Five cool fashion items for summer 2018, from Calvin Klein’s Andy Warhol underwear to Loewe elephant mini bags

Look good on holiday this summer wearing Raf Simons’ tribute to Warhol, customised bathing suits and beach hats from Moda Operandi, and Orlebar Brown’s James Bond swim shorts. For the kids, there’s Velveteen

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 12 August, 2018, 8:47pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 12 August, 2018, 8:46pm

Calvin Klein Underwear Andy Warhol: Exposures, ’77-’85

Calvin Klein creative director Raf Simons’ love for Andy Warhol is well known. For his latest homage to the pop artist, Simons looked at a trove of Warhol’s provocative pictures of the male body, which were then reprinted on underwear items such as tank tops, bras and briefs.

Available at Calvin Klein Underwear, IFC, Central

Moda Operandi Monogram Mania

Forty brands available through online retailer Moda Operandi, from The Elder Statesman to Current Elliot and Edie Parker, are making some of their key items available for customisation.

Hong Kong money to help fashion e-tailer Moda Operandi crack Asia

You can add your initials to pieces such as straw bags, bathing suits and scarves.

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Loewe ‘Knot on my Planet’ Elephant bag

The Spanish leather-goods house teamed up with a women’s workshop in Kenya to make beaded decorations on a series of tan leather elephant-shaped mini bags. The company will donate all proceeds to the Elephant Crisis Fund.

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Velveteen Summer Wedding

To solve your kids’ sartorial needs when the family has to attend a summer wedding, children’s wear label Velveteen has come up with a range of lovely dresses and handbags for baby girls, and short suits in vibrant prints for the boys.

Available in Hong Kong at Velveteen, Lee Garden Two, Causeway Bay

Orlebar Brown 007

Men’s resort wear label Orlebar Brown has released a James Bond-themed collection, which features four pairs of its signature Bulldog swim shorts printed with images from Dr. No, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice and Live And Let Die.

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