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Logomania Has Gone Subtle—Here’s How Kim Kardashian, Rihanna and Zendaya Are Nailing the Look

Logomania Has Gone Subtle—Here’s How Kim Kardashian, Rihanna and Zendaya Are Nailing the Look

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When the logomania trend hit its peak back in 2016, it felt as if everyone was obsessed with covering themselves in designer brand names from head to toe and making sure people knew it. Remember Louis Vuitton’s spring 2016 show, when the signature LV logo pattern used for its bags made their way onto leather coats too? But this season, the label-loving aesthetic is heading in a surprisingly more discreet direction. Yes, logomania can actually be subtle: Celebrities have been sporting abstract or itty-bitty logos that are barely discernible to the eye.
The new iteration of the trend makes sense: While logomania has certainly died down since 2016, it hasn’t entirely left the fashion consciousness. The Fendi by Versace pre-fall 2022 show, for one, showcased pieces which had the two Italian fashion house’s logos morphed into one on coats, bags, and everything in between. But as a whole, fashion has been embracing a quieter sensibility, with labels such as The Row, Khaite, and Bottega Veneta putting forward minimal clothes that exude a stealthy elegance. As a result, designer brands are now taking a more pared-back or abstract approach to their signature logo work, too.
Zendaya. Photo: Getty
For Valentino’s spring 2023 show, for instance, the Italian label debuted its Toile Iconographe monogram, which features several “V”s in an artful formation; Zendaya wore the monogram via a coat, skirt, and tights to the brand’s show in Paris last month. Burberry’s spring collection also had the house’s horse logo applied all over onto sheer hosiery, adding a subtle flair to simple looks. Dua Lipa recently wore sheer opera gloves from the collection on her Instagram, and you could barely tell what brand they are.
But it’s not just subtle, all-over prints taking over this season. Miniature logos have also been making an appearance on tank tops, making you squint to see them. Kylie Jenner wore a branded Loewe tank to the show in Paris last month, while actor Sheila Atim wore Prada’s tiny plaque version to its spring Milan presentation. The 2022 version of logomania, then, is clearly all about rocking designer pieces in a much more if-you-know-you-know way—though that spirit of showing off is still alive and well.

Below, more subtle logomania looks that have ruled this season.
Kim Kardashian. Photo: Getty
Irina Shayk. Photo: Getty
Rihanna. Photo: Getty
Dua Lipa. Photo: Getty
Jessica Chastain. Photo: Getty
Sheila Atim. Photo: Getty
Kylie Jenner. Photo: Getty
Originally published in Vogue.com

Zendaya’s Sheer Valentino Bodysuit at Paris Fashion Week Takes Logomania to the Next Level

Zendaya’s Sheer Valentino Bodysuit at Paris Fashion Week Takes Logomania to the Next Level

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Zendaya continues to serve in Valentino.
On October 2, Zendaya attended the Valentino spring/summer 2023 runway show at Paris Fashion Week wearing a completely sheer logo bodysuit with matching sequined short shorts and an oversized blazer. Seated in the front row next to longtime stylist Law Roach, Zendaya topped off the look with a pair of dramatic black chandelier earrings and a glossy burnt orange lip.
Zendaya attends the Valentino Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on October 02, 2022 in Paris, France. Photo: Getty
Zendaya and Law Roach attend the Valentino Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on October 02, 2022 in Paris, France. Photo: Getty
The Euphoria star wasn’t the only famous face at the Valentino show. In another photo from the event, Zendaya posed with fellow guests Florence Pugh, Emily in Paris star Ashley Park, and Dove Cameron.
Dove Cameron, Ashley Park, Florence Pugh, and Zendaya attend the Valentino Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on October 02, 2022. Photo: Getty
Back in September, the 26-year-old made history as the youngest two-time winner for acting in Emmys history, and the first Black woman to win the Emmy for lead actress in a drama series twice. This year, Zendaya was nominated alongside Melanie Lynskey for Yellowjackets, Laura Linney for Ozark, Sandra Oh for Killing Eve, Reese Witherspoon for The Morning Show, and Jodie Comer for Killing Eve.
Accepting her award in a Valentino gown and Bulgari jewels, she said, “My greatest wish for Euphoria was that it could help heal people and I just want to say thank you to everyone who has shared their story with me. I want you to know that anyone who has loved a Rue or feels like they are Rue, I want you to know that I’m so grateful for your stories and I carry them with me and I carry them with her.”

Here’s Zendaya’s mom watching her daughter win her second Emmy. She was wiping away tears. #emmys pic.twitter.com/3vrdSZI79j
— Rebecca Ford (@Beccamford) September 13, 2022

In a post-acceptance speech interview, the actor was asked who she texted first about her win. Since her mom was her Emmys date that night, Zendaya said, “I texted my boyfriend.” You know, Spider-Man star Tom Holland. That boyfriend.
To celebrate, Zendaya changed into yet another Valentino gown—this time in bold red. Frankly, this is one fashion partnership we’ll never get tired of.
Originally published in Glamour.com

Zendaya Channeled Grace Kelly at the 2022 Emmys in a Romantic Black Strapless Gown

Zendaya Channeled Grace Kelly at the 2022 Emmys in a Romantic Black Strapless Gown

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The Emmy Awards may be television’s biggest night out, but if anyone knows how to take that energy even further, it’s Zendaya. Nominated for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for her powerful performance as the teenage drug addict Rue in Euphoria, the 26-year-old dialed up the glamour in a custom Valentino ballgown, serving as further proof (if you needed it) that she’s Hollywood’s most stylish ingenue, bar none.
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Designed specifically for the occasion by Valentino’s creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli, the dramatic gown featured a form-fitting bodice with a subtle peplum detail and a sweeping full skirt that paid homage to screen sirens from decades past. As Zendaya’s stylist Law Roach told Vogue, the dress was inspired by pieces worn by Grace Kelly in her 1950s fashion icon heyday, as well as a look from Valentino’s fall 1987 collection worn by none other than Linda Evangelista in a Steven Meisel ad campaign.
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To complete the look, Zendaya pulled her hair back with a sleek silk band for a further nod to cinema from decades past (Brigitte Bardot, eat your heart out), while letting her brushed-out curls fall to her shoulders—all the better to frame her glittering Bulgari jewels. If there’s one thing Roach and Zendaya know, it’s how to effortlessly balance retro with right now. We’re studiously taking notes.
Originally published in Vogue.com
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Pre-Loved Pieces are Having Major Red Carpet Moments, Courtesy of the World’s Biggest Fashion Stars

Pre-Loved Pieces are Having Major Red Carpet Moments, Courtesy of the World’s Biggest Fashion Stars

Pre-loved pieces emerge front and center on the red carpet, as stars bask in the unique spotlight of old-world glamour.
Marilyn Monroe in the bespoke Jean Louis dress Kim Kardashian would controversially borrow for the 2022 Met Gala
The 444 million-and-counting multi-platform viewers of this year’s Met Gala gave a collective gasp when Kim Kardashian arrived on the red carpet in Marilyn Monroe’s Jean Louis crystal embroidered dress.
Originally worn by the blonde bombshell herself in 1962 at Madison Square Garden when she famously serenaded President Kennedy with a very sultry rendition of Happy Birthday, Monroe had been sewn into the bespoke piece that night to achieve a seamless fit. Purchased by pop culture archivists Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for US$4.8 million in 2016 — making it the most expensive dress in the world — this very fabric of history is usually kept in a temperature and light-controlled vault in their Orlando museum and gallery. All of which contributed to making Kardashian’s modern ‘Mr President’ moment such a polarizing affair for the Internet, with many questioning why the delicate dress, made from sheer and flesh-colored marquisette fabric and set with 2,500 rhinestones, had been taken out of the archives. Dubai-based Joe Challita, couturier and fashion history enthusiast weighed in, stating, “Kim Kardashian acquiring Marilyn’s dress for the Met Gala, in my opinion, was not a move for sustainability but a move to acquire its iconic status. That dress had its moment through Marilyn. It has already been in the limelight, and it is still etched in our memories today.” Increasingly, vintage dresses are appearing more and more on the red carpet, but the motives behind the trend appear less grounded in sustainability than an opportunity to achieve an away-from-the-pack look that’s very modernity is entrenched in the past.
A vintage Dior dress Bella Hadid paid homage to at the Prince’s Trust Gala 2022
Dani Levi, Kardashian’s fashion stylist, expresses that her reasons for sourcing vintage are related to creative freedom, declaring, “A circular fashion system allows for more possibilities to express what I want to say without being bounded. I don’t want to be limited by what designers or trend forecasters think is relevant this season. I feel we stylists are artists and should be more original by letting our personal vibes, environment, and likes play a part in our aesthetic and work. Archive fashion gives us endless ideas.” Kardashian has been donning vintage since 2016, from Thierry Mugler to Vivienne Westwood, each piece delivering new iconic moments in fashion, creating conversations around the importance of historical couture.
Zendaya wears vintage Balmain at this year’s NAACP Image Awards
The idea that vintage frees women from the constraints of trends is also expressed by Bella Hadid. The Palestinian-Dutch model made an old-glamor statement on the red carpet when she wore a 1950s Dior gown to the Prince’s Trust Gala in New York, in April. It did not end there. The Cannes Festival red carpet saw her wearing not one, but two Versace gowns plucked from the maison’s archives — confirming her position as a vanguard for the vintage trend. Law Roach styled Hadid’s striking looks and is a huge supporter of vintage couture. He recently commented on actress Zendaya’s Bob Mackie moment, “Vintage and archival dressing isn’t a trend for me, it’s what led me to this career and will always be my first option when possible.”
In the region, fashion purveyor Sheikha Dana Al Khalifa is vocal in her praise for vintage couture and jewelry, revealing, “Cherie Balch of Shrimpton Couture taught me a lot about vintage dressing, and I have bought a number of pieces from her in the past.” Balch is a vintage expert to the stars and has dressed the likes of Rhianna and Adut Akech in yesteryear’s Moschino and Christian Lacroix. “I think everything in fashion is cyclical, it could never be old if it was never new. Nothing really new is being created, everyone is looking back to create their designs. Women’s current fashion climate is setting the trends on the market for fast fashion to emulate and it is costing our environment. In the Middle East, women feel they are less-than if they wear vintage; you are seen as someone who can’t afford what is new and considered ‘in.’ Through the red carpet, a shift in this opinion is starting to be seen.” Al Khalifa confirms that heritage accessories, however, are much loved. “Vintage jewelry is a big deal in the Middle East. When anyone asks me what I am wearing, I always reply that it’s my mother’s from the Eighties. I love the fact that these pieces have a story.”
Audrey Hepburn wears the Tiffany Diamond in 1961, which Lady Gaga, in Alexander McQueen, wore to collect her 2019 Oscar for Best Original Song
Looking back on the trade of garments, during the Renaissance, it was common for servants to sell their masters’ old clothing to peasants in nearby villages. Fast forward to today, when did vintage fashion become trendworthy? In an article written for Smithsonian Magazine by Professor Jennifer Le Zotte, and in her book Goodwill to Grunge, the author marks the moment second-hand buying went from “suspicious to significant.” In the Fifties, when freethinkers took to the trend of wearing thrifted garments, it became desirable. An affront to capitalism, these groups were opting out of the bourgeoisie fashion scene, with the view that if you adopted the trend, you were special, unique, and different. The style adage goes that fashion recycles every 20 years, and stars are looking back, to appear forward-thinking. A lot like the grass roots of vintage, one can see a relation to how celebrities categorize themselves today when wearing exclusive, one-of-a-kind pieces. It is something of a rebellion against commercialized fashion and acts as a further differentiator for women seeking to separate themselves from the crowded huddle of designer trends.
Originally published in the July/August 2022 issue of Vogue Arabia
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Zendaya’s Fabulous Strapless Vintage Gown Is by Cher’s Favorite, Bob Mackie

Zendaya’s Fabulous Strapless Vintage Gown Is by Cher’s Favorite, Bob Mackie

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Zendaya loves to serve vintage looks on the red carpet. From wearing the same purple Versace dress that Beyoncé wore to the BET Awards in 2003, to embodying mid-century romance in a 1956 Balmain Couture gown for the NAACP Image Awards, the actor isn’t one to shy away from an archival fashion moment. And her latest look is another one for the history books.
For this year’s Time 100 Gala in New York City, the 25-year-old Euphoria actor chose a vintage Bob Mackie gown (the designer is responsible for some of Cher’s most iconic looks, FYI). The rare number, from the the brand’s fall 1998 collection, features velvet and silk panels in green and black that wrap around the body. Zendaya accessorized with an understated diamond necklace and earrings to match, and opted for slick, straight hair and teal eyeshadow to pick out the color in her dress.
Thanks to her longtime collaboration with stylist Law Roach, the actor’s vintage red-carpet looks are never anything less than triumphant. Which brand’s archive will Zendaya explore next? Our money’s on Gianni Versace sequins or Tom Ford-era Gucci.
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk
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Can a Slouchy Gray Pantsuit Pop on the Red Carpet? Zendaya Says Yes With Her Latest Outfit

Can a Slouchy Gray Pantsuit Pop on the Red Carpet? Zendaya Says Yes With Her Latest Outfit

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It’s safe to say the women’s pantsuit is now in its slouchy silhouette phase, with the help of a big push from Zendaya. After making headlines in a form-fitting pantsuit at the Vanity Fair Oscars After-Party, the 25-year-old star attended an event for her show Euphoria last night, proving she can pull off a relaxed version of the tailored ensemble with just as much ease.
To make a bold statement, the actor looked to Fear of God, the brand helmed by designer Jerry Lorenzo and well known for both, loungewear and contemporary tailoring. The suit featured his signature design traits such as the lapel-less blazer, and a silhouette that was all about laid-back elegance. As if that wasn’t enough to earn Zendaya style points, the Spider-Man star took it a step further with a refreshing new take on neutral colors. Zendaya’s outfit came in a cool shade of gray that is rarely seen on the red carpet even in the form of one piece, let alone in a monochrome moment like the actor’s, whose blazer, crew neck top, trousers, and Louboutins all featured the same color.
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The Dune lead kept the rest of her look minimalistic with a watch, a few rings, and Bulgari diamond earrings, and her glam for the evening matched the relaxed but polished vibe of her outfit. For her hair, Zendaya looked to one of her signature gelled-back hairstyles, but this time in a chic bob tucked at the nape of her neck, while her makeup look was completed with a grey smoky eye and glossy nude lips.
Although most noteworthy, Zendaya is not the only renowned name to have made a case for the slouchy, monochrome suit recently. At the Invictus Games 2022, Meghan Markle too wore a custom Valentino oversized suit in white, which was followed by Saudi actor Fatima Al Banawi‘s pastel blue pick by designer Arwa Al Banawi, and Kim Kardashian‘s navy blue number by Prada.
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Zendaya and Tom Holland Just Aced a Relaxed—Yet Smart—Couple Style Moment

Zendaya and Tom Holland Just Aced a Relaxed—Yet Smart—Couple Style Moment

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Zendaya can nail any style brief. Already this year, she’s captivated viewers with her coolly heartbreaking portrayal of Rue in the second season of Euphoria, all while dressed in Aries, vintage Jean Paul Gaultier and Peels MYC. In Malcolm & Marie, she delivers Old Hollywood glamour in a dazzling custom Aliette gown, chosen by her real-life super-stylist Law Roach. (Her hot-pink dream dress in the new Valentino campaign is yet another fashion moment.)
Law is behind the off-screen looks that have catapulted the starlet onto countless best-dressed lists, thanks to his bold yet elegant approach. She’s frequently seen in Valentino and Balmain, but some occasions call for dressing down. To attend the screening of her boyfriend Tom Holland’s new film, Uncharted, in New York, Law curated a casual look for Zendaya that commanded attention, without being OTT.
Tom Holland and Zendaya. Photo: Instagram.com
Zendaya left the event with Tom – in a sleek grey suit and black roll-neck – by her side, wearing an oversized shirt as a dress with a cinched belted waist, semi-sheer black tights from Wolford and Louboutin pumps. The relaxed shirt had a ‘boyfriend’ fit, with elongated cuffs and a boxy shape. The actor added a lined smoky eye with a subtle feline flick to her bouncy blow dry.
Their looks were in contrast to the more formal –eveningwear the couple chose for premiere of No Way Home in December. All eyes were on Tom and Zendaya in LA: Z paid homage to the movie in a cobwebbed Valentino gown and Tom complemented the chocolate brown of her dress with a silk Prada suit.
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk

Exclusive: Zendaya Takes Over the Streets of Los Angeles for Valentino’s New Sun-Kissed Campaign

Exclusive: Zendaya Takes Over the Streets of Los Angeles for Valentino’s New Sun-Kissed Campaign

Exclusive: Zendaya for Valentino. Photo: Courtesy Valentino
Zendaya‘s relationship with Italian luxury fashion house Valentino isn’t new. In fact, avid fans of the American actor will remember that her most recent internet-stopping Valentino look was seen only a few weeks ago—the star attended the LA premiere of Spider-Man: No Way Home in December 2021 with beau Tom Holland dressed in a nude gown covered in intricately embroidered black cobwebs, complete with a bespoke mask.
This week, Zendaya takes her love for all things Valentino a notch further, starring in the brand’s brand new campaign. Titled ‘Rendez Vous’, the Spring 2022 campaign campaign sees the actor in bright, summer-ready looks as she waltzes down the streets of Warner Bros. Studios, LA. While some frames see her strutting in an electric blue blouse, fuchsia cape and purple clutch, a Vogue Arabia exclusive from he campaign, seen above, shows the Euphoria star seemingly floating in a billowing canary yellow coat, paired with matching shorts and a burgundy handbag. Both looks are complemented with mermaid waves, a subtle bronzed-out beauty look, and statement jewelry ranging from a chunky gold chain neckpiece to a pearl-studded multi-finger ring.
Photographed by Michael Bailey Gates, the campaign aims to explore the complex relationship between one personal’s space and social relationships, and reportedly follows Zendaya as she moves from an intimate backstage area to sun-kissed streets where she encounters a community of people. Adding another layer to the project is its soundtrack: ‘Crystalised’ by The XX, the moves for which were choreographed by Creative Movement Director Stephen Galloway. Along with stunning visuals and a catchy beat, the fashion film also includes cameos by Pierpaolo Piccioli and the Zendaya’s much-loved stylist, Law Roach. Check it out below.
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Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Kate Middleton, Queen Rania and Rami Kadi

Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Kate Middleton, Queen Rania and Rami Kadi

Kate Middleton in Alexander McQueen. Photo: Instagram.com/dukeandduchessofcambridge
If there’s one thing that we all know, it’s that Zendaya never ceases to impress on the red carpet, whether she’s wearing a gown to a premiere or just being her unapologetic self on a day off. This week, the CFDA fashion icon and award-winning actor lived up to our expectations once again at the Euphoria premiere. Zendaya stole the show when she arrived wearing a vintage strapless black and white striped Valentino dress that paid tribute to iconic ’90s supermodel Linda Evangelista. To put it simply, she made red carpet history.

Not too long after, Her Majesty Queen Rania was also seen making a sartorial statement this week. Known for her modest, yet always fashion-forward ensembles, the Queen stepped out in a traditional Jordanian keffiyeh in order to meet the country’s youth on January 11.  Because what better way to show one’s appreciation for their country than by donning its traditional attire with pride?

On the other side of the globe, another lady from the royal family was also seen having her share of fun playing dress up. The Duchess of Cambridge commissioned Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton to make three custom ballgowns for her 40th birthday portraits. The pictures captured by Paolo Roversi showed a beaming Kate Middleton painting a picture of elegance in her dreamy McQueen creations.

What better way to wrap up this week’s hottest Instagram posts than with a look back at its biggest fashion launches? The week kicked off with the Yeezy Gap collection engineered by Balenciaga. ICYMI, rapper and designer Kanye West is joining forces with the creative director of Balenciaga (Demna Gvasalia) to work on a special project at Gap that aims “to create utilitarian fashion for all.”

Another exciting venture that caught our eye was the playful Balmain x Barbie collaboration, followed by Rami Kadi‘s upcoming line titled ‘Lucid Algorithms’, which marks the designer’s first human-computer collaboration. Scroll for a closer look at all the action that went down over the past seven days.

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