The Fashion News You Missed This Week
Here's what had us talking this week.
Billie Eilish launched a kid’s clothing line
Earlier this week, Billie Eilish announced on Instagram that she had released a line of children’s clothing. As part of the popstar’s online shop, Blōhsh (which sells clothes, accessories, vinyl discs and cassette tapes), she has now added “Billie Eilish Kids” to the catalogue. Known for favouring relaxed, oversize pieces and wearing bright, neon colours, Eilish has mimicked her signature look for youngsters. The best part of all of this was definitely the reveal on Instagram, which showed several kids all dressed like mini versions of the Grammy nominee, adorably smothering Eilish. The line of clothes offers sizes from newborn all the way up to a youth large.
Savage X Fenty announced Normani as its first-ever brand ambassador
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Rihanna’s lingerie brand Savage x Fenty announced Normani as its first-ever global brand ambassador this week, starting with the recently launched holiday campaign. “Normani is the perfect choice for a Savage X ambassador,” Rihanna said of the musician in a release. “She exudes confidence and power. Everything she does is executed with passion and the belief she’s going to kill it. That’s why people gravitate towards her.” Normani’s association with the brand prior to this partnership includes her dance performance at the Savage x Fenty runway show in September, where she represented the brand’s notions of self-love, confidence and strength. “Savage X celebrates and empowers women of all shapes, sizes and colors,” Normani said in a statement on the site. “I am so grateful for this opportunity and excited for what’s to come with my new Savage X family.”
Chanel opened a new boutique in downtown Montréal
On Thursday, Chanel opened a shop in the heart of downtown Montréal. Located in the Holt Renfrew Ogilvy, the boutique offers all of the brand’s best hits: ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes, costume jewellery, eyewear, watches and fine jewellery, with each pillar displayed in their own salon. The house’s iconic black, white and gold colours sit on Rue de la Montagne in the 310 square metres space with a street-front façade. Inside, designer chairs, custom shades, silk and wool carpeting and a twin staircase leading to the upper floor of salons makes the store a must-stop in the city.
Balenciaga opened its first free-standing store in Canada
In more exciting retail news, French fashion house Balenciaga opened a store at the Yorkdale Shopping Centre. This location marks the first free-standing Balenciaga store in Canada, and is the second shop in Toronto. Within the open-concept layout sits men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories. Like no other, the Balenciaga Yorkdale Shopping Centre store has location-specific elements including unique shelves and soft lilac carpeting. Plus, the location will be home to a sculpture created by artist Tobias Spichtig, as part of a worldwide project that is placing unique art in freestanding Balenciaga stores.