Fashion’s ins-and-outs this week have been largely centred on collaborations, what with Dior showcasing two of its ventures with Nike and Stüssy, making waves the world over. Beyond that, the sartorial realm is chugging along in tandem with its ever-changing nature. In that spirit, we bring you your curated fashion update. for the week.
Balmain’s CEO steps down with immediate effect
After two years as Balmain’s chief executive officer, Massimo Piombini has announced his departure from the brand due to personal reasons. Since his reign in April 2017, Piombini has been recognised for his achievements in the growth and organisational evolution of the French house. During Piombini’s tenure, the company grew by 50 per cent, with the goal of reaching €200 million (S$302,132) come 2019. His replacement will be announced in February 2020.
Daniel Lee of Bottega Veneta wins Designer of the Year at British Fashion Awards 2019
At the British Fashion Awards 2019, Creative Director of Bottega Veneta Daniel Lee stole the show as he took home four coveted accolades. Though Lee only joined the company in June 2018, he was awarded Designer of the Year, Brand of the Year for his work with Bottega Veneta, the British designer of the Year for Womenswear, and Accessories Designer of the Year. Other awardees include Kim Jones from Dior, Giorgio Armani, and Naomi Campbell.
Kering in discussion over a potential deal with Moncler
Italian skiwear and outerwear label, Moncler, has been speculated as the latest brand to be acquired by luxury conglomerate, Kering. Under Kering’s wings, brands like Gucci, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen have flourished. According to Bloomberg, Moncler’s shares have recorded a 33 per cent spike this year, which translates to a market value of approximately US$11 billion (S$14.97 billion). Coming in second to its competitor LVMH who recently took over Tiffany & Co, it’s no wonder that Kering is under pressure.
Nike celebrates the 2020 NBA Paris Game with a special capsule
Nike scores, yet again. The sportswear brand has just released a special capsule collection in homage to the upcoming NBA Paris Game 2020. This collection is inspired by the French city’s basketball culture, featuring varsity jackets, hoodies, tees, tracksuits and accessories. Most items from the collection come in black and white colourways, with some eye-catching patterned pieces. Items also have an emblazoned “Paris” motif, where the “i” is replaced by the NBA’s Jerry West-inspired logo.
The 2020 NBA Paris Game capsule collection is available at Nike.
Bella Hadid stars in Alexander Wang’s latest campaign
Alexander Wang‘s latest campaign pays homage to his own hometown, New York, and the queen of the city in this campaign is Bella Hadid. The campaign features a series of photographs with reference to iconic American symbols and New York landmarks, starring Hadid donning Lady Liberty’s crown. As mentioned on Wang’s Instagram, the collection is “inspired by the people, the style, and the energy that make New York extraordinary.”
The Collection 1 2020 range is available at Alexander Wang.