What’s the latest in fashion?

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 show you a glimpse of what Salvatore Ferragamo has in store for Spring next year, Longchamp’s new range of eco-friendly material bags, Tod’s lifestyle capsule collection, and more. Come check them out with us below.

Capture the idyllic Capri island life with Tod’s new capsule collection

Inspired by the languid flow of time in Capri, Tod’s releases its Capri Lifestyle Capsule Collection comprising accessories and ready-to-wear pieces for men and women. Like the island, this collection is fresh and elegant with leather in its most minimal state coupled with craftsmanship in the threading. Think moccasins, espadrilles, the iconic Tod’s Gommini, and the Timeless T Crossbody bags in vivid colours, raffia shopping bags, and more. 

The Tod’s Capri Lifestyle Capsule Collection is now available in Tod’s Boutiques. 

Salvatore Ferragamo’s Pre-Spring 2021 collection, a series born from the lockdown

Catch a glimpse into the future with Salvatore Ferragamo’s Pre-Spring 2021 collection, debuted during the Milan Digital Fashion Week recently. Put together during the lockdown, this collection is a symbol of strength born out of necessity and crafted out of passion. 

“This collection was made in exceptional times, under exceptional conditions, through which we were all obliged to adapt and innovate. Even before lockdown began, I was planning to start with a consideration of mid-century Scandinavian furniture design. Later, that inspiration came into its own: functionalism inspired by nature featuring clean lines, organic materials, minimal construction, and a relative lack of ornament were all design aspirations that were very much in sync with the limitations we were working under,” said Salvatore Ferragamo’s creative director Paul Andrew. 

Within the collection you’ll find upcycled leathers, cashmere and fabrics, recycled nylons, as well as organic cotton – these are all but part of the brand’s initiative to make fashion more sustainable. As for silhouettes, expect clean and minimal lines with soft tailoring. The star feature of the collection, however, is in the giraffe/leopard hybrid print, based on Andrew’s extensive research into the brand’s scarf archives. 

Reintroducing the Gucci Jackie 1961 bag

Gucci has a new It bag, and it’s one that has roots traced back to 1961 when the bag first debuted in the fashion house. It was originally just a hobo bag with a curved silhouette and distinct gold buckle, but Jackie Kennedy was seen with the bag so often that people began referring to the bag as “The Jackie”. Fast forward to present day, the bag is reintroduced as the Jackie 1961 and joins its siblings the Dionysus, Marmont, and Horsebit 1955 as one of the iconic silhouettes from Gucci. Now, it’s available in three different sizes and comes in solid leather colours as well as the GG Supreme canvas with web stripe. The bag also comes with a removable shoulder strap for added versatility in style. 

The Jackie 1961 bag is available for pre-order from Gucci stores in Pavilion KL, Suria KLCC, and The Gardens Mall from July 22nd onwards. 

Giorgio Armani goes tactile with its Men’s Autumn/Winter 2020-21 collection

The menswear collection is aptly named ‘Tactile Impressions’, focusing on modernised versions of classic menswear silhouettes. Before, tailoring Was focused on sharp and precise cuts. Now, Giorgio Armani redirects it to fluid, softer silhouettes — but no less elegant. A jacket, for example, is cut like a cardigan, while trousers are hemmed at the cuff. A turtleneck sweater is reimagined in velvet, while overcoats are styled like blankets. The collection now showcases style in its most stripped essence, lightweight and free of rigidity.

Longchamp introduces a new eco-friendly range — Green District

Fashion brands are constantly looking for innovative ways to make sustainability stylish — Longchamp seems to be on the right track with its latest Green District line. The collection is made with Econyl, a regenerated nylon yarn made from nylon waste recovered from the oceans. It is then reprocessed and transformed into the regenerated nylon yarn that is used to craft bags alongside carefully selected pieces of leather. The collection boasts 10 models of genderless bags in different colourways, including a bold blue tartan print. The collection will be available in Longchamp boutiques this August 2020. 

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.