The Bold Scoop #16 :: August 29 - September 4

Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Bold Scoop Fashion and Event Newsletter

August 29 Justin Bieber Purpose Tour Forever 21 Collaboration
If you love the utilitarian coolness of Vetements but find it slightly out of your price range then you'll love this next collaboration... Pop idol and recently Instagram-less Justin Bieber has teamed up with Forever 21 and Bravado for an 8-piece capsule collection. Forever 21 x Purpose Tour feels part rock 'n' roll, part 90's (just like Vetements) and includes a selection of tees, hoodies, bombers and sweats, many of which are cheekily emblazoned with "Justin Forever". The price range is distinctly affordable, unlike the singer's concert tickets, ranging from $17.90 to $34.90.

Even if you are not a Justin Bieber fan, this dramatic reading of Sorry featuring Jon Hamm, John Legend, Chelsea Handler, Gabrielle Union, Zosia Mamet, Armie Hammer, Maya Rudolph, Nick Jonas, Octavia Spencer, Kate Beckinsale, Ellen Page, Chloë Sevigny, Bryce Dallas Howard, and others is the BEST THING you'll see this week. It might even change your life. 😜

Up Close and Personal
Forever 21 x Purpose Tour celebrates Justin Bieber or according to Vice President of Forever 21, Linda Chang "one of the most influential musicians of this generation." You can shop the full capsule collection in stores starting August 29 and parts of it online now - the cropped hoodie is our fave.

For more Biebs... the North American portion of the Purpose tour is finished but you can still catch Justin in Europe - that leg of the tour starts in Iceland on September 8 and wraps in London on November 29. See full list of dates and check for tickets here.

August 31 Stockholm Fashion Night Shopping Event
Fashion has always been huge in Sweden... for proof check out Stockholm Streetstyle... so it's not surprising that Fashion Week Stockholm is considered the leading fashion week of Northern Europe. The next edition of the biannual event kicks off on August 29 and will include daily inspiring talks and seminars as well as fashion shows. The annual Fashion Night shopping festival will also return on August 31 for an evening of special offers, discounts, experiences, meetings and streamed shows at more than 300 stores, boutiques and restaurants in the heart of Stockholm.

About 10 years ago, people started talking about the Swedish "fashion wonder" which refers to the rapid development of Swedish fashion as a whole. While some brands are well known to be Swedish, such as the high street mammoth H&M, others aren't... Among the latter are the unisex favorite Acne (turned 20 this year), purveyor of timeless design Filippa K (sold in 17 countries) and the cult denim brand Cheap Monday (now owned by H&M). To find out more about Swedish fashion, check out this list of the 10 best Swedish fashion designers.

Up Close and Personal
Fashion Week Stockholm will take place from August 29 to 31 in Stockholm, Sweden. For a full list of participating designers click here.

The Fashion Night shopping festival is on August 31 from 5 pm to 10 pm and will include screenings of Ida Klamborn’s and Ida Sjöstedt’s shows in association with Metro Mode. Click here for more info.

Keep reading to get the scoop on some of the talks and seminars hosted during FWS - all open to the public...

August 29, 8:30 - 10 am
Fashion Talks Creative Capital :: This season the FWS starts with an inspiring talk on what happens when fashion intersects with other creative industries and expressions. State Secretary Oscar Stenström will speak about how the government is supporting the creative industries with new initiatives, followed by a panel with some of Sweden’s most inspiring creators – including Ida Klamborn, designer, Lotta Mårlind, Art Director Garbergs, Fredrik Heining, CEO and founder of B-Reel Films and Patrick Bach, Head of Studio Dice. RSVP here.

August 30, 6 - 7 pm
Fashion Talks Art :: How does fashion relate to art, and art to fashion? During FWS a renowned panel from academia, the art world and the fashion industry will discus fashion’s role in the contemporary culture led by Ingrid Giertz-Mårtenson. The panellists are Cilla Robach, Nationalmuseum, Philip Warkander, Lunds Universitet, Jo Widoff, Moderna Museet and Michael Elmenbeck, Studio Bon. RSVP here.

August 31, 8 - 10 am
Fashion Talks Tech :: FWS in collaboration with Creative Mornings is hosting a unique seminar with keynote speaker Jason Jacobs, founder and CEO at Runkeeper, as well as short talks about three Swedish fashion-tech innovations. Click here to find out more. Seats are limited, register here.

September 2 Nude Pop Up Shopping Event
The Middle East is full of incredible fashion that you rarely get to see... or shop. That is until now. Ahmed Almuhassin, an established fashion designer from the UAE, has created the Nude Pop-Up which returns to London from September 2 to 4. The event takes talented designers from the Middle East and gives them the opportunity to exhibit, sell and promote their brand internationally to influential customers, fashion figures and the media. This year, more than 30 emerging and established brands will showcase their work during the 3 day show.

You might think that Paris is the ultimate fashion capital but in fact the French style scene which dates back to the 17th century is relatively young. In contrast, Baghdad was the center of arts and culture already back in the 9th century. It's also worth noting that the Muslim fashion industry globally is estimated to be worth a whopping $96 billion. Perhaps that explains why even high street retailers such as H&M are starting to include hijabi models in their ad campaigns.

Up Close and Personal
The Nude Pop-Up will take place from September 2 to 4 at the Bulgari Hotel & Residences in London. Click here for more info.

The initiative hopes to develop creativity within the Middle East, strengthen Dubai as an international fashion hub and bring local designs to the masses. For a closer look at last year's event click here.
August 29 Don't Forget Fashion Events and Happenings
🎾 The tennis tour is back at Flushing Meadows... the last of the grand slams, US Open starts on August 29. Top seed and world #1 Novak Djokovic will look to defend his men's title while Olympic champion Andy Murray is hoping for his day in the limelight. As for the gals, Serena Williams is aiming for her 7th US Open title and a record 23rd Grand Slam singles title in the Open era. You go girl!

🎭 Italy is still recovering from the devastating 6.2 magnitude earthquake but the show must go on... albeit with a little less fanfare. The 73rd Venice Film Festival kicks off on August 31 but without the usual opening gala - it was canceled out of respect for the victims. Instead the event will open with Damien Chazelle’s La La Land which stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Expect an overwhelming number of Insta-shots of A-listers climbing off yachts.

🛍 Sample Sales :: London ladies rejoice, the end of summer equals some excellent sales... First off, one of our fave leather experts Muuba is hosting a sample sale on August 31 at the Music Rooms in Mayfair. Secondly, the quintessentially British Lulu Guinness is inviting you to her Covent Garden store for a 3-day closet clean out from September 1 to 3. Thirdly, High Street giant Warehouse is returning to Evelina London on September 1 for a day of fabulous fashion finds - prices start as low as £5.

🌭 Have you enjoyed your summer? We hope so because it's officially coming to an end on September 5. Labor Day means no more white, no more BBQs, no more pool parties in the Hamptons... Just kidding! You can pretty much continue with all of that for as long as the weather permits, so why not celebrate being a rebel with a big ol' party on the last "official" day of the season.

August 29 Buys Of The Week

August 29 Photo Roundup Of The Week
Best Dressed Of The Week :: Labor Day is all about contradictions... it's the official end of summer but that doesn't automatically mean cooler temperatures. This week we're embracing this vibe of indecision with fall-ready trench dresses - a la Ana de Armas - which will keep you looking poised yet breezy for weeks to come.

Ana de Armas via Harper's Bazaar - click for more

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