As we entered March, we witnessed numerous major fashion weeks taking place across the Western Hemisphere. But fear not, because this month still continues to see glitzy fashion week as you can see in our weekly-updated Fashion Roundup.
Not only that, but we are still carrying our curated fashion news in this entry because we want you to only read the most-interesting and worth-knowing news—which high-profile figure is tapped as the next fashion house’s new face? What are the latest fashion items from the high-end brands this month? Sit back and read on below.
PIFW Highlights: Sebastian Red
Renowned Indonesian fashion designer Sebastian Gunawan and wife Christina Panarese’s label, Sebastian Red, launched its Fioritura collection during the recent Plaza Indonesia Fashion Week. The new collection featured an array of cocktail gown, midi gown, jumpsuit that comes with floral patterns and pastel, black and white colours.
PIFW Highlights: Parang Kencana
Local Batik brand Parang Kencana presented its latest collection entitled Rasasvada during Plaza Indonesia Fashion Week. Inspired by the beauty of flowers, the collection exudes modernity and confidence that represents the urban women. With night gown, casual wear and tube gown dress, the models walked on the runway with stunning headpiece and wide-range of colours like peach, blue, pink and green.
PIFW Highlights: Amanda Hartanto x Ayla Dimitri
Fashion designer Amanda Hartanto collaborates with fashion influencer Ayla Dimitri for its new collection Adhara that offers a wide-range of clothing, such as formal, semi casual and evening look. The collection was made of foil flocking, embroidery on Thai silk that comes in navy blue, maroon and black-and-white dominated colours.
PIFW Highlights: Alleira Batik
Another high-end batik fashion label Alleira Batik offers its latest collection during Plaza Indonesia Fashion Week 2017. The new collection entitled Luminous featured culottes, jumpsuit and asymmetrical dress made from silk, organza and cotton that guarantees comfort wear. The new collection still houses modern style with feminine touch.
Claire Waight Keller in Givenchy
After the surprise exit of Riccardo Tisci from Givenchy, the French fashion house has welcomed Clare Waight Keller as its new Creative Director. The former artistic head of Chloé, who will be the first woman to head Givenchy, will be responsible for Givenchy’s Women’s and Men’s Ready-to-wear and accessories collections, as well as Haute Couture.
Style Guide: Beauty and the Beast Stars in Givenchy
The stars of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast arrived in New York for the movie premiere decked out in gorgeous Givenchy attires by Riccardo Tisci. Emma Watson wore a custom gown crafted from chiffon and satin with pleats and bow detail in the back. Meanwhile, actor Dan Stevens sports Givenchy's Fall/Winter 2017 coloured stripes wool suit matched with black poplin shirt and black leather shoes.
J.W Anderson x Pitti Uomo
Pitti Uomo’s Spring/Summer’ 18 collection will have a new special guest none other than J.W Anderson this year, which will take place in Florence, Italy. The iconic Irish designer announced the news on his Instagram with caption that said he is very excited to be the next special guest. Well, who wouldn’t?
Lottie Moss x Chanel
Kate Moss’ younger sister, Lottie Moss, lands her first Chanel debut for its spring summer 2017 eyewear campaign. Shot by Karl Lagerfeld himself, the picture showed the 19-year-old in delicate nude crêpe-georgette dress paired with voluminous blonde locks and new collection of glasses and sunglasses.
Game of Thrones x D&G
Two of the stars of Game of Thrones have been tapped by luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana to be their new faces for His and Hers editions of its ‘The One’ fragrance. The perfume will be launch in the coming September.
Dior’s AI beauty assistant
The luxury brand is pioneering a digital revolution in the beauty world by launching its first online chat that features artificial intelligence (AI), codenamed Dior Insider, available through Facebook Messenger. The chat will provide both beauty advice and information based on several answers to standardised questions upon first logging in. The Dior Insider will be launched this month.
Olympia Le-Tan x Lancôme
French fashion designer Olympia Le-Tan is teaming up with Lancôme on a new beauty collaboration. Known for her quirky handbags and accessories, the Parisian creative is set to develop a “sexy, vintage and glamorous” make-up collection for the brand. The limited-edition products are set to drop in August 2017.
PFW Highlights: Chanel Autumn/Winter 2017
Chanel chose a space theme with a rocket towering at the Grand Palais for its Autumn/Winter show. The fashion house creative director Karl Lagerfeld designed a Sci-Fi inspired collection, such as astronaut-printed dresses, dazzling headscarfs, glitter moon boots, metallic suits and silver space-esque separates. The runway was dominated with white, grey and black colour palletes and saw a wide-range of clothing for men, women and even children!
PFW Highlights: Fenty Puma X Rihanna Autumn/Winter 2017
The much-anticipated fashion show by pop diva Rihanna x Puma took place at last week’s Paris Fashion Week where the runway adopted library theme as its setting. The preppy collection featured plenty of oversized parkas, basketball shorts, boxers and asymmetrical knitwear with bold colours such as dark blue, yellow and orange for both men and women.
PFW Highlights: Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2017
Alexander McQueen presented an eclectic collection inspired by the 'Wishing Trees' from ancient Cornwall by creative director Sarah Burton. The show highlighted delicate embroideries made with glass beads and stones and cross-stitching, followed by touches of leather, prints and intertwined knits as seen in gorgeous eveningwear, top and pants and leather jackets paired with dotted translucent long skirt. The collection also translated medieval legends and artisanal crafts into modern attires.
PFW Highlights: Hermès Autumn/Winter 2017
Hermès is going autumnal at their latest Paris Fashion Week show. The luxury fashion brand drew inspirations from botany and translated it into clothing that ranges from sunset pastel pink trench coats in leather and cape-like button-up silk shirts, tailored trousers, knitted turtle neck sweaters and beanies. Also, don’t forget the gorgeous combat boots!
PFW Highlights: Louis Vuitton Autumn/Winter 2017
Louis Vuitton closed 2017 Paris Fashion Week by showcasing Nicolas Ghesquière’s interpretation of ‘when city meets land’ theme by featuring earthy tones of blue, brown and yellow as seen in bias-cut silk dress over leather coat, tailored blazers, chain-trimmed leather jackets and the must-have accessories. Held at Louvre, the show was attended by a bevy of stars including Jennifer Connelly, Jaden Smith, and Michelle Williams.
Bella Hadid’s Dior Campaign
Dior has unveiled the debut campaign of its make-up collection with the unstoppable Bella Hadid. The news was shared on the supermodel’s Instagram page on which she wrote caption that read, “My first official Dior Beauty campaign! This is such a crazy, magical, massive honour for me to work for such an iconic brand that I have wanted to be a part of my entire life!”
Zara Larsson x H&M
Swedish pop star Zara Larsson teamed up with her country’s giant clothing brand H&M for an exclusive capsule collection. The singer released a statement saying she always loved the brand because it is “fun and accessible to all kind of girls”. The collection will feature edgy and glamorous streetwear. The partnership also coincides with the debut of Larsson’s full-length album So Good that will be out this May, which the brand will help to promote the album in its stores.
Celine joins Instagram
High-end fashion brand Celine has joined Instagram to interact with its fans further. After just three days, the brand gained 60,000 followers and counting. Check its page here.
PFW Highlights: Lanvin Autumn/Winter 2017
Lanvin offered plenty of lace and ruffles on flowing dresses and suits as seen on the stage of Paris Fashion Week earlier this week. Creative Director Bouchra Jarrar also added power and romance into the designs as seen in a mix of eveningwear and power suits.
PFW Highlights: Maison Margiela Fall 2017
Located at Le Grand Palais in Paris, John Galliano took a twisted take for Maison Margiela’s fashion show and presented a melange of colourful, eccentric and, surprisingly, political clothing. The collection ranges from dresses with high-knee boots, layer clothes on top of garments, a belted trench coat with a bra-cut top, and diverse footwear that comes in white and clean stiletto mules. We are in love!
PFW Highlights: Saint Laurent Fall 2017
For his second runway collection, Creative director for Saint Laurent Anthony Vaccarello played with ruffles, shearlings and sequins while still maintaining the brand’s androgynous aesthetic, which mostly got its inspirations from the 80s, such as shoulder detailing, short dresses and tailored blazers. And don’t forget the boots!
The fashion show also featured Indonesian model Laras Sekar, who walked the runway in two of the designer’s creations: an asymmetrical mini-gown with one shoulder detail and a transparent with volume arm angle.
(Photo credits: Lanvin, Maison Margiela, Saint Laurent, Celine, H&M, Dior)