Streetwear savants meet haute couture labels in this past week’s style recap.
ZAYN X VERSUS CAPSULE COLLECTION
June 20 | www.versace.com
Zayn Malik teamed up with Versace to release a capsule collection under the house’s streetwear brand Versus. The collection was mostly comprised of graffitied leather jackets, t-shirts, bags, and caps for men, and coordinates, lace-up pants, dresses, and bags for women. The collection was launched together with a campaign featuring Malik and his girlfriend’s little sister Bella Hadid. Shop the collection on Versus’ website.
PANERAI LAUNCHES AN ONLINE EXCLUSIVE TIMEPIECE
June 21 | www.panerai.com
With only 100 units available, Officine Panerai has launched the Luminor Submersible Automatic Acciaio-44mm PAM00731 as an online-exclusive offering. The watch is in brushed steel, with a 44mm.-diameter, and has a blue dial with luminous dots and numerals. The date is placed at 3 o’clock, while the small seconds are at 9 o’clock. You can get this exclusive timepiece at Panerai’s online store for $7,200.
2017 NBA DRAFT
June 22 | Brooklyn, New York
If you think rookie basketball players don’t mind how they look during draft season, well, you are wrong; they are about to be hired, after all. This year’s NBA draft happened at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, and the attendees showed off their own style outside their jersey uniforms. Suffice to say, there were a lot of bowties.
Markelle Fultz wearing shoes tonight that are made out of basketballs. pic.twitter.com/jCjzommlvM
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 22, 2017
The season’s overall first pick Markelle Fultz from the University of Washington wore dress shoes made out of basketball, and a light gray suit with a lining printed with images of his playing moments and the hashtag #F2G, a play on his motto “Faith to the Grind.” Second pick Lonzo Ball, who went to Los Angeles Lakers, had paired his all-black ensemble with Versace loafers before changing into a pair of sneakers from his father’s young clothing brand Big Baller Brand, done in the Lakers’ colorway of gold and purple. The sneakers were up on the brand’s website hours after the show.
Lonzo Ball has changed out of his dress shoes and into his new Big Baller Brand ZO2's for media interviews pic.twitter.com/JoWUQjx85U
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 23, 2017
Other scene stealers were D’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk, 5th and 11th picks respectively, who wore J.C. Penney suits. Monk and John Collins sported spiked Christian Louboutin footwear.
CHANEL MADEMOISELLE PRIVÉ IN SEOUL
June 23 | Seoul, South Korea
For those visiting Seoul between now and July 19, make sure to make Chanel’s Mademoiselle Privé exhibition at the D Museum part of your itinerary. The exhibit tells the story of the origins and impact of Chanel and its creations, and the house’s creative direction under Karl Lagerfeld. The evening prior its June 23 opening, Korean celebrities and models flocked to the exhibit, which was followed by an after-party and a special performance from K-pop star and Chanel Ambassador G-Dragon.