You might be sitting still in your Herman Miller office chair, but the fashion realm will still continue to churn. This week, we have the announcement of new Louis Vuitton bags, fashion shows that are excitingly not held in either New York or Paris, and a magazine curated by Kim Jones. Catch up on your weekly dose of fashion news right here, right now.
Kim Jones curates an alphabetical magazine
What can’t Kim Jones do? The creative designer for Dior Men’s just announced his guest curatorialship for A Magazine Curated By, a magazine concept that invites a fashion designer to collaborate for each issue. The 19th edition of this features Jones as the man-in-charge of the ideation, and he has chosen to feature one of his best assets – his friends, allies, and fellow collaborators.
So how did he curate his issue alphabetically? From A for Naomi Campbell’s “Africa” to Z for Amanda Lear’s “Zero,” that’s how. His other friends that have contributed include Takashi Murakami, KAWS, Hajime Sorayama, and Raymond Pettibon.
A Magazine Curated By Kim Jones is now available online and will be available in print from June 10 onwards.
Louis Vuitton launches the ArtyCapucines bag collection
Patron of the arts, Louis Vuitton, is celebrating the works of six artists in a limited edition collection of Capucines bags. Sam Falls, Urs Fischer, Nicholas Hloho, Alex Israel, Tshabalala Self, and Jonas Wood will have their works imprinted onto a different canvas this time around in a curation of vibrant arm candy that would fit right into any bag collection.
The ArtyCapucines bag collection will be available to order from June 25, 2019, with each design only having 300 pieces.
Prada stages its Spring/Summer 2020 menswear show in Shanghai
In the cavernous space of the Silo Hall in Mingsheng Wharf, Shanghai, Miuccia Prada established her dominance as one of the reigning designers of both womens and menswear with the Prada Spring/Summer 2020 menswear collection.
The collection was clearly aimed at the youth, with the silhouettes and the colours of the clothes channelling a sporty, vibrant mood despite its pastel-hued tones. Classic units of a mans wardrobe are given new proportions for a fresh perspective. Think long, untucked polos and baggy tank tops layered with suit jackets.
Chloé pays homage to China’s cinematic history for its Resort 2020 collection
For the first time ever, Chloé is holding a fashion show outside of France. Natacha Ramsay-Levi dove deep into the rich archives of China’s cinematic history and showcased a beautiful collection of clothes that echoed the romance and drama of Chinese cinema.
Bright colours like orange and red were ever present, and patterns evocative of traditional Chinese textiles were put on front and centre.