To refresh your mind, just a few weeks ago Demna Gvasalia made a big hoo-ha with the news of Vetements ditching the regular runway show for possibly forever in favour of presentations and performances instead.
Paris Men’s Fashion Week was in full swing (Balenciaga introduced dadcore while Louis Vuitton debuted Drake’s latest track), but two days back Vetements’ Spring/Summer 2018 ‘no show’ lookbook was presented in a Paris car park on large posters, then not long after, Instagram. The models were Zurich locals, picked and photographed by Gvasalia himself. Ardent followers of the label may recognise a handful of star pieces from season’s past updated and elevated: The famous Spring/Summer 2016 tea dresses are now printed with tiny emojis; the thigh-high booties are tweaked in gold satin.
Elsewhere on Instagram, the Jenner sisters and Gigi Hadid showed us how to do the single off-the-shoulder trend right. Kendall and Kylie’s were part of a ’60s-styled shoot, and Gigi’s was a throwback post with beau Zayn Malik, who just launched his Versus capsule collection.
The Glastonbury Festival was another highlight of the week. Unlike Coachella, this mega music gathering held at the muddy grounds of Worthy Farm is synonymous to getting down and dirty, not flower crowns and dolling up. Yet, our favourite style icons didn’t disappoint. Alexa Chung donned her own namesake line‘s sweater, while Solange Knowles painted the town red.
From Rihanna’s Manolo Blahnik collab to Selena Gomez’s major Coach campaign, here are the week’s best fashion Instagram posts you need to see.
Recently, gorpcore was coined with A$AP Rocky’s Balenciaga look as the main icon. Gvasalia decided to take it further by adding a new -core for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2018 season: Dad-core.
“BALENCIAGA MEN SPRING SUMMER 18: Explore the collection on Balenciaga.com.”
Rihanna’s third and final collection for Manolo Blahnik is aptly dubbed So Stoned. Cheeky undertones aside, the four styles include two mules, strappy sandals and gladiator stilettos, all with encrusted jewels and Lucite heels. They drop in stores and online on 6 July.
“JULY 6… the “SO STONED” collection is dropping! My hands down favorite collaboration with @manoloblahnikhq
Pictured above: Poison Ivy”
In tandem with Solange’s Glastonbury performance was her birthday. Solange’s celebratory mood took the form of a show-stealing monochrome ensemble, tucking her pleated mock turtleneck into glossy pants in the same cherry red shade as the whole stage.
“thank you so much for all of my birthday wishes❤️ and thank you glastonbury for being so phenomenal! there’s no way I could have performed at both, but I damn sure went straight from the stage to airport so I can make it to attend the BET awards tomorrow. there’s no better way Id want to celebrate my orbit around the sun. so much love to all ???? ”
Alexa Chung with her rock-chic staples have been Glastonbury’s festival style icon for as long as we can remember, but this luxe-comfort sweater from her very own eponymous label took the cake.
“Cuz I’m stuck in a city but I belong in a field. @alexachungstagram jumperrrrrr”
Elle Fanning’s corset-induced glee pretty much sums up our giddy excitement for The Beguiled‘s Singapore release on 13 July.
“This better be you going to see “The Beguiled” this weekend #outnow #bts #fbf lunchtime attire: @kirstendunst”
Since the announcement last year, Selena Gomez x Coach is one of the most anticipated partnerships of the year. Shot by legendary photographer Steven Meisel, Gomez’s Coach ad is the sophisticated turning point of her evolution from Disney star to Hollywood multi-hyphenate.