What’s the latest in fashion news?

Welcome back to our bi-weekly edition of Fashion Obsessions, where we show you the latest and greatest style releases and news to keep you updated with the times. This week, we take a look at the new Coach x Jean-Michel Basquiat collection, celebrate 10 years with Wanderlust + Co, see Valentino’s savoir-faire at its best, and more. Come check them out with us below.

Valentino Garavani’s The Atelier Bag 03 Rose Edition

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”, said Shakespeare. We agree, especially when it comes to this gorgeous rose bag from Valentino.  The Atelier Bag 03 Rose Edition is part of the Atelier Valentino Garavani project, an ode to the history of the brand. The project aims to embrace four couture elements that Valentino is known for: studs, bows, rose, and rouches. 

For the 03 Rose Edition, the small shoulder bag is covered in five differently-sized leather petals resembling a 3D rose made from smooth goat skin. There are a total of 90 leather petals and takes approximately 10.5 hours to hand craft. The bag will be available in nero, cerise, ivory, rosso and rose canelle colours and come in mini, small and tote sizes.

Coach x Jean-Michel Basquiat collection

“Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of my heroes,” said Coach Creative Director Stuart Vevers. “He embodied the creative, inclusive spirit of New York and was a force for change in his community.”

Indeed, Basquiat was one of the iconic artists in our modern world, elevating an art form that was once (and still is) discriminated against. 

The collection was first seen on the runway in February and is now finally available in the brand’s Fall 2020 collection. It showcases Basquiat’s works and values in ready-to-wear pieces and Coach’s City Block, Rogue, Beat and Wells bags, and more. To pay homage to the artist, Vevers worked closely with Basquiat’s family and estate to create this collection. Here you’ll see iconic motifs from his works including Banana aka Brown Spots, AO AO, Pez Dispenser, and more.

Shop the collection here.

Wanderlust + Co celebrates 10 years with Chasing Clouds collection 

Paying homage to the brand’s signature celestial motifs is the Chasing Clouds collection, designed especially for Wanderlust + Co’s 10th anniversary. The collection will launch across three drops beginning September 3rd with the Light Seeker Series. The Universe Series will launch after on October 1st, followed by the Chasing Clouds Series on October 15th. The collection will feature hand-drawn motifs and silhouettes inspired by the cosmos and will be crafted with clear crystals. And if you’re a fan of Wanderlust + Co, you won’t be surprised to find affirmations and mantras etched onto these jewellery pieces. 

The first of the drops, The Light Seeker Series, has 10 designs inspired by vintage art deco and geometric silhouettes. Take your curated ear one step further with modular multi-functional ear pieces and dress your outfits with north star motifs and crystal-studded pendants. Shop the collection here.

Onitsuka Tiger launches the Ohbori EX sneaker

The Ohbori sneakers from Onitsuka Tiger go way back. To be exact, all the way back in 1974. The original Ohbori shoe was then worn by Olympic gold medalists to compete in marathons. The signature silhouette of these sneakers lies in the sharp toe, which has been reproduced in the 2020 version of the Ohbori EX. It still maintains the sporty and retro look of its predecessor but is now upgraded with improved cushioning thanks to an elastic multilayer structure and a midsole made with fuzeGEL, a light foam. The new Onitsuka Tiger Ohbori EX sneakers are priced at RM539. 

PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.