H&M presented its H&M Studio SS19 collection via an immersive theatre event in Sedona, Arizona. A global audience of ambassadors and media were invited to participate in a scripted narrative based on the collection’s muse, “The Glam Explorer”. The guests experienced unique collection performances such as a water ballet spectacle by the Aqualillies, an acoustic performance by The Staves, a fictive camp site and a BMX stunt show.Read More
At The Zhongshan Building, an exhibition held by Valery Koh and Xia Yi has summoned troops of fashion enthusiasts, arts lovers, photographers, musicians and more to witness their 12 finely-curated collage artworks for an In Real Life experience. Hence the name of the exhibition — .IRL.Read More
Established in 2013, Off-WhiteTM is defining the grey area between black and white as a color. Under the brand name, seasonal collections of men’s and women’s clothing, objects, furniture, and publications are articulating a current culture vision. Collections embedded in a recurrent back story with an emphasis on creating garments that have an identity by design. With a design studio based in Milan, Italy the label harnesses the history and craftsmanship within the country yet offers a global perspective in terms of design and trends. With a clear vision of splicing the reality of how clothes are worn and the artistic expression of high-fashion, creative director and designer Virgil Abloh explores concepts in the realm of youth culture in the contemporary context.Read More
The International Women’s Day 2019 was celebrated in full force in Kuala Lumpur as women of all age and colors came together on March 8 to commemorate women’s achievements in Malaysia and be the voice of change when it comes to gender equality.
It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. International Women's Day first emerged from the activities of labor movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe.
The farewell to the immense talent of Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel was framed just as he’d imagined – with a show that was somber yet serene, a capturing of airiness and substance; a slice of Chanel heaven atop a snow-bound haven. On the extreme end, a dark romance has taken hold at Alexander McQueen with fractured, thorny rose prints and sharp inventive tailoring by Sarah Burton. At Louis Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquière questions the line that separates the digital and the real worlds as he codenamed his latest Collection ‘Geolocated’, describing it as a melting pot of different tribes coming together to a place where expression is free to be.Read More
The massively influential Valentino couture show Pierpaolo Piccioli staged in January, with its diverse cast, has been reverberating throughout the wide world of fashion ever since—visibly shifting the needle of the industry towards volume and glamour, and cementing the normalization of inclusive casting. Piccioli is a magnetic, down-to-earth guy who cares about celebrating the skilled people who work for him, a man on an intuitive mission to place fashion on a positive plane.Read More
On a breezy afternoon high up on the 34th floor of the Alila Hotel Kuala Lumpur, the poolside had been transformed into a tropical fashion oasis where guests were eagerly anticipating the presentation of Aloha – a modern Kebaya and Kurung Collection consisting of 22 looks by prominent Malaysian Designer Jovian Mandagie for ZALORA as part of the #ZALORAYA2019 Season.Read More
David Tourniaire-Beauciel, the man behind Balenciaga’s Triple S sneaker and Maison Margiela’s Tabi boot is launching a new label called SHOES 53045.
Preorders for the direct-to-consumer line open today with four colorways of sneaker set on a distinctive air bubble wedge sole. However there’s an unexpected twist. The genderless, leather-free collection will shortly evolve to incorporate a range of different and decidedly non-sneaker uppers.
As a multi-part coverage of the ongoing Paris Fashion Week, we bring you some of the standout hits during Part 2 of PFW Fall 2019. “I felt like I needed some grim, determined glamour.” Rick Owens has been dwelling on decline and devastation for seasons now, and audaciously so. No one does post-apocalypse chic quite like him. But for Fall 2019, he was after something different.Read More
Paris Fashion Week , Part 1.
As we race toward the end of the Fall 2019 Fashion Week, our last stop is Paris and it’s not a surprise that the City of Lights does not disappoint. We are a little more than halfway through this magnificent fashion week and we already have our favorites at Edition KLFW. We bring you the main highlights from Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Maison Margiela, Dries Van Noten and Rochas.
Milan Fashion Week Review Part 2.
The Giorgio Armani Collection - titled Rhapsody in Blue, was a languid exploration of smoky reliefs and pencil-sharp silhouettes played out on a dark mirrored runway. With the occasional exception of a padded velvet overcoat over a hammered silk shirt (in blue), or a chevron-etched suede bomber (in blue) or a large-hooded piumino …
Milan Fashion Week Review Part 1.
Gucci’s Alessandro Michele reoriented fashion towards individuality, and he blasted gender norms wide open, giving us Jared Leto in a dress-over-pants in the process. Not least of all, Michele is a showman nonpareil. And the show he put on today was harsh and destabilizing in the extreme, not unlike the world outside the Gucci hub, complete with lions gnashing their teeth on the soundtrack and lights pulsating brightly enough to make your retinas scream.
Contrary to popular belief, Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week (KLFW) is not just a platform for designers to walk the runway. The organization has a series of initiatives aimed at developing the fashion industry further in Malaysia. One such effort is a business talk organized for its network of homegrown fashion designers. Entitled the Business of Fashion, the talk featured reputable speakers from the digital and retail industry, including Southeast Asia and Taiwan’s no. 1 e-commerce marketplace, Shopee together with Facebook, Boost and Common Ground.Read More
Riccardo Tisci named his second collection for Burberry “Tempest”, which referred, per his press release, to “contrasts in British culture and weather.” The climate—both in political and environmental senses—is a hot-button subject in these stormy times for the U.K. Yet it’s Burberry’s role as a global brand to somehow project a positive message across markets and generations. Tisci’s intention, he said, is “including, not excluding.”Read More
Winner of ‘Designer of the Year’ at KL Fashion Week 2017, Alia Bastamam, her team and label have led a clear direction since the brand’s inception in 2010. Nine years in the industry has placed Alia amongst Malaysia’s leading fashion designers. On Jan. 30 2019 at the Four Season Hotel Kuala Lumpur, VIPs and fashion devotees were treated to a glimpse of Alia’s most sensually optimistic collection aptly called ‘The Gardens of Babylon’.Read More
Victoria Beckham’s first look—a white windowpane-checked skirt suit, and red blouse, worn with zingy scarlet stretch-leather spike-heeled boots—was an instant mood-lifter. That vibrant red—let’s call it VB vermillion—must do well for her, because it was scattered through her Spring collection, not to mention liberally repped by audience members.Read More
Check out the Gucci Décor, an eclectic collection of items with which customers can dress their own spaces designed by Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele. The idea is not to prescribe a particular decorative look, but to provide elements that allow for living spaces to be customized.Read More