Breaking through the noise to deliver the full scoop on the must know fashion news in November 2020.
RE-NEW AGAIN: The emblem of Prada’s signature contemporary style — nylon — receives yet another sustainable evolution for its line of Fall 2020 Re-Nylon products. Debuted in 2019, the Re-Nylon range of ready- to-wear and accessories is a commitment to the brand’s accessibility for eco-conscious consumers. Furthermore, each Re-Nylon product features the Prada Re-Nylon logo that sees the famous triangular logo reworked as a looping arrow — a symbol of perpetual renewal.
The launch of Re-Nylon begins in Singapore with a special installation and window pop-up at ION.
CONTEMPORARY AESTHETICS: The bootcut is revived by an unexpected collaboration between Levi’s and Valentino — the ideal denim piece to start the next year with. First revealed at the Valentino Spring/Summer ’21 presentation during Milan Fashion Week, the ultimate 517 bootcut jeans reimagined by creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli is an ode to the revitalisation of a timeless and inclusive aesthetic object — a philosophy that Piccioli has closely reflected upon in recent Valentino collections.
The close knitted collaboration shares a momentous drive to create new values and contemporary scenarios to both heritage brands of the fashion industry. Available for men and women, the jeans will arrive in Valentino boutiques spring next year.
HERITAGE SPIN: While Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele’s eclectic philosophy might spell the return of a vintage style, the House’s latest collaboration with historic English fabric retailer, Liberty, is a nod to both the old and the new. With a range of bags, shoes and hats embodying imaginative prints from Liberty’s archives, the playful sense and ingenuity of Michelle’s retro-future styles carry a contemporary outlook for the vintage prints.
The collection marries the grunge narrative of Gucci Fall/Winter ’20, with options available for men and women fond of Michele’s lust for life.
ELEVATED FORM: A new statement footwear arrives in the style of Dior Men’s new B27 leather sneakers. Reimagined from a myriad of visual tributes — from vintage 1980s tennis sneaker to the skateboarding universe — the new sneakers is a forte of artistic director Kim Jones’ flair for bringing high-street values to luxury fashion.
Available in white, black and grey variations as a subtle tribute to Monseiur Dior’s signature shades, the B27 is Dior Men’s first full leather sneaker made in France. Its craftsmanship reflects the leatherwork heritage of the House, with constructional techniques borrowed from the petites mains in the Italian workshop — such as the intricate edge-dyeing and top-stitching found in Dior leather goods.
Calf leather and nubuck on the Dior Oblique jacquard and the Dior Oblique Galaxy prints are layered to create a multi-dimensional effect for a more sophisticated assemblage. For the convinced, the sneakers arrives in Dior boutiques this November with a limited release.
This story about the must know fashion news in November 2020 first appeared in the November 2020 issue of Men’s Folio Singapore.