Fashion Buzz: Louis Vuitton shows its Pre-Autumn 2024 collection in Shanghai—plus other fashion news you may have missed this April

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By Benedict Unang

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Fashion Buzz: Louis Vuitton shows its Pre-Autumn 2024 collection in Shanghai—plus other fashion news you may have missed this April

This month’s headlines include Louis Vuitton’s Voyager show in Shanghai, Mary Katrantzou’s new role at Bulgari and Dolce & Gabbana’s first exhibition in Milan. 


Longchamp brings a slice of Saint-Tropez to Kuala Lumpur 


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With summer just around the corner, Longchamp unveils the Saint-Tropez collection, inspired by the picturesque Southern French city loved by Longchamp University students during their vacations. Embracing the warm hues of sunset, the latest series shines with delightful details, including colourful pearls adorning bags, belts and tunic dresses.

To complement the line, the French brand has launched a dedicated pop-up animation at The Gardens Mall, inviting you to immerse yourself in the Saint-Tropez experience. The pop-up features a soothing pastel palette, accentuated by purple blossoms and rustic terracotta pots, evoking the quaint allure of Saint-Tropez’s winding streets. Here, you’ll discover shorts crafted from upcycled silk scarves, dresses with daring cut-outs, and coveted items like the Le Roseau and Epure bucket bag. Complete your beach-ready ensemble with the newest Longchamp x K. Jacques sandals.

Experience the Saint-Tropez pop-up animation until May 5, 2024, from 10AM to 10PM. For inquiries, contact the Longchamp boutique at The Gardens Mall at 03-2201 3819.


Mary Katrantzou creates history at Bulgari


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Bulgari recently announced Mary Katrantzou as its first-ever Creative Director of Leather Goods and Accessories. While this appointment marks Katrantzou’s official role with the House, she has previously collaborated with the brand, showcasing Bulgari pieces in her SS20 couture show and further expanding her partnerships through the Serpenti and Omnia collections. “I’m deeply honoured to be the first Creative Director of Bulgari Leather Goods and Accessories, leading the creative vision for this new chapter and elevating everyday life in the form of art. The rich cultural heritage and dual Greco-Roman roots of Bulgari have played an integral part in my formation as a designer,” says the London-based designer.

On another note, Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin expressed, “Mary shares with Bulgari not only the Greek origins, but above all the search for excellence in the choice of materials, the way in which they are transformed with a particular emphasis on craftsmanship and a passionate love for colours.” Katrantzou’s debut collection will be available at Bulgari boutiques worldwide in August 2024.


Louis Vuitton marks its next chapter with China in Shanghai  


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Louis Vuitton showcased its Pre-Fall 2024 collection at the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai. Under the creative direction of Nicholas Ghesquière, the collection celebrates a decade of innovation at the House, weaving together its heritage and distinctive motifs with the contemporary vision of up-and-coming artist Sun Yitian. The runway came alive with a kaleidoscope of colours and whimsical bestiary motifs, while accessories added depth to the narrative. From the iconic Petite Malle and Twist to the versatile Side Trunk and Capucines, each piece has been thoughtfully reimagined to bind the collection together.


Dior unites the spirit of Paris and New York in its latest collection 


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Dior made a stylish statement in New York with the reveal of its Autumn collection, paying homage to Paris and New York. Marlene Dietrich—a beloved figure in Dior’s history—served as a symbolic connection between the two fashion capitals. Amongst esteemed guests, such as NewJeans’ Haerin, Rachel Zegler, Anya Taylor-Joy and Rosamund Pike, the House’s signature silhouette met bold, masculine accents. Trench coats are refreshed with classic prints of the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower, while jackets are expertly paired with wide-leg pants or below-the-knee pencil skirts. Elsewhere, lace-encrusted slip dresses and shimmering fringe ensembles graced the runway, exuding the glamour synonymous with the brand. Intricate embroidery inspired by stars, clovers and bees added an exquisite touch of elegance to the collection. 


Loewe Paula’s Ibiza collection captures the joy of summer


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Loewe’s annual collaboration with the iconic Paula’s boutique in Ibiza returns with a burst of vibrant energy in their latest collection. Whether you’re navigating the urban landscape or lounging seaside, the fresh assortment effortlessly blends style and comfort for any occasion. In women’s fashion, fluid femininity meets graphic edge as archive scarf prints adorn shirts and dresses, while asymmetrical miniskirts sport charming hemmed ruffles. Meanwhile, the menswear embraces prints on loose shirts and bottoms, with striking stripes decorating oversized tops and relaxed, west-coast-inspired shorts. In the bags section, the Puzzle and Puzzle Fold tote receives a fresh update in woven raffia, alongside new colourways for the Font tote and Iraca basket. Five exceptional talents—Young Miko, Kevin Abstract, NCT’s Taeyong, Yebba Smith, 070 Shake, and Alison Oliver—have been selected as the faces of the campaign.


Calvin Klein taps Jennie as the next face of its Spring campaign 


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Following the recent appearances of Bright Vachirawit, Mark Tuan and Davika Hoorne in Calvin Klein’s campaign, Blackpink’s Jennie steps into the CK spotlight once again for the final chapter of the Spring 2024 campaign. Shot by Mert Alas, the visuals showcase Jennie’s playful confidence, infusing Calvin Klein’s iconic Underwear and Jeans with her unique pop energy. Whether it’s the classic Trucker jacket or the laid-back ‘90s straight jeans, each piece is versatile enough to be worn year-round. 

Shop the collection here.


Emporio Armani wants you to wear denim this summer 


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This season, Emporio Armani introduces its popular denim collection, offering a diverse range of designs tailored to suit various moods and styles. For women, there are cotton denim options such as shirts and shorts embellished with bold all-over logos, as well as jackets paired with embroidered wide-leg trousers. On the other hand, men have an array of options, including sharply cut blazers in rich dark tones, along with sweatshirts, trousers and jackets. The assortment also features wide-leg drawstring Bermuda shorts in denim-effect cotton jersey and suits in ultra-light blue denim. 

The Denim collection is now available online and at selected Emporio Armani stores worldwide.


Dolce & Gabbana debuts its first-ever exhibition 


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Earlier this month, Dolce & Gabbana launched its inaugural exhibition, “From the Heart to the Hands: Dolce & Gabbana”. Curated by Florence Müller and produced by IMG, this showcase serves as an affectionate tribute to Italian culture, a constant source of inspiration for the brand’s creative journey. The exhibition features a curated mix of archival treasures and fresh collections, presented in thematic displays that illuminate the diverse layers of Italian cultural heritage, ranging from art and architecture to artisanal crafts and music. Kicking off in Milan, the exhibition will run from April 7 to July 31, 2024, before embarking on a global tour. 

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The Boss House Bali is the place to be this summer 


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In celebration of its SS24 collection, Boss has unveiled the Boss House Bali in the serene paradise of Bali. Crafted by renowned German architect Alexis Dornier, this villa seamlessly marries modern architecture with traditional aesthetics while embodying the spirit of #BeYourOwnBoss. Six bedrooms await guests, each offering breathtaking views of the picturesque countryside. The centrepiece of the villa is the turquoise pool, complemented by a spiral water slide Upon arrival, guests are welcomed with an elegant display of Boss The Collection Parfum on a side table, alongside the cherished French bulldog of the house. What’s more, each room has carefully selected products from the SS24 collection, adding a touch of sophistication to the stay. 

Exclusive access is reserved for invited guests from April 17 to June 15, 2024, while reservations for rooms are available from June 16 to August 31, 2024.


Stray Kids fronts Tommy Hilfiger’s latest campaign  


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Tommy Hilfiger once again teams up with Stray Kids for its Spring 2024 campaign, revisiting Mr Hilfiger’s original vision of modern prep classics. The campaign captures the essence of the K-pop group’s collective energy and sincere friendship through a vibrant red, white and blue palette. The collection includes revamped staples like polo shirts, knitwear, tailored pieces, and the classic varsity jacket, all enhanced with fine fabrics, refined silhouettes, and minute detailing. Reflecting on the collaboration, Stray Kids shares, “We’ve been fans of Tommy Hilfiger since we were kids and we’re thrilled to continue this partnership. We approached this shoot just like band-life, with everyone bringing their unique personality and then merging it with Tommy’s Classic American Cool style.” 

The Spring 2024 collection is now available online and in stores across Malaysia throughout the season.


Boggi Milano opens first flagship store in Malaysia 

The Melium Group reached another milestone with the launch of Boggi Milano’s flagship store in Kuala Lumpur. Housed at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, the freshly opened store boasts a sleek, contemporary interior design, inspired by the core principles of the Italian menswear label. Among its highlights is the SS24 collection, a tribute to the Italian style infused with Mediterranean allure. To mark the momentous occasion, an exclusive opening party was held, attended by the city’s stylish gentlemen and Friends of Melium. 


Boggi Milano @ Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

Address: Lot 2.01.03, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur 

Opening hours: 10AM – 10PM (Monday to Sunday) 



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