Breaking through the noise to deliver the must know fashion news in August 2020 on the latest fashion adventures.
Pictured Above: TWO BITES OF THE BIG APPLE
An out-of-this-world approach to art, diversity in creative expression and pulsing visual electricity — the essences that inspired American neo- expressionism artist Jean Michel Basquiat has transpired through Stuart Vever’s Fall/Winter ’20 collection for Coach too.
In collaboration with the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, several pieces from the collection have captured the madcap textures and details from the archives of the artist, like the iconic New York yellow cab, baseball and aeroplane.
“Basquiat is the ultimate cultural icon and a symbol of the unorthodox creativity that is nurtured in a place like New York,” declares Coach creative director, Stuart Vevers.
THE NON-DESIGNER LOOKING DESIGNER BELT
What Jeremy Scott of Moschino does best — putting a fun spin on classic American icons. What he does even better — poking fun back at the people doing the same to him with these keep-everybody-guessing belts for Fall/Winter ’20.
A LITERAL ANIMAL PRINT
When leopard prints become the new normal and zebra prints become a swervy style move only achievable by the Jeff Goldblums and K-pop stars of the world, enter Hermès with their simple but game-changing trick to wearing animal prints — wearing a print that literally has animals printed on it.
If one wants another trick, opt to wear the scarf as a face mask — it measures at either 70 or 90cm.
JACKIE TURNS 49
Alessandro Michele’s hit list in recent seasons — the Spring/Summer ’19 Georgian dress loafer, the Fall/Winter ’19 tapestry shirt and the Spring/Summer ’20 eighties gym bag — might have been plundered from the dandies and the spiffy dudes of yesteryears but for Fall/Winter ’20, he has brought the iconic Jackie bag back.
While women might be quick to recognise it as the 1970s version frequently clasped under the arm of the former first lady of the United States (the bag was renamed in her honour after all), the 2020 edition titled the Jackie 1961 has been stripped of all its former sizes and embellishments.
A trio of sizes (medium, small and mini), a removable shoulder strap and a sleeker all-gender pleasing silhouette brings it into the now — the status quo for women but even more charming on men.
FENDI FUN FORMAL
According to Silvia Venturini Fendi, when the clothes get more casual — sorbet shades of pink, mid-thigh grazing shorts and two-piece suits with bermudas — it means that what one carries to contain his belongings have to become more formal.
Fendi’s iconic bags like the Essential Backpack and Belt Bag (a new style that functions like a Baguette) get the silent treatment this season — an all-black Selleria Leather finish.
If one prefers a pocket of sunshine, the latter comes in a cheery yellow too.
THE NEW (OLD) ICON
From the side, it looks like a Z and from the front, it appears to be a Z too. Upside down? Still a Z.
The comeback of the Vintage Logo — designed by graphic designer, Bob Noorda in the eighties — lends a vintage look to some of the modern accessories from Ermenegildo Zegna XXX’s Winter 2020 collection without the vintage hangups of musty smells, possible spiritual possessions or a dire need for repair.
Like the curb stompers that punk rock bands used to wear in the 1970s, the rules for the modern military boot have not changed.
It has to be big (these Bottega Veneta ones have an exaggerated shape); it has to be tough looking (these ones come in a classic black) and it has to be tough enough to fight off everything from slippery steps to spilt beers (these ones have three layers of coloured rubber for its soles).
This story first appeared in the August 2020 issue of Men’s Folio Singapore.