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Louis Vuitton’s new bag, a “chilli crab” capsule collection, and more fashion news

The collective fashion world was a victim this past week to a viral Instagram hoax. Prominent members of the community — think Marc Jacobs, Carine Roitfeld, and Adriana Lima — reposted a lengthy wall of text that detailed a new Instagram policy. Only, this policy was completely fake, and has been circulating around various social platforms for quite some time now. Does anyone get a freaky flashback to chain mail letters from the naughties?

Thankfully, the social media teams of these personalities were quick to remove the offending posts from the platforms of these true influencers. FYI: Posting a disclaimer on Instagram or Facebook does not absolve the platform from using your photos for commercial purposes. The moment you downloaded and signed up for Instagram, you have agreed to its non-negotiable terms.

Now that that saga is over, we have heaps of fashion news to keep you abuzz this weekend. Keep on reading for more.

Louis Vuitton launches the Multi Pochette Accessoires

Stop whatever you’re doing: Louis Vuitton has just announced its most important bag launch of the year, the Multi Pochette Accessoires. It’s a reinterpretation of the maison’s iconic Pochette Accessoires pouch that was first imagined back in 1992.

This modernised iteration now boasts two detachable elements: a mini Pochette Accessoires and a round coin purse. Plus, the multitude of ways you can wear the bag with its two straps lends the Multi Pochette Accessoires a certain versatility that reflects the current zeitgeist of bag lovers everywhere. Finishing off the look on the bag is the iconic Louis Vuitton Monogram in a variety of scales.

The Louis Vuitton Multi Pochette Accessoires will be available from September 27 onwards at all Louis Vuitton boutiques. Prices start at S$2,360.

Local designer Reckless Ericka celebrates Singapore’s food culture with a capsule collection

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The prints that will be featured on the Chilli Crab capsule. (Photo: Reckless Ericka)

It’s fact that us Singaporeans love our local food, and what better way to celebrate this passion than with a capsule collection highlighting one of the most famous dishes: the chilli crab?

Local fashion label Reckless Ericka has designed a limited capsule collection featuring the savoury dish in a variety of prints that incorporate Peranakan culture, too

The collection will be available at Design Orchard from now until September 2, 2019, and prices for the pieces start at S$199.

Nick Knight and Danko Steiner capture a new age of Burberry for its Fall/Winter 2019 campaign

Photographers Nick Knight and Danko Steiner have once again lent their discerning eyes to Burberry for its upcoming Fall/Winter 2019 campaign. Starring an ensemble cast including Gigi Hadid, Irina Shayk, Sora Choi, and He Cong amongst others, the campaign illustrates the two sides of Riccardo Tisci’s vision for Burberry.

On one side is the classic British brand we all know and love, and the other Tisci’s more easy, breezy code of the new Burberry. In other news, the Thomas Burberry Monogram Collection pop-up is now open at its Marina Bay Sands boutique till September 5, 2019.

Virgil Abloh launches a “HOME” collection for Off-White

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Hype up your home. (Photo: Off-White)

Just in case you aren’t satisfied with how hypebeast your life already is, you can now spruce up your living space with the Off-White homeware collection, courtesy of Virgil Abloh. The brand, called, you guessed it, “HOME,” is split into three simple categories: Bed, bath, and ceramics.

Almost everything comes naturally in a shade of off white, with signature motifs of the brand coming through in items like the pillowcases, bathrobes, and towels.

The “HOME” collection is set to hit the Off-White online store from September onwards.

Josiah Neo


Josiah Neo is a tech writer who contributes occasionally to the fashion, travel, and culture beats. When he’s not busy keeping up with the keynotes, he’s probably stuffing his face with the best Melbournian donuts (at Shortstop, BTW) or watching his favourite esports team, the Los Angeles Valiant, pummel their opponents into oblivion.

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