OnTrend: Rih needs us to chill out, Lil Nas X’s new gig, and this week in fashion

Hey, fashion lovers! Welcome to theGrio’s weekly fashion folio, OnTrend, your one-stop store for the entire week’s Black-tastic vogue information. What’s new as we transition into September? A couple of new drops, an thrilling new gig, and a few very large names…plus, a warmup for New York Style Week, September 2022. So scroll down, and get caught up!

OnTrend: Rih needs us to chill out, Lil Nas X’s new gig, and this week in fashion
Screengrab of actress Jordan Alexander (Gossip Woman) modeling Savage X Fenty Lounge
Screenshot: Savage X Fenty (YouTube)

Savage X Fenty introduces “Lounge”

After welcoming her first youngster this spring, Rihanna has undoubtedly skilled a way of life — and magnificence — shift. Equally, the most recent assortment for her Savage X Fenty label displays a extra relaxed method to “innerwear” than we’ve beforehand seen from the model, because it now ventures into loungewear with an assortment of “elevated fundamentals.”

“I needed to carry consolation and realness to on a regular basis items that may be styled in no matter approach enables you to do you,” stated Rihanna in a press release to Ladies’s Put on Day by day.

That’s proper, together with Savage X Fenty’s extremely coveted, barely-there lingerie, now you can purchase extra utilitarian types designed to be taken “from the couch to the streets.” Dropping on September 8, the Lounge assortment contains “joggers, hoodies, T-shirts, onesies, slips, tank tops, shorts and leggings,” based on WWD — simply in time for a seasonal shift to extra time spent indoors.

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Lil Nas X says the class is “campness” at YSL

Along with shutting it down in gender-fluid fashion at Sunday’s MTV VMAs, Lil Nas X introduced a stunning new gig this week — he’s the most recent U.S. ambassador for YSL (Yves Saint Laurent) Magnificence. Becoming a member of the likes of Zoë Kravitz, Indya Moore and Dua Lipa, the Grammy-winning musician is now yet one more face of the model’s make-up in addition to a face of its males’s perfume, Y (with YSL’s vogue little question additionally enjoying a outstanding position).

“Lil Nas X embodies YSL Beauté’s imaginative and prescient for the way forward for the wonder trade: boundary-breaking, distinctive, unapologetic, daring,” Laetitia Raoust, U.S. normal supervisor of YSL Magnificence, instructed WWD.

As for Lil Nas X, he stated in a press release: “…I’m joyful to be part of one thing so distinctive and groundbreaking within the magnificence world…Shoutout to YSL for embracing me and my campness and for uplifting change for the following technology of magnificence.” 

Serena shone brilliant like a diamond on the US Open

She might have given her remaining twirl in skilled tennis, however Serena Williams was clearly decided to exit in dazzling fashion. Along with thrilling crowds with dynamic performances within the first and second rounds of the US Open this week, she collaborated with longtime sponsor Nike on a ‘match befitting her legendary brilliance on the courtroom.

As reported by Nike, the tennis gown donned by Williams on each days of competitors was “impressed by sleek competitors clothes worn by determine skaters.” Williams, who additionally helms an eponymous vogue label, reportedly took a hands-on method, “offering the total imaginative and prescient and dialing the small print,” which included a six-layer skirt in honor of Williams’ six prior US Open wins. In one other nod to the open-air area in Flushing, NY, the crystal-studded, star-like design on the gown’s bodice, matching jacket and tote “refracts gentle and shines brightly, alluding to the night time sky on the event.”

Undoubtedly, the pièce de résistance is Serena’s NikeCourt Flare 2s. Custom-made along with her initials in gold and a diamond-encrusted “Swoosh,” Nike additionally famous that “the stable gold deubrés on the laces characteristic 400 hand-set diamonds in black ceramic created in collaboration with Serena Williams Jewellery.” Name it a Grand Slam in fashion.

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Riddim and revival

Simply forward of the annual West Indian Day Parade Carnival that takes place every Labor Day weekend in Brooklyn, NY, Nike introduced again the primary of 4 Air Drive 1 colorways initially created in tribute to Caribbean tradition in 2002. In accordance with a press launch, the Nike AF1 QS ‘West Indies’ are the results of a collaboration with avenue fashion model Further Butter and Black-owned Caribbean group I AM caribBEING. The sneakers launched final week with an in-store celebration at Further Butter’s Decrease East Facet flagship. 

As described by Hypebeast in a tease of the design this July, the Twentieth-anniversary version is anticipated to retail for $140 USD and options “white tumbled leathers with a inexperienced leather-based tab on the heel … Highlighting the design are ‘West Indies’ palm tree graphics embroidered on the heel counter, displayed on the lace [deubrés], and integrated on the ‘Anniversary Version’ tongue tabs … [Its] insoles characteristic a gridded listing of the Caribbean islands.”

As Hypebeast reminds us, the Twentieth-anniversary launch of the Nike Air Drive 1 Low Anniversary Version “West Indies” additionally coincides with the fortieth anniversary of the Air Drive 1. To honor each the sneaker’s long-awaited return and the parade, Further Butter and I AM caribBEING additionally collaborated on “a information to Little Caribbean,” highlighting native New York companies. 

Did Style Nova nab a Hanifa design?

With quick vogue already below rightful scrutiny for its labor practices and lack of sustainability, we will add an absence of originality to the combination. As reported by Fashionista, fast-fashion favourite Style Nova was known as out early this week for a gown that clearly riffed on one (or ripped off one) created by Black-owned luxurious vogue label Hanifa. 

The knockoff was identified by Hanifa’s award-winning founder and Artistic Director Anifa Mvuemba, who tweeted a side-by-side of her floor-length, multicolored Jax Knit Robe alongside a thinner, midlength model with the identical graphic colorways from an unidentified e-commerce website. “Solely as a result of this pattern took me monthssss to good,” she wrote partly, declining to tag the location in query.

Whereas Mvuemba was gracious sufficient to not identify the offender, her followers did the work for her, recognizing the imitator as Style Nova’s Sahara Sweater Maxi Costume. Other than variations in size and sure inferior development and supplies, the fast-fashion model retailed for $49.99, in comparison with the $459 value of Hanifa’s sold-out authentic.

The lower cost tag could also be interesting, however the look of stealing will not be a great look—and this isn’t Style Nova’s first entanglement with an unbiased Black designer. However regardless of considerably ambiguous U.S. copyright legal guidelines that make it doable for Style Nova and comparable manufacturers to provide clothes “impressed” by excessive vogue seems, following the callout, the Sahara Sweater Maxi Costume was faraway from its website with out remark.

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Harlem’s Style Row companions with LVMH, debuts award in honor of Virgil Abloh

It’s a celebration 15 years within the making; Harlem’s Style Row units the tone for New York Style Week (Sept. 9 – Sept. 14) with its fifteenth annual Style Present and Type Awards on Sept. 6. This 12 months, the acclaimed company and advocacy group for vogue skills of shade has partnered with LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) to provide its annual showcase of Black designers and trade honors, which can embody a brand new award in tribute to late designer Virgil Abloh.

As reported by Enterprise of Style, Shannon Abloh, CEO and Advertising Director of Virgil Abloh Securities, will probably be available to current the award in honor of her late husband. In accordance with a press release, the Virgil Abloh Award “celebrates like-minded people who embody Virgil’s spirit, brilliance, and imaginative and prescient, by means of invaluable contributions to tradition, neighborhood, and innovation.” Its inaugural recipient will probably be leisure trailblazer (and vogue icon) Issa Rae.

The night’s different honorees will embody womenswear designer Sergio Hudson, veteran vogue journalist Robin Givhan, stylist Ade Samuel and “Icon of the Yr” Janet Jackson. Designers Nicole Benefield, Johnathon Hayden, and Clarence Ruth of Cotte D’Armes will current their collections at this 12 months’s occasion.

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