Fashion Buzz: Valentino launches pop-up kiosks in Suria KLCC, Yang Mi is the new face of Loewe, and more

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By Benedict Unang

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Fashion Buzz: Valentino launches pop-up kiosks in Suria KLCC, Yang Mi is the new face of Loewe, and more

This month’s fashion headlines include the appointment of Yang Mi as Loewe’s newest ambassador, Levi’s collaboration with NewJeans and Valentino’s opening of pop-up kiosks in Suria KLCC.


The Levi’s x NewJeans collection keeps you cool in the heat

The celebration of Levi’s 501 jeans’ 150th anniversary continues with a collaboration with NewJeans for a new campaign that promotes the strength and joy of authentic self-expression. This time, the selections include the Ribcage Wide Leg Women’s Jeans, Ankle Column Skirts, Baggy Cargo Pants and 501 Shorts. On top of that, fans can flaunt their unique sense of style by personalising their 501 jeans with embroidered patches and studs, or swapping out the regular back patch. If you’re looking for some ideas, check out how the immensely popular South Korean K-pop girl group customise their pieces with their accessories and styling.

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Valentino debuts pop-up kiosks in Suria KLCC


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In keeping with its ambitions to establish a global retail network, Valentino launches not one, but two 40-square-metre kiosks inside the city’s luxury mall, Suria KLCC. The interior design is an artistic blend of red decors and plexiglass accents that are both welcoming and reminiscent of the Maison’s codes. Putting first the comfort of the guests, the lighting is also carefully reflected across the space to create a warm atmosphere while maintaining the fundamental values of the brand. Aside from the small leather goods and sparkling bijoux, expect to find a selection of shoes adorned with the Valentino Garavani VLogo Signature, classic Rockstud designs, and the House’s signature bags, such as the Valentino Garavani Locò and Rockstuds. Take a look at the pop-up store below.

Address: No. 241, Suria KLCC, Petronas Twin Tower, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, RRG & RSG, Ground Floor, Ramlee Mall 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

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


Zegna celebrates the world of cashmere over the Singapore Grand Prix weekend


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At the Little Red Dot, Zegna brought the World of Oasi Cashmere to reality on the outdoor terrace of the magnificent Fullerton Hotel with the brand’s closest friends, clients, tastemakers, and press in attendance. Among those who joined the occasion were Mario Maurer, Mike Angelo and Nathan Hartono. On top of admiring the new Oasi Cashmere FW23 collection and the Zegna x The Elder Statesman collaboration, attendees are treated to an amazing panorama of the Singapore city skyline and Formula One-night race street circuit while enjoying music curated by DJ Yeti Out’s Tom Bray. 


Yang Mi is the latest global brand ambassador of Loewe


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In the midst of Paris Fashion Week, Loewe has named Yang Mi as its latest global brand ambassador. Known for her critically praised roles in dramas and films such as Eternal Love and Reset, the Chinese actress will make her first appearance as the ambassador at the House’s upcoming SS24 runway show in Paris. “It’s a pleasure to welcome Yang Mi as our newest global brand ambassador. We’re really proud to be working with a cultural icon who inspires so many around the world—I can’t wait to see how Yang Mi’s multifaceted talent, style, and bold spirit bring this collaboration to life.” says creative director Jonathan Anderson. Yang Mi now joins Tang Wei, Taeyong of NCT and Taylor Russell as the face of the Spanish label.


Sandro has arrived in Zalora


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That’s right; you can now dress like a French woman thanks to Sandro’s all-new partnership with Zalora! When asked about the announcement, Mariella Merlino, Head of Luxury at Zalora says: “We are thrilled to welcome Sandro to the Zalora family. Our commitment to offering luxury offerings and authentic brands to our customers remains unwavering. Sandro’s timeless and refined collection perfectly aligns with Zalora’s vision of providing an elevated shopping experience.” Beginning this month, you can shop Sandro’s line of apparel and accessories, including the recently released AW23 collection, which invites you to live in the moment wherever you are.


Sacoor Brothers’s Autumn/Winter 2023 collection is all about styles with comfort


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Rooted in the ‘Reset & Care’ philosophy, the new collection by Sacoor Brothers is an expression of innovation and inclusivity that marries timeless elegance with contemporary leisure. Each piece is sufficiently versatile to be worn from day to night, which makes the brand perfect for those looking to add staples to their wardrobe. If you’re a fan of darker colours, the ‘Indigo Soul’ and the ‘Everlasting Capsule’ lines offer countless mix-and-match combinations that surpass seasons and trends. Whether it’s the well-cut jacket or the chic statement trousers, you can be certain that the company is dedicated to creating styles that have enduring quality.


South Korea is the next pit stop for Prada Mode


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Earlier this month, Prada presented its tenth edition of Prada Mode: Plural and Parallel in South Korea. Set in the cultural venue KOTE, Lee Sook-Kyung—a visionary in promoting Korean art across the world—curated the two-day affair, which featured several site-specific installations by renowned filmmakers such as Kim Jee-Woon, Yeon Sang-ho, and Jeong Dahee. Guests also had the opportunity to take part in dynamic conversations, see a ‘Janchi’ musical performance, devour Korean street food by Kim Kira, and enjoy music delivered by DJ Chae and DJ Jesse You. See all the celebrities that turned up at the event below. 



Mulberry partners with Paul Smith to refresh the timeless Antony bag


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British style continues to be ahead of the curve as the two fashion houses collaborate to boost the nation’s creative community. First seen at Paul Smith’s AW23 Men’s show in Paris, the 10-piece capsule collection draws inspiration from the iconic Antony styles and comes in three sizes with two brand-new silhouettes for the collaboration. In line with Mulberry’s heritage, some of the pieces are fashioned from black heavy-grain leather with striped webbing straps and a burst of colour on the inside. The rest, on the other hand, stands out with a bold-colour-blocking theme crafted from smooth and embossed leather. More importantly, the joint effort highlights the brand’s commitment to sustainability, with each piece crafted from carbon-neutral leather and designed in Mulberry’s carbon-neutral Somerset factories.

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Lila Moss is the new face of Maje’s Autumn/Winter line


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Maje introduces its AW23 collection, which pulls inspiration from the immense energy of London and the elegance of British flair. Lila Moss—the new-it girl—encapsulates the line with her blond hair and edgy rock chic style that harmonises well with the Parisian label’s easygoing attitude. On top of that, the French label releases Miss M, a fresh spin on the iconic ‘M’ bag. Designed by Judith Milgrom, the updated carry-on is made of a few materials like smooth leather and nylon and comes in two sizes. The moulded leather handles, rock fringes, and topstitching set this bag as the bag for the next generation of Maje girls. 


Boss defines the essence of being a leader for its latest campaign


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This season, Boss looked further into the lives of its ambassadors to discover the turning points that made them succeed in their careers. Lee Minho, Gigi Hadid, Maluma, Naomi Campbell, Khaby Lame, and Matteo Berrettini are among the familiar changemakers who get up close and personal for the latest campaign. Adding to that, the German brand also reveals American football quarterback Patrick Mahomes and British actress Suki Waterhouse as its latest ambassadors, both of whom feature in the campaign. At the core of the Autumn/Winter collection are the nature-inspired prints in the label’s signature shades of black, white and camel which offer refined styles with a retro-modern vibe.


Shu Qi embodies Michael Kors’ jet-set glamour


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Following her appointment as the ambassador of Michael Kors, Shu Qi fronts the House’s autumn campaign. Set against the historic Bund riverfront in Shanghai, the award-winning actress evokes the jet-set attitude of the brand with a glamorous seasonal wardrobe. The refined Empire insignia and the day-to-night leopard print, for instance, adorn outerwear such as the denim trench coat, jacquard jacket, and midi dress. Not to be missed are the leopard-print Mila handbag, the Empire Logo print tote as well and the classic Heather and Parker bags. 


L’Oréal Paris empowers Malaysian women at this year’s KLFW

ICYMI, Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week made a comeback last month, and L’Oréal Paris participated to showcase the local version of the brand’s international campaign ‘Walk Your Worth.’ Held at The Boathouse, the runway featured a broad range of Malaysian women from different walks of life and celebrated each one’s beauty, courage and experience. Among the influential women chosen to walk the runway were Farah Ann, Nalisa Amin, Kim May Chee and Sonya Charles, who were all dressed by local designers and beautified by the French brand’s hair and makeup products. “It has always been our longstanding mission to inspire and encourage women from all walks of life to explore their voices and embrace self-worth through their unique identities,” said Ankit Porwal, General Manager of L’Oréal Malaysia and Singapore of Consumer Products Division (CPD).




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