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From the launch of Tyra Banks Modelland, to Kate Middleton's dazzling appearance at the BAFTAs, this week started with a bang

This was the week of newsmakers. There were scandals and new launches, and a lot to look forward to. Scroll down to check out everything, from the launch of Tyra Banks Modelland, to the launch of Emily Ratajkowski's new lingerie line, to racist blackface accusations at Gucci, and more to satiate your fashion appetite. 

Fashion News Around The Web: Tyra Banks' Modelland And Other 

1. Tyra Banks Modelland Is A Model-Inspired Theme Park

 
 
 
 
 
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Model-preneur Tyra Banks has found her latest calling in her brand new venture called Modelland. She wishes to help aspiring models through this new concept that is expected to open at Santa Monica Place shopping mall in 2019.

It will be a 21,000-square-foot ticketed fantasy version of the modeling world, aptly so Tyra Banks Modelland.

The attraction aims to allow visitors to "be the dream version of themselves," said Tyra. To achieve that, Tyra Banks Modelland will feature "interactive entertainment, curated retail and user-generated content that can be shared," according to WWD.

“I created ‘Top Model’ to expand the definition of beauty based on my own pain of being told ‘no’ that I couldn’t do something because I’m curvy or I’m black. My empathy for women in general increased through the experience. And now with Modelland, I’m taking it 10 steps forward, giving people the opportunity to engage with the elusive world by opening it up to everyone. Men, women, families, all generations can come and enter this model world for a day, have a fun shopping experience, and an eventful meal. This will be the first of many,” the Los Angeles native said, having worked on the project for 10 years.

2. Emily Ratajkowski Expands Her Lingerie Line

 
 
 
 
 
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Model and influencer Emily Ratajkowski recently expanded her swimwear line Inamorata with 47 pieces of lingerie. This new line features designs such as a neon yellow lace bodysuit, among others.

"Introducing BODY, a category that is so much more than lingerie," Ratajkowski wrote on Instagram, as she modelled her new designs in everyday settings like the convenience store. Hot! 

3. Victoria Beckham X Reebok Collab 

 
 
 
 
 
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Another day in fashion, another collab. This time, it is the versatile and wearable Reebok x Victoria Beckham collection that will keep you looking polish and stylish while staying fit.

The collaboration mixes technical performance with elevated streetwear, while incorporating Victoria Beckham’s minimal aesthetic. Expect to find the collection in the Homme et Femme boutique situated at Shangri-La Plaza Mall.

4. Dapper Dan Holds Gucci Accountable For Controversial Blackface Sweater

 
 
 
 
 
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Another controversy has hit fashion powerhouse Gucci, as they were under attack for selling a black $890-turtleneck with bright red lips that resembled blackface.

But ever since the backlash, the item of question has been removed from stores, as they attempt to reconcile with the house’s collaborator, the legendary Dapper Dan. Additionally, it has also prompted celebrities to speak out against the Italian luxury house.  

”The CEO of Gucci has agreed to come from Italy to Harlem this week to meet with me, along with members of the community and other industry leaders. There cannot be inclusivity without accountability...I will hold everyone accountable,” the Harlem designer wrote on Instagram.

5. Versace's Iconic Medusa Logo Gets A Streetwear Upgrade 

 
 
 
 
 
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The iconic Medusa logo of legendary fashion brand Versace recently got an upgrade for its very first collaboration with streetwear brand Kith.

Bella Hadid has been tapped to front the Kith X Versace upcoming campaign, who was captured wearing standout pieces like a printed puffer jacket over a Versace logoed bodysuit and a matching velvet tracksuit set.

Having previously walked for the brand, the model flaunted Kith’s streetwear aesthetic mixed with Versace’s distinctive bold patterns and colours. 

The collection also features 100 unisex styles for clothing, shoes, and accessories, including printed bike shorts and logo sweatshirts.

6. Fendi's Baguette Bag Marks Its Return 

 
 
 
 
 
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Luxury label Fendi recently celebrated the relaunch of its signature accessory, which was first launched in 1997. The Baguette’s enduring popularity in 2019 is given a new take with three distinct sizes (mini, medium, and large), and a cross-body style.

As one of fashion's most iconic "It" bags, the evolution of Fendi’s Baguette was marked with a return via a campaign called #BaguetteFriendsForever.

“I think that younger generations are looking for heritage,” creative director of accessories Silvia Venturini Fendi told Vogue. “They want something that really belongs to a company,” he added. 

“Today there are more choices than ever with the introduction of more sizes, from oversize to mini Minis,” Venturini Fendi said. “Part of the Fendi heritage is to change with the times, and now Baguette lovers have more choices for self-expression than ever before.”

7.  Duchess Kate Dazzles in an Alexander McQueen at the BAFTA Awards 

 
 
 
 
 
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The red carpet for the BAFTA Awards 2019 recently welcomed current President of BAFTA, Prince William and wife Duchess Kate Middleton, who looked a vision of elegance and glamour as usual.

She wore a stunning one-shoulder white gown by Alexander McQueen, Princess Diana's loaned diamond and pearl earrings, and Jimmy Choo heels while emanating a simply breathtaking and immaculate presence.

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Written by

Melia Widjaja