With our global fashion roundup column, we bring to you all the local and international news that hit the fashion scene throughout the week. This week in fashion; Kenneth Ize emerged winner of the Arise Fashion Week 30 Under 30 contest, Walmart is set to hold a shoppable live stream on TikTok, and many more.
Kenneth Ize Wins Arise Fashion Week ’30 Under 30′.
After 2 days of competing with some of the best fashion designers in Africa, at the 30 Under 30 competition of the Arise Fashion Week, Kenneth Ize emerged as the winner. The 2019 LVMH Prize finalist and ARISE designer of the year is one that creates vibrant, handwoven designs using inspiration from the artistry and expertise of weavers in Ilorin, Nigeria.
Being the winner, Ize walked away with a $100,000 cash prize. Legendary model and African fashion advocate Naomi Campbell announced him as the winner of the event.
Runners-up Ré Lagos and South African Mmuso Maxwell received $75,000 and $50,000 respectively. Other designers that participated in the competition include Lagos Space Programme, Ziva Lagos, TJWho, Onalaja and Ajabeng.
Walmart to Hold Shoppable Livestream on TikTok.
Walmart has announced that it will soon host live streams with “fashion-loving TikTok creators” through which viewers can buy featured items directly on the platform. The first of these live streams will hold on Walmart’s TikTok page on December 18 at 8 pm ET.
The event, tagged, ‘Holiday Shop-a-Long Spectacular’ will be hosted by TikTok star Michael Le and will feature 10 creature that will “reveal their favourite Walmart fashion finds in a way that’s uniquely their own”.
Along the way, pins will pop up within the app that let viewers add items to their Walmart shopping cart without leaving TikTok.
Amazon Fashion Launches Made For You – a Custom Clothing Service.
On December 15, Amazon launched a new service called Made For You that allows shoppers create a custom T-shirt to their exact measurements. This custom clothing service requires users to provide the company with their height, weight, body style, and two photos of themselves to get measured for their custom fit.
Afterwards, users can choose from a selection of 8 colourways. Other details like sleeve and shirt length, necklines, fabric, fit, and so on can also be picked by users. The shirts can even include your name printed on the label, as a small perk.
Users can then view the product on a virtual body before placing their order. The shirts, which are available to all Amazon customers in the US costs $25.
Miu Miu Creates First Upcycled Collection With Reworked Vintage Dresses.
As the fashion industry continues to move more towards sustainable practices, brands like Burberry and Chloé are making efforts in this direction. Now, Miu Miu has joined the sustainable bandwagon with the release of a new creation that keeps fashion circular.
Upcycled by Miu Miu is a special collection of vintage dresses reworked and transformed by Miu Miu, allowing the “memory” of the original design to be preserved. The collection contains a selection of 8 pieces that have been sourced from vintage clothing stores and markets globally and have given the Miu Miu touch.
All the pieces which are unique and were created by hand date between the 1930s and the ’80s.
Anna Wintour Appointed Chief Content Officer of Condé Nast.
Anna Wintour, the editor in chief of Vogue US and artistic director and global content advisor of Condé Nast, has now been appointed as the chief content officer for the magazine conglomerate. In her new position, she will oversee all brands including international editions.
This move is a part of Conde Nast’s effort to bring its US and global operations together as it seeks profitability. During her time, Wintour will work closely with Vogue, serving as the brand’s global editorial director.
“Anna’s appointment represents a pivotal moment for Condé Nast as her ability to stay ahead in connecting with new audiences, while cultivating and mentoring some of today’s brightest talent in the industry, has made her one of media’s most distinguished executives,” CEO Roger Lynch said in a statement.