Burberry 'B Series' — Coming Soon. — Instagram/@burberry image
LONDON, Oct 16 — Burberry fans are bracing for a tartan-ic whirlwind, as the cult luxury brand gears for the first official drop of its monthly “B Series” capsule collection.The streetwear-inspired, strategic injection of new monthly product is the brainchild of Burberry's new chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci — with the first range in the series set to debut on October 17th, and on the 17th of every month thereafter — and items to be available for purchase for just 24 hours, starting from 12 pm UK time. Merchandise will be sold exclusively through the brand's Instagram, as well as popular mobile messaging platforms in Asia such as WeChat, Line and Kakao.As reported by WWD, the initial “October” capsule will include: a unisex white T-shirt and jersey sweatshirt featuring Burberry's new TB monogram in red — which was revealed in August via Tisci's Instagram Stories and has been designed by the British art director and graphic designer Peter Saville.The “B Series” concept was unveiled via a surprise product drop in September — ahead of Tisci's debut show as Burberry's chief creative officer during London Fashion Week — which saw US$390 (RM1,621) T-shirts, as well as hoodies, featured on Tisci's Instagram Stories, worn by celebrities such as Lily James, Chris Lee and Rihanna. — AFP-Relaxnews [...]
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Pizza Hut has 2,200 locations across China. — AFP pic
BEIJING, Oct 16 — The staff uniforms are designed by Anna Sui. The marble tabletops are graced with vases of fresh flowers; seating includes soft seafoam green banquettes; and sophisticated copper-domed light fixtures are suspended from the ceiling. Welcome to the new Pizza Hut in China.Parent company Yum China unveiled details of its “revitalisation” plans for the pizza brand across China that includes a new theme — “Always Something New” — a redesigned logo, new uniforms, menu and modernized restaurant design.It’s a major departure from the fast-casual atmosphere of Pizza Hut restaurants in North America.An open kitchen, dining room, bar, indoor garden and family dens are designed to upgrade the dining experience from a fast-casual family restaurant and bring a level of sophistication to a pizza dinner.In keeping with the times and to target their core demographic — young connected Millennials and Gen Xers — table-side service will also be made available. But instead of flagging down a server, guests will be able to place their order through mobile phones.“Connecting to a younger generation of consumers and ensuring the brand stays fresh and relevant are fundamental to our revitalisation strategy. Our refreshed brand identity marks a new chapter for Pizza Hut in China...” said Joey Wat, CEO of Yum China in a press release.Another move aimed at currying favour among the younger crowd? Tapping fashion designer Anna Sui to design the staff uniforms for all restaurants across China. The result is a much more formal ensemble reminiscent of flight attendant uniforms, purple scarves and ties offset with playful cartoon hearts and stars.Last month, the chain also introduced a testing site in Nanjing, China, where guests will be able to test new menu items before they roll out across the country.Pizza Hut has 2,200 locations across China. — AFP-Relaxnews [...]
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Founders Sereni Linggi and Shen-tel Lee love karaoke... and launched a whole collection inspired by that. — Pictures courtesy of Sereni & Shentel
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — So what happens if you like karaoke and fashion? Well, if you are Sereni Linggi and Shen-tel Lee, the founders of Sereni & Shentel, you launch a collection called Kuching Karaoke Club!The brand, based in Kuching, is so much more than the fun handmade hairbands they were originally famous for. Now there are shoes, clothes and other accessories.And the Kuching Karaoke Club is yet another example of how the founders' lives (and loves) find their way into their collections.Sereni and Shen-tel love karaoke and their “karaoke battles” are often featured in their own personal Instagram stories.“We sing at The Sarawak Club because of its no smoking policy,” said Shen-tel. And that also is where they met Alex Ling who is the muse of this collection.With his slicked back hair and flamboyant sense of style, Alex looks like a character out of a 60s Hong Kong movie.The self-styled King of Karoke is a legend in the club as he is the only one allowed to sing up to three songs in a row before passing the microphone! (The club actually has a one-song rule.)“The DJ never plays our songs when Alex walks into the room,” added Shen-tel. So yes, Alex is the king!
Alex Ling, Kuching's King of Karaoke, is the muse for the Kuching Karaoke Club collection.
But wait, there is also the fashion element. A well-respected writer for the local papers, Alex is also well-known for his bright bush jackets.A man who elevates getting dressed to an art and loves singing... no wonder Sereni and Shen-tel made him their muse for the Kuching Karaoke Club collection.Now you too can channel that wonderful spirit of theirs by wearing something from the collection to your next karaoke session. Heck, why wait... wear it anytime and be happy.The new collection includes T-shirts, sunglasses, tote bags, crowns, caps etc and is available for purchase at sereniandshentel.com, selected stockists and The Playground Borneo at The Gardens, Mid Valley and Publika, Kuala Lumpur. [...]
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Dior led the recent Paris Fashion Week on a sensual dance with a spectacular show woven around a new modern dance piece by choregrapher Sharon Eyal.
Icily restrained models brushed past writhing dancers in a performance in a fog of mist and falling paper petals.
Designer Maria Grazia Chiuri said using dance was “an act of liberation” to break free from the catwalk corset.
She said she wanted to replicate dance’s “rigorous discipline and extreme freedom” in a striking collection full of flesh tones and nifty headwear.
Pirouetting deftly from Martha Graham-style robes fit for Greek goddesses to elongated tutus and hip-hop tank tops, the Italian blurred the lines between ready-to-wear and haute couture.
Chiuri, a committed feminist and the first woman to lead the fabled French house, said her clothes were not about “bodily perfection but about flexibility and strength of movement”.
And she insisted that like each dancer, every look was individual. “It is about liberty. There are none of the sequences you usually get in fashion shows, each look is for each model.”
Channelling the ghosts of dance greats like Isadora Duncan and Pina Bausch, Chiuri said she was trying to capture the “powerful explosion of the female imagination”.
The show – in a specially built auditorium at the Longchamps race course on the edge of Paris – was a hymn to the carnal and the fleshily human, she said. “These days everything seems virtual but we do things by hand in our workshops. All the floral printing the tye dye is done by hand, it’s couture, it’s not industrial.”
With all the billowing dry ice, the designer also wanted to frustrate the front row Instagram queens who spend their time snapping the shows rather than looking at the clothes. “People miss the moment because they are spending their time taking photos with their phones. I wanted them to experience a show differently… to feel it,” she added.
“It is dance and a fashion show, it is not a traditional catwalk experience at all.”
Radical Chic Upgrade
Even so Chiuri – who is known for her sharp eye for accessories – appeared to have hit the social media bullseye with her skin-tone square front-window sun glasses and “CD” (for Christian Dior) belt buckles that were being shared on Instagram within minutes.
The designer began with typically austere and ethereal monochrome black and white tulle dresses before sending out a shimmering run of skin-tone looks followed by muted greens, greys, ivory and navy blues.
Fishnet and embroidered dresses and tights ran through a sizeable slice of the collection that was as also strong on classily muted florals, tye dye and restrained ethnic edging.
The woman who has helped make the French beret hip again created a new feather-light version for spring and summer as well as more tight-fitting skull caps with British hat designer Stephen Jones, also wrapping her models’ heads in two rounds of taupe-coloured ribbon.
Chiuri finished by giving the classic 1950s New Look Dior fitted jacket a radical chic upgrade, matching it with combat trousers and even bleached denim trousers. – AFP [...]
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