A Really Cute Panda Named Fendidi is Launching the FENDI x Jackson Wang Capsule Collection



Because, why not?…Fendi has created an adorable panda character to be featured in an installation at its Chengdu boutique, to inaugurate its FENDI x Jackson Wang capsule collection.

Exclusively designed by Fendi and artist Oscar Wang, this playful panda called Fendidi, will stand at the entrance of Shamao Street at Chengdu IFS. His name translates to ‘Fendi’s little brother.’  The whole thing actually comes in at about 11 feet in length and 7 feet wide, and will be up through July 28th – before embarking on a world tour to promote the…

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Idris Elba Launches New DJ-Inspired Clothing Line 2HR SET



Is there anything Idris Elba can’t do? The award-winning actor, director, producer and internationally acclaimed DJ can now add a fashion brand, 2HR SET, to his already superhuman resume.

Elba previously collaborated with Superdry in 2016, before quietly soft launching 2HR in the U.K. last year – and he’s now taking it global. The venture was inspired by his love of music and DJ culture, and the name, 2HR SET, refers to a DJ’s usual set time – as well as his hyper-focused approach to everything he does.

“A two-hour set is the acid test…

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First Images: Dior’s Stunning New Champs-Élysées Paris Flagship



Its name literally translates to Elysian Fields. And the Champs-Élysées has also been called La Plus Belle Avenue du Monde – the most beautiful street in the world.

Of course, throngs of tourists, and a fair degree of over-commercialization means that a stroll along the fabled avenue now also includes a Disney logo here, a Starbucks logo there. But a quick craning of the neck to take in the breathtaking Haussmann-era architecture, and you’ll quickly remember how it got its name.

We also vigorously recommend skipping the H&M and Marks & Spencer, for a genuinely Francaise shopping experience -…

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Dior Autumn-Winter 2019-2020 Looks to 1950s London For Inspiration



Dior has officially announced the release of its 2019 fall/winter ready-to-wear collection (by Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri) with a playfully bold new campaign. Shot by photographer Brigitte Niedermair, it features models Selena Forrest and Ruth Bell.

Most fascinatingly, the exalted Parisian house looked to 1950s London Teddy Girls for inspiration. Those zeitgeist-shifting young women wore traditionally male attire, including blazers, trench coats and dandies, as an expression of rebellious equality.

Fittingly, Chiuri revived this sometimes overlooked period of female style iconoclasm with bold, large, boxed tartans, in alternating checks of black in sets with green, red and…

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Fendi’s ‘The Dawn of Romanity’ Fall 2019/20 Couture Show Dazzles the Cognoscenti in Rome



In Italia, of course, Milan is home to just about every major fashion house that matters – save Gucci and Ferragamo, who belong to fair Firenze.

But Rome is the unmistakable birthplace of Fendi. And while America was celebrating its 243rd birthday this past Thursday, the legendary house that gave us the coveted Baguette and Peekaboo bags was renewing its special bond with the Eternal City. Indeed, the fashion cognoscenti and a notable cast of cultural a-listers gathered at the Colle Palatino (the Pallatine Hill) to fête the Couture Fall/Winter 2019-20 collection.


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