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Fashion obsessions: The latest news from Dior, Cartier, Valentino and more

The month of June 2022 is filled with the latest exciting news for the fashion world, including a new ambassador at Cartier, Valentino’s show-stopping Valentino Garavani Open Skate sneakers, and the Dior Cruise 2023 collection that was showcased in the spectacular Plaza de Espana. 

Not only that, but Louis Vuitton will also be unveiling a colourful lineup of the Monogram Macassar and Taurillon Monogram for its summer release. 

Keep reading to find out what’s the latest in the world of fashion. 

The latest fashion news in June 2022: 

Coach embraces punchy tones and textures for summer 2022

Kicking off our latest fashion news for June 2022 is Coach’s newest range. The Summer 2022 collection evokes a joyful spirit with laid-back silhouettes and monogram patterns. You can spot denim fabric on jackets, footwear and accessories such as the Charter Backpack, Soft Tabby shoulder bag and the Swinger bag. Fun fact: the material is crafted of certified organic cotton made without harmful chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Besides denim, the straw bag trend returns as the intricate weave appears on the classic Soft Tabby and tote bags. For Pillow Tabby fans, the best-selling accessory comes in ombre colourways from soft pink and butterscotch to mint green and powder blue. 

In the menswear department, printed pebble leather and camo are splashed on coveted accessories. Highlights include the League Flap backpack, Gotham mini tote and League Hybrid crossbody. The ready-to-wear pieces consist of punchy orange and blue tones with cooling whites. 

Discover the collection here

Chloé partners with the World Fair Trade Organization

Chloé recently released its first fair-trade verified luxury bag with the World Fair Trade Organization. Partnering with a WTFO member, Mifuko is a social enterprise that ensures fair pay and safe conditions for its network. Ethically produced and handmade by 700 women in Kenya, the brand releases four Woody Panier – tote and compact crossbody bucket – styles in two sizes and proposed in the solid, striped paper. The Woody logo ribbon detailing and leather straps by Chloé’s manufacturer in Spain are later added to complete the design. If you take a closer look, each basket is unique and signed by the artisan who weaved the creation to perfection. 

The Woody Panier collection is available in CHLOÉ Pavilion boutique.

Dior Cruise 2023: a Spanish celebration

Presented in Seville, in the heart of the breathtaking Plaza de Espana, the Dior Cruise 2023 captures the essence of flamenco. Here, voluminous and billowing dresses and skirts take centre stage, as shoulders and structured jackets make their glorious entrance.

A fiesta to the eyes, dramatic tones of red, deep gold, and ivory echo the inspiration. The looks presented evoke Jackie Kennedy as she rode horseback with the legendary Duchess of Alba. In its entirety, the cruise collection captures the diverse depictions of Spanish womanhood. 

Discover more here.

Cartier welcomes Austin Butler as its latest ambassador 

Austin Butler, captured by Julian Ungano. Image credit: Cartier

The heartthrob is not only set to play Elvis Presley in the upcoming biographical musical Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis, but he is also now the latest face of Cartier for North America. The 30-year-old Californian’s career is about to hit supernova status, especially after the almost-universal acclaim he received when the film premiered at festivals such as the 2022 Cannes Film Festival and the Guadalajara International Film Festival. 

Classic and cool — as is his approach when it comes to fashion — the talented actor walked the red carpet of Cannes embellished with Cartier accessories: a Tank watch, Love Ring in white gold, and Juste un Clou bracelet. 

Versace celebrates infinite youth with a denim campaign

A staple in everyone’s wardrobe, a good pair of jeans can truly complete an ensemble. For its Spring-Summer 2022 campaign, Versace embraces the transcendental power of denim and gives the material its striking Versace touch. 

Drawing inspiration from the playful patchworks and the evergreen DIY spirit of the younger generations, the denim collection is anything but boring. With a grungy attitude at its core, the drop showcases vintage-inspired stone washes and reimagined patchwork styles. 

Discover the collection here.

Valentino Garavani Open introduces a new model

Transcendental in nature, the new Valentino Garavani Open Skate is a genderless model that will elevate any urbanite’s wardrobe. With the padded volume and distinctive proportions, the shoes feature the recognisable details of Valentino Garavani, plus new unique traits.

The iconic minimal Open band, in its classic black, also comes in other colour variations, including green, blue, purple, and burgundy overlaying the white of the shoe. Compared to the classic version, the Open Skate comes with two-tone laces that are wider and a more geometric graphics.

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Kate Spade New York takes to the cabanas

Spotted: it’s novelty bags galore over at kate spade new york’s Summer 2022 release. Taking inspiration from seasonal treats and delights, the label features three showstopping silhouettes, each an ultra-functional cross-body tote. 

First, the Squeeze is a unique take on the grapefruit that comes in both wicker and Italian leather. Next, a favourite summer fruit — the tomato — becomes a receptacle in a shade of juicy red, complete with embroidered leaves. Finally, the Guave Juice bag takes the form of a peach, crafted out of summer-appropriate raffia. 

Discover more here.

Featured image credit: Valentino; Hero image credit: Dior

This story first appeared on Prestige Online Malaysia.

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