Prada’s sister company Miu Miu has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with American fragrance giant Coty for the creation, development and distribution of a fragrance under the Miu Miu brand.
This time it’s official, LVMH unveiled the news in a press release and put an end to all the rumors after the departure of Marc Jacobs. This is the latest movement on this fashion mercato after Raf Simons at Dior and Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent. The house just declares on twitter: ”Louis Vuitton is thrilled to welcome Nicolas Ghesquière as artistic director of the women’s collections” .
Nicole Kidman has appeared in a new campaign for Cruise 2014 and divulges some behind-the-scenes confessions in a video. “I have been known to be the party girl of all party girls. I’m proud of being able to go I’m up for anything and if that means diving into the ocean at midnight naked, I’ll do it,” reveals Nicole Kidman in a new behind-the-scenes video for Jimmy Choo.
Traditional French Scents Cire Trudon have been invited by Galeries Lafayette to build a pop-up store. It’s the occasion for the candlemakers expert to show their two limited edition candles. Sold in glasses pots handmade in the town of Vinci Italy, these candles who spread their scents during 70 hours are available at Galeries Lafayette.
Most known in her role as Serena on the Gossip Girl TV series, the american actress is now part of the French beauty brand’s small circle, joining Cheryl Cole, Claudia Schiffer, Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé and newly signed model Lara Stone.
The British Fashion Council has announced the nominees for the British Fashion Awards, which will take place in London on December 2. The shortlist was drawn up and voted on by over 300 professionals from the sector.
The Japanese fast-fashion player said its spring-summer collection, which will be unveiled in Paris in November, will feature a special line of women’s clothing designed in collaboration with French fashion icon and former model de la Fressange.
Chanel muse, brand ambassador for Roger Vivier, face of L’Oréal Paris, style consultant at Schiaparelli and now designer for Uniqlo, Inès de la Fressange never stop. She will follow Jil Sander, Celia Birtwell, Orla Kiely and Lulu Guinness as Uniqlo collaborators. Uniqlo wants to increase its fashion credibility with designers such as Issey Miyake alum Takizawa as design director in 2011 and advices from Nicola Formichetti.
Nicola Formichetti, new Diesel creative director since April 2013 designed a capsule collection in homage to brand’s history. He explored the Diesel archives to developped a collection composed of denim and leather, two fabrics who made the réputation of Diesel. #DIESELTRIBUTE collection will be promoted by SHOWstudio with a website created by Nick Knight.
Moschino on Monday said it had appointed Jeremy Scott as its new creative director, succeeding Rossella Jardini. “This appointment respects the DNA of the brand as Jeremy Scott represents not only an eclectic and contemporary communicator, but most of all, a designer capable of reinterpreting the identity and the essence of Moschino,” the company said.
Jeremy Scott will present his first collection for Moschino for fall 2014 in Milan. He succeeding Rossella Jardini, creative director of Moschino since 1994. Scott will continue to design for his eponymous brand. This is the first time that he assumes a creative director role at a big fashion brand.
She developing a physical space and digital platform in parallel. A physical location will open during december’s month at Sydney’s Strand Arcade. Lee said that she is “extremely excited to communicate the product through our own channels”. A new step for this australian designer.
According to WWD, Jil Sander announced that she is leaving her brand for the third time for personal reasons. Spring/summer 2014 collection was the last one for her, the fall-winter 2014 will be designed by the brand’s in house team.
Ralph Lauren has given a significant boost to New York garment manufacturing.
“I was born in New York and started my business in the Garment District here,” Lauren said. “FMI serves an important role in supporting our city, our industry and gives designers the access and opportunities needed to help advance their careers while boosting manufacturing in New York. This is something I’m very proud to be a part of.”
As “premier underwriter” of the new Fashion Manufacturing Initiative, Lauren brought a $500,000 contribution from the Ralph Lauren Corp. to the program. This initiative was launch last year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Andrew Rosen in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corp.
Designer and movie director Tom Ford lifts the lid on his debut men’s grooming line with a short film featuring Cuban male model Juan Betancourt.
“I believe that taking care of one’s self adds quality to life, and that looking the best you can is a show of respect to those around you,” explains the designer in the video. See the video after the jump.
Galeries Lafayette Group continues its international expansion with the inauguration Friday of a department store in Beijing, marking its return to China 15 years after the closure of its previous outpost in the country’s capital.
Last spring Victoria Beckham announced the search was on for her first store. Now she found has found it. According to the Daily Mail, the store is located on Dover Street in London’s exclusive Mayfair area, with an opening early next year following construction work.