Fashion buzz: Dua Lipa spotted in Malaysian label Motoguo, Blackpink Lisa is officially Celine’s brand ambassador, and more

Fashion buzz: Dua Lipa spotted in Malaysian label Motoguo, Blackpink Lisa is officially Celine’s brand ambassador, and more

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Text: Lea Rina

Editor: Joan Kong

From unexpected partnerships to new announcements to fresh drops, these are the news you won’t want to miss

Dua Lipa was spotted rocking Malaysian label Motoguo

As one of the fashion's hottest It-girls at the moment, Dua Lipa's style has always been on our radar (her two-tone hair trend is arguably the hairstyle of 2020), and one of her latest outfits caught our attention for the right reason: it's by local brand Motoguo! On a date night in New York City with her beau, Anwar Hadid, the 25-year-old singer was spotted wearing the brand's Floral Tiles knitted cardigan over a black-on-black ensemble. She looks super cute in it, if we may add. 

Blackpink's Lisa is officially Celine's brand ambassador

New week, new K-pop fashion news! After working with Celine for over a year now (from attending its menswear show in June 2019 to being the muse for its campaign), Blackpink's Lisa is officially named Celine's brand ambassador. 

Accompanying the announcement, are three images shot by creative director Hedi Slimane himself. The caption reads, “We are pleased to announce the continued collaboration of Celine with Lisa, who will represent the house as a global ambassador. Lisa is a multitalented artist, widely known as a member of the globally acclaimed South Korean band @blackpinkofficial." We can't wait to see what's to come.

A Gucci x The North Face collaboration is happening

From Jimmy Choo x Timberland to Prada x Adidas to Coach x Jean-Michel Basquiat, fashion has had a long list of exciting (and unexpected) partnerships this year, and the latest brands that have confirmed their collaboration? Gucci and outdoor clothing and gear brand The North Face. This marks the first time the Italian fashion house has tied up with another brand under the helm of creative director Alessandro Michele. 

While nothing much has been revealed apart from the announcement, The North Face revealed to Hypebeast that the collection will "celebrate the rich heritage of both brands." Who's excited for this?

Tod's and Mr. Bags have teamed up for round two

A year after Tod's and Chinese fashion influencer Mr. Bags launched their first collaborative design, the Unicorn D Styling bag, the duo are back again for round two this year, and this time, the spotlight's on the trendy Tod's C bag. The limited-edition 2020 collection features three exclusive colours that are hot right now—pale pistachio, light tan, and almond, and we honestly can't pick a favourite.

The Tod's x Mr. Bags collection is available on its website and selected boutiques worldwide.

Ermenegildo Zegna x Fear of God line is here

After setting the fashion industry abuzz with the announcement of their partnership, the Ermenegildo Zegna x Fear of God collection has now launched worldwide. Fusing the Italian fashion house's masterful craftsmanship and tailoring with the American streetwear brand's contemporary take on luxury, some of the key pieces include lapelless blazers, a sleek oversized leather bomber jacket, and a lightweight suede shirt-jacket.

Drop by the Ermenegildo Zegna Pavilion store to find out more.

Helmut Lang teams up with Saint Laurent for an artistic partnership

Helmut Lang may have said goodbye to the fashion world to focus on art in 2005, but 15 years later, the designer is back, although this time, it's for an art collaboration with Saint Laurent. Titled "Helmut Lang x Anthony Vaccarello for Saint Laurent Rive Droite", the designer-turn-artist is invited to create a series of sculptures using leftover materials from the French Maison's archives with the help of resin and aluminium molds.

In an interview with Business of Fashion, Lang said, "Anthony was the first person in fashion to engage in a collaboration focusing on my artwork. As I collaborated with artists in different ways throughout my time in fashion, it was intriguing to be in the reversed position.”

The artwork will be exhibited at Saint Lauren't Rive Droite store in Paris before making its way to Los Angeles.

Kenzo's founder and legendary designer Kenzō Takada has passed away at age 81

COVID-19 has claimed another victim, and this time, it's Kenzo's founder Kenzō Takada. He was 81 years old. His namesake brand's current creative director Felipe Oliveira Baptista paid tribute to the legendary designer on Instagram, stating, “It is with great sadness that I have learned the passing away of Mr. Kenzo Takada. His amazing energy, kindness, talent and smile were contagious. His kindred spirit will live forever. Rest in Peace Master.”

Kenzō Takada sold his eponymous label to the LVMH group back in 1993 (for US$80.5 million dollars), but he continued to show support to the brand by making an appearance at its events—his last was for the Autumn/Winter 2020 runway show back in February this year. 

Read last week's Fashion Buzz here.