Fashion buzz: Chinese brands cancel upcoming shows at PFW due to coronavirus, political statements on the red carpet, and more


By Stephanie Boey

Fashion buzz: Chinese brands cancel upcoming shows at PFW due to coronavirus, political statements on the red carpet, and more

Chinese fashion brands cancel shows at upcoming Paris Fashion Week

The global concern on coronavirus has raised concerns in the fashion world. Masha Ma, Shiatzy Chen, Uma Wang, Jarel Zhang, Calvin Luo and Maison Mai have pulled out from their upcoming shows in Paris. Harry Wang, CEO of Shiatzy Chen said in a statement: “We think it is the most appropriate action after deep thoughts and considerations. We will now focus on a new format of communication to introduce our new collection.” According to WWD, Chinese buyers and editors have chosen to sit out this round of European shows following travel restrictions to prevent the spread of the virus. Also important to note, upcoming fashion weeks in Beijing and Shanghai scheduled for late March have also been postponed.

Cos opens third store in Suria KLCC

Spanning across two floors, you can expect the full range from womens, mens and childrenswear at the 687 square metre store. Stop by the newly minted store and take your pick among the London-based fashion brand’s timeless and understated garments-the current Spring/Summer 2020 collection is already waiting for you. Pop by Cos’ new addition at Lot 10 and 162 on the Ground Floor and Level 1, Suria KLCC.

Gucci to show the Cruise 2021 collection in San Francisco

After five consecutive years of presenting its Cruise collections in historical sites, Gucci is ready to take on the new decade with a brand new location for its Cruise 2021 show-get ready for San Francisco! Alessandro Michele has chosen the city “for its history as a centre of liberal activism”. In the official statement, Gucci credits the Northern Californian city as a “symbol for liberty, where antidotes to discrimination have been cultivated, sowing the seeds for freedom of self-expression for many”. This closely resonates with Michele and his vision for Gucci as he continues to champion for freedom of self-expression, the acceptance of diversity and “the right to be oneself”. The Gucci Cruise 2021 show is scheduled for May 18, 2020.

Entertainment award shows get political

Award shows are known for their glitz and glamour with the appearance of high profile names and designers on the red carpet. However, of late, the social event for the world’s elite in show business has taken a serious note with strong political stances. The 2018 Golden Globes will go down in history as the first organised awards show to have organised a dress code in solidarity. The 2020 BAFTAs made efforts to be as sustainable as possible by advising their attendees to rewear past looks or rent vintage. Leading the pack was the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton who rewore an Alexander McQueen dress from a state visit to Malaysia. At the 2020 Oscars, Margot Robbie wore a strapless gown by Chanel from their 1994 Haute Couture archives. Will we be seeing more of this rewear trend in 2020?

There’s a new shoe store in town you don’t wanna miss




Feith London has arrived to Fahrenheit88! Shoe fanatics will love this latest arrival. Handcrafted leather shoes from the UK and Europe will be at your disposal. The selection of mid-height heels are sweet and feminine, and gentle on the soles, too. A sensible block heel is a definite must in every girl’s shoe closet. Drop by the new multi-label store for a dose of retail therapy!

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