The world of fashion is ever-changing and continues to surprise us month after month. It’s safe to say that you never know what to expect with fashion! From new creative directors, new merge and new ad campaigns, we saw numerous creative innovations and jaw-dropping fashion news last month. What will this month have in store for us? Let’s find out together in our May Fashion Roundup.
Jennifer Lawrence x Dior
The muse of luxury fashion house Dior is back with a series of short clips for a new campaign video entitled ‘La Fille, Le Sac’. Directed by Fabien Baron, the video showed Jennifer Lawrence going through a series of emotions and actions, while featuring Dior’s Lady Dior handbags, choker, denim and the iconic "we should all be feminists" t-shirt. The short video will accompany Dior’s pre-fall ad campaign.
Valentino Cruise 2018
Creative Director of Valentino Pierpaolo Piccioli flew to New York to unveil the fashion house Cruise 2018 collection. With a star-studded attendees, including Maggie Gyllenhaal, Marisa Tomei, Christina Ricci, Zandra Rhodes, and Helena Christensen, the new collection exudes relax and elegance silhouettes that come in hooded pullovers, tank dresses, embroidered gowns and eveningwear. The evening show was also dominated by the colour hot-pink.
Style Guide: Robin Wright in Saint Laurent
Actress Robin Wright stunned on the red carpet of Cannes Film Festival, where the actress decked out in Saint Laurent’s hand-jewelled confection with relaxed draping and strong shoulders dress paired with the brand’s Escarpin Anja 105 en cuir noir pump. J'adore!
Jewellery Guide: Naomi Campbell in Bulgari
Jewellery Guide: Monica Bellucci in Cartier
Italian actress Monica Bellucci wore Cartier on the red carpet of the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival. The actress wore Cartier’s high jewellery earrings made of platinum, two briolette-cut diamonds 6.07 carats matched with platinum, seven briolette-cut diamonds yellow briolette-cut diamonds, yellow pear-shaped diamonds, onyx, brilliant-cut diamonds necklace. Gorgeous!
Style Guide: Lupita Nyong'o in Fendi
Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o wore Fendi at the screening of ‘Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story’ in London. The actress chose ample trousers and turtleneck knit pull from the brand’s Fall/Winter 2018 collection.
The British actor Orlando Bloom was spotted wearing Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci during the premiere of Pirates of Carribean: Salazar’s Revenge European premiere in Paris, France. The 40-year-old actor sported navy wool suit, black cotton tee shirt worn with black calf leather Richelieu shoes.
Dolce & Gabbana New Campaign
Italian luxury brand has unveiled its new campaign ad that paid homage to the Italian heritage. The campaign was shot on the streets of Sorrento and captured by photographer Nima Benati, exuding a charming and sunny day with vibrant colours and floral patterns. The Tropico Collection is front by model Babette Strijbos, Beatrice Brusco and Giulia Manini.
Louis Vuitton Cruise 2018
The new Louis Vuitton Cruise 2018 collection held at Miho Museum in Japan has been creating buzz after its show. The fashion show captured the evolution from tradition to modernity of Japanese influences with printed clothing, cat-eye beauty look, sequin t-shirt dresses and, our favourite, Kabuki-eyed monogrammed bags. The fashion show was held atop of metal bridge overlooking Shigaraki Mountains; only Nicolas Ghesquière could pull this this off!
Christian Dior Cruise 2018
Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri held Dior’s Cruise 2018 collection at desert terrains of Los Angeles. The collection titled Sauvage showcased 84-piece with feminine aesthetic touch that features leather berets, dresses, jackets and cardigans all paired with wide-brimmed hats. Taking inspirations from wall paintings in the Lascaux cave, the airy fashion show introduce laid-back mixed with Western vibe with two Dior Sauvage hot air balloons as the backdrop.
Prominent Indonesian designer Biyan Wanaatmadja held his annual fashion show entitled “Elsewhere” at Hotel Dharmawangsa, Jakarta. The new RTW collection showcased different pallets made up of vibrant, pastel and monochrome features mixed with deconstructive silhouettes that come in dresses, blouse and pants and outerwear.
Prada’s New Fragrance
Prada extends its beauty portfolio with a new line of scent: Les Mirages that comes in four names, such as Miracle of the Rose, Soleil Au Zenith, Dark Light and Midnight Rain. The new scents are created by the brand’s Creative Director, Miuccia Prada, and renowned perfumer, Daniela Andrier.
Roberto Cavalli New Director
The Italian fashion label has tapped Paul Surridge as its new Creative Director. The British designer has previously helmed Calvin Klein, Zegna, Burberry and Jil Sander and was selected for his “distinctive creative quality”. Paul Surridge will showcase his first collection during the women’s Spring/Summer 2018 in September.
Givenchy Opts Out PMF
Givenchy will skip its usual runway show at Paris Men’s Fashion Week this season and instead will show Spring 2018 men's collection at its showroom. The brand, which got its new creative director Clare Waight Keller, will debut its women’s RTW collection during Paris Fashion Week in October.
The daughter of the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, has been tapped as the new face of Calvin Klein. Previously this year, the 19-year-old has signed with IMG Models and just landed her first movie role, and her new contract with the fashion brand is said to be a seven-figure deal. Congratulations, Paris!
Burberry’s DK88 Collection
Burberry has unveiled an assortment from its DK88 bag collection, which was first introduced on the runway as part of the February 2017 show in London. Named after the house code for the brand’s signature honey-coloured gabardine fabric, the DK88 collection features styles reimagined in Burberry’s new Trench Leather, paying tribute to the brand’s fabric.
Style Guide: Rami Malek in Dior Homme
Mr. Robot star Rami Malek was dressed in Dior Homme for the Met Gala last Sunday. The actor wore a red “rouge scream” classic plissé lapel and mohair tuxedo, a red rouge scream cotton poplin shirt, a black rose brooch and black leather boots with tassels.
Alessandro Michele’s Gucci Fragrance
Gucci’s Artistic Creative Director Alessandro Michele has revealed that he will be launching his first fragrance for the brand entitled Bloom, slated for release later this year. The fragrance is said to be infused with rich ingredients such as Arabian jasmine, tuberose and Chinese honeysuckle, and will be fronted by model Hari Nef and actress Dakota Johnson.
Jessica Chastain x Prada
Actress Jessica Chastain appears in Prada’s second ad campaign for its pre-fall 2017 accessories. The actress was seen posing with sunglasses, colourful bags and eye-catching shoes captured by photographer Willy Vanderperre.
Rinaldy Yunardi x Tiero
Prominent Indonesian accessories designer Rinaldy Yunardi recently launched another collection as part of his partnership with interior materials brand Tiero. The new collection features 33 headpieces in myriad colours, silhouettes, shapes and sizes, all of which are breathtaking to say the least.
Olivier Rousteing x L'Oréal Paris
The Creative Director of Balmain, Olivier Rousteing, has teamed up with L'Oréal Paris to launch his first lipstick line entitled Color Richie. The limited-edition capsule collection will feature 12 new beautiful shades and will be unveiled in September prior to the next Paris Fashion Week, which takes place in late September.