Fendi Collaborates with K-Pop Superstar Taeyang
Young Bae’s teaming up with the luxury Italian house.
Taeyang, one fifth of k-pop group BIGBANG, is lending his name to a new Fendi capsule collection. The offering, ‘Fendi for TaeYang,’ borrows select pieces from the storied house’s recent autumn offering and bedecks them in Taeyang motifs — think shearling jackets embroidered with his favourite flower, the daisy, or zipper pulls etched with his Instagram moniker, Young Bae.
The capsule is set to launch July 27, the very same day Fendi reopen their Hong Kong men’s flagship. And while it’s Taeyang’s first collaboration with a luxury label, BIGBANG are no strangers to the fashion world: his bandmate G-Dragon is a Chanel ambassador and front row fixture. CL, another South Korean superstar, has also won over the international fashion set: now a muse to Jeremy Scott and a lifetime member of Alexander Wang’s #WANGSQUAD. Perhaps Taeyang will join her at NYFW soon.
Text Isabelle Hellyer and Photography courtesy Fendi
Harper’s Bazaar Singapore also covered Taeyang’s new collaboration:
Your First Look at Korean Singer Taeyang’s Fendi Collaboration
The K-pop sensation’s new collection with Fendi with our designer dream come true
The upcoming fall/winter 2017 season sees an exciting collaboration between BIGBANG’s TaeYang (@_youngbae_) and Fendi. Following the news of his solo album launch, the singer-songwriter with a social media following of 7.4 million has made his debut in the fashion industry. Called the #FendixYoungBae capsule collection, TaeYang worked with the Italian brand designer to come up with the collection encapsulating the K-pop essence and his personal style. You can expect to see floral designs and words such as “saved’, ‘faith’ and ‘passion’ embroidered on hoodies, T-shirts, bags and accessories.
This series features an array of everyday wardrobe essentials with daisy motifs as a signature design element. Crafted with premium shearling and calfskin together with a ‘Young Bae’ embellished zipper is what makes every part of this exclusive collection totally worth your buck.
The capsule collection, #FendixYoungBae will be available for pre-order on www.fendi.com starting from the end of July, which will also be launching in Singapore on the 1st of September, sold exclusively in the Marina Bay Sands Outlet.
Written by Lynette Kee