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Jason Wu launches sister label Grey Jason Wu
Named after Wu’s favorite color, the more affordable sister label has been in the works for the past 12 months and is set to launch in June. The news was announced with a photo of the label’s grey clothing tags alongside the caption, “Introducing #GreyJasonWu, a new sister label I’ve created that has been under wraps for the last 12 months.
Swimwear 2016: triangle bikinis get the season’s hottest prints and details
Plus, 2016 triangle designs can be seen finished in all kinds of prints, as well as with catwalk-inspired details like frills. One great thing about the triangle bikini is that it’s suitable for all body types … at first glance, at least.
Jeremy Scott to launch fashion career retrospective in Dallas
Jeremy Scott is set to celebrate his 20-year anniversary as a fashion designer with an exhibition at the Dallas Contemporary museum. The show will open in 2017 and will serve as a retrospective of his designs over the course of his career, spanning his position at the head of Moschino as well as his own eponymous label, WWD reports. “It’s going to be my 20th anniversary next year, so to have the Contemporary do an exhibition of my work is a very exciting and thrilling moment,” he told the publication, adding that although he has been given the option of using the museum’s surface area of 26,000 square feet, he is still thinking about how exactly to utilize the space.
The first 3D-printed New Balance sneakers going fast
New Balance Zante Generate Running Shoes will be available from Friday but only the sportiest of sneaker fans should apply. Only 44 pairs are being made – one for every year since current chairman Jim Davis bought the company. “New Balance is at the forefront of 3D printing and has been utilizing this exciting and innovative technology to customize product for our athletes for a number of years,” said New Balance President and CEO Robert DeMartini.
Fendi to mark 90th birthday with ‘haute fourrure’ fashion show
Fendi is celebrating its 90th anniversary with a “haute fourrure” fashion show in Rome. Almost a century later the house, now under the creative direction of Karl Lagerfeld, retains an entire internal studio dedicated to working with the controversial material. “An haute fourrure show in Rome is the best way to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Fendi to express our roots and our DNA while transmitting bold creativity and the unique expertise of fur,” said the brand’s CEO Pietro Beccari.
Prada says shop closures to offset openings in 2016/17
Italian fashion house Prada will offset new shop openings with selective closures this year and the next in an effort to shield profit margins from weaker demand. “I don’t see a real change in the market trend,” Prada Chairman Carlo Mazzi told an analyst call on Monday. “The problems of the market in terms of the world’s economic situation and of changes…in consumers, especially the new generations…are quite clear for everybody.” Prada embarked on a breakneck retail expansion after listing on the Hong Kong bourse in 2011.
M.I.A.’s H&M video makes global debut
To kickstart the campaign, M.I.A. and H&M have collaborated on a song — “Reware it,” complete with video, released on Monday, starring not just the rapper, but a host of other social influencers from actress Yao Chen to model, Moffy. “World Recycle Week is about embracing important environmental issues such as the landfills, and highlighting a global movement,” said M.I.A. The video goes live a week before World Recycle Week officially starts.
Fast fashion to ethical couture: Vietnam’s design evolution
Long a bastion for cheap, fast-fashion manufacturing, a new crop of designers are trying to transform the Made in Vietnam label and save the country’s rich ethnic heritage in the process. In the remote hills of Cao Bang, some 300 kilometres north of the capital Hanoi, Vietnamese designer Thao Vu is gleefully dropping swaths of hand-spun cotton into a large bucket of fermented indigo leaves. The 38-year-old designer has been tapping into this growing global trend by working with some of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minority groups, each of which have their own unique textiles and traditional clothing designs.
Ready-to-wear labels step into sportswear for spring/summer 2016
Women are spoiled for choice this spring/summer season, with a host of looks and inspirations at play in ready-to-wear collections. Along with boho chic, sailor style, military pieces, urban cool and poppy fun-filled looks, spring 2016 women’s wear wardrobes include pieces with a sporty vibe, channeling sports-inspired touches to create a chic sportswear look. This was seen in sporty cuts and with the strong presence of zips and sneakers, as well as with specific fabric choices, such as Lycra.
Swimwear 2016: say goodbye to strap marks with a bandeau bikini
Fans of the two-piece have several styles to choose from, including balconette tops, molded cups, triangle tops and, above all, strapless bandeau tops — a shape that’s great for sunbathers looking for top tanning potential. The bandeau top is already a go-to style for plenty of savvy beachgoers, and it has several advantages.
Finally, somewhere to store your Dom Perignon: Dolce & Gabbana’s $34k fridges
Smeg makes refrigerators you’d expect to find in a factory built by Willy Wonka. They’re bright and come in almost every color, as well as a variety of patterns. The company is also well known for its retro line of appliances, which you can find in pastels and bright red. They are a luxury brand with prices to match, but $34,140 (€30,000) is ultra-premium. That’s the price Smeg expects its Dolce & Gabbana refrigerators to sell for. The designers teamed up with the appliance maker to create 100 limited-edition hand-painted FAB28 refrigerators. “Every piece is unique, but they all tell a story consistent with our brand identity,” Dolce tells Vogue. “They might be kitchen appliances, but there’s something that is immediately identifiable as Dolce & Gabbana, from the Sicilian barrows to the Trinacria symbol to the marionettes to the Italian lemons and fruits.” Related: LG’s Signature fridge has a door you can automatically open with your foot We’ve heard of being a slave to fashion, but you’ll really need to commit your whole kitchen to these fridges, at least when it comes to incorporating them into your decor. Their decorative designs are full of medieval imagery and bring to mind an illuminated manuscript merged with a modern appliance. Smeg’s fridges are very pretty but slimmer than a lot of fridges U.S. consumers are used to, and you won’t find a lot of the features you’d expect on similarly priced competitors. For example, this $2,000 model sold at West Elm has a single crisper drawer and no ice dispenser. To put things in perspective, Samsung has a $5,000 fridge with a 21-inch touchscreen built into it. If you can’t afford $34,000 but really want to see the fridges, it’s probably cheaper to book a flight to Milan instead of buying one. They’ll be on display at the Salone del Mobile next week.
M.I.A. fronts H&M’s World Recycle Week
The UK-based artist has written a song titled “Rewear It” for the campaign, which encourages shoppers to recycle their old or unwanted clothes. The retailer has turned the track into a video featuring the singer and an eclectic cast of stylish and sustainability-conscious influencers from all over the world, including musicians, dancers and comedians. From April 18-24, H&M aims to collect 1,000 tonnes of unwanted or worn out garments from customers worldwide in its more than 3,600 stores, as part of its goal to “close the loop” in fashion.
Triumph releases animated sequel to ‘Find The One’ campaign
Dolce and Gabbana launch refrigerator line with Smeg
Dolce and Gabbana have teamed up with Smeg to create a fashionable line of designer refrigerators. According to Vogue, the limited edition designs will be available in just 100 units, each of which will be hand painted, leaving every piece unique.
First female master tailor cuts through on London’s Savile Row
Kathryn Sargent made history on Wednesday by becoming the first female master tailor to open her own premises on London’s Savile Row — the epicentre of traditional British bespoke tailoring. Sargent, who worked her way up the ranks during 15 years on the prestigious street at Gieves and Hawkes, opened her first tailoring house around the corner in 2012, before seizing the opportunity to move back onto Savile Row in her own right. Having become well-known for her skills in the close-knit Savile Row community, she was offered the chance to open her own premises.
Dolce & Gabbana’s Latest Collab Involves Refrigerators
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California bill to fight fashion models’ eating disorders advances
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – A California bill aimed at reducing eating disorders among models cleared its first legislative hurdle on Wednesday, following efforts in several countries to fight extreme thinness in an industry that pressures models to lose weight. The measure would require the state to develop health standards for models and regard them as employees of the brands they represent. “The goal of the bill is not only to protect the health of the workers themselves, but also to help young people who emulate models,” said the bill’s author, state Assemblyman Marc Levine, a Democrat who represents the Marin County suburbs of San Francisco.
Luxury market growth to reach low point in 2016: Bain
By Astrid Wendlandt and Pascale Denis VERSAILLES, France (Reuters) – Growth in the more than 250 billion euro ($285 billion) personal luxury goods market should pick up next year, boosted by resurgent demand in the United States and China, after hitting a trough in 2016, consultancy Bain & Co predicted. Bain, whose industry outlook is an authoritative and traditionally closely watched barometer of trends because of its extensive coverage of the sector, forecast luxury sales growth this year of around 1 percent at constant exchange rates, against 1.5 percent in 2015. Bain is due to release in a few weeks its updated study and forecasts for the luxury goods market, which includes accessories, clothing, jewelry and watches, and has not yet published any figures to show its latest thinking on the outlook.
First female master tailor opens own shop in London’s historic Savile Row
By Ana Nicolaci da Costa LONDON (Reuters) – Kathryn Sargent made history on Wednesday by becoming the first female master tailor to open her own shop in London’s prestigious Savile Row. After being trained at Royal tailor Gieves & Hawkes for 15 years, where she also broke ground by becoming the first female head cutter, her journey came full circle when she opened the doors to her own store on the iconic street, which has traditionally been dominated by men in its near 200-year association with tailoring. “It feels just wonderful to be back in Savile Row and to actually have my name across and above one of the shops here,” said the softly spoken 41-year old, wearing her own creation.
Balmain opens first US flagship
Gucci to unify men’s and women’s collections from 2017
Italian luxury brand Gucci announced on Tuesday it will unify its women’s and men’s collections starting from next year in an effort to simplify the designer’s business. The first show combining womenswear and menswear will be at Gucci’s new Milan headquarters, President and Chief Executive Marco Bizzarri said in a company statement. It did not specify when the show will be scheduled, but a source close to Gucci told Reuters it was likely to be during the women’s Fashion Week, the one receiving most attention from both media and buyers. The decision comes amid a growing debate in the fashion industry over the need to combine collections, condense dates for shows as well as putting items on sale immediately after the catwalk presentations.. The Florence-based brand, part of the Kering group, is following in the steps of Britain’s Burberry group, which said last November that it would bring its collections under a single brand.
Gucci to Combine Womenswear and Menswear Shows
Selfridges launches ‘The Body Studio’
The holistic concept features state-of-the-art private changing rooms with three-way “total vision” mirrors and a new “zero-tape” fitting service that sees expert consultants assess a woman’s body measurements by eye only. The space also includes a ‘knicker bar’ where customers can pick and mix their underwear, which is forecast to retail 33,000 pairs of knickers in the first year.
‘Still evolving’ Rolling Stones open up rock ‘n’ roll world to fans
By Francis Maguire and Marie-Louise Gumuchian LONDON (Reuters) – After more than 50 years of rock ‘n’ roll, the Rolling Stones are still pushing boundaries with their first exhibition showcasing hundreds of items from their long-running career, from Mick Jagger’s jumpsuits to Keith Richards’ guitars. Billed as the “first ever major exhibition by (the group) and the largest touring exhibition of its kind ever to be staged”, “Exhibitionism” opens up the Stones world to fans — from their early, impoverished days sharing a rundown London flat in 1962 to backstage at their multimillion dollar concerts. Instruments including guitars played by Richards and Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts’ drum kit are on display at London’s Saatchi Gallery alongside Jagger’s lyric book.
Anthony Vaccarello named creative director of Yves Saint Laurent
Belgian designer Anthony Vaccarello took over Monday as creative director of Yves Saint Laurent, three days after the departure of the hugely influential Hedi Slimane. After Slimane’s rock star chic, Vaccarello will bring a sexy, leggy look which he has developed since he first came to fame with a collection inspired by the Hungarian-Italian porn actress turned politician la Cicciolina. Vaccarello’s “modern, pure aesthetic is the perfect fit,” YSL’s CEO Francesca Bellettini said.
Yves Saint Laurent appoints Vaccarello as creative director
The Yves Saint Laurent fashion house has appointed Anthony Vaccarello as creative director, replacing the departing Hedi Slimane. The 36-year-old Belgian, who designed his own brand since 2009, previously …
Focus on Anthony Vaccarello, Saint Laurent’s new creative director
On Monday, April 4, Saint Laurent’s parent company Kering announced that Belgian fashion designer, Anthony Vaccarello, will succeed photographer and fashion designer, Hedi Slimane, as creative director of the fashion house founded by couturier Yves Saint Laurent. Born in Brussels to Italian parents, Anthony Vaccarello wasn’t always destined for a career in fashion, focusing instead on studying more “serious” subjects.
Versace says designer Vaccarello to leave company
Italian fashion house Versace said on Monday that Anthony Vaccarello would step down as creative director of its Versus Versace brand, in a move seen as a prelude for the Belgian designer to join Yves Saint Laurent. The French brand, which belongs to luxury group Kering, announced last week that its creative director Hedi Slimane was leaving and a source told Reuters he would be replaced by Vaccarello. Vaccarello, who is a fan of asymmetric designs, was seen as a potential replacement for Slimane as he will be able to provide more of the rock chic designs that Slimane introduced and which have proved popular for the Yves Saint Laurent brand.
Vaccarello quits Versace as rumours mount of move to YSL
Belgian designer Anthony Vaccarello quit Versace Monday, the Italian brand announced as speculation mounted that he was about to take over at Yves Saint Laurent. The rumour mill has been working overtime since Hedi Slimane left YSL last Friday, with many fashion insiders convinced that Vaccarello would succeed him. Donatella Versace seemed to hint that Vaccarello — who comes from an Italian family — was going onto greater things when she said that he was standing down as creative director of her Versus label.