Pete Davidson models for Alexander Wang

Pete Davidson has been tapped to appear in Alexander Wang’s latest marketing imagery.The Saturday Night Live star walked the runway during the fashion designer’s spring 2020 show held at the Rockefeller Center plaza in New York City last May, where he …

Pete Davidson has been tapped to appear in Alexander Wang’s latest marketing imagery.

The Saturday Night Live star walked the runway during the fashion designer’s spring 2020 show held at the Rockefeller Center plaza in New York City last May, where he joined the likes of professional models including Kendall Jenner, Binx Walton, and his rumoured girlfriend Kaia Gerber.

Now, Wang has teamed with Davidson once again, this time on a set of photos posted on Instagram. The picture shows the 26-year-old posing in two-tone jeans, a white tank top, and a black leather jacket while holding up a small motorcycle.

“Pete pulled up ’cause we signed the NDA,” a brand representative wrote in the caption, referencing reports circulating last month that Davidson makes fans sign a $1 million (£773,500) non-disclosure agreement before they’re welcomed into his shows.

It remains unclear whether the comedian’s photos are part of a wider campaign for the Alexander Wang brand or if they will only be shared on social media.

Meanwhile, Davidson has also taken part in a Q&A video with Wang for the label’s YouTube channel. When asked about his current state of mind, he explained that he found participating in a fashion photoshoot to be rather hilarious.

“I think it’s pretty funny that I’m doing this, that I’m a super-duper model,” said Davidson. “Anwar Hadid was unavailable, Jaden Smith was also not available, and Adam Devine is booked. So, Pete is here.”

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Jaden Smith kicks off New Balance partnership with heartwarming campaign

Jaden Smith has kicked off his new partnership with New Balance by appearing in a heartwarming campaign featuring home video footage of him as a toddler.The rapper and philanthropist was recently named as one of the ambassadors for the shoe giant, alon…

Jaden Smith has kicked off his new partnership with New Balance by appearing in a heartwarming campaign featuring home video footage of him as a toddler.

The rapper and philanthropist was recently named as one of the ambassadors for the shoe giant, alongside basketball player Kawhi Leonard, soccer star Sadio Mane, Olympic sprinter Sydney Mclaughlin, pro-skater Jamie Foy, and baseball player Francisco Lindor.

The stars appeared in New Balance’s Runs in the Family campaign, which debuted earlier this month with a short promo, and now Jaden is the first of the ambassadors to detail his stories in an ad for the sportswear firm.

In the promo, the 21-year-old touches upon his vision for the future, while also praising his famous family – including dad Will Smith and mum Jada Pinkett Smith – and his friends for keeping him grounded.

He also explains that his mission is to “create as much art as possible and inspire people to do the same,” and teases a new upcoming project, which he called revolutionary and “unlike anything I’ve done before”.

In the video, footage of Jaden as toddler features, alongside shots of the young rapper wearing the New Balance 997H and 997S trainers.

“As an iconic change-maker, Jaden exemplifies the New Balance brand philosophy of fearless independence,” a company rep said in a statement. “His convention-defying work in fashion and music, coupled with his dedication to philanthropy and environmental awareness, speak to larger global issues and how they impact his generation. He uses his platform to engage youth and encourages them to be their authentic selves.”

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Anna Wintour hoping to see ‘outrageous’ outfits at 2019 Met Gala

Anna Wintour is expecting to see many “outrageous” outfits and lots of feathers at the 2019 Met Gala.The annual fundraising event for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City is to take place on Monday night (0…

Anna Wintour is expecting to see many “outrageous” outfits and lots of feathers at the 2019 Met Gala.

The annual fundraising event for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City is to take place on Monday night (06May19), with this year’s theme revolving around the new exhibit, Camp: Notes on Fashion, based on Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay, Notes on Camp.

U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief Wintour, who is the co-chair of the Met Gala, has remained tight-lipped about the forthcoming bash, but she did share in the latest instalment of her Go Ask Anna video series that she predicts guests will opt for over-the-top ensembles.

“I think this year’s exhibition, possibly more than any other, is about self-expression and individuality,” she commented. “What we are all most hoping to see is something that is outrageous, that is fun, tongue-in-cheek… so my guess is that we’re going to see a very large amount of feathers on the red carpet.”

Wintour went on to explain that she is looking forward to seeing what her co-chairs Lady Gaga, Serena Williams and Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele will wear, but is especially excited to see Harry Styles’ take on the theme.

“He reminds me so much of a young Mick Jagger, so I think all of us, all of his fans certainly, which I count myself as one, are looking forward to something that is daring and fearless, colourful, different, and no doubt it will be Gucci,” the 69-year-old gushed.

Elsewhere in the chat, Wintour noted that one of the most elaborate outfits she has ever seen worn to the Met Gala was the look Sarah Jessica Parker sported to the Punk: Chaos to Couture event in 2013, and that she always enjoys seeing what fashion-forward garments Jaden Smith, Katy Perry, and Solange Knowles pull together.

“(Solange) is someone who supports young designers, so it is always great to see a celebrity not wearing a boldface name, someone who is able to have the spotlight thrust on them – which is fantastic. Katy Perry – she takes it to quite an extreme. My guess is that this year, the men are going to rule,” she added.

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Louis Vuitton unveils an eclectic line filled with ’80s flair for fall 19

Louis Vuitton helped close Fashion Month with an eccentric line filled with ’80s-inspired pieces for fall/winter 2019.The French luxury fashion house, helmed by creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere, was one of the last presentations at Paris Fashion We…

Louis Vuitton helped close Fashion Month with an eccentric line filled with ’80s-inspired pieces for fall/winter 2019.

The French luxury fashion house, helmed by creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere, was one of the last presentations at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday night (05Mar19) at the Musee du Louvre, with the show attracting celebrities such as Alicia Vikander, Emma Stone, Jaden Smith and his sister Willow Smith, Justin Theroux, Nina Dobrev, and Chloe Grace Moretz.

However, Ghesquiere shocked guests with the interior of the venue, transforming the inside of the Louvre to resemble another Paris museum, the Centre Pompidou, which is known for its colourful structure and exposed plumbing. In his show notes, the designer explained that he was inspired by the building and the diverse neighbourhood of the surrounding Beaubourg area.

“The cliques, the styles, the life… I love that impression of a sartorial melting pot,” he shared.

To kick off the show, a model walked the runway in a black and white tweed skirt which was paired with a top featuring silver detailing and a diagonal frill, with the look accessorised with black tights, flat yellow boots, and a black leather skullcap.

Offering up a post-modern pastiche in the clothes, Ghesquiere referenced the prom dresses and bold shoulders of the 1980s, while contrasting floral and leather pieces that harked back to the New Romantic movement of the late ’70s, with the whole collection also touching upon the geometric work of artist Piet Mondrian.

Highlights of the line included a dress with frilled sleeves which featured a swirling pink and blue print, a light blue dress which was embellished with silver sequin stars, an emerald green slip dress with black lace on the hem, and a corseted black satin dress worn over a red lace shirt.

To conclude, Ghesquiere unveiled a black dress with dotty silver print which was paired with black tights and creeper shoes, as well as an edgy black leather jacket and trouser ensemble which was completed with silver and gold zipper detailing.

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Jaden Smith thinks ‘thrift and repair’ is the future of fashion

Jaden Smith believes reusing secondhand garments is the future of fashion.The rapper has become a style icon in recent years having launched his own clothing brand MSFTSrep, partnered with G-Star on a clothing collection, and making headlines when he m…

Jaden Smith believes reusing secondhand garments is the future of fashion.

The rapper has become a style icon in recent years having launched his own clothing brand MSFTSrep, partnered with G-Star on a clothing collection, and making headlines when he modelled in a womenswear campaign for Louis Vuitton wearing a skirt in 2016.

As someone with a keen eye for fashion, Jaden is sure that education and sustainability will make a big difference in the industry.

“I think that the thrifting, repairing and the patching of clothing is the future. That’s why I look at what I’ve done with G-Star and my own style as a futuristic style,” he explained in an interview with British GQ. “I’m starting to see more statistics on fashion, more scientific facts on fashion and I like that. I think it is going in more of an educational direction and we need that.”

The 20-year-old predicts that this will go beyond the popularity of vintage band T-shirts, and insisted that “there’s nothing like” a thrifted denim jacket.

“People are going to realise that rock and roll shirts are not the only cool thing to get thrifted. More mainstream brands are going to begin doing that,” he added.

As for his own personal style, Jaden is all about breaking convention and discovering new ways to dress.

He describes his aesthetic as “experimental” and very modern.

“I think my style is just a little bit reckless and I think that it’s recently going into a future cyber-punk kind of vibe,” he considered.

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Doublet’s Masayuki Ino wins 2018 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers

Doublet designer Masayuki Ino has won the 2018 Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) Prize for Young Fashion Designers.Each year, LVMH executives reward an upcoming designer, selected for his or her talent and outstanding creativity, with a $354,000 (£26…

Doublet designer Masayuki Ino has won the 2018 Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) Prize for Young Fashion Designers.

Each year, LVMH executives reward an upcoming designer, selected for his or her talent and outstanding creativity, with a $354,000 (£262,000) grant, one-year of mentorship and support in all areas of business expertise.

After nine designers were shortlisted by 48 international fashion industry experts, it was announced at a ceremony in Paris on Wednesday (06Jun18) that Japanese streetwear star Ino was the winner, while Korean designer Rok Hwang of the label Rokh was the runner-up.

“We were impressed by the contemporary resourcefulness that instills Masayuki Ino’s designs with an urban touch infused with fresh poetry,” Delphine Arnault, director and executive vice president of Louis Vuitton, said in a statement. “We have also awarded a Special Prize to Rok Hwang. We were seduced by Rok Hwang’s designs, by his feminine, sensuous and empowering creations and by his command of complex pattern-making.”

Hwang will receive a $177,000 (£130,000) grant and a one-year mentoring programme from LVMH. The fifth edition of the LVMH Prize saw over 1,300 young talents from more than 90 countries compete.

A number of high-profile names were included on the judging panel, such as Loewe’s J.W. Anderson, Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri, Louis Vuitton’s Nicolas Ghesquiere, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller, Karl Lagerfeld, Kenzo’s Humberto Leon and Carol Lim.

Arnault, Jean-Paul Claverie and chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LVMH, Sidney Toledano, were also panelists, while Louis Vuitton brand ambassadors Emma Stone and Jaden Smith were on hand to present the winners with trophies.

In addition to the main winners, the event organisers also singled out three young graduates from fashion schools, Archie M. Alled-Martinez, Maya Chantout and Scylia Chevaux, who will work at LVMH fashion houses for the next year.

Last year, French designer Marine Serre was the recipient of the LVMH Prize and a Special Prize was awarded to Japanese designer Kozaburo Akasaka.

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Jaden Smith teams with G-Star Raw to launch new jeans line

Actor and rapper Jaden Smith is following in Pharrell Williams’ footsteps by becoming the latest celebrity G-Star Raw ambassador.The 19-year-old has partnered with the clothing company for a line of sustainable denim this autumn (18). In a statement re…

Actor and rapper Jaden Smith is following in Pharrell Williams’ footsteps by becoming the latest celebrity G-Star Raw ambassador.

The 19-year-old has partnered with the clothing company for a line of sustainable denim this autumn (18). In a statement released on Monday (19Mar18), Will Smith’s son shared his excitement over the new collection and the impact he plans to make on the fashion world.

“What G-Star has been doing with sustainable innovation recently has been so inspiring, especially with the launch of their most sustainable jeans ever. They are at the forefront of denim sustainability, on top of the denim game,” Smith said. “G-Star is a great place for me to collaborate, learn, and make a positive impact on denim and fashion.”

The eco-friendly brand’s Chief Marketing Officer Thecla Schaeffer echoed Smith’s statement, noting his unique level of creativity has impacted the worlds of music and design.

“Jaden is a creator, an artist and an inspiration for the next generation who want to have a positive impact on the world around them,” Schaeffer said in a press released. “He continuously pushes boundaries in multiple fields, in music, design, and in sustainability.

“He inspires us to keep challenging the conventions of sustainable innovation in the denim industry and we are honored to have him as a part of the G-Star Family.”

Pharrell took to Instagram to celebrate the news and praised the young star for his dedication to protecting the environment.

“Proud to announce @c.syresmith as the newest member of the @gstarraw family,” he captioned an image of himself with Smith. “His commitment to the environment is such an inspiration.”

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Will and Jaden Smith launching flavoured water product

Will Smith and his son Jaden are expanding their eco-friendly water venture by introducing a new flavoured beverage to the product line. The stars founded the JUST water company in 2015 with spring water bottled in paper-based cartons in a bid to help…

Will Smith and his son Jaden are expanding their eco-friendly water venture by introducing a new flavoured beverage to the product line.

The stars founded the JUST water company in 2015 with spring water bottled in paper-based cartons in a bid to help reduce the amount of plastic waste across the globe.

Now company officials are preparing to add JUST Infused to their offerings, featuring three organic, unsweetened water flavours in Apple Cinnamon, Tangerine, and Lemon.

“JUST is about upending bottled water, both in packaging and sourcing. We’ve created a product sourced according to an innovative, ethical system and bottled it in a carton made from 82 per cent renewable resources rather than plastic,” Ira Laufer, CEO of JUST, explained to bevnet.com. “JUST Infused gives us the opportunity to continue that mission in a broader and more flavourful way.”

Musician/actor Jaden Smith, 19, notes the new beverages are just the start for the company, which he was inspired to create after noticing how littered the Pacific Ocean was with plastic trash as a kid.

Jaden also hopes to one day churn out pieces of furniture made from the sustainable material he uses for JUST products and he is already using the idea to encourage other youths to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

“I go to schools and I bring them tables… that are made out of plant-based plastics, and I deliver to them to inspire them to read and I also talk to them about how it’s so important to learn about trash and learn about recycling,” he told breakfast show Today. “I just like to go to schools, give back, talk to kids about creativity, fashion, and sustainability.”

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