The Milan and Paris fashion weeks have ended, but there’s still a lot going on in the world of style. From new collection launches to a very unexpected Spring 2021 show, here’s a round-up of all the important fashion news in October that you need to know about.
Miu Miu goes sustainable with the Upcycled by Miu Miu collection
The Italian label has announced an upcoming Upcycled by Miu Miu line, comprising one-off designs crafted from antique pieces from the 1930s to 1970s, which are sourced from vintage shops and markets around the world. These items are restored and refashioned with details such as paillettes, crystals, ribbons and bows. The collection is slated to launch during the holiday season later this year, and will start off with 80 dresses that are all unique and hand-finished. Actresses Chen Ran and Elisa Visari recently debuted two dresses from the collection, when they attended the digital Green Carpet Fashion Awards. Visari’s orange cocktail dress (above) is reinterpreted from a 1960s design and adorned with glass pearls on its ivory duchesse silk puff sleeves.
David Beckham releases Fall/Winter 2020 eyewear collection
The former footballer launched his maiden eyewear line of sunglasses and optical frames earlier this year in collaboration with Safilo Group, and has now added a new Fall/Winter 2020 range to it. Many of the new designs are crafted with retro and vintage-inspired shapes and feature options such as blue-blocker lenses (which protect eyes from blue light from artificial light and digital devices) and durable, scratch-proof mineral lenses.
David Beckham wearing sunglasses from his new Fall/Winter eyewear collection. (Image: Eyewear by David Beckham/ Safilo Group) Beckham stars in its accompanying campaign, which was shot in Paris and includes behind-the-scenes footage taken by his son Brooklyn. His new Fall/Winter collection is now available worldwide in selected eyewear stores. More details here.
Bottega Veneta skips Milan Fashion Week and holds a surprise Spring 2021 preview in London
Bottega Veneta wasn’t on the agenda at this year’s Milan Fashion Week, because it had other big plans — an exclusive, by-invite-only Spring 2021 presentation limited to a select group of VIP guests. Titled ‘Bottega Veneta Salon 01 London’, the event was held last week at Sadler’s Wells theatre in London and was attended by the likes of actresses Rosie Huntington Whiteley and Salma Hayek, singer-songwriter Neneh Cherry, and rapper Kanye West with his daughter North. Not much else is known about the Italian fashion house’s Spring 2021 collection yet, but we’re excited to find out.
Louis Vuitton announces a collaboration with NBA
The French maison has teamed up with the National Basketball Association (NBA) on LVxNBA, a menswear capsule collection under the artistic direction of Virgil Abloh. This is part of Louis Vuitton‘s Spring/Summer 2021 pre-collection range and will launch on November 20. It comprises limited edition apparel, accessories, and leather goods and shoes adorned with emblems from both brands. The brand also created a monogrammed trophy travel case for the Larry O’Brien Trophy that was presented to the Los Angeles Lakers, who emerged tops at the recent NBA finals. Its partnership with the NBA will last three years.
Valentino celebrates 10 years of its iconic Rockstud
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of its famed Rockstud motif, the Italian label has unveiled Valentino Garavani Rockstud X, a series of collaborations and dialogues with designers, brands and artists who will produce their own interpretation of the stud.
Also in the most buzzworthy fashion news for October is the Valentino Garavani Rockstud X project, which will see creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli and British designer Craig Green having a conversation. (Image: Valentino) The project kicks off with a conversation between Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli and British designer Craig Green. (Main and featured images: Eyewear by David Beckham/ Safilo Group)