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Fashion Files: The Artistic Face Masks to Buy Now, and Bulgari Looks to Japan

MOCA taps California creatives for masks to benefit the museum, and the Roman fashion house collaborates with Japanese designer Yoon

Words by JAKE HEDDAEUS

 

 

BULGARI Serpenti bag, $2,900. Photo by Tyler Mitchell.

 

Bulgari Turns to Tokyo Street Style for a New Collaboration
Bulgari has tapped Yoon, the creative mind behind Japanese label Ambush, for a line of leather bags and accessories. An extension of “Serpenti Through the eyes of,” a series of collaborations originally launched in 2017, the latest installment offers a vibrant point of view using the Roman fashion house’s iconic Serpenti snake. “For this capsule collection I wanted to express the bold and contemporary character of Serpenti,” Yoon explains. “Snakes are wondrous and fascinating creatures of nature, but with Bulgari they also became a symbol of glamour in constant evolution.” The collection includes three new styles, from an interpretation of the enduringly glamorous Serpenti Forever shoulder bag to a versatile, hands-free belt bag, each offered in neon hues that reference the designers’ Tokyo style. To launch the collection, the brand cast California native Bella Hadid alongside models Xio Wen and Ellen Rosa for a digital campaign photographed by Tyler Mitchell. The limited-edition collection is now available for preorder.

 

GANNI x LEVI Upcycled 501 jeans, from $55. GANNI x LEVI Upcycled shirtdress, from $60. Photos by Clare Shilland.

 

Ganni Teams Up With Levi’s Ob Rentable Wares
On Aug. 10, Danish brand Ganni unveiled a three-piece collection made in collaboration with San Francisco-based heritage brand Levi’s at Copenhagen Fashion Week. The capsule places sustainability at the forefront of its mission using vintage and repurposed denim for the three styles. It will not be available for purchase, but instead use a rental model, a first for both brands involved. The collection of staples — button-down shirt, jeans and a shirt dress — come with patchwork details. Rentals are available for one-, two- or three-week durations, exclusively through Ganni’s rental platform, Ganni Repeat, and start at $55.

 

#MOCAmasks featuring work by international designers and California artists. Photo courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, copyright Catherine Opie, courtesy of Regen Projects and Lehmann Maupin; copyright 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., licensed by Artists Rights Society; copyright Yoko Ono; used with permission.

 

#MOCAmasks Feature International Designers and Californian Artists
“Wearing a mask communicates that you’re mindful of protecting others, your community and yourself,” explains MOCA Director Klaus Biesenbach. To that end, Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art unveiled its face mask project, #MOCAmasks — a line of limited-production face coverings featuring the art of nine internationally acclaimed artists, four of which have roots in California — with the goal of keeping people safe and raising funds for the museum.  Off-White founder and Louis Vuitton Men’s artistic director Virgil Abloh offers up a black-and-white option featuring the designer’s signature quotations while L.A.-based artist Alex Israel has designed a mask rendered in a palette that resembles a cotton candy sunset. Barbara Kruger and Hank Willis Thomas don’t mince words with their contributions —  each artist’s work comes in a bright shade of red, with Kruger’s reading “Better Safe Than Sorry” while Willis Thomas’ reads “Life, Handle with Care.” Masks are available for purchase online for $28.

 

THE WEBSTER’s first permanent resort outpost at ROSEWOOD MIRAMAR BEACH.

 

The Webster’s Latest Outpost Opens at the Rosewood Miramar Beach Hotel
Born in Miami in 2009 — and with an 11,000-square-foot space opening in the Beverly Center this year — chic multibrand boutique The Webster has chosen Montecito’s Rosewood Miramar Beach hotel for its eighth location. Setting up shop in the old Manor House, opposite the entrance’s grand staircase, the prime-positioned store stocks a mix of the finest European fashion houses, including Celine, Loewe and Bottega Veneta, alongside U.S. brands Rosie Assoulin and Proenza Schouler. 1759 S. Jameson Ln., Montecito, 305-674-7899.

 

 

CFDA’s new president, CaSANDRA DIGGS.

 

The CFDA Hires a New President
The Council of Fashion Designers of America, a trade association founded in 1962 that holds tremendous power in the fashion industry, has promoted CaSandra Diggs to president. Having been with the CFDA since 2001, Diggs most recently served as chief administrative and financial officer. In her new role, she will work closely with CEO Steven Kolb and the board of directors in developing strategies to further the CFDA’s mission of supporting its 477 members, including America’s leading voices across womenswear, menswear, accessories and jewelry. “CaSandra is an innovative thinker with a strong understanding of organizational and business operations,” Kolb shared in a statement. “Expanding her role will provide the CFDA with more opportunity to meet the needs of the membership in a broad and diverse way.”

 

MIU MIU printed jersey T-shirt, $685.

 

Miu Miu Unveils Wonder Woman T-Shirts
With the new installment of Wonder Woman set to hit theaters in October, the fashion collaborations that are to come are sure to be plentiful. Among the first brands to unveil its capsule is Miu Miu. The italian fashion house launched a three-piece collection of T-shirts featuring the ultimate woman superhero — played by Gal Gadot in the forthcoming Wonder Woman 1984 — in well-worn, vintage fashion with its faded graphics, straight fit and off-white colorways. The shirts are available for purchase online and from Miu Miu’s Costa Mesa boutique. South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714-617-6927.

 

Aug. 25, 2020

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