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Fashion buzz: Dior Men’s Autumn 2020 collection is now in store, Coach Malaysia is delivering to your doorstep, and more

Fashion buzz: Dior Men’s Autumn 2020 collection is now in store, Coach Malaysia is delivering to your doorstep, and more

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Text: Joan Kong


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Dior Men’s Autumn 2020 collection is now in-store

Have your eyes (and heart) set on Dior Men’s Autumn/Winter 2020 collection ever since it was unveiled in December last year? Good news: The line is now available in its Suria KLCC boutique. Fans of the brand will be able to shop the pieces that were designed in collaboration with Shawn Stussy—some of the most talked about looks include the array of psychedelic-print sweaters, the Dior Saddle bags in different eye-catching motifs, and accessories featuring the reinvented logo in graffiti style.

Coach Malaysia is delivering to your doorstep

Three words: Coach on delivery. For the first time ever, the brand has launched a home delivery service in Malaysia to allow customers to shop from the comfort (and safety) of their own homes. All you need to do is head to Coach’s website, browse and select your choice of item, and call one of its outlets (except for KLIA’s) and the store staff will make the necessary arrangement. Some of its additional offerings include complimentary gift box and messaging; same-day delivery in Klang Valley for orders placed before 12pm on weekdays; and free return and exchange within 30 days.

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Michael Kors is leaving New York Fashion Week—for now

Michael Kors is the latest fashion brand that’s re-evaluating the traditional fashion calendar. Its first step? To opt out of New York Fashion Week this September. The designer will, instead, show his Spring/Summer 2021 collection sometime between October and November to allow customers to have more time to shop from collections that were released these past few months. Aside from that, the designer has also announced that it’ll no longer produce pre-fall and resort collections.

In a statement released by the brand, the designer says, “I have for a long time thought that the fashion calendar needs to change. It’s exciting for me to see the open dialogue within the fashion community about the calendar—from Giorgio Armani to Dries Van Noten to Gucci to YSL to major retailers around the globe—about ways in which we can slow down the process and improve the way we work. We’ve all had time to reflect and analyze things, and I think many agree that it’s time for a new approach for a new era.”

Will more brands follow suit? We’ll wait to find out.

Kenzo and Vans' newest collab is a floral dream come true

Summer is here, and if you’re looking for shoes that’ll give your outfit that vibrant pick-me-up, Kenzo and Vans’ new footwear line is the perfect pick. Designed by Kenzo’s creative director Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Vans’ iconic Sk8-Hi and Old Skool kicks are reworked and emblazoned with the brand’s archival floral prints, which extend to an array of unisex pieces ranging from bucket hats to hoodies to jackets.

The capsule collection will be available in stores and on Kendo’s website on June 17.

Gucci launches its first sustainable Off The Grid collection

Gucci previously announced its commitment to sustainability two years back, and now, it has unveiled its first collection from Gucci Circular Lines, an initiative to support its vision for circular production. Dubbed Gucci Off The Grid, every piece in the genderless line—from ready-to-wear to footwear to accessories—is made from “recycled, organic, bio-based, and sustainably sourced materials”.

The Italian fashion house has also revealed the global campaign featuring an eclectic mix of names, including actress and activist Jane Fonda; singer-songwriter and guitarist Miyavi; environmentalist David de Rothschild; singer and rapper Lil Nas X; and singer-songwriter King Princess. In the short film below, the cast can be seen exploring a rustic treehouse that’s set in the middle of the city—a metaphor for the desire to escape the hustle and bustle and living more off the grid.

Watch the campaign video here:

Loewe Paula’s 2020 introduces the Smiley collection

Have you smiled today? If your answer is no, let the Loewe Paula Smiley collection serve as a gentle reminder. Following the launch of the Paula’s Ibiza line in April, the Smiley capsule highlights the symbol on clothes, bags, and accessories for one simple reason: it’s an invitation to smile together to brighter days ahead—which couldn’t have come at a better time. “The Smiley to me is an antidote to the bad news, which makes it particularly timely in the context we are living. It’s about trying to make the world a more positive place through creative subversion,” says creative director Jonathan Anderson.

Check out the bags from the Loewe Paula’s Smiley capsule line below:

The Loewe Paula’s Smiley collection is available at its Pavilion boutique.

Read last week's Fashion Buzz here.

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