The height of weekend news catch ups tends to include scrolling through social media aimlessly, liking a few posts, checking out the headlines and occasionally indulging in the weekend magazines. Though we may all be glued to our phones during weekend days spent lounging, even the best of us miss out on the top headlines in the fashion, beauty and pop culture world – particularly when bigger headlines are taking up page space but for now, let’s step away from the politics. As we kick start another week, with a blissful bank holiday, we’ve rounded up the most popular stories in the fashion and beauty world that you may have missed over your weekend of relaxing. No need to thank us, simply enjoy this bank holiday Monday being the smug friend in the know.
The fashion folk were shaken as Kendall Jenner attended the amFAR gala in Cannes wearing what can only be described as a tulle dress of dreams. As it turns out, the ensemble was part of the announcement of H&M’s latest designer collaboration with Giambattista Valli. Jenner was joined by H.E.R., Chiara Ferragni, Bianca Brandolini, Chris Lee, and Ross Lynch who all wore limited-edition looks from the Giambattista Valli X H&M pre-drop release which was launched on Saturday 25th May.
“This year’s H&M designer collaboration is sure to bring the tulle. The fast-fashion retailer is teaming up with couturier Giambattista Valli for its annual high-low offering, which means we can expect a lot of dreamy, frothy, princess-worthy pieces from this capsule.”
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It seems Sir Philip Green’s empire is really starting to feel the effects of his own downfall. Late last week the news broke that Topshop is set to close all 11 of its stores in the United States following filing bankruptcy there. The brand will continue to sell product online through wholesale partners such as Nordstrom. In the UK, parent company Arcadia is awaiting approval on a restructuring plan which could see 23 of their UK stores closing in the near future.
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News broke earlier this month that Rihanna would be launching a fashion brand with French luxury conglomerate, LVMH. The launch of a new brand itself is the first for LVMH since the launch of Christian Lacroix in 1987. For Rihanna, she is the first woman and first woman of colour to be the CEO and artistic director of an LVMH-owned house.
Last Thursday morning saw the unveiling of the first collection in Paris which means the once exciting news is now reaching the critics with reviews, opinion pieces and first look galleries emerging everywhere.
Click here for the latest on Rihanna’s Fenty fashion brand and how the big reveal went down.
Even though Love Island 2019 kicks off in less than a week and the weather is thankfully picking up, we’ll always have a need for Netflix entertainment in there. This month we can look forward to plenty of original content with the return of Black Mirror plus Jennifer Aniston in Netflix original move, Murder Mystery. There’s also a nod to one of the UK’s national treasures, Sir David Attenborough with the release of Blue Planet II to the streaming platform.
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The Italian fashion house, Prada made the announcement late last week that as of September’s SS20 collection, it will stop using fur in its collections. As it stands, the list of fur-free designer brands now includes Gucci, Burberry, Chanel, Versace, DKNY and Coach with London Fashion Week becoming the first of the big fashion weeks to commit to a ban on fur last September
Click here to read the statement from the artistic director for Prada, Miuccia Prada.