This was an interestingly viral week in fashion. Between the newly minted “it” jackets by Vetememes – a “parodic” take on the industry’s overwhelming obsession with Paris-based brand, Vetements – and the Observer’s truly controversial takedown article, entitled, “Elle on Earth,” and of course, the looming rumors and very recent confirmation of Hedi Slimane’s departure from Yves Saint Laurent, the industry has been abuzz. In a time when there is mounting insecurity as to the state of fashion, which has largely manifested itself in the evolution of the traditional model of fashion, it is striking (but not all that surprising) that the things that keep making the most noise are not the garments and accessories themselves. It is the individuals, the symbols of the zeitgeist, and the most compelling of industry rumors that hold our collective attention. Distractions to take our minds off the mess, perhaps?
CONFIRMED: After months of rumor mongering, Kering has announced that Hedi Slimane is leaving Yves Saint Laurent, following a four-year stint with the Paris-based design house.
Forget velvet and slip dresses! The most significant Fall/Winter 2016 trends had nothing to do the garments and accessories on the runway. Instead, they came in the form of the business of fashion.
The raincoat that went rival: The Vetememes "Parody" Raincoat Might Lead to a Lawsuit.
Thinking about buying a Rolex from anyone other than Rolex? Think again. HauteLook, Nordstrom Sued for Misleading Consumers about Rolex Watches.
Meet Joseph Altuzarra: A Model Designer in the (Very Messy) Current Landscape of Fashion
Badger & Winters, a New York-based advertising agency, launched an anti-objectification of women campaign and of course, American Apparel is not amused and has threatened to sue.
What are we actually looking for in a modern day creative director? Because Justin O’Shea’s appointment at Brioni, suggests its not a design degree or experience.