The fashion landscape is no stranger to surprises. Every now and then, the scene is met with something new—from directional changes on the executive level, jaw-dropping collaboration announcements or the buzzy news of a fresh celebrity face set to represent one of the luxury maisons. As fashion reaches the peak of the season, September has given the sartorial realm much news to digest, as conversation is steered towards what the change might mean for the rest of the designer world. The most recent of the lot? Think Peter Do’s debut at Helmut Lang in New York or a new era for Gucci as it appoints Sabato de Sarno as its latest creative director.
The fashion-forward will find themselves stirred by the events of fashion weeks as well—in terms of what they can admire, collect and own in their very own wardrobes. This might include the most covetable of collaborations—each one drawing in their own enthusiasts from various corners of culture. Just this month alone, we’ve seen British shoemaker Church’s collaboration with Miu Miu shoes and Simone Rocha’s collaboration with Crocs.
Amidst the frenzy state of affairs this month, it’s inevitable that you might have missed out on some of fashion’s biggest news 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, see more of the fashion landscape’s affinity for collaborations with Moncler and Tiffany & Co. joining hands with Pharrell Williams and Rimowa respectively. In other news, Simone Rocha is announced to be Jean Paul Gaultier’s next guest designer and Olivier Rousteing shares some bad news regarding Balmain’s recent collection hijack. K-pop group Seventeen’s DK has also been appointed the new face of Bally.
Stay updated on all the fashion news to know, below.
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Tiffany & Co. and Rimowa collaborate for a capsule collection
Inspired by legendary diamond designs and elite craftsmanship and artistry that both brands are renowned for, Tiffany & Co. and Rimowa have joined hands to create a limited edition capsule collection, set to release on September 26. The collection features a vanity case, personal jewellery case and cabin. An exclusive brushing technique runs throughout this collection over Rimowa’s signature grooved polycarbonate. The iconic Tiffany Blue dresses the personal jewelry case and can be found in splashes throughout the collection.
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Simone Rocha is the next guest designer for Jean Paul Gaultier
Since announcing his retirement in 2020, Jean Paul Gaultier’s legacy continues through his guest designer programme—where selected designers reimagine the brand’s archives through their own distinctive lenses. Simone Rocha, known for her romantic and unorthodox takes on femininity, is announced to be the next guest designer and will present her personal spin on Jean Paul Gaultier’s work at Paris Couture Week in January 2024. Past designers who showcased their reinterpretations include Sacai’s Chitose Abe, Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing and Diesel’s Glenn Martens.
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Moncler and Pharrell Williams release a collection inspired by the great outdoors
There’s no doubt about the fashion segue that Pharrell Williams has created for for himself, from joining hands with the likes of Nigo, Adidas and Chanel to most recently, Louis Vuitton as their men’s creative director. Now, the artist and producer has collaborated with Moncler to create a city collection inspired by time spent outdoors. Built on a shared foundation for community and lust of life, the collection revolves around the idea of glamping. Transformability is a key, as pieces are prepped to take you through the bustling metropolitan and frenzy outdoors alike. This runs true in the design as well, as garments are detachable and multifunctional so trousers and jackets double as shorts and vests. The collection is set to release on September 22.
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Bally welcomes Seventeen's DK as their latest global ambassador
Swiss luxury brand Bally announces K-pop group Seventeen’s DK as their latest global ambassador. The singer’s trendy sense of style and warm personality goes hand in hand with the brand’s values, as expressed by CEO Nicolas Girotti. Fans can expect to see the singer in Bally’s upcoming spring/summer 2024 campaign, ahead of his exclusive appearance at the brand’s spring/summer 2024 show.
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Balmain's latest spring/summer 2024 pieces stolen
Chaos has struck Balmain as part of its spring/summer 2024 collection, set to walk the runway at Paris Fashion week, has reportedly been stolen. Creative director Olivier Rousteing took to his personal Instagram to announce that 50 pieces from Balmain’s upcoming collection had been stolen, with a delivery truck hijacked in transit from the airport to the brand’s headquarters in central Paris. Despite the bad news, Rousteing assures that the show will proceed as scheduled, as the world anticipates what awaits them in Paris.