It has been a busy month — this is one way to put it lightly. There was the extravagant Met Gala earlier this month, then Cannes Film Festival 2019 and amfAR Cannes Gala, where Giambattista Valli and H&M debuted their unique collection featuring wearable couture. Now, the Spring/Summer 2020 Resort season is currently ongoing, and Gucci has already made headlines with its “My Body My Choice” slogan.
A lot to take in? Don’t worry, we’ve narrowed it down with just the highlights on this week’s edition of fashion obsessions.
Gucci Spring/Summer 2020 Resort
Gucci wants to make a statement and what better way than having it all on display on the runway at Rome. Alessandro Michele’s message is clear, even as far as telling Women’s Wear Daily, “No law should say to any person what to do or what not to do when it comes to very personal choices,” before the show and it’s very apparent that it is towards the latest abortion rights battle. The models wore garments associated with the above, with phrases like “My body, my choice” — a feminist slogan from the 70s and “Chime for Change”. There’s even one that has an illustration of a uterus on the dress — a strong statement indeed.
The latest brand to join the monogram craze is Longchamp with their LGP collection. However, it’s unlike any other monogram print you usually see. Nine letters are all jumbled up, overlapping and interlocking — which captures the spirit of the brand: contemporary, cosmopolitan, with a sense of fun. The design also pays homage to graphic designs of the influential Bauhaus movement, but still very much Andy Warhol. You’ll find the print in the entire collection, some of them in a brick red shade instead of the white and black ones you may spot on Kendall Jenner. The Longchamp LGP collection showcased early this year at Longchamp’s New York fashion runway in February, is now available in-stores.
Here’s another title to add to her already long list of achievements. Singer, songwriter, actress beauty extraordinaire, lingerie expert, fashion icon and now, Rihanna is the first woman of colour and designer under LVMH. Fenty is her latest project, a luxury fashion label under the French multinational luxury goods conglomerate. The preview of her very first Fenty collection just happened last week in Paris, and it’s very much inspired by the singer’s personal style. Colour blocking, oversized but structured silhouettes. There are even top-to-toe suits in the same colour that comes with a matching belt bag. The collection will be available online on the 29th of May, but now it’s available at a temporary space in Paris, from now until the 2nd of June.