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Henry Golding’s Hollywood debut, the Gucci Flashtrek, and more fashion news

This weekend, Crazy Rich Asians ranked first at US’s Box Office, reaping an impressive S$46 million (US$34 million) within five days since its release. Set to open on our shores come Wednesday (22 August), leading man Henry Golding is heading back to Singapore for a red carpet premiere tomorrow. The British-Malaysian actor has had quite the week on his press tour, delivering one dapper look after another.

From Golding’s trusty style guru to SZA’s newly formed ‘Sustainable Gang’, here’s what you shouldn’t miss in fashion — as seen on the ’gram.

Behind Henry Golding’s on-point Hollywood debut wardrobe

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Man of the moment Henry Golding isn’t just busy with his Crazy Rich Asians press tour. Starring opposite Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick in an upcoming Paul Feig-directed A Simple Favor, Golding had multiple press events to attend. He came dressed to impress. And he has celebrity stylist David Thomas — who has dressed A-listers the likes of John Legend to Angelina Jolie — to thank.

Thomas concocted a balanced selection for the breakout star, from Golding’s spruced up Tom Ford mint suit for Crazy Rich Asians’ Los Angeles premiere to his dashing single-breasted chestnut Prada blazer, one button nonchalantly unfastened, for A Simple Favour’s cocktail party.

Helmut Lang’s Fall 2018 campaign rallies the women of Wales

The Shayne Oliver-revamped Helmut Lang continues its ongoing campaign for subversion. This time, shedding the spotlight on the poignant life stories of a cast of senior Welsh women.

Starring in the unconventional campaign series while dressed in Helmut Lang’s Fall 2018 grail are Dilys, an 86-year-old Welsh woman who also happens to be the world record holder for oldest woman skydiver (above video); Puleng, a 66-year-old Welsh woman, originally from South Africa, who lost touch with her husband; and Margaret, an 86-year-old retired funeral director.

Wikipedia merch, courtesy of Advisory Board Crystals

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“Free information is a privilege,” states a sentence in Abc.’s (the Los Angeles-based label’s acronym for Advisory Board Crystals) post announcing its alliance with Wikipedia for a limited edition shirt. This Wikipedia x Abc. shirt’s full proceeds are donated to the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation in support of free knowledge for everyone.

The shirt — the phrase “Internet Master” emblazoned on its back framing Wikipedia’s unfinished jigsaw puzzle globe logo —  sold out in every size within hours. The good news is, a second batch of the merch is set to be released “in the near future.”

SZA x Champion’s ‘Sustainability Gang’


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Wikipedia x Abc. isn’t the only link-up with a merch designed for good cause. CTRL singer SZA seems to be heading up a soon-to-launch collaboration with Champion that will donate money to charitable organisations according to the post’s comment section (“OK but does the profit go to an organisation dedicated to sustainability?” one user queried. “100 per cent actually,” SZA replied. “We look forward to sending you one.”).

Not much is disclosed yet other than the Yves Klein blue and maroon hoodie-sweaters SZA posted featuring a retro Google-recalling typeface in rainbow lettering spelling “Sustainability Gang” with the recognisable “C” logo for Champion sitting on its top-right corner. She also tagged @ctrlfishingco, a non-active account, which is rumoured to be the name of her future sustainability ventures. The launch is reportedly happening “soon”.

The Gucci Flashtrek is inspired by hiking boots

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Not that you’d kick them on for a dusty hike, but Gucci’s own Fall 2018 iteration on the still-trending chunky sneakers, which involves removable crystals, turns out to have been inspired by trekking footwear. Hence its name, the Flashtrek. They’re now available in Gucci boutiques worldwide and online. If you fancy splurging S$1,011, shop them here before they’re gone.

Say goodbye to dry-cleaning bills, and hello to Z Zegna’s Wash & Go suit

“Wash it, hang it, wear it.” Z Zegna’s Wash & Go suiting is as simple as its motto sounds. If you’re sick of having to trek to the dry cleaners every week with your work suits in tow, this two-piecer is tailored for you.

Made from the label’s trademarked Techmerino wool — a yarn that’s specially designed to be laundered at home in a mesh bag — you can plop these in for an easy machine wash, let them drip-dry overnight, and hey presto, have a clean and crisp suit to wear in the morning. Should you wish the suit to look fresher and more formal, light ironing will do the trick. Zegna’s Fall 2018 Wash & Go range is now available in stores. Find out more about the revolutionary range here.

(Main image: Getty; featured image: Henry Golding)