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Zendaya is Louis Vuitton’s Newest Ambassador + Other Fashion News

Plus Reformation launches sustainable bags and the Bata Shoe Museum celebrates florals for spring.

Zendaya enters her Louis Vuitton era

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Photography courtesy of Louis Vuitton

We called it — Zendaya is the newest ambassador for Louis Vuitton. FASHION speculated back in March how the Euphoria star’s appearance at the brand’s Fall 2023 show signalled a potential collab, and this week Louis Vuitton unveiled her as the face of the iconic Capucines bag. What will this mean for her red carpet looks? Expect a dramatic transformation from Valentino’s vintage elegance and bold colour palette to edgier, more avant-garde looks by Louis Vuitton’s womenswear creative director Nicholas Ghesquière.

Reformation’s new sustainable bags are a must-have

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Photography courtesy of Reformation

Meet Chiara, Rosetta and Vittoria, Reformation’s new handbags. Made with traceable leather, each style caters to a different aesthetic. Feeling a bit boho? Go for Vittoria’s slouchy shoulder bag. Nostalgic? Rosetta’s circular shape is sure to evoke some Y2K memories. And Chiara? Let’s call her the perfect everyday staple. Moreover, it’s Camila Morrone approved, as seen in Reformation’s latest campaign.

Florals for spring at the Bata Shoe Museum

@batashoemuseumNEW EXHIBITION ALERT ~ We’re so excited to announce the opening of our new exhibition “In Bloom: Flowers and Footwear” on April 20, 2023.♬ original sound – batashoemuseum

After the darkest winter in Ontario in 80 years, the Bata Shoe Museum is celebrating the light with “In Bloom: Flowers and Footwear.” The new exhibit explores “the inspiration that nature has provided as a source of meaning and material for shoemaking across the ages.” Be ready for cork Christian Louboutins, beaded mules from the 1920s and more.

Lauren Chan is Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s Rookie of 2023

Who’s that girl? Chances are you know Canada’s Lauren Chan as either a former Glamour editor, a model, a social media superstar or as the designer of the plus-size brand Henning. Now, she’s making her mark as one of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s 2023 Rookies. Chan looks absolutely fabulous in a series of colourful bikinis, and in her profile, the magazine’s editor-in-chief writes: “​​Lauren is the epitome of beauty and brains, and her passion and commitment to making space for all women is what we can’t get enough of.”

Coach launches Coachtopia

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Welcome to Coachtopia — a sub-brand of Coach that focuses on circular craft, community, and cultivating a fully circular business model. Using the three R’s (reducing, reusing, recycling), the new initiative features whimsical products made from sustainably sourced and leftover materials. Think of it as Coach’s younger sister with checkerboard bags, patchwork denim and cozy hoodies.

Bulgari’s high jewellery comes to Toronto

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Lainey Lui in a Bulgari Serpenti watch. Photography by Ryan Emberley.

Bulgari held a dazzling dinner at Toronto’s St. Regis hotel this week for top clients and friends of the house, including Olympic swimming sensation Penny Oleksiak and ETalk’s Tyrone Edwards and Lainey Lui. The occasion provided a first look at 120 high jewellery pieces pulled in from around the globe, including one of the two diamond Serpenti necklaces worn by Jennifer Lopez at this year’s Grammy’s. The collection will be on display, and available for sale, at the Bulgari boutique in Yorkdale Shopping Centre until May 2.


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