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Danielle Sherman Exits Edun

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 19:51
She joined the company in 2013 from Alexander Wang.

Young Royals Attend Chelsea Flower Show

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 19:20
The royals visited the floral arch that was designed for Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday at the venue, the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Parliamentary Inquiry into BHS Collapse, Pension Gap Begins

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 18:47
Joint committee will be hearing testimony from BHS advisers, Arcadia principals.

The New School to Open ‘Making Center’ for Array of Design Disciplines

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 18:18
The plan was unveiled Monday at a press conference for the inaugural New York Textile Month.

ANDAM Shortlist Revealed for 2016

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 18:10
PARIS — The shortlist of the 12 designers vying for the three 2016 ANDAM prizes was released here on Monday. Chosen to compete for the Fashion Award, worth 250,000 euros, or $280,190 at current exchange, were Aalto, Tim Coppens, Jacquemus, Koché, OAMC and Wanda Nylon. Atlein, Harmony Paris and Kenta Matsushige are the nominees for the First Collections prize, valued at 100,000 euros, or $112,075. And the race for the Accessories prize, of 40,000 euros, or $44,830, includes Hugo Matha, Amélie Pichard and Tomasini Paris. The 25-member jury will announce the winners on July 1. As reported, its new members this session, ANDAM’s 27th edition, include Emmanuelle Alt, editor in chief of Vogue Paris; Mark Holgate, Vogue U.S. fashion news director, and Marie-Pierre Lannelongue, editor in chief of M Le Monde magazine. “Chloé is keen to mentor the winner of the Grand Prize during the year ahead in order to help them develop their own business in the global marketplace,” stated Geoffroy de la Bourdonnaye, president of Chloé and mentor of this year’s ANDAM Fashion Award’s winner. ANDAM is financially supported by 15 private and institutional partners. Pigalle Paris was the 2015 ANDAM victor and Stéphane Ashpool, the label’s designer, is receiving creative and strategic advice from

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Kate Hudson Honored at Fourth Annual Kaleidoscope Ball

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 16:44
Sisters Sara and Erin Foster honored Kate Hudson at 2016 Kaleidoscope Ball on Saturday night in Culver City.

Chaumet is Subject of Three-Volume Set Published by Assouline

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 16:37
The boxed set will be available on July 4, priced at $75.

Kim Kardashian, Alessandro Michele and Peter Dundas Speak at Vogue Festival

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 14:10
The event took place in London from May 21 to 22.

LVMH’s Journées Particulières Draws 145,000 Visitors

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 12:44
The third edition of the French luxury giant’s “open days” was held at various sites across Europe from May 20 to 22.

Maxime Simoëns to Launch Men’s RTW

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 12:14
PARIS — Maxime Simoëns is delving into men’s wear for the first time. The designer said on Monday that he is launching a new line of ready-to-wear for guys, called MX Maxime Simoëns. The designer, who debuted his signature women’s rtw label seven years ago, will present his first men’s wear collection during Paris fashion week in June. “I want to finally see my creations on the street,” Simoëns said of his first line that will include pieces with graphic prints and pure, structured lines. Inspiration for it was drawn from the world of sportswear and the latest technology, the company stated. “Acclaimed by the stars, Maxime Simoëns is withdrawing from the red carpet to focus on the big city asphalt,” his company stated. “His new line offers a timeless wardrobe for everyday wear at affordable prices.” Simoëns had been off the women’s rtw calendar of late. In mid-January 2015, it was learned that the designer had parted ways with his high-profile backer LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and decided to take a pause with his signature women’s collection after having staged runway shows in the French capital. WWD broke the news in 2012 that Simoën’s fledgling business had attracted a minority investment from LVMH.

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Lane Crawford, Luxe Guides Offer Themed Trips

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 09:30
The Hong Kong retailer and the guidebook publisher have teamed up to create itineraries for five luxury trips — each built around a theme tying into the destination: “Fashion in New York,” “Culture in Paris,” “Wellness in Los Angeles,” “Design in Tokyo” and “Culinary Delights in Bangkok.”

Uniqlo, Theory Team Up on Shirts

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 08:44
The two Fast Retailing brands are rolling out a capsule line of three men’s polo shirts and one T-shirt in perspiration-wicking fabrics.

Francesca Bellettini Retools Communications Roles at YSL

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 06:00
PARIS — Francesca Bellettini, chief executive officer of Saint Laurent, has reconfigured her communications department as the French house awaits the first collections of its new creative director, Anthony Vaccarello. Cédric Charbit, who joined YSL in 2011 as director of product strategy, has been promoted to executive vice president of marketing and product. He is also worldwide communications director, according to a spokesman for Kering, parent of YSL, Gucci, Bottega Veneta and other luxury and sporting goods brands. Charbit assumes a role with the same responsibilities Bellettini held at Bottega Veneta — overseeing all aspects of merchandising, visual display and communication — before she took the management helm of YSL in 2013. Charbit reports to Bellettini. Before YSL, he was deputy general manager at Emilio Pucci. Previously, the Frenchman held management roles in retail — as general merchandise manager for women’s wear at Harrods in London and Printemps in Paris. Bellettini has also named Philippe Contini associate worldwide communication director. He joins YSL from Dior Homme and reports to Charbit. Following the artistic direction set by Vaccarello, Contini is to manage image, advertising and media, events, VIP and digital communication functions. It’s a homecoming for Contini, who had spent about a decade at YSL, rising to director of image under

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The Next Generation of Couture

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 04:01
Journées Particulières offers a look behind the veil of couture.

Fashionable Persevere at Soggy Preakness

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 16:34
Attendees at Saturday's Preakness Stakes made some sartorial adjustments due to a cold and gloomy climate at the Pimlico Race Course.

Yoox.com, Marta Ferri to Launch Emmina Mother-Daughter Swimwear

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 04:01
Yoox.com teamed up with Milanese designer Marta Ferri to launch Emmina, a capsule of matching mother-daughter beachwear pieces.

Kwiat to Distribute Ashoka Diamond Cut

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 22:41
The partnership will launch to retailers at the forthcoming Couture jewelry show in Las Vegas, taking place from June 2 to June 6.

Laverne Cox, Diane von Furstenberg Offer Parsons’ Graduates Commencement Advice

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 22:29
Diane von Furstenberg among New School honorees.

Christy Turlington Burns Celebrates Minted Pop-up Opening

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 21:50
To inaugurate this week’s opening of Minted’s first foray into brick and mortar, founder Miriam Naficy celebrated with Christy Turlington Burns with a party in the downtown San Francisco new space.

Handbag Awards to Honor MZ Wallace

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 20:40
IN THE BAG: The 10th annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards will be held June 15 at the School of Visual Arts Theatre. More than 1,500 applicants have been whittled down to a pool of 40 finalists — hailing from five continents and 28 countries. Interactive voting is now taking place on InStyle magazine’s web site, through June 10. Finalists are judged in 10 different categories — the winners of each will receive a yearlong membership to the Accessories Council. This year’s IHDA Iconoclast Award will be given to MZ Wallace.  

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