Catch up on all the essential fashion news of this week ahead of next week’s campy Met Gala.
Casa Loewe opens its doors in London
This is the flagship to end all flagships. Previously located for six years at Mount Street, Casa Loewe has moved into a Grade II listed building located along the iconic Bond Street in Mayfair.
Under the creative direction of Loewe’s Jonathan Anderson, Casa Loewe London is now a sprawling compound evoking the home of a sophisticated collector. Loewe’s ready-to-wear, bags, and accessories collections are displayed alongside art pieces that have been curated by the house.
Currently, 14 artists have their works featured in the store, including those by Ernst Gamperl and Alair Gomes.
Keanu Reeves is the new face of Saint Laurent
It’s hard to believe Keanu Reeves is already 54 years old. The immortal actor, set to reprise his role as the hitman John Wick in the third instalment of the eponymous trilogy, has been tapped by Saint Laurent to front the luxury fashion label’s Fall 2019 menswear campaign.
In true Saint Laurent and Anthony Vaccarello fashion, the campaign images are a triad of black-and-white photos that were shot by David Sims. Exuding the sort of moody charm only Reeves could pull off, this is the perfect time for him to be in the spotlight. One could only wonder: Did Vaccarello design the wardrobe for John Wick, too?
Hugo Boss partners with Liam Payne on a capsule collection
The boys from One Direction have been making waves with more than their voices. Aside from being named the global brand ambassador of Hugo Boss’ younger label Hugo, Liam Payne will also be involved in an upcoming capsule collection for the brand’s bodywear line.
“I knew if I wanted to do something in fashion it should be with HUGO,” the 25-year-old singer said. “They design clothes that guys like me want to wear. Fashion started out as a hobby for me, but I’m loving being part of the creative process.”
Expect the capsule collection to drop sometime in July 2019 in time with Berlin Fashion Week.
Kim Jones and Dior will dress BTS for their upcoming stadium tour
For the first time, the house of Dior will be designing the stage costumes for a pop band. Having met Kim Jones earlier this year, the seven-member Korean boy band, BTS, have tapped the artistic director for Dior Men’s to design their outfits for their upcoming worldwide tour that will kick off in Los Angeles on May 4, 2019.
“I love BTS because they are really great guys and also super into fashion,” Jones shared in a statement announcing the partnership. “Everyone I know is kind of crazy about them!”