Fashion buzz: Stella McCartney designs a capsule collection in homage to The Beatles, Alexander Wang does the bottlecap challenge and more
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Stella McCartney launches a Beatles-inspired collection
Music and fashion converge as Stella McCartney references the generation-defining band of the ‘60s—The Beatles. Daughter of Paul McCartney, Stella told Vogue she was moved by the Yellow Submarine (the fantasy film from 1968 inspired by The Beatles song of the same name), and dreamed up a colourful and cheerful collection. She named it ‘All Together Now' (another hit song by the band), and has consciously designed the collection to minimise its environmental impact, a cause she is fiercely passionate about. She uses vintage patches and band paraphernalia, which can be found on the structured jacquard coat. The collection heavily references The Beatles' lyrics such as the striped-button down bearing the words "love love love" and the denim jacket with the phrase ‘All Together Now' in multiple languages. "Designing in a timeless way is key to sustainable fashion, and this is a collectable collaboration you won't want to throw away."
Alexander Wang does the Bottle Cap Challenge...with his hair
The American designer put his long dark locks to good use in pursuit of the currently viral Instagram challenge. The premise is simple: knock off the cap of a bottle without using your hands. Celebs alike have joined in by doing elaborate kung fu kicks but Wang upped the ante with his ‘Utiltarian Hair Whip' as he whipped his hair back and forth, swiftly knocking off the metal cap off a bottle of water while on a yacht on the coast of Croatia. That hair whip sure was powerful!
Less than a month after Karl Lagerfeld's memorial at The Grand Palais in Paris, his famous friends continue to pay homage to the fashion mogul with a dedicated white shirt collection attributed to his signature shirting that has become synonymous with his image. Cara Delevingne, Kate Moss, Diane Kruger, Amber Valetta, Lewis Hamilton, Tommy Hilfiger, Alessandro Michele, Takashi Murakami, Carine Roitfeld, Sebastian Jondeau are to design their own interpretations of the classic white shirt, which is scheduled to be displayed during Paris Fashion Week in September at Rue Saint-Guillaume. The designs will be sold for €777 each (7 being Lagerfeld's favourite number), and all proceeds will be donated to French charity Sauver la Vie.
Alber Elbaz collaborates with Tod's for a capsule collection
It's great to see the former creative director of Lanvin back in the scene! The ever-joyful, animated and charismatic man has collaborated with the Italian leather brand to produce a capsule collection, aptly named ‘Tod's Happy Moments'. The signature Tod's Gommino driving shoe is reimagined with a heightened platform sole, striking hues and neoprene fabrications. We love the pops of colour! The collection is now available at Tod's stores.
Public School's Dao-Yi Chow is named Sergio Tacchini's new creative director
You may not be familiar with the athletic wear brand but your parents might. Founded by Italian tennis player Sergio Tacchini, the sportswear label was widely popular in the ‘80s and ‘90s, and plays a huge part in the original athleisure trend way back when. With an aim to be introduced to a new generation, the brand is undergoing a relaunch and has appointed Dao-Yi Chow to lead the creative vision. We're expected to see Chow's first collection with the brand for Spring/Summer 2020.
Sonia Rykiel's granddaughter Lola will launch her own clothing line
Lola is set to follow in her late grandmother's footsteps. Her label will be called ‘Pompom Paris' will offer chic sportswear such as track suits, leggings, and hoodies "that can go from the gym to the street", she tells Vogue. Her inspiration behind the label is her personal experience in struggling to find the right workout wear. She revealed, "As an adult, I never found the right clothes for working out". The upcoming collection will see luxe fabrics such as velour and marabou (a nod to her granddmother's body of work as these are two fabrics the late designer was fond of using), blended with cotton to make the garments workout-friendly and machine-washable. The first collection will go on sale in November at pompom-paris.com