Breaking through the noise to deliver the full scoop on the must know fashion news in September 2020.
PICTURED ABOVE: SUBTLE MODERNITY
Artistic director of Dior Men, Kim Jones has put his own spin to the house codes ever since his tenure in 2017. Since then, what was traditionally known as “women’s purses or clutches” have since become hit staples for the house’s menswear arena.
That understanding for modernity has never stopped and for Fall/Winter ’20, the Soft Saddle has been reshaped into a hobo version that encompasses the masculine allure and couture touch that comes with Jones’s flair.
Dressed in the distinctive Dior Oblique motif, delicate embroidery is adorned in its design alongside a miniature version for those who are seeking a more compact option.
HISTORY PRESENTATION: When the task of making a visual autobiography of the the late Salvatore Ferragamo is passed on to the acclaimed director of Call Me By Your Name, Luca Guadagnino, an instant success is almost certain.
The Italian film director tells the story behind the creative shoemaking genius — from his birthplace in Italy to the Hollywood Boot Shop in California — in a feature film presented at the Venice Film Festival that is making its way online in September.
RECONNECTING OUTDOORS: According to Burberry, the best remedy for the rest of the world who are staying indoors and yearning for reconnection, comes in the form of creating massive sculptures that travels across breathtaking landscapes.
From sand inscriptions in the deserts of Dubai, sailing fleets of boats in Shenzhen to hot air balloons in Inner Mongolia, these moving sculptures carry the Thomas Burberry Monogram to places beyond imagination and create the perfect dream for when it is safe to be out again.
AMERICAN DREAM: The almost 79-year old made in New York label, Coach has always been unapologetically American — that carries the ideals of optimism and authenticity.
Hence, the next member of the Coach family, Jeremy Lin fits like a perfect sock. The basketball player and CBA All-Star joins the likes of Michael B. Jordan and Jennifer Lopez for its latest campaigns, in a debut that see his journey as the face of the brand’s second China Collective collection and the upcoming Fall ’20 collection.
LUXURY TWIST: Athleisure has really never went away and the collaboration between Prada and Adidas cements that fact.
The two brands return with a new partnership, this time with the release of a reinvented Superstar style (a monumental Adidas icon) offered in a trio of new colourways — monochrome black, white with black, and chrome silver with white.
While the unisex design remains completely unchanged, it is the expert craftsmanship executed by Prada’s footwear specialists that fuses the language of luxury with the streets.
FUNNY BUSINESS: Akin to subtle humour that makes up most street artists’ portfolios, up next on the roster for the 2 MONCLER 1952 collection sees menswear designer Sergio Zambon take on decades of styles in an eclectic nod to the pastel-coloured clothing of Californian youth.
Observed through the Moncler filter, surreal scenes of blankets as capes, emerald laquè nylon and upholstered corduroy blended with a punk twist end with a focus on accessories — one of the first for the down jacket-focused brand.
EXTREME ENDS: When it comes to the ideal bag as a man’s must-have essential, size does matter — a smaller bag might seem more attractive, a larger bag makes carrying things much easier.
In the instance where a decision cannot be made, two extreme options would serve the dilemma best. Speaking through Loewe’s language, the Goya Slim, Anton Sling and Bumbag Puffy makes an extra large (and extra small) comeback for Fall/Winter ’20, where house classics are resized with two options for the fickle-minded.
This story first appeared in the September 2020 issue of Men’s Folio Singapore.
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