Fashion buzz: Beyoncé's Ivy Park x Adidas launch, Drake's 'Certified Lover Boy' merch with Nike, and more
Beyoncé's Ivy Park X Adidas is here
The wait is over—after teasing us with the "This Is My Park" campaign earlier last month, Queen Bey has dropped her second Ivy Park collection with Adidas, and it's a celebration of "remaining positive and always finding joy", as stated in a press release. Dubbed the Drip 2, the pieces include everything from loungewear favourites to workout gear to dressy jumpsuits, and they come in an array of bright and bold hues that will brighten up the sombrest of moods. To make sure that no one is left behind, an extended size range (from XXXS to 4X) is introduced.
Shop the collection here.
Drake releases his collaboration with Nike
If you're on #TeamNike (and #TeamChampagnePapi), Drake has teamed up with Nike to release a merch collection that's inspired by his upcoming new album, Certified Lover Boy. First teased in his new song Laugh Now Cry Later's music video, the special drop features a love heart embroidered puffer jacket, a T-shirt featuring a poem written by the rapper himself, a cap that's sealed with a kiss on the brim, and more.
Shop the collection here.
Gucci presents its Epilogue Campaign
Back in July, Gucci held a 12-hour livestream that gave viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the unveiling of its seasonless Epilogue collection by featuring its in-house design team as the models. Fast forward to last week, the brand released the campaign which was shot during the event, and fans who attended Billie Eilish's Where Do We Go concert got a special preview of the video. Filmed in two locations in Rome—the grand Palazzo Sacchetti and the graffiti-covered Campo Boario area—the campaign features the fashion house's staff doing household chores around the set, dressed in some of the best looks from the line.
In a press release, creative director Alessandro Michele says, "I brought together different things, which represent the messy beauty that I have always sought: the chaos of beauty. What happens to the relation between reality and fiction when prying eyes sneak into the mechanisms of the production of an image? What happens to fashion, when the true goes back to being just a moment of the false? Breaking the spell that forces my collaborators to passionately work on clothes they later have to abandon, I asked them to wear then. And so we did a sef-sufficient job, all inside our house, mixing things we had already done with things we were about to—overcoming the schemes of the time coherently with my idea of The Epilogue, the final resolution of a future that is largely present".
Paul Smith celebrates its 50th anniversary
British fashion brand Paul Smith turns 50 this year, and what better way to celebrate the momentous occasion than by launching a special collection that highlights some of its most-loved archival prints? Made up of both menswear and womenswear, the capsule line truly represents the designer's signature graphic aesthetic with an array of photo-prints from 1988 to 2002.
Aside from the anniversary collection, the brand also released a book that's filled with 50 objects that have served as Paul's inspiration throughout the years, along with quotes from some of his closest friends and collaborators over the decades. And that's not all. 2020 also marks the launch of the Paul Smith Foundation, a digital platform that shares all the advice and learnings the designer has been given and received during his career.
Fausto Puglisi joins Roberto Cavalli
New week, new appointments! Italian designer Fausto Puglisi is joining Roberto Cavalli as a "creative consultant". Similar to the role of a creative director, he will be overseeing "all design functions", and his first collection will be unveiled in January 2021.
“I am honoured and proud to carry on the legacy of this extraordinary brand and, above all, to continue to support Roberto Cavalli’s image of glamour and refinement,” said Puglisi in a statement. “I want to develop my ideas of inclusion, beauty, and amplify the dialogue between cultures, diversity, and multiplied aesthetics. This is a unique opportunity to write a new chapter in Cavalli’s history, continuing to celebrate the legacy of Italian craftsmanship and excellence.”
Blake Lively's drawn-on Louboutin heels won the internet
Last week, Blake Lively shared a picture of her and her hubby, Ryan Reynolds, post-voting. And everything seemed pretty normal...until fans noticed that something about the picture is off. Then the same picture posted on Ryan's Instagram account confirmed the suspicion—her heels were drawn on!
After many of her followers pointed out the "fake" Christian Louboutins, Blake admitted to doodling on her heels. "Can you tell I was so happy to get outta a onesie and vote," she shared in her stories. "Sure it was an absentee drop off ballot with a mask covering my look. But dammit I exercised my right to vote. And to not wear shoes that ruined my outfit." She even tagged @louboutinworld and asked if they'll be interested in hiring a "barefoot iPhone doodler with vast experience”. Hilarious.
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