Bella Hadid walks the runway for Versace in Milan

US model Bella Hadid presents a creation for fashion house Versace during the Men’s Fall/Winter 2019/20 fashion shows in Milan, on January 12, 2019. (AFP)
Updated 13 January 2019
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Bella Hadid walks the runway for Versace in Milan

MILAN: By now, the two Milan Fashion Weeks dedicated to menswear have transformed themselves into platforms for co-ed shows and up-and-coming brands beyond the menswear stalwarts.
The little more than three days of previews for next fall and winter that launched Friday evening include 52 collections in 27 runway shows and 25 presentations. Eleven brands are showing mixed men’s and women’s collections during the less hectic week dedicated to male apparel.
While menswear tends to create less of a spectacle than the womenswear shows, the lines still carry bottom-line weight. Italian menswear registered a turnover of 9.5 billion euros last year, a 1.5 percent increase over 2017.
The Gianni Versace fashion house has changed ownership, but not style. Donatella Versace explored bondage in the fashion house’s latest collection, the first since being bought by the US fashion group Capri Holding Limited.
The opening look had a bondage image printed cheekily on the front of a shirt, worn over dark trousers and with a leather overcoat. Repeated as a motif, bondage became as banal as a bandana print on a blouson. Then, there was winter bondage for her, underneath puffer jackets, and office bondage for him and her, with the back of suit jackets held together with O-rings, showing off colorful satiny prints.

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The looks also veered toward cozy, with warm scarves and fuzzy sweaters bearing a new Versace logo, a V encircled by a G. But the Versace man also is not afraid of feminine touches, like colorful boas peeking out of suit jackets, bejeweled broches, crystal encrusted jeans and least of all, colorful embroidered silken boxers with a prominent Versace label peeking out of trousers, or on their own with a sober black suit jacket and button-up dress shirt.
Versace said in her notes that the image of masculinity has evolved since the 1990s “when there was a specific idea of ‘A’ man.”
“What I wanted to show in this collection are the different faces of a man, who... has gained the courage that he didn’t have before. If I had to find a word that defines today’s men, it would be daring,” she said.
Versace also previewed a collaboration with US carmaker Ford, including the oval-shaped blue Ford logo on leather jackets, trousers, sneakers, hoodies and button-down shirts. The latter was layered kinkily with a silky lace top and a leopard-print fur coat. For good measure, the model’s hair was colored in leopard print.
Underlining some of the feminine touches, Versace sent out women’s looks worn by top models Bella Hadid, Kaia Gerber, Vittoria Ceretti and Emily Ratajkowski. Actor Luke Evans and Italian rapper Sfera Ebbasta were in the front row, along with fellow rapper Fedez and his wife, fashion blogger and influencer, Chiara Ferragni.


Beyoncé wears Lebanese-American designer’s gown in The Lion King’s ‘Spirit’ music video

Beyoncé recently released her music video ‘Spirit’- one of The Lion King tracks. (AFP)
Updated 19 July 2019
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Beyoncé wears Lebanese-American designer’s gown in The Lion King’s ‘Spirit’ music video

DUBAI: Beyoncé has given another nod to Arab fashion designers with her recently released music video ‘Spirit’ – one of The Lion King tracks – where she was spotted wearing a custom piece by Lebanese-American designer Norma Kamali.

 

 

The fashion-filled music video features the music sensation, along with her dancers, wearing Kamali’s bright-yellow, stretchy dresses that perfectly blended with the desert-themed clip. 

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Kamali took to Instagram to share her excitement about dressing Beyonce and thanked her team for working on this project.


She wrote to her 62,000 followers, “BEYONCÉ THE LION KING. So happy to be a part of the visuals so beautiful thank you. And to my team Marissa Katia Mario and jimmy for getting it done!!!”

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The star has previously shown love to Arab designers by wearing a fierce lioness-themed costume to the Wearable Art Gala in Santa Monica last month, a creation from Lebanese designer Georges Hobeika.