September has always been seen as the Fashion ‘New Year’, kicking off a month of shows and events in the four fashion capitals. With social media, it seems like we are right there in the front row, even if we’re only on our morning commute in our Converse and not our brand new Bottegas. For this inaugural edition of Style Roundup, the past few weeks have provided us with ample news, memes, beauty, fashion, street style and more: J-Lo broke the Internet, we added square toe shoes to our wish lists, and someone ‘Posh’ launched luxury green beauty.
By Lauren Walker-Lee
JLo broke the Internet
It was a strut seen around the world. Jennifer Lopez in an updated version of that dress closed out the Versace SS20 show during Milan Fashion Week. In a surprise appearance, the jungle dress made famous on JLo’s body at the Grammy’s many years ago, reprised its role as a showstopper. People everywhere literally stopped in their tracks to watch, search, and share the footage of Jennifer Lopez in that iconic dress again.
Catherine O’Hara wears Greta Constantine
Catherine O’Hara, nominated for her role as Moira Rose on Schitt’s Creek, wore Greta Constantine, making for a lovely Canadian fashion red carpet moment at the Emmy Awards. In an homage to her character’s love for black and white, the gown could not have been more perfect. Additionally, O’Hara’s presenting partner Amy Poehler sparkled in a gold jumpsuit by the Canadian brand in one their style signature styles. During the awards, social media was aflutter as fashion icon Daphne Guinness shared her love for Moira Rose in a collage of herself alongside the character in similar fashion garb.
Victoria Beckham launches new beauty collection
After months of teasing the launch of Victoria Beckham Beauty, touted as a clean cruelty free beauty movement for a life in motion, the designer, formerly known as Posh, unveiled VBB. Ahead of her London Fashion Week presentation, the first release in her green luxury line, was revealed. In celebration of her iconic smokey eye, Victoria released smokey eye bricks in 4 shades, along with a liner and a lid lustre, with skin, lips and world beauty domination to follow.
Gabriella Hearst and Gucci stage carbon neutral fashion shows
The environment and the planet are now en vogue. Given that the fashion industry is a top culprit for emissions and pollution, it is only fitting that brands begin to do their part and help clean up their act. Both Gabriela Hearst and Gucci made a grand gesture during their respective fashion weeks with endeavours to have carbon neutral fashion shows. Fashion shows are more often than not massive affairs creating large amounts of waste and emissions from everything to flights to left over water bottles. In order to achieve this, the brands offset the carbon footprint of their show by donating to programs that will reduce equivalent emissions elsewhere. Gabriella Hearst worked with Bureau Betak to help trim what would be needed to offset the damage, like hiring local models, while Gucci also announced its entire supply chain had gone carbon neutral.
We didn’t know we needed square toe shoes
At this point, it is fair to say the new Bottega Veneta is the old Celine. With the help of “It” shoes (and bags) on the bodies of fashion influencers like Aimee Song, we all just found out we needed square toe shoes (adds to cart). How did we live without them? Daniel Lee, the new Creative Director of Bottega has created coveted accessories that have either sold out, have waitlists, or have spawned copies.
Mikhael Kale hits PFW
Toronto’s Mikhael Kale took his SS20 creations to the streets of Paris for a street style shoot with photographer Calope, stylist Dwayne Kennedy, and Canadian model Jayden Weller. The show was a genius bit of publicity, resulting in epic pictures by both Calope and the swarm of paparazzi cameras outside the shows.