While we’ve all heard that age is just a number, there’s no doubt about the fact that most people forget about the octogenarians of the world. After all, they often like to live in the shadows of their retirement fund and hang out with their family while keeping their distance from the youth and the trends of today. It’s important that we don’t paint octogenarians with the same brush, though. That’s because these two are more stylish than we could ever hope to be…
A New Social Media Craze
Although the idea of a new social media craze isn’t too hard to believe, this one certainly is. Sure, each day brings a new trend and a new online icon, but nobody could have seen these two coming. That’s because the “Want Show As Young” Instagram page is everything that none of us knew we needed in 2020. These guys have style, they guys have game, and they have enough sass to throw us all into next year. How old are the people behind this Instagram account, we hear you ask? Well, they’re a married couple in their 80s that have been married for over 60 years.
Trying Something New
Yes, Wanji and Sho-er are two octogenarians from Taiwan who own their own laundromat and still work hard every single day to keep their business running. However, over the course of their lives, they have realized that some of their customers can be pretty forgetful. This often leaves them with piles of unclaimed clothes that they just don’t know what to do with. After an intriguing conversation with their grandson, Want Show As Young was born. Within this page, they dress up in the clothes that their customers leave behind and pose for the camera. They may be in their 80s, but they haven’t lost their style.
We can only hope to be as cool as these guys when we’re older.
Fendi x Skims Launches New Collection
Fashion collaborations are on the rise. One such collaboration is the famed Kim Jones and Kim Kardashian collab with their Fendi x Skims capsule collection. It has generated quite the buzz. The collection is codesigned and has a blend of both brands’ offerings like lingerie, shapewear, swimwear, accessories, and outerwear. Inspired by a Fendi collection from 1979 which was designed by Karl Lagerfeld, this collection blends the figure-enhancing features of the shapewear by Skims’ and the fashion lexicon by Fendi fashion lexicon.
Inspired by the Team
Jones’ team served as inspiration for this collaboration when the women on his team were glued to their phones during a brainstorming session, waiting to check out the new collection by Skims. That is when the British designer had his Eureka moment. This team included the likes of Silvia Venturini Fendi, who is the Artistic Director for men’s wear and accessories as well as Delfina Delettrez Fendi, who is the Artistic Director for jewelry.
About the Collection
The collection includes tank dresses and form-fitting tops. They are made of engineered velvet. Both the brands’ logos will appear on the skin-tight jersey that is reversible, one-piece swimsuits with prints, embossed knitwear as well as sheer lingerie. The collection also features a leather dress, bonded for $4,200. It is available in a range of different flesh tones. This is an inclusive offering by Skims that highlights its design sense. The palette ranges from muted to daring colors. It also includes black, fuchsia, and military green.
Behind the Scenes
Steven Meisel has shot the campaign images. These shots include Kardashian, with models Tianna St. Louis, Precious Lee, Grace Valentine, and Jessie Li. To commemorate the launch of this collection, the collaborating companies have conscripted Vanessa Beecroft, an artist, to interpret this collaboration, as well. The collection is available on the e-commerce website – fendiskims.com.