FASHION NEWS: Versace to Hold Pre-Fall Show in New York
NEW YORK BOUND: Donatella Versacewill hold her Versace pre-fall collection in New York on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., WWD has learned. The date has a special meaning for the designer, as it is her late brother Gianni’s birthday. Details about the location are being kept under wraps. This is the first time Versace plans a fashion show for the pre-fall season.
It is understood the decision to show in New York was made before the acquisition of the company last month by Michael Kors Holdings. In a $2.1 billion deal, Versace joined the Kors and Jimmy Choo brands under the Michael Kors Holdings umbrella, which is renaming itself Capri Holdings to reflect the growing and changing group.
THE FUTURE OF FUR
New York Fashion Week will kick off the Spring 2019 Luxury ateliers like Pologeorgis Furs are making commitments to use pelts from WelFur-certified farms and other sources that vow to treat animals ethically.
One of the earliest mentions of faux fur in a fashion magazine came in 1899. It was a warning from Harper’s Bazaar: “At all times,” the piece stated ominously, “imitation fur is a dangerous investment.”
Faux, fake, imitation, unnatural—anything less than the real deal has long been shunned as cheap, ephemeral, and, as a fur-industry executive put it in a 1912 Women’s Wear Daily article, a material that should “not be patronized to any extent by good dressers and people of quality.”
But lately, the tide has turned. As more designers and retailers publicly declare them- selves fur-free, faux is officially in fashion. Gucci formally shunned the fuzzy stuff last October; Versace followed suit, with Donatella Versace saying, “Fur? I am out of that.” ...
THE JACKET GAME
One of the most essential items for anyone is the jacket. The photo to the left was taking during the 2018 NYFW SPRING STREET STYLE. The red jacket fits very nicely the cotton turtle neck. The details that bring the jacket to life include; pin on the flannel that holds it firmly to the body of the jacket, the nice belt that's integrated to increase functionality during the cold season or as an accessory. How is your jacket game?
VOGUE > Zendaya on Fighting for Representation in Hollywood: “You Have to Create Your Own Space”
Look up multi-hyphenate in the dictionary, and an image of Zendaya may just pop up. In addition to being one of young Hollywood’s most in-demand actresses, the 22-year-old talent—who was recently filming around the globe for the upcoming blockbuster Spider-Man: Far From Home—is also a regular red carpet fixture with her own distinctive style, as well as a fashion designer in her own right (she developed her own youth-minded label, Daya by Zendaya, in 2016).
Sitting down with Vogue’s Chloe Malle at our Forces of Fashion conference today, Zendaya talked her ever-evolving film career, the lessons she’s learned along the way, and why the need for diversity in Hollywood is stronger than ever. “There’s been a lot of changes [in my career],” she said. “For me, it’s been about coming into myself and twisting myself more and more.” She also spoke about developing her own eye for fashion, much of which has been in collaboration with her longtime stylist, Law Roach.
read here the must-read highlights from the discussion.
Models Kendall, Gigi, Ashley, and Paloma on Fashion, #MeToo, and Becoming a Brand.
If you thought you knew everything there is to know about the world’s top models, think again. Superstars such as Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Ashley Graham, and Paloma Elsesser may dominate the headlines and rule social media, but their public personas are only one part of the story. The group sat down this afternoon at Vogue’s Forces of Fashion Conference with Vogue Runway Director Nicole Phelps to talk misconceptions, evolution, and the realities of their powerhouse careers.
As the industry has evolved, the nature of modeling has changed dramatically, and a candid dialogue with today’s supermodels reveals just how different things are. Their predecessors may have become household names on the strength of designer shows and editorials alone, but 2018 allows for careers that include everything from hosting awards shows and creating podcasts, to designing capsule collections. As businesswomen, Hadid, Jenner, Graham, and Elsesser have each had the opportunity to explore work beyond posing, and their shared experiences made for a fascinating view on the current state of the industry.
South African couture showcases at Paris Fashion Week
Durban - South African fashion designer and businesswoman Vanessa Gounden unveiled her Spring/Summer 2019 collection titled Africa Rising at Paris Fashion Week on September 25.
The garment-maker from Cape Town worked alongside over 30 colleagues for two weeks on the designs which showed in Paris last week.
Since Gounden launched the label in 2011, her wearable-art garments have graced celebrities such as Princess Charlene of Monaco, Nomzamo Mbatha, Pearl Thusi, Orange is the New Black actress Dascha Polanco and James Bond actress, Naomie Harris.