Our global fashion roundup column brings to you all the global and local fashion news that hits the fashion scene weekly. This week, Kering-owned fashion brand Bottega Veneta leaves social media altogether, the 2021 Grammy awards show has been postponed and more.
Bottega Veneta Deletes all its Social Media Accounts
On Tuesday, it was discovered that Italian luxury brand Bottega Veneta had disappeared from social media. The Kering-owned brand appears to have deleted its accounts from Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter altogether.
This move by the brand has left many stunned and many other speculating that it may be a publicity stunt or a technical glitch. Some others, however, have speculated that the brand’s creative director Daniel Lee made the decision to create more buzz about the brand than social media can create for them.
As time goes on, we can only just watch and see what will happen.
Grand Theft Auto Features its first Fashion Brand
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On Monday, Grand Theft Auto V featured its first fashion brand by dressing 3 of its characters in the Polish label Misbhv. The label posted 3 characters that are the resident DJs in the game’s underground club, the Music Locker wearing their pieces.
In the image, the trio was shown stepping out of a plane wearing different Misbhv pieces with one of them sporting a yellow and pink tie-dye t-shirt that had “Misbhv Keinemusik” on the chest.
The fashion brand took to its Instagram to celebrate the milestone by writing, “Fashion means anything as long as it creates a feedback loop with reality. Virtual reality is a new and exciting form of this dialogue.” Players will be allowed to purchase the Misbhv pieces at five clothing stores in the fictional city of Los Santos.
Lindsay Peoples Wagner is New Editor-In-Chief of The Cut
On Monday, Lindsay Peoples Wagner was announced as the new editor-in-chief of The Cut, a subsidiary of New York Magazine. The 30-year-old who has been serving as editor in charge of Teen Vogue for the past two years had previously worked as a fashion market editor at The Cut for three years.
Wagner, who is a co-founder of Black in Fashion Council, said the exclusivity will be a top priority for her as she heads The Cut.
“Inclusivity – whether it be race, ethnicity, sexuality, any difference in background – I think it’s really important to hear different voices and different walks of life and how people are able to continue to be resilient throughout this crazy tough pandemic time in our world,” she said in an interview with The New York Times.
Zoë Kravitz Drops New Lipstick Collection in Collaboration With YSL
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Actress Zoë Kravitz has dropped a new lipstick collection in collaboration with YSL. The collection, which features 8 limited edition lipstick colours, was inspired by the cities that are dear to her.
The collection entitled YSL Beauté Makeup and Fragrance Ambassador’s Rouge Pur Couture collection got inspiration from London, Paris, New York City, and Los Angeles, and contains different shades of reds.
The names of the lipsticks, such as the Midnight LA, NYC Jungle, and London Sky, give a hint as to what city inspired their colour.
The 2021 Grammy Awards Has Been Postponed
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 Grammy Awards has been postponed by two months, moving the event from January 31 to March 14. The decision came after a spike in covid-19 cases in Los Angeles where the ceremony normally holds.
“Nothing is more important than the health and safety of those in our music community and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly on producing the show,” a statement from the Recording Academy, which runs the Grammys said.
The event will be a virtual one like many others that happened recently.
Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge is Taking Applications
Applications are open for the third edition of the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge. This initiative is one that supports entrepreneurial start-up and scale-up stage businesses developing solutions to drive positive social impact in the fashion industry.
This year, the organisers are strongly encouraging black, indigenous, and people of colour entrepreneurs to apply. They are also inviting consumers to judge submissions.
This global event invites interested business to submit project proposals that focus on creating a more inclusive fashion value-chain. Six applicants will be selected and invited to develop their plans virtually with the support of dedicated Tommy Hilfiger and external subject-matter experts.
Finalists will present their final concept to a jury panel and associate audience at the global Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge final event to be held in early 2022. A total of 200,000 euros will be awarded between winners, with an additional chance to win a 15,000 euro prize for the “Audience Favorite Vote”.
For more information and to apply, click here.