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1. Versace debuts See-Now-Buy-Now show
Milan Fashion Week has come to an end. After many highlights, Versace brought something new: the very first See-Now-Buy-Now show for the renowned fashion house. The brand previewed a “Flash Collection” of selected items, available from August 2020. Together with British rapper AJ Tracey, Donatella created a video in which she perfectly shows a behind the scenes look at a high fashion shoot. As the video takes off, we follow the rapper through his preparations for his performance. After three minutes of shooting models in snake-prints and other typically Versace items, the rapper takes the stage. A perfect blend of music and fashion.
2. Models speak up about mental health
Together with other famous models, Kaia Gerber, Adut Akech and Paloma Elsesser openly spoke up about mental health. While caring about one’s own mental health is vital when modeling, it’s one of the least-discussed topics concerning modeling. Posts on social media don’t help either. “What you see in the media most times is the highlight reel,” says Kaia Gerber to Vogue. Her best advice? “It’s ok not to be ok every now and then.” And Gerber isn’t the only one who was fed up. Supermodel Adut Akech has lately been very open about her depression. According to these women, it was about time to step up and showing the more relatable side of being a model.
3. From fastfood wrapper to it-bag
Lockdown may evoke the most creative parts of your brain to tingle. It happened to Chiara Rivituso and Matteo Bastiani, founders of @camera60studio, creating iconic it-bags from plastics and other fastfood wrappers. It started as a lockdown project, but now the couple aims to communicate their vision concerning a more sustainable environment via their project.
Also read: Fashion news week 28 – Naomi Campbell’s powerful speech, Jacquemus’ new strategy and more