ICYMI: Rihanna fronts RIMOWA, and more fashion news

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  • 19.09.2021

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RIMOWA’s latest campaign features Rihanna, Patti Smith and more.

In its latest instalment of the Never Still campaign, RIMOWA enlisted the help of four global icons — Rihanna, Patti Smith, Roger Federer, and LeBron James — in an exploration of travel’s evolving role. Set to music by Jamie xx and featuring a poem written and narrated by Smith, each icon’s short film offers a peek into their lives through snapshots of footage (including those supplied by them personally). As the world navigates the ongoing pandemic, the meaning of travel is being redefined and with that, the idea of not being still but constantly changing.

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Kim Kardashian’s iconic Met Gala look yet

The Met Gala made a rather triumphant return this week (albeit not on the first Monday in May, as tradition dictates) with celebrities making their fashion presences known. But perhaps, none as impactful as Kim Kardashian’s all-black outfit. Dressed by Balenciaga, Kardashian took to the Met Museum in a skin-tight, fully covered body suit with a train affixed to each leg, and topped off with a T-shirt dress. The outfit has already spawned countless memes ranging from likening it to Harry Potter’s Dementors to Spirited Away‘s No-Face — definitely the mark of an iconic look.

Uniqlo and White Mountaineering collaborate on outerwear

Announced the week prior, we now have a clearer picture of what the collaboration between Uniqlo and White Mountaineering entails. The nine-piece collection will span across womenswear, menswear, and kidswear with a focus on outerwear and pushing the boundaries of Uniqlo’s fleece. Designed for the whole family, pieces like the Uniqlo Hybrid Down, is available for both men and women, and specifically done in silhouettes and colours to suit any occasion. The Uniqlo and White Mountaineering collection is set to drop online and at the Uniqlo Orchard Central Global Flagship store on 15 October 2021.

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Moncler is set to present MONDOGENIUS

With Milan Fashion Week just around the corner, Moncler is readying to present the next instalment of its Moncler Genius project. And unlike last year’s simple lookbook presentation, the brand is sticking to a digital format but spanning across five cities — New York, Milan, Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul — and hosted by Alicia Keys. MONDOGENIUS (as it’s being called) will see 11 designers presenting their latest interpretations of Moncler’s signature down fabric. Four of the designers will be new additions to the next instalment, including 2019’s Palm Angels, HYKE, DingYun Zhang, and Gentle Monster. MONDOGENIUS is set to go live on 25 September 2021.

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Kenzo finds a new artistic director in Nigo

Nigo has officially been announced as the new artistic director of Kenzo, effective 20 September 2021. The Japanese streetwear icon — he founded A Bathing Ape — last made his luxury fashion presence felt as a Louis Vuitton collaborator. Kenzo is also an LVMH-owned brand. Nigo’s first collection for Kenzo is set to make its debut in January 2022. “Inheriting the spirit of Kenzo san’s craftsmanship to create a new Kenzo is the greatest challenge of my 30-year career, which I intend to achieve together with the team,” he expresses in a statement released to the press.

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Alessandro Michele’s most sexually charged campaign yet for Gucci

Under creative director Alessandro Michele, Gucci hasn’t displayed the kind of overt sexuality that was typical of Tom Ford’s era. But that has since changed with the latest campaign for the Gucci Aria collection. Titled Ontology of Desire, the campaign features a short film set in a hotel as protagonist Kristen McMenamy checks in and finds herself in spaces where sensual desires and erotic relationships are engaged in freely. But of course, all immaculately dressed (and undressed) in the Gucci.

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Kim Soo-Hyun fronts Tommy Hilfiger

Korean actor Kim Soo-Hyun steps into the fashion spotlight as Tommy Hilfiger’s latest ambassador. Fronting the autumn 2021 menswear campaign, the actor — known for shows such as My Love From the Star and It’s Okay to Not Be Okay — adopts the collection’s easy and casual approach to tailoring. Kim is also one of the diverse talents that’s part of the brand’s latest overarching campaign that it’s calling ‘Pass The Mic’. The idea is to promote a form of activism where anyone’s voice matters and can affect positive change in the world.