Chanel invited fashion’s elite to Dallas on Tuesday for its Pre-Fall 2014 “Metiers d’Art” Show, including industry darlings like Alexa Chung, Dakota Fanning and Lily Collins, as well as Kristen Stewart, who was just announced as the face of this new, cowboy-inspired collection.
Y-3 has moved its autumn-winter 2013/2014 menswear runway show to Paris. After participating in New York fashion week for the past five years, the brand will make its move back to the City of Lights and show its men’s and women’s fall collection on January 19th as part of men’s fashion week.
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, the world’s largest luxury-goods maker, named Antoine Arnault chairman of cashmere clothier Loro Piana SpA, expanding the responsibilities of billionaire Bernard Arnault’s eldest son.
Antonio Marras is relaunching his men’s wear line and marking the completion of his business reorganization through a new partnership. The Sardinian designer has signed a multi-year agreement with Emmegierre Fashion, a manufacturer in Bergamo (northern Italy) for the production of a men’s wear line.
For its December-January 2014 edition, Vogue Paris taps the famous couple for a romantic shooting captured by fashion photography duo Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin. Victoria Beckham is also an editor guest for this issue which hits newsstands in Paris on December 2nd.
Shiatzy Chen, a luxury fashion brand from Taiwan with a 35-year history, is stepping up its international expansion with a new Tokyo boutique and plans for more stores in Japan. The 1,453-square-foot shop, which opened Tuesday and marks the brand’s debut in the Japanese market, is located inside The Peninsula hotel near Ginza. The hotel is also home to a Graff jewelry boutique.
Harry Wang, president and chief executive of Shiatzy International came in Tokyo for the opening with his mother Tsai-Hsia Wang-Chen, brand’s founder and designer director. Harry Wang said that it was the first step in their plan to expand the brand in Japan. By 2020, he aims to open 20 stores in Japan including three to four freestanding stores and 15 or 16 shop-in-shops at department stores. The worldwide sales of the company reach about $70 million and Wang hopes to triple those figures by 2020.
Marc Speichert, L’Oréal USA’s chief marketing officer, is going global. Effective immediately, Speichert will assume the role of cmo leader for international beauty conglomerate the L’Oréal Group. He will be replacing Marc Menesguen, who has taken on the worldwide position of president of the firm’s consumer products division.
Originally based in L’Oréal’s Paris office, the position will be now handled out in New York City. Speichert will travel across the world to meet his cmos regarding his new position. He will assume global leadership of cmo and he will charged to push the american success globally according to L’Oréal’s executives.
There have always been charges of excess in the art world, and Dakis Joannou has a simple answer to them: Guilty. Docked in Athens’ Piraeus Port, his irreverently named 115-foot luxury craft is a fantastical collaboration between superstar American artist Jeff Koons and Italian yacht designer Ivana Porfiri. Although the colorful exterior brings to mind the Pop paintings of Roy Lichtenstein, Guilty’ s bold geometric designs–alternating yellow rhombuses, pink triangles and blue polygons–were actually inspired by British naval camouflage from World War I. But there is no hiding the 72-year-old Greek-Cypriot industrialist’s super-yacht–it is a floating piece of art.
Christopher Kane has been named womenswear designer of the year at the UK fashion industry’s most prestigious awards ceremony. He was presented with his gong at the British fashion awards by Donatella Versace, who has been instrumental in developing his talent.