If scrolling through endless photos of flower crowns and chiseled abs by way of the Coachella music festival is not your thing, keep on reading for this week’s dose of fashion news.

The Thunderbolt Project by FRGMT & Pokémon launches at Dover Street Market Singapore

If you’re still deciding on what to wear to watch Detective Pikachu (coming out May 9), then this capsule collection is for you. A collaboration between Pokémon and Hiroshi Fujiwara’s Fragment Design, the collection features T-shirts and hoodies in black and white that have the Pokémon shaded to match the colours.

However, it’s not a shirt that’s the most coveted item. That prestige goes to a keychain of a matte-black Pikachu, which can only be bought via the raffle, although it looks like Kim Jones already has one attached to his Dior Saddle. Prices for the collection range between S$70 to S$330, and will be available at Dover Street Market Singapore on Saturday, April 20b.
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LVMH and Kering pledge €300 million to restore the Notre Dame cathedral

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Unless you live under a rock, you would have heard the tragic news of the Notre Dame fire. In that regard, two of France’s biggest fashion conglomerates, Louis Vuitton Moet-Hennessy (LVMH) and Kering, have pledged a total of 300 million euros to help rebuild the cathedral.

“The Notre-Dame tragedy strikes all French people,” Kering’s CEO Francois-Henri Pinault said. “Faced with this tragedy, my father and I have decided to contribute to the funds needed to fully rebuild Our Lady of Paris, in order to bring this jewel back to life as soon as possible.”

The Arnault family that owns the LVMH group has also committed a total of 200 million euros to the restoration fund. “We are committed to assist with the reconstruction of this extraordinary cathedral, symbol of France, its heritage and its unity,” the group said in a statement.

In 2018, over 13 million tourists visited the gothic cathedral, making it the most visited attraction in all of Europe.

Loewe’s Paula Ibiza collection is now available in stores

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The Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza lookbook. (Photo: Loewe)

The third edition of the Loewe and legendary Ibiza boutique Paula’s has arrived in stores. Just imagine bohemian dressing for the beach fused with the playful prints from the cult store, and you get the lookbook that’s both vibrant and youthful.

Just in time for your summer vacations, you can shop the entire collection that includes womenswear, menswear, bags and baskets, bumbags, accessories, and of course, beach essentials. Tanning has never looked so stylish.

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Time Magazine’s Most Influential People of 2019 include Pierpaolo Piccioli, Clare Waight Keller, and Pat McGrath

A new year, a new Time’s 100 list. This year’s edition includes fashion biggest names today: Pierpaolo Piccioli, Clare Waight Keller, and Pat McGrath.

The Oscar-winning actor Frances McDormand shared how her friendship with Piccioli “has been built on [their] mutual appreciation for the way celebratory costume can be interpreted for a living, breathing human life.”

Keller was honoured by Julianne Moore, who recognised that Meghan Markle’s Givenchy gown was a reflection of the innately human and beautiful. And McGrath was celebrated by Beverly Johnson, who called the makeup artist a legend in the business.

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Josiah Neo is a tech writer who contributes occasionally to the fashion, travel, and culture beats. When he’s not busy keeping up with the keynotes, he’s probably stuffing his face with the best Melbournian donuts (at Shortstop, BTW) or watching his favourite esports team, the Los Angeles Valiant, pummel their opponents into oblivion.