Fashion buzz: Dior and Nike collaborate for a limited edition of Air Jordan 1s, Gucci takes action against counterfeiters, and more


By Stephanie Boey

Fashion buzz: Dior and Nike collaborate for a limited edition of Air Jordan 1s, Gucci takes action against counterfeiters, and more

Say hello to the limited edition Air Dior Jordan 1 kicks

At Dior‘s recent Autumn 2020 show in Miami, a collaboration with Shawn Stussy wasn’t the only exciting thing to come out of it. The runway saw the introduction of the limited edition Air Jordan 1 High OG Dior sneaker! A pair of Jordans are a modern classic and to coincide with the 35th anniversary of the silhouette as well as Dior’s first show in Miami (and the United States, for that matter), the two household names created a pair to commemorate the momentous occasion. The fresh kicks have a futuristic edge to it in a space grey and white colourway, while the Nike swoosh decorated in Dior’s oblique print (an archival signature from 1967) adds a traditional element to it.

The Air Jordan 1 High OG Dior sneaker will released in April 2020.

Wanderlust + Co opens a new pop-up space in Bangsar

Next time you’re in Bangsar, be sure to stop by the new pop-up in Bangsar Village II. The store is decorated with millennial pink walls, sleek gold hardware and our favourite—natural light! Try on the 250 gems in store as you shop for yourself this festive season, or look for a gift (or two) with their wide selection of jewellery. Wanderlust + Co has recently introduced solid gold nameplate necklaces just in time for the holidays, too. Place your orders ASAP, as Christmas is a-comin’!

The Wanderlust + Co pop-up is located at Lot GF-16 and will be open until 19 February 2020.

Tommy Hilfiger will use 100% 3D design technology in its digitisation journey

Starting from its Spring/Summer 2022 apparel collection, Tommy Hilfiger will fully incorporate innovative 3D design platform to fulfil their ambition to digitise their end-to-end value chain. “The potential of 3D design is limitless, allowing us to meet consumer needs faster and in a more sustainable way,” said Daniel Grieder, CEO, Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe. “The technology has become a fundamental tool in our collection design and has the potential to significantly accelerate our speed to market and replace traditional product photography entirely. According to the press statement, this move will also forgo the need of sample production, decreasing production time and the amount of fabric wastage. From what we gather, sustainability isn’t a trend, it’s efficient design techniques and systems. And we’re all for it!

Gucci stands their ground against counterfeiters with new suit


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There’s a saying that imitation is the highest form of flattery. Well, Gucci does not see it that way. The Italian brand has sued more than three dozen websites, accusing them of selling knock-off items that bear the brand name on shoes, accessories and clothes. Based on the brand’s official complaint, Gucci spends “significant monetary resources” as action against counterfeiters and has asked for US$2 million for each counterfeit item the websites have sold. Yikess! According to WWD, the websites are registered in the U.S. and overseas, and are run by unknown businesses. Hmmmm, shady. It’s said that the fakes look “virtually identical” to real Gucci but are of different quality, and Gucci argued that knockoffs confuse customers and undermine their brand. Let this be a lesson if you’re shopping for Gucci (or any other luxury brand), purchase from a reputable source and do your homework in telling fakes apart from the real thing.

Alessandra Ambrosio swaps her angel wings for ballerina flats

The Brazilian model is now the face of Pretty Ballerinas for 2020! To celebrate the news of the latest ambassador and collaborator, the brand has released a capsule collection in her honour. The collection sees red patent leather flats with rope bow detailing, pointed toe zebra printed flats embellished with multi-coloured gems and backless cheetah print slip-ins. But the standout of the collection are the gold gladiator sandals, which is a silhouette that Pretty Ballerinas rarely experiments with!

The stars of Little Women shut down the red carpet at the NYC premiere


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Just like their characters in the latest film adaption of the literary classic by Louisa May Alcott, the four young women of Greta Gerwig’s latest film show up at the New York City premiere with their own distinct personalities and styles. Saoirse Ronan whose red carpet style has been on our fashion radar, wore a striking gothic number by Gucci. Also on that goth girl vibe was Emma Watson, with a softer take on the trend in a lace and satin gown by Balenciaga and thigh high boots. Florench Pugh pulled off old Hollywood glamour with a ‘50s-inspired shawl wrap paired with a modern cocktail dress by Valentino, while Eliza Scanlen was giving us 21st century Princess Leia in a high-necked white gown by New York-based label, Khaite.

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