Helsinki Fashion Week takes digital runways to the next level, and Vogue launches a unique global edition of its magazine. Stay up to date with the hottest fashion news that happened this week.
Helsinki Fashion Week Debuts First Digital Show
Helsinki Fashion Week has debuted its first digital show and has taken it to the next level. It showcased the concept of ‘cyberspace utopia,’ using innovative 3D technology for the clothes and models. The virtual event presented 31 designers, and thanks to its digital edge, it was also eco-friendly, as the show avoided using any physical garments. The AI influencers and models ‘walked’ down a digital runway, with pieces created by the company, Scotomalab. All of the “very hectic, yet attractive and interesting” looks are available to watch via Instagram and the event’s website, digitalvillage.io.
Louis Vuitton Showcased Men’s Event in Shanghai
Louis Vuitton has debuted its Spring 2021 menswear show in Shanghai. As the first seasonless collection from Director, Virgil Abloh, the pieces included brightly colored suits with toys emerging from pockets and bold print and oversized balloon ‘Zoooom with Friends’ characters sitting on top of the models’ shoulders. The collection began with references to traditional Chinese culture, including Chinese dragons, birds, and the large LV logo amongst the garments. Trench coats, fur-collared jackets, and color blocking were popular choices across the event, with cartoon characters draped across each model.
Bared Footwear Collaborates with The Hunger Project
Bared Footwear is working with the non-profit organization on a new sneaker collection, called Sneakers with Soul. The collaboration includes the debut of the shoe ‘Hornbill,’ a low-profile sneaker with two-toned leather accents. For every pair of shoes sold, $50 will go directly to The Hunger Project, to support communities in Malawi, Africa. The donated funds go towards training 40 community members in education and support workshops.
THP also provides healthcare, and agriculture to the communities, helping them end the cycle of poverty. “We’re so excited about the release of the new Bared x THP sneaker. Having visited the country with us last year, Bared now has a personal connection to Malawi,” said Melanie Noden, the CEO of TJP Australia. You can find the shoes for sale on Bared Footwear website.
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Sneakers with soul – we're proud to introduce the Hornbill THP! 👟 In collab with @thehungerprojectau, a non-profit organisation committed to the global UN movement to end world hunger. . For every sneaker sold, $50 will be donated to support the communities of Malawi, Africa as they work to sustainably end their own hunger. A step in the right direction, tag a mate who needs these kicks. ✨ #baredcares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bared #baredfootwear #liveeverytstep #athomeinbared #sneakercollaboration #doinggood #giveback #hunger #worldhunger #businessforgood #socialenterprise #StayInReachOut #covid19 #stopthespread #worldhunger #stayhome #inthistogether #wereallinthistogether #globalcitizen #socialimpact
Vogue Unites for the First Global Edition
Every Vogue Magazine is banding together to create the first global issue. To unite readers, this edition invokes the theme of Hope. The magazine will be published in 19 languages and will feature letters, poems, and essays from designers, models, and celebrities. Diversity and inclusion of the LGBTQI+ community will be prominently showcased within the pages, focussing on the pandemic, climate change, and activism in the world.
“We all need hope in our lives, now more than ever,” said Anna Wintour. “So at this tumultuous time, Vogue decided to bring all the global editions together around this optimistic, humane, forward-looking theme. Hope may be hard to find at a moment of crisis, but it also feels more essential than ever. It’s part of our shared humanity, a source of delight and inspiration, and keeps us focused on a brighter future.” The magazine edition hits shelves in August and September.
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For the first time in Vogue's 128-year history, all 26 editions have united in one global project, entitled #VogueHope, to celebrate positive voices from around the world that are pushing for change. Published in 19 languages and appearing throughout August and September, the 26 global editions of Vogue all celebrate hope with an aim to unite millions of readers worldwide with a positive vision of the future. As part of the #VogueHope project, all Vogue Editors-in-Chief have contributed to a portfolio of photography, artwork and reportage, representing what the theme uniquely means to them. #VogueHope will also spotlight young and emerging creative talent, who will positively shape the future of the fashion industry, and elevate uplifting, real life stories alongside contributions from a range of designers, activists and writers. Tap the link in our bio to see and read more.
Ralph Lauren Present Two New Collaborations
Ralph Lauren is debuting one of its latest collections and is celebrating the heroes in the world. The new Wonder Woman collection is for sale, exclusively at Bloomingdale stores, in perfect time for the release of the latest film. The garments in the collection feature timeless separates and effortless silhouettes – this includes linen pants, blazers, and silk blouses. It will be a part of the Shop for Good initiative, which works with 12 US-based charities to support essential workers during the pandemic. The second collaboration is with Bitmoji, an avatar built for Snapchat. This exclusive collection includes digitized versions of the classic Lauren apparel, including Polos shirts and blazers. “Ralph Lauren is excited to embark on this innovative partnership with Snap,” said Alice Delahunt, the CDO at Ralph Lauren.
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로렌(Lauren) 바이 랄프 로렌이 오는 10월 개봉 예정인 갤 가독 주연의 <원더 우먼1984(Wonder Woman 1984)>로부터 영감받은 특별한 컬렉션을 공개했다. 현대 여성들의 타임리스 스타일을 선보이는 이번 컬렉션은 블레이저, 리넨 팬츠, 실크 블라우스 등을 포함하며, 미국 전역의 자선단체 12곳을 지원하는 ’Shop for Good’ 캠페인으로 블루밍데일스(Bloomingdale’s)내 독점 판매를 진행중이다. Ralph Lauren celebrates heroes with ‘Wonder Woman’ line. Report: WWD Korea 📸: Courtesy of Lauren by Ralph Lauren
Alexandra Feiam is an experienced fashion writer who holds a degree in journalism. She has an impressive portfolio and expertise working as the Editor at Power Retail and Commercial Content Editor at Newscorp. Ally has been writing for The TrendSpotter since 2018, and her work has been featured in notable publications such as The Herald Sun, Arirang TV South Korea, Kidspot, The House of Wellness, and The Daily Telegraph.
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