Sartorial Headlines Worth Knowing From India & Around The World
Last week’s headlines from the fashion world included updates from Fashion Trends of SS16, Kode Byrant’s Retirement and Mamba Day & many more. Let’s read out more on the fashion updates and more.
1. Kode Byrant’s Retirement & ‘Mamba Day’:
The Kobe Bryant farewell tour will reached a fever pitch, when the perennial All-Star bids one final goodbye to professional basketball. Nike helped commemorate Bryant’s legacy earlier this year by honoring him with the “Black Mamba” pack, whose final installment was an FTB edition of his crowning signature sneaker, the Kobe 11.
Kobe Bryant closed out his career of five NBA Championships and 18 All-Star titles during his final professional NBA game. Here, we’ve gathered Nike’s best tributes to the retiring basketball champ. Nike just released what may be its final homage to Kobe, a lighthearted film in which the Lakers legend becomes a conductor who turns all his haters’ spite into a delightful symphony. Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson, former NBA pro Rasheed Wallace and the L.A. Clippers’ Paul Pierce show off their pipes in cameos. Wieden & Kennedy Portland and Anonymous Content’s Mark Romanek were behind the ad. Read more here!
2. The Louis Vuitton Cruise 2016 Collection:
The venue for the next Louis Vuitton Cruise show, to be held on May 28 outside Rio de Janeiro, in the run-up to the Olympics: the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, designed by Oscar Niemeyer. The swirling, saucer-shaped museum is one of the area’s landmark buildings. Though rumors had swirled that the show might be canceled because of the Zika virus, the brand has instead doubled-down on its commitment on the area and the opportunity the Brazilian market and the Olympic association both present. The news was announced on Ghesquière’s personal Instagram, with the brand account sharing a quote from the designer: “The setting inspired me right away. . . . It’s about being transported into a relationship where nature, geography, and architecture come together.”
3. Abercrombie & Fitch Fall 2016 Collection:
The fall women’s line was the first collection under the direction of new vice president of women’s design Kristina Szasz, who joined the company in September and was most recently design director at Karl Lagerfeld and Tommy Hilfiger in Europe. At first glance the lineup, presented in New York Thursday, was a mix of classic Americana and pronounced boho. Click here to read more!