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Fashion Buzz: How to catch the Coach x Def Jam SEA virtual concert, Dior's Dioriviera summer capsule launches in KL and more

Fashion Buzz: How to catch the Coach x Def Jam SEA virtual concert, Dior's Dioriviera summer capsule launches in KL and more

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Text: Natalia Chow

Editor: Rachel Au

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Catch Coach's first virtual concert in Southeast Asia, a collaboration with Def Jam SEA

Fashion Buzz: How to catch the Coach x Def Jam SEA virtual concert, Dior's Dioriviera summer capsule launches in KL and more (фото 1)

When: Thursday, June 24th at 9PM (GMT+8 Malaysia & Singapore)

Who remembers their last concert? While no one can say for sure when their next one will be, you can at least catch the upcoming Coach x Def Jam SEA virtual concert from the comforts of your home. The partnership—which is a first for the house—hopes to connect communities during these challenging times while also promoting upcoming artists in Southeast Asia through a modern yet nostalgic approach to '80s inspired music. Expect performances by 13 different artists from four SEA countries such as Malaysian rapper Joe Flizzow; English-Tamil hip-hop artist Yung Raja; American-Thai rapper DaBoyWay; award-winning singer-songwriter and rapper SonaOne; producer, songwriter, and rapper Yonnyboii; and female rapper Sya. All of whom will be dressed in Coach’s Pre-Fall 2021 collection, which takes after Coach Creative Director Stuart Vevers’ free-spirited vision, combining the house's heritage in craft and classic American sportswear. 

How: From now till June 17, you'll be able to receive a link and password to the Coach x Def Jam SEA virtual concert experience with any purchase. Customers can also shop from their homes with the brand’s “Coach on Delivery” service, where they can contact store associates who will assist with purchases via the stores’ respective WhatsApp numbers found here.

Find out more about the concert by clicking here.

Escape with Dior's new Diorviera summer capsule collection

Fashion Buzz: How to catch the Coach x Def Jam SEA virtual concert, Dior's Dioriviera summer capsule launches in KL and more (фото 2)

Maria Grazia Chiuri knows us so well as she once again extends an invitation to escape with her constantly reinvented Dioriviera summer capsule. The collection toys with the toile de Jouy and the Dior Oblique motif (amongst other House codes) to brighten up women's ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes and accessories with punchy chartreuse and raspberry, pop punctuations from the Fall 2021 collection.

There are also new sailor tops with names of dream destinations that match summer essentials and decorative objects by Dior Maison, as well as the House's iconic Lady D-Lite and Dior Caro. It's a celebration of the art of living. To top it off—as if the series of decorative objects, stationery, cushions and placemats weren't enough—there's also the limited edition customisable Vespa 946 Christian Dior scooter that comes with a helmet and a top case embellished with the Dior Oblique motif. 

The collection is now available exclusively at Dior, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.

Burberry pledges to be climate positive by 2040

"Luxury and sustainability must go hand in hand." Burberry has its priorities in the right place as its 2040 pledge has already been set in motion through the development of projects that support others in their carbon journeys. The Fashion Avengers, a coalition to accelerate progress towards the United Nations’ Green Global Goals, is a fine example. The brand is also cutting emissions across its extended supply chain by 46 per cent, by 2030. To further accomplish their goals by 2040, Burberry has reestablished the Burberry Regeneration Fund, which is used to invest in programs that remove carbon from the atmosphere and fund climate projects that serve vulnerable frontline communities.

In awe: The one-of-a-kind Emilio Pucci x Supreme collection

If bright, bold and colourful prints get you weak in the knees, the collaboration between Emilio Pucci and Supreme for its Summer 2021 collection has your name on it. The eccentric collection consists of a silk smoking jacket; a water-resistant nylon sports jacket and sports pants; a series of printed and embroidered logo shirts and T-shirts; a hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants; a soccer jersey and shorts. To complete the look, you can accessories with its sunglasses, baseball cap, belt and/or Zippo®.

The Supreme®/Emilio Pucci® collection will be available from June 11, on emiliopucci.com.

The iconic 'Stud' reinterpreted as Craig Green x Rockstud X Valentino Garavani sneakers

On October 10 of 2020, Maison Valentino announced the start of a special project to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iconic Rockstud Accessories—Valentino Garavani Rockstud X. The 'Stud' is synonymous with the Valentino name but through this project, Rockstud X becomes a white canvas for experimentation and reinterpretation. It's a project that will feature collaborations and co-creations with international designers and brands—which, in turn, promotes new talents and names as well as starts a dialogue. It begins with British designer, Craig Green. The 'Stud' is reborn as a series of limited edition men's sneakers in the colours black, light ivory, army green and deep grey. Valentino Creative Director, Pierpaolo Piccioli and Green conceptualised them by fusing the classic stud onto the sneakers with a sculptural sole made of maxi Rockstud. Beyond its aesthetic purposes that simultaneously echo the iconic Valentino look 10 years ago, the studs also have functional purposes.

The co-created sneakers will exclusively launch in Dover Street Market London and Ginza on June 12th, 2021, and will then roll out in selected Valentino boutiques worldwide and on valentino.com.


Have a peek at Bottega Veneta’s Pre-Fall 2021 collection

Which would you pick: Minimalism or maximalism? For Bottega Veneta Creative Director Daniel Lee, he figured why choose when you can balance both into one collection? Wardrobe 02 the Pre Fall 2021 collection, in collaboration with the Venice Biennale, is a nod to having an essential wardrobe—you need easy-to-wear staples as well as high-impact seasonal pieces. From a tailored velvet jumpsuit to a top-to-toe dress covered in rhinestones to leather pieces with clean cuts, the collection is both glamourous and comfortable. It boils back down to the foundations of fashion design: texture and tailoring. Balance is key, after all, and together, the pieces complete one another, offering seemingly endless pairings. We just can't get enough of this fluidity.

For last week's round-up of fashion news, head over here.