Roman jewellery brand Bulgari will be unveiling their latest collection at their second SerpentiForm exhibition this week in Singapore. The event will be held from August 19 to October 15 in the city’s Art Science Museum – the iconic lotus-inspired building that has been known to showcase works by Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol – and will welcome special guests like Alicia Vikander. Bulgari are taking their iconic serpent motif to the next level and with the theme of rebirth and transformation, are set to show how the snake itself has inspired the work of artists, designers and photographers alike. Overseen by Bulgari brand and heritage curator Lucia Boscaini, the exhibition will welcome antiquities dating back to 4th century BC, contemporary artworks including Niki de Saint Phalle’s Pouf serpent jaune, archival pieces such as the Serpenti bracelet-watch in gold with rubies and diamonds from 1954, vintage dresses and theatre and movie costumes. In response to the success of the first SerpentiForm exhibition in Rome last year, the Singapore edition will be followed by another in Tokyo from November 25 to December 25. [Vogue inbox]
Coming in hot off the hype surrounding her first Met Gala appearanceand US Vogue #CelineTakesCouture series, Celine Dion has unveiled the first line of bags from her 50 piece collection exclusive to Nordstrom. There are nine products ranging from totes and cross-body bags to clutches and backpacks available in a range of colourways including grey, black, burgundy and blue with prices starting from just AUD$104.98. Very Dion, each item is named after a musical reference and a number of the pieces feature golden honeycomb hardware accents. The 49-year-old Canadian superstar – who just wrapped her 12th concert tour – announced The Celine Dion Collection back in February and is set to release a series of small accessories and luggage in the near future. [The Cut]
Calvin Klein is set to release its latest collection and for the first time, it will be made exclusively available to Australians. Previously known as Calvin Klein collection, Calvin Klein 205W39NYC is a luxury ready-to-wear line designed by chief creative officer Raf Simons and works to reinterpret the brand’s heritage style. While Calvin Klein 205W39NYC is available to purchase in-boutique and online, the fall collection will be offered exclusively at Parlour X. [Vogue inbox]
Sarah Jessica Parker has opened her second stand-alone shoe storeinside the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, following the first opening in Washington DC and explained to Fashionista that through her partnership with global hospitality company MGM, “it's given us an opportunity that as a new business we would not have had for many, many years.” With the Las Vegas opening having broken records, Parker feels that MGM made the right choice for her brand. "When they came to us and suggested having this door here [at the Bellagio] and had such enormous confidence and belief [in it], it's hard to say no to that… I think when people come to a hotel and a property this size and have sort of decided in their heads where their dollars are going to go and what their budget is... it's a clear victory for retail.” Having helped customers with sizes on the big day, the actress and business woman added that, “for me to be a part of my business, I have to be there.” [Fashionista]
Nike has unveiled its latest collaboration, releasing a capsule collection of Nike Cortez fronted by Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas with Los Angles based brand A.L.C. The brand – who has featured the original sneaker in its past six seasons of lookbooks – has reinterpreted the style, adding suede for a high fashion twist. The sneaker will be available exclusively through Nordstrom x Nike and Nordstrom the Grove from August 25, followed closely by Net-a-Porter, Nike, Nike SNKRS app, and alcltd.com from August 28 in black, terracotta and cream colourways with the brand’s mottos of “Love More”, “Do It, Own It” and “Think How You Can” printed inside. [Business Of Fashion]
Kanye West surprised fans over the weekend when he dropped an unannounced collection on his official site, Yeezy Supply. The release features both men and women’s apparel – with everything from sports bras and T-shirts to caps, tracksuits and socks – in colours such as “hospital blue”, “mist”, “grace” and what has already proven to be a crowd favourite, “frozen yellow”. Most notably, it was the Yeezy Wave Runner 700 that had people talking, the new and already sold out style takes a sharp left from previous slim silhouettes and retails at USD$300.