A new Vans collection in collaboration with the Van Gogh Museum, is expected to drop soon, on August 3. The Van Gogh Museum, has teamed up with the skate brand Vans for a historic release. Four of Van Gogh’s paintings have been used for this collaboration, in an exclusive collection that takes Van Gogh’s art, “off the wall”. The selected paintings are: Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, Skull, Almond Blossom and his self-portrait, which were printed over t-shirts, bomber jackets, hoodies, and hats. Sunflower has been used on the Authentic style, and also on a t-shirt, and a hoodie, while Almond Blossom was digitally printed on a bomber, a hat and a backpack. His self-portrait was also printed over the Authentic shoe style, and also on a t-shirt. Some of his artwork was printed on the Old Skool shoe style, such as the Old Vineyard with Peasant Woman, while excerpts from a letter that Van Gogh himself wrote, were printed onto the Classic Slip-on style.
Back in October 2017, Hello Kitty had collaborated with the UK retail store ASOS, to bring out a holiday collection for adults. Now, the famous kitty, has landed her next collaboration with ASOS, filled with pastel colors to make your wardrobe more girly. The collection includes a tracksuit jacket and skirt set, as well as a colour-blocked denim jacket and striped PJs. The piece that stole our hearts however, is none other than a pair of pink velvet heels with ankle straps, and oversized red bows. Our eyes make hearts just by looking at them. They’re the prettiest and girliest shoes we’ve seen in a while, and we would love to own them. The whole collection is filled with a heavy dose of bows, cats and pastel colors, characteristics of all Hello Kitty collaborations. This is not the first time that Hello Kitty has collaborated with other brands, since in the past, she’s brought out collections with Puma, Furla and Stance. The new Asos x Hello Kitty collection is already available to shop online, on ASOS.
ASOS has pledged to stop selling silk, cashmere, mohair or feather products, by early 2019. The UK retailer, followed the steps of other global retailers, such as Forever 21, Topshop and H&M, who have stopped using mohair for their products, and it took it a step even further. They promised that they’ll stop using and selling all of those materials by January 2019. Of course that move has been warmly welcomed by PETA. “PETA applauds ASOS for leading the charge for compassion in fashion,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman, according to their press release, a couple of days ago. “In response to PETA’s campaigns, consumers are changing the face of the industry by demanding that designers and retailers ditch animal-derived materials in favor of cruelty-free alternatives that look great without causing suffering.” According to PETA, each year, the mohair, cashmere, down, and silk industries exploit countless goats, geese, ducks, and silkworms, causing these sentient beings unnecessary pain and suffering. These are good news for the fashion industry, and we hope that more retailers will follow ASOS lead.
Vans and Marvel have teamed up to bring out a huge collection of footwear, apparel and accessories with their names. Each piece from the collection is dedicated to one of Marvel’s characters. There are pieces that feature Spiderman, The Hulk, Venom, Deadpool, Captain Marvel, and the Avengers. The collection is already out since June 8th, and you can find it in stores, and online. The Old Skool style comes in details that represent each of The Avengers characters. And there’s a kid-version of the collection, featuring Spiderman, on the Sk8-Hi design. There are hats, slip ons, shirts, hoodies, shoes and backpacks, and some of the characters even have their own capsule collections. So if you’re a fan, you should definitely check this collection out. You don’t want to miss it! Check out more photos and items from the superhero collaboration of Vans and Marvel, below.
Good news! There’s a Puma x Barbie collection coming up next fall, and it’s going to include apparel too. After Barbie’s collaboration with brands such as Sephora (in March), Missguided (in April), and a resort collaboration with Show me your Mumu, it’s time for the brand to move on to a collaboration with a streetwear brand like Puma.
Bella Hadid teams up with designer Alexander Wang for a new campaign from Magnum. The famous ice cream brand brought the supermodel and the exceptional fashion designer together for the “Take Pleasure Seriously” shoot. Bella poses in a stunning dress by Alexander Wang for the studio shots. Moreover, she will star in a short film enjoying the famous desert. If you thought eating an ice cream couldn’t possibly be sexy, allow Bella Hadid to prove you wrong with the following photos.
The campaign will be officially aired at the Cannes International Film Festival on May 10th.
Britney Spears partners with global brand management company Epic Rights, to launch a fashion & lifestyle collection. Following her recent campaign with Kenzo, Britney recently announced that she’s going to expand her brand, by launching a line of branded merchandise. The Britney Spears Lifestyle Program will include: fashion apparel, hair care, accessories, activewear and electronics.
It was recently announced through Gigi Hadid’s Instagram live, that the newest designer collaboration of H&M is going to be with Jeremy Scott, and Moschino. The official announcement took place at Moschino’s annual party at the Coachella festival in California. Jeremy Scott designed a collection of clothes, accessories (and pending surprises!) both for women and men. The collection is called Moschino (tv) H&M, and it’s full joy, happiness, and the humour that made the brand one of the most loved in the fashion world. “I’m super excited about Moschino (tv) H&M. My whole life, my job was to connect with people through fashion. And with this collaboration, I’ll be able to reach more people than ever” stated Jeremy Scott, Moschino’s creative director. “The Moschino (tv) H&M is the perfect collaboration that the fashion world needs right now. It combines pop culture, urban fashion, logos and glamour. Jeremy Scott is incredible – he knows how to play with fashion and engage with his fans all over the world” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, creative consultant of H&M. The collection is going to hit the stores on November 8.
Emma Stone stars in the new Louis Vuitton pre-fall 2018 ad campaign, in the designs of Nicolas Ghesquière. The campaign was shot in the Californian dessert, by Craig McDean. The house said the images embody “a heroine who is daring, confident and always on the move.” The campaign is part of the Spirits of Travel series, which is going to be released in full in the May issue of Harper’s Bazaar U.K., followed by other magazines worldwide. Stone stated: “I am very happy and proud to be working with a house as passionate as Louis Vuitton, as well as with the unique style and creations of Nicolas Ghesquière,”. In the campaign shots, Emma is wearing various printed dresses, while she holds some of the Capucine bags, including one version in ultraluxurious red alligator leather. This is the first ad campaign we see Emma star in, after being announced as the new Louis Vuitton ambassador. We can’t wait to see more photos of the campaign in the following weeks.