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Fashion buzz: Blackpink’s Jennie sizzles in Heron Preston for Calvin Klein, Suzy Bae shows us what's in her bag, and more

Fashion buzz: Blackpink’s Jennie sizzles in Heron Preston for Calvin Klein, Suzy Bae shows us what's in her bag, and more

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Text: Joan Kong

Image: Calvin Klein

From new collaborations to new campaigns, here are all the fashion updates to know

Blackpink’s Jennie stars in the Heron Preston for Calvin Klein campaign

ICYMI, Calvin Klein unveiled Heron Preston’s first collection for the brand a month ago. Comprising classic essentials, the line-up continues to champion the label’s minimalist and sensual aesthetic, updated with streetwear touches and Preston's signature bright orange hue. 

Fast forward to this week, to mark the second drop of the collection, the duo has released a campaign featuring the one and only Jennie from Blackpink. The series of images captured the K-pop star in her natural element, lounging in an array of separates, from the bandeau bralette with high-rise jeans to triangle barrette with a zip hoodie. We don't know about you, but we know what we’ll be lounging in next.

Dior unveils its latest ‘In My Lady’ episode featuring Suzy Bae

Ever wondered what’s in Suzy Bae’s bag? Dior has released the latest ‘In My Lady’ episode featuring the South Korean singer and actress, and you’ll be able to find out just what she stores in her favourite carrier (hint: it’s iconic). Launched last December, the series also starred Lily Allen, Isabelle Huppert, Ana Barbosa, Chiara Ferragni, and Liza Koshy.

Red Velvet’s Joy gets her dancing shoes on in Tod’s second ‘In My Shoes’ instalment

Following its first ‘In Our Shoes’ project in collaboration with NYU Tisch School of the Arts for Autumn/Winter 2020, Tod’s has released the second chapter of the campaign, and this time, it's shot in Seoul. Starring Joy from South Korean girl band Red Velvet, the short film showcases the K-pop idol dancing her way through Seoul. Adorning her feet? The brand’s stylish Tabs sneakers. Designed by creative director Walter Chiapponi, the classic lace-up shoes are characterised by the signature Gommino pebbles on the heel counter.

Moschino goes to Sesame Street

Prepare to amp up the fun this summer—Moschino is coming to Sesame Street. No stranger to nostalgic collaborations, the brand is giving your favourite characters including Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Bert and Ernie that stylish take with its newest collection.

From sweatsuits to denim sets to windbreaker co-ords, the pieces from the line-up radiate a hint of playful ‘90s nostalgia, and they serve as the perfect pick-me-up during these pandemic times. Country singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves—who was dressed as a Barbie by creative director Jeremy Scott for the 2019 Met Gala—is the face of the collection.

The Moschino x Sesame Street collection will be dropping on May 25.

Valentino is going fur-free

Valentino is taking a fur-free stance by announcing that it’s shutting down its fur company, Valentino Polar. Its last collection to include fur will be the Autumn/Winter 2022 collection. The fashion house joins the likes of Gucci, Prada, Michael Kors, Versace, and Chanel, which have all pledged to stop using fur in the collections.

"Maison de Couture for us means creativity, uniqueness, intimacy and an inclusive mindset," chief executive officer Jacopo Venturini said in a statement. "The fur-free stance is perfectly in-line with the values of our company. We are moving full-steam ahead in the research for alternative materials in view of a greater attention to the environment for the upcoming collections."

Aside from that, the brand also said that it’ll be phasing out its diffusion line, Red Valentino, to allow creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli to focus on its main label.

Berluti introduces its new line, The Essentials

Think of Berluti and its sophisticated leather goods come to mind, but the brand has launched a new ready-to-wear line that's the epitome of the quintessential wardrobe for modern-day men.

Inspired by the brand’s rich heritage, the pieces in the collection are elevated essentials that are pared-down yet luxurious, from the hooded leather jackets to streamlined joggers to sleek sweaters. And for ladies who love the borrowed-from-the-boys trend, an array of separates are available in smaller sizes.

Shop The Essentials collection at the Berluti Suria KLCC store now.

Read the previous Fashion Buzz here.