Fashion buzz: Justin Bieber's Crocs collection, Michael Kors and Boss' charity campaigns, and more

Fashion buzz: Justin Bieber's Crocs collection, Michael Kors and Boss' charity campaigns, and more

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Text: Lea Rina

Editor: Joan Kong

Image: Michael Kors
Image: Boss

This week's list includes new charity campaigns, a new collection, a new store, and new beginnings!

Justin Bieber's Crocs collection sells out in two days

Yes, you read that right. Justin Bieber loved Crocs so much that he collaborated with the ergonomic footwear brand on a limited-edition collection, and unsurprisingly, it sold out in two days. Priced at US $59.99, the Classic Clog comes in a bright yellow hue that's a nod to the pop star's own fashion label, Drew, and every pair comes with eight Jibbitz charm including a rainbow, a pizza, a sun, and more.

Michael Kors's Watch Hunger Stop 2020 campaign is here

Michael Kors's Watch Hunger Stop campaign is back, and this year, the brand celebrates its eighth year of consecutive success. Working with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) as its partner, the campaign aims to provide meals to children who live in food-insecure regions, and one day, to achieve zero world hunger.

This year's capsule line features a unisex T-shirt that's made from 100 per cent organic cotton, and a denim tote that contains 25 per cent Repreve recycled polyester, and both items are adorned with the love heat logo. Through the sale of a heart logo that spells 'LOVE'. All the profits from the sales of the pieces will be donated to WFP.

Priced at RM189, the 'LOVE' tee is available at the Michael Kors boutiques locally from October 15 to 30. 

Boss's second #BossTogetherMY campaign features Siti Li Dining

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Following its partnership with De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan back in August, Boss is back again with the second edition of #BossTogetherMY—an initiative that was launched to support the local F&B partners and communities. The restaurant this round? Siti Li—a contemporary eatery established by Siti Kader and Shareen Ramli that serves classic Malaysian cuisine. As this year marks Boss womenswear's 20th year whereas Siti Li is in its second year, the partnership is also meant to celebrate women.

Priced at RM200++, the Boss exclusive lunch menu—which includes some of our local favourites such as Cucur Udang, Nasi Lemak, and Laksa Johor—caters for two, and 10 per cent of the proceeds will be donated to non-profit organisation and Malaysia’s leading food bank, The Lost Food Project. The special collab is available for delivery or dine-in until October 31.

Berluti is now in Kuala Lumpur

Attention guys: Your fashion game is about to get a chic upgrade as French menswear brand Berluti has opened its first store in Malaysia. Located in Suria KLCC, the 105 square-meter space houses a wide range of collections—from ready-to-wear to leather goods—that embodies the Maison’s exquisite craftsmanship and artistic excellence. While you’re there, be sure to check out the new Signature Canvas—the fashion house’s first patterned canvas collection that’s designed by artistic director Kris Van Assche.

A documentary featuring your favourite '90s supermodels is coming your way

This is not a drill: A docuseries on the '90s supermodel is happening. Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, and Christy Turlington are arguably the four most famous models through the '80s and '90s; if you'd like to get a glimpse at their glamorous life during their heydays, Apple TV+ has announced an upcoming documentary titled The Supermodels. While a release date has yet to be announced, the show will explore the models' rise to stardom and how they shaped the global fashion scene today. 

Kering Group, Adidas, Lululemon, and Stella McCartney are investing in mushroom leather

Will mushroom leather be the next big thing? Adidas, Lululemon, Stella McCartney, and The Kering Group certainly think so. The major labels have all invested in biotechnology startup Bolt Threads—the company behind a mushroom-based leather, Mylo—with an aim to use the sustainable material in their products as soon as next year. The textile reportedly shares the same look and feel of leather, and can be finished with different dyes, embossing, and more.

In a press statement, Stella McCartney says, “Many people associate leather with luxury, but since the beginning I always wanted to approach things in a different way because killing animals for the sake of fashion is quite simply not acceptable. Working so closely with Bolt Threads since 2017 has been a career-changing experience and I cannot wait to launch Mylo products to market in 2021.”

Related: Food waste to fashion: 9 Sustainable fabrics that could help save the planet

Diesel welcomes a new creative director

Y/Project's Glenn Martens is adding a new role to his resumé, as he has been appointed as the new creative director of Diesel. The designer will be overseeing the brand's “overall creativity” moving forward. 

Having already worked with the Italian fashion house back in 2018 as part of its Red Tab series, the Belgian creative is no stranger to the world of Diesel and denim. He said in a press statement, “I am extremely honored and excited to join the Diesel family. Synonymous with radicality, honesty, and optimism, Diesel helped shape the way we see the future. Its unique voice has made it an undeniable icon. Today, more than ever, I feel the need to celebrate these founding values, to build bridges through a message of hope.”

Read last week's Fashion Buzz here.