes per day. It's been reported that Prada has lent Valentino one of its neighbouring factories for the latter to use as well. Who says everyone in fashion is catty?
H&M Singapore is now available in Singapore.
There's now another way to shop H&M online in Singapore. After a successful launch in Malaysia, H&M on Zalora is now available for the Singapore market and has exclusively launched a capsule collection of modest fashion in time for Ramadan and the upcoming Raya festivities. While there's already an existing H&M Singapore online store, items ship from Netherlands as opposed to the more local and regional shipping capabilities of Zalora.
Maluma teams up with Balmain.
Singer-songwriter Maluma is now the first Latin American artist to partner up with French fashion house Balmain for a capsule collection. The Balmain x Maluma limited edition capsule will consist of nine pieces including sneakers and a selection of ready-to-wear pieces. Balmain's last collaboration with an artist was with Beyoncé that was inspired by her performance outfits during her Coachella performance in 2018 — also designed by Balmain.
Vestiaire Collective announces an initiative to help fight fashion waste.
In conjunction with Earth Month (that's April for the uninitiated), Vestiaire Collective has launched 'Collective for Change'. The initiative is a partnership with The OR Foundation, a circular fashion charity that's aimed at raising awareness of the negative impacts of fashion overconsumption and overproduction. With 'Collective for Change', Vestiaire Collective is targeting a donation of $30,000 to help the organisation in its cause.
5 Moncler Craig Green is now available in stores.
The next instalment of Craig Green's involvement with Moncler's Moncler Genius project has officially launched in stores. Taking on its usual approach of reinterpreting outdoor gear, 5 Moncler Craig Green is thoughtfully designed for a lighter season. Additionally, a new logo has been introduced, one that's zoomorphic in nature and perhaps resembles a platypus or a frog — ambiguous enough for us to make it up ourselves.
Rammstein is the latest music artist to collaborate with Balenciaga.
Available now on Apple Music is a Rammstein-curated playlist exclusively for Balenciaga. And launching together with said playlist is a limited-edition capsule collection of unisex merchandise in stores as well as online. Balenciaga x Rammstein features the band's logo as well as photographic prints that mimic vintage tour merch.
Kanye West's Nike Air Yeezy samples are up for private sale.
One for the diehard sneakerhead or Kanye West devotee, the self-declared genius's Nike Air Yeezy sneakers that he wore during the 2008 Grammys are now up for private sale via Sotheby's. It's said to be the most valuable pair of sneakers to ever appear on the market and are valued at over $1 million. The sneakers are now currently on view at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre until 21 April. Interested parties can make their offers directly Sotheby's for consideration.