ARNAULT ENDORSES MACRONECONOMIC

Last Friday, Bernard Arnault became the first major fashion industry executive after Pierre Berger, to support French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron.

Arnault, chairman and chief executive officer of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton provides weight support to the center-left politician and former economy minister in an opened column published in French newspaper Les Echos.

Recently the magnate feared another major economic crisis, stating record-low interest rates; high stock prices; geopolitical uncertainty, with potential conflicts in the areas of trade, customs and currencies, and continued low growth in Europe. Continue reading

CHRISTOPHE LEMAIRE LEAVES HERMES

HERMES1French designer Christophe Lemaire will leave Hermès after presenting his final collection for Spring/Summer 2015 during Paris Fashion Week in October.

The designer joined Hermès as the artistic director of the women’s ready-to-wear in 2010 following Jean Paul Gaultier’s departure and has now decided to dedicate himself fully to his own label which has seen significance growth of late.

“Working for Hermès has been a great pleasure: a profoundly enriching experience on both a human and professional level. I am proud of what we have built together” Lemaire shared today.

According to Axel Dumas, CEO of Hermès, the designer led Continue reading

EYMERIC FRANCOIS

FRANCOISCANAL1For a few years ago Eymeric Francois has not been able to present any Fashion Shows, as he had difficulties to raise money whereas companies like Chanel and LVMH spent up to 2 million euros for their fashion shows…

But those situations require designers to find innovative solutions to address financing gap. Eymeric Francois realized his show thanks to the cooperative support of users on My Major Company, opening the Couture to the greatest number. Eymeric François’ latest collection offers a range of black and transparencies mixing materials and forms.

The Eymeric François woman is a mix of sensuality and active glamour women. A modern and elegant woman who knows how to adapt to the changing world. We like the simplicity of Continue reading

KIRKWOOD AND LVMH

SHOESSince last year LVMH has become one of the main shareholders of the virtuoso shoemaker who has presented several innovative models to his male clientele, for whom he has been designing since 2013. It is only the third menswear collection for Maria Luisa’s darling, following a mini-capsule presented in January 2013. 

“My male client is the best friend or the boyfriend of my female client!” joked Kirkwood on Monday, June 16 during his London men presentation. “I wanted to reinterpret the classic derby Continue reading

BJÖRK BODY OF PROOF

bjork-momaLast week, it seems when, MoMA announced it would acquire Björk’s Biophilia app — made in collaboration with the graphic-design duo M/M (Paris) — for its permanent collection, the first such induction of an app for the art museum, they were only getting started.

Today MoMA made the bombshell announcement that a retrospective of the Icelandic shrieker-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist’s career would go on view from March 7 to June 7, 2015.

” Björk is an extraordinarily innovative artist whose contributions to contemporary music, video, film, fashion, and art have had a major impact on her generation worldwide.” This highly experimental exhibition offers visitors a direct experience of her hugely collaborative body of work.

WINTOUR IN A MUSEUM

In a rare public display of emotion, Anna Wintour let her guard down this morning as Michelle Obama cut the ribbon for the new $40million Anna Wintour Costume Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The First Lady, wearing a Naeem Khan dress, embraced the teary Vogue editor-in-chief in front of dozens of fashion luminaries that gathered for the event, including Marc Jacobs, Victoria Beckham, Zac Posen and Sarah Jessica Parker. The institute is being dedicated to Ms Wintour, 64, who has raised millions for the cause.

Designers Calvin Klein, Donatella Versace, Carolina Herrera, Reed Krakoff, Prabal Gurung, as well as Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen of The Row, were also among the famous faces at this morning’s event, where a usually composed Ms Wintour broke down in what appeared to be tears Continue reading