FENDI MAKES MONOCHROME MAGIC WITH JOSHUA VIDES
American artist Joshua Vides immersed visitors in a whimsical world straight out of a comic book with a fashionmeetsfood collaboration with Fendi that resulted in the Fendi Ca e and Peekaboo Bar at Harrods in London last year. Now, Vides and Fendi have teamed up again, with the former lending his signature 2D marker style to the latter’s apparel and accessories. This backpack serves as the perfect blank canvas for Vides’ trippy trompe l’oeil visuals, while Fendi’s savoir faire elevates the staple accessory from sporty functionality to a statement on craft and creativity.
The Fendi California Sky backpack is $3,290 and is available at Fendi, #01-10, ION Orchard (tel: 6634 1650).
The 36-year-old rapper/songwriter/music producer, who has garnered accolades in both the local and international music scenes, made his name spitting rhyme about Singapore and adding street cred to the nation’s founding father with his 2016 song “HRLY (Harry Lee)”. His comeback single, Could Be Worse, released this May, is the typical, positive TheLionCityBoy response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
From top: T-shirt, Burberry. Jeans, Gucci. Cap, Fendi
“Fashion is an expression of your identity, and I favour slightly oversized tees, loud jackets, jeans, sneakers to trash and a snapback.”
“Pharrell Williams and Kid Cudi can do no wrong when it comes to fashion.”
From above: Na$ty (feat. Akeem Jahat) by Nasty Juice. The Wolf of Grape Street by 03 Greedo
ON MY PLAYLIST
“Marc E. Bassy, Shye, 03 Greedo, Denzel Curry and Akeem Jahat.”
"Dior x Nike Air Jordan 1 High OG Dior sneakers"
“Hands down, the Nike Air Jordan 1, 4 and 5.”
"A commissioned mural by TYC at Tiger Street Den, Tiger Beer’s concept store in Dubai International Airport"
“I like the graphics of local creative studio Tell Your Children (TYC).”
“Anything from Fat Prince (left) and Kipo’s Kitchen’s fish soup!”
"GucciGhost backpack, Gucci"
IN MY SHOPPING CART
“I’m digging Online Ceramics, The Madbury Club and the GucciGhost collection.”
La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
"Tanah Lot, Bali"
“That’ll be Barcelona and Bali. I have very fond memories of my 2019 Bali getaway, recharging at Potato Head Beach Club and tucking into three delish meals a day at Warung Eropa... I’m really counting down to the next time I can go on a holiday.”
BY WINDY AULIA. PHOTOGRAPHY: 123RF.COM; AMAZON.COM; TPG/VIP; COURTESY OF FAT PRINCE & TELL YOUR CHILDREN
BY JEFFREY YAN