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What’s the latest in the fashion world in May 2022? We bring you all the juicy bits.

If you’re a Valentino fan, you’ll fall in love with the house’s tribute to the founder as he celebrates his 90th birthday. Want a new podcast? BOSS pulls out his latest series of podcasts called “Behind the Boss” featuring inspirational personalities: Law Roach, Anthony Joshua and many more. If ’70s florals are your aesthetic this year, check out Maje’s new collection. He’s sober but ready for the holidays. Planning a trip to Los Angeles? Head to Paul Smith’s iconic boutique on Melrose Avenue for this memorable Instagram-worthy shot.

What’s buzzing in fashion news in May 2022?

Kate Spade New York unveils a ‘Cabana state of mind’ at KL Journal

Kate Spade in New York brings tropical vibes to KL Journal. Located in the heart of KL, the brand unveils Kate Spade Cabana, a seasonal concept to celebrate the spirit of summer. Prepare to immerse yourself in the green and white striped cabana for fun in the sun. From May 20 to June 5, 2022, customers can browse and shop the summer collection of punchy hues, quirky stripes and adorable citrus patterns. You can expect exclusive pop-up accessories to wear for every occasion. Our favourite? The Gracie Wicker bag and the Squeeze Wicker 3D Grapefruit shoulder bag.

Snap a photo in this Instagram-worthy space for a chance to win amazing prizes, like a shopping spree worth up to RM3,000 and a stay at KL Journal. Spend over RM1,000 and you’ll receive a limited-edition Kate Spade Cabana Jenga set.

The pop-up will be open to the public on weekdays, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends.

Valentino celebrates 90 years of Valentino Garavani

We celebrate the iconic founder of Maison Valentino, Valentino Garavani, as he turns 90. The Maison is releasing a limited-edition sweatshirt featuring its famous beauty quote (“I love beauty, it’s not my fault”) as well as an exhibit to commemorate the special occasion. If you travel to Voghera, Italy, be sure to visit the exhibition celebrating his finest works at the Teatro Socialie from May 11 to June 5, 2022.

The Maison was founded in 1959, and Valentino launched its first couture show in 1962. Showcasing the heritage of its iconic silhouettes, the exhibition will showcase its iconic pieces dating from the 60s through the entire decade of the 21st century. Proceeds from the sale of The Valentino Happy Birthday Mr V hoodie will be donated to the Fondazione Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giametti.


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Image credit: Valentino / Teatro Socialie

BOSS presents a series of podcasts called “Behind the Boss”.

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Fashion enthusiasts and podcast lovers, you will love it. BOSS presents its latest podcast series entitled “Behind the Boss”. Hosted by London-based culture writer Raven Smith, the podcast explores the lives of inspiring creators, artists and athletes. Each episode will reveal inspiring stories, insights and experiences on becoming the boss they are today with special appearances from stylist Law Roach, metaverse expert Cathy Hackl, global brand ambassador BOSS Anthony Joshua and many more.

Discover the podcast here.

Introducing Maje’s SS22 Collection: Summer of Paradise

This spring/summer season, Maje makes you experience the atmosphere of the islands. Perfect for tropical vacations or beach parties, the ‘Summer of Paradise’ collection features bright orange tones with nautical prints on relaxed silhouettes. You can expect matching pieces, denim and flares. We love the crocheted floral pieces and 70s-inspired baroque prints that are both bold and dreamy.

Discover the collection here.


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Paul Smith’s iconic pink wall on Melrose Avenue gets a makeover

Idolized for its elegant tailoring, Paul Smith has captured the hearts of every fan for its use of photographic prints, unique themes and contrasting linings. If you’re heading to Los Angeles soon, stop by Paul Smith’s iconic boutique on Melrose Avenue. Famous for its signature pink wall, the boutique is getting a subtle makeover to commemorate the success of the Signature Stripe. Instagram-Worthy Pink Wall Reveal Iconic stripes like a peeled effect in homage to the heritage, craftsmanship and innovation of vivid stripes.

Address: Paul Smith, 8221 Melrose Avenue, CA 90046


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What is Balenciaga’s latest distressed Paris sneaker about?

We’re sure you’ve seen the buzz surrounding Balenciaga’s campaign unveiling the distressed pre-worn Balenciaga Paris sneaker (RM8,050). Photographed by Patricia Schwoerer, the fashion world went into a frenzy with the announcement. Take a closer look and you’ll notice rough edges and tears all over the fabric. The statement idea was to show that the shoes are meant to last, whatever the conditions. The limited-edition sneakers come in lace-up styles – high top and backless mules – and are limited to 100 pairs. However, if that’s not for you, check out the cleaner but faded Parisian sneakers, which range from RM2,200 to RM2,700.


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The Balenciaga Paris high-top and mules will be launched on May 23, 2022.

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All images credited to respective brands. Hero image credit: Kate Spade New York; Featured Image Credit: Maje

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