The Fashion News You Missed This Week
Here's what had people talking.
Cher was announced as the face of the DSquared2 S/S20 campaign
Cher is the new face of global brand DSquared2’s S/S20 campaign. In the shots, the septuagenarian is dressed head to toe in the brand, specifically an off-the-shoulder jumper with the word “ICON”—the theme of the campaign—stamped across the chest, and denim jeans. “Cher is beyond an icon, she is a cultural phenomenon,” said Dean and Dan Caten on the DSquared2 website reveal. “Everyone knows her for her over-the-top glamour. For the campaign we wanted her in just jeans and a sweatshirt, giving space to her inner light that needs no sparkle.” The black and white images were shot by photography legends Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. With campaign videos now playing on giant Time Square billboards, Cher took to Twitter earlier this week to tease fans ahead of the announcement. “Am I Going To Be In Time 🔲” she Tweeted.
Away partnered with Serena Williams
Lifestyle and travel brand Away has partnered with tennis legend Serena Williams for its most recent collaboration. What will be a multi-year partnership kicks off with an exclusive collection of luggage and travel accessories, co-designed by both Away and Williams herself. Amongst the collection are the classic Polycarbonate suitcases, as well as soft side, nylon suitcases from Away’s Expandable line—all with a bold red exterior and multi-colour camo print interior. The collection’s first limited-edition line up is available now on awaytravel.com and in Away stores. “Serena defines today’s modern traveler, and her dynamic, multi-faceted lifestyle perfectly mirrors the essence of our brand and what Away stands for,” says Jen Rubio, Away’s co-founder and chief brand officer. “Serena’s unique perspective on travel, combined with her natural eye for design, has made her an invaluable partner for us. With this collaboration, we’re looking forward to giving people a window into this side of Serena, shedding light on the habits, rituals and experiences with travel that shape who she is.” In addition to the release of travel wares, Williams will be the cover star of Here magazine, the brand’s in-house publication.
Lululemon and Robert Geller launched a spring collection
This month, Lululemon and world-renowned designer Robert Geller will release their second limited-edition capsule. Last summer, the duo collaborated on a men’s collection, but this time the line will see womenswear pieces as well. Named “A Moment to Reflect,” which is a nice play off the first collection called “Take the Moment,” the clothing caters to the season that probably demands the most wardrobe versatility: spring. Besides the essentials—T-shirts, shorts and pants—the new collection also includes a 3-in-1 waterproof parka, reversible jacket and a three-part travel suit to create effortless transitions in an active city lifestyle.
A sustainable fashion movement is coming to Bayview Village
Starting today through February 21, Bayview Village will host a Dust of Gods pop-up. Dust of Gods upcycles preloved clothing into custom, one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art. Aside from prepared luxe pieces available in the pop-up, customers who spend $1,000 in a single day can bring in an item of their choice to get “dusted” on-site, from jackets and shirts to pants and bags. After a consultation, the piece will be available for pickup seven to 10 days later. This internationally recognized fashion movement is helmed by Toronto-based architect Antonio Tadrissi, whose talent and visions have been recognized around the world by clients ranging from Drake to Wanda Group China.
Michael Kors unveiled an exclusive partnership and capsule collection with the 007 film franchise
In celebration of the 25th James Bond film, No Time to Die, Michael Kors announced it will release a three-piece limited-edition capsule collection. “Jet-set glamour, sophistication, speed, energy—these are all words that come to mind when you think about the world of James Bond,” designer Michael Kors said in a press release. “They’re also at the core of our brand DNA. This collaboration was really the perfect union of fashion and film.” The Michael Kors Collection’s Bancroft satchel is turned into the Bond Bancroft satchel for this collection, with the addition of a polished MKC x 007 plaque on the interior lining. This is the same satchel seen on Miss Moneypenny in the film, who is played by Naomie Harris. The collection is rounded out with the Bond Carryall and Bond Duffel, both equipped with an exclusive MKC x 007 leather luggage tag. The collection will be available to shop starting late March at Michael Kors stores around the world, on MichaelKors.ca and on 007Store.com. No Time to Die hits theatres this April.