1. The model’s protest at Gucci
Hello ✨ I just want to say Thank You for all the support so many of you have given me since I lifted my hands in peaceful protest on the Gucci Runway show yesterday I feel very blessed to be surrounded by supportive comrades, and to know that there are so many people sharing support online for this action ✊ I want to use this opportunity to remind people that this sort of bravery, is only a simple gesture compared to the bravery that people with mental health issues show everyday. To have the bravery to get out of bed, to greet the day, and to live their lives is an act of strength, and I want to thank you for being here and being YOU ! ☀️ The support people have shown to my act is more than I could imagine, so I only trust that we will share this same support to our friends, siblings, loved ones, acquaintances, internet friends or even strangers, who might be going through tough times with their Mental Health. Showing up for them may come in many forms, check in via text or DM, listen to them with patience and without judgement, offer a helping hand with household tasks like food shop, cooking or cleaning, regularly remind them how amazing and strong they are, but also that is okay feel the feels too, Lets show up for people with mental health and help end the stigma together ! Many of the other Gucci models who were in the show felt just as strongly as I did about this depiction of straightjackets, and without their support I would not have had the courage to walk out and peacefully protest. Some have chosen to donate a portion their fee, and I 100% of mine, to mental health charities, who are doing amazing work for people today! Below are tags to some amazing charities that I encourage, if you have the resources and capacity to, please donate in any way you can, and in my linktree ( in bio ) is a google doc to websites for more charities ! <3 Also, please comment any other Mental Health organisations globally you would like to support and share, as my resources are UK/US based currently blessings, love & rage - Ayesha / YaYa ✨ ✨ ✨ @projectlets @mindcharity @mermaidsgender @qtpocmentalhealth @stonewalluk @switchboardlgbt @lgbtswitchboard @papyrus_uk
Notably the most debatable incident at MFW, the protest by model and artist Ayesha Tan-Jones at Gucci’s S/S ’20 show caught many by surprise. Dressed in a white straitjacket-like ensemble, she flashed the message “Mental health is not fashion” – written on both her palms – at the start of the show while moving down a travelator.
It was not part of the show’s initial plans.
Gucci responded with a statement on its Instagram account, saying that the opening of the show was a visual representation of the restriction of self-expression that society has imposed on individuals. The Italian brand also expressed its wishes to be a beacon of hope for this.
“Uniforms, utilitarian clothes, normative dress, including straitjackets, were included in the #GucciSS20 fashion show as the most extreme version of a uniform dictated by society and those who control it. This power prescribes social norms, classifying and curbing identity,” it read. “The creative director’s antidote is seen in the Gucci Spring/Summer 2020 line-up of 89 looks. He has designed a collection that conveys fashion as a way to allow people to walk through fields of possibilities, cultivate beauty, make diversity sacrosanct, and celebrate the self in expression and identity.”
2. Furla’s “see-now-buy-now” collection
Announced at the Palazzo Isimbardi, Furla’s Furla 1927 collection had a “see-now-buy-now” concept. In other words, it’s already been available in its Marina Bay Sands, Paragon and Jewel Changi Airport stores since Sept 19.
The collection includes tri-fold wallets and cross-body bags in various sizes and colours.
3. Jennifer Lopez and her iconic green Versace dress
For the Spring-Summer 2020 Collection, Versace honors an iconic moment when fashion and culture became a catalyst for technological progress. Passionate for constant innovation, Chief Creative Officer, @donatella_versace uses the latest technology – the Google Assistant – to call for @jlo wearing the Jungle dress on the runway, creating yet another unforgettable, Google-worthy Versace moment. #MFW #VersaceSS20
Gimmicky or genius marketing technique? We think it’s the latter.
4. Bottega Veneta’s Pouch bag 3.0
Introduced in S/S ’19, the Pouch bag has become a piece coveted by many fashion insiders. F/W ’19 saw the debut of the Sponge Pouch, a maximalist edition that’s crafted from hand-stitching individual strands of nappa leather together.
For S/S ’20, it’s fashioned with heavy-duty chains, which we believe will be a hot favourite too.
5. Moschino’s campy looks
Pablo Picasso’s artworks are the #inspo for Jeremy Scott’s Moschino this season. From an OTT framed ensemble (pictured above) to Kaia Gerber’s guitar dress, this collection pays tribute to some of the late artist’s renowned works, such as Girl Before a Mirror (1932).