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Pierre Niney (left) plays Yves Saint Laurent in the biographical film about the French fashion designer.
Pierre Niney (left) plays Yves Saint Laurent in the biographical film about the French fashion designer.
Pierre Niney (far left) plays Yves Saint Laurent in the biographical film about the French fashion designer. Rapper M.I.A. filmed a music video on the environmental impact of throwing away old clothes.
Rapper M.I.A. filmed a music video on the environmental impact of throwing away old clothes.PHOTO: H&M
Black sleeveless bodysuit from Topshop.
Black sleeveless bodysuit from Topshop.PHOTO: TOPSHOP

Yves Saint Laurent film screening and exhibition

Fans of luxury fashion house Yves Saint Laurent can learn more about the influential Parisian behind the iconic label. As part of the Voilah! French Festival here, the 2014 biographical film, Yves Saint Laurent, will be screened at Alliance Francaise de Singapour next Wednesday at 8.30pm.

Tickets, at $16 for Alliance Francaise de Singapour members and $19 for non-members, can be bought online at www.alliancefrancaise.org.sg/event/yves-saint-laurent.

Ticketholders can also attend the opening reception of the exhibition, Yves Saint Laurent, Birth Of A Legend, which starts at 7pm before the film screening.

The free exhibition, which runs from April 28 to May 21, will feature 49 photographs reflecting the creative work of the French fashion designer, his anxiety and happiness at work and his relationship with those close to him during the preparation of his first collection in 1962.

The gallery is open Monday to Friday from noon to 8pm and Saturday from noon to 6pm.


Beyonce's sportswear at Topshop

Beyonce's new sportswear line Ivy Park, a collaboration between the singer and British high-street label Topshop's owner, Sir Philip Green, is now available in Singapore.

The line includes a full range of active wear including shorts, leggings, T-shirts and sports bras. Highlights include a black sleeveless bodysuit with the brand's logo ($69.90), a V-back mesh sports bra ($49.90) and full-length leggings ($56.90).

The collection is available at Topshop at B2-01 Ion Orchard (tel: 6509-8602) and online at Zalora at www.zalora.sg/ivy-park.


H&M collects garments for World Recycle Week

Swedish fashion retailer H&M is aiming to collect 1,000 tonnes of unwanted or worn-out garments worldwide for World Recycle Week this week.

The garments will be used to create recycled textile fibres for new products.

The initiative, which started on Monday and ends on Sunday, will ensure that fewer clothes end up in landfills. H&M has been collecting unwanted and worn-out garments and textiles since 2013.

You can take your old clothes, bed sheets and towels to any H&M store and leave them in a garment-collecting box. All textiles are welcome and nothing is too torn, worn or used for a second life.

Usually, for every bag of garments a customer donates, he receives a voucher that entitles him to a 15 per cent discount for one item. During World Recycle Week, customers receive two vouchers for every bag of clothes donated.

To raise awareness of the campaign, British singer and rapper M.I.A. has filmed an exclusive music video highlighting the environmental impact of clothes going to landfills around the world. The video can be viewed at www.hm.com.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 21, 2016, with the headline 'Style News'. Print Edition | Subscribe