Every now and then, the fashion landscape sees a flurry of happenings—be it huge overhauls in terms of the creative direction for the key maisons or groundbreaking collaborations that attract enthusiasts from every corner of culture. Some of these, undoubtedly causing a palpable shift in the sartorial world. After all, changes at the executive level for the various fashion houses might not only bring about the end of an era with certain iconic designers, but also set in motion a season of change as to who might be next to take up the mantle. One only needs to recall the legacy of Tom Ford’s Gucci or the vision which Karl Lagerfeld had left behind for Chanel; both departures despite being inevitable, were undeniable rupture points for the fashion world.
And at other times, the industry welcomed moments of genius; creative collaborations that cross into the realms of art, film and music turn into the talk of the town, such as Louis Vuitton’s memorable collections with Japanese artists Takashi Murakami and Yayoi Kusama or the many joint moves with widely popular artist KAWS.
Amidst the recent fall/winter 2023 season, it’s inevitable that you might have missed out on some significant drops and announcements over the past few weeks. Not to fret however, for with Vogue Singapore’s bi-weekly round-up, you can consider yourself all caught up. This week, we’re privy to news of an exciting destination show slated to occur: with Dior’s pre-fall 2023 show to be held in Mumbai, India. Celebrity-brand tie-ups prove their evermore appeal, with Levi’s® appointing NewJeans as their global ambassador and Burberry releasing more from their latest star-studded campaign; the latest, including South Korean soccer star Son Heung-min.
Catch up on all the fashion news to know, below.
1 / 4
NewJeans are Levi’s® newest global brand ambassadors
Like fish to water, the fast-rising group of NewJeans is officially the latest face of Levi’s®. The K-pop quintet’s appointment as the global ambassadors for the brand is in line with Levi’s®’s 150th anniversary—as it celebrates its eternal status in the world of denim. As part of the partnership, all five members of the group namely Minji, Hanni, Haerin, Danielle and Hyein are seen in a colourful campaign that showcases the vibrant and playful energy of the girls. Where each one of them are also spotted wearing various picks from the jean house, including the iconic 501® collection such as the 501® ’81 and 501® Original.
2 / 4
Maison Margiela releases an upcyling Recicla line
In a bid to reduce internal waste, Maison Margiela has launched its Recicla line, where leftover leathers from production will be saved and repurposed into alternative accessories. According to its website, the line carries with it an exclusive label that denotes its “limited edition”, pointing to how these pieces are “imbued with the soul of history”. These exclusive pieces mostly fall into a range of small leather goods including cardholders, small wallets, phone holders and even upcycled variations of the 5AC classic bag and the house’s Replica Sneaker design.
3 / 4
Dior's pre-fall 2023 show to be held in Mumbai
All set for the end of this month, Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri has announced the location of the house’s pre-fall 2023 show: Mumbai, India. After working closely with the Chanakya School of Craft—a non-profit organisation founded by Monica Shah and Karishma Swali—it seems to make perfect sense for the luxury maison to hold its show there. The non-profit school is known to empower female artisans: providing them with a space for honing their craft, most especially in the field of embroidery—a fact which Chiuri has personally brought light to in a recent Instagram post: “It was through this relationship with Chanakya that I was able to learn so much about the artisanal embroidery techniques, which are still found in each and every Indian region, and the unique ability of the Chanakya Atelier to put them in dialogue with the fashion industry.” In a celebration of Chiuri’s and the house’s ongoing relationship with the school, the maison’s pre-fall show, set for 30 March, will see a showcase of the rich technical knowledge that India offers to the field of fashion and its tedious craft.
4 / 4
Son Heung-min stars in Burberry's latest creative expression
Since Daniel Lee took over at Burberry, there had been much buzz surrounding where he would take the heritage fashion house—to which we received an inkling of an answer at his spring/summer 2023 runway presentation for the maison in London last February. Ahead of the show however, the brand also dropped an exciting first campaign that was meant to showcase his first creative expression for Burberry. Within the campaign shared, a cast that leaned into the British aura of the house was spotlighted—with inclusions of Lennon Gallagher, Liberty Ross and Shygirl—but not without a nod to diversity, with South Korean house ambassador Jun Ji-hyun featured in it as well. Most recently, the second half of the campaign has also dropped, where Georgia May Jagger, Sophie Ahmad and football star Son Heung-min joins the eclectic set as well. Across both drops, one thing is clear: an archival Equestrian Knight Design has risen to the stage, cementing itself as a new and evolved Burberry logo.