As part of its Genius project, Moncler has teamed up with Chinese designer, DingYun Zhang. The result of this collaboration is a capsule collection of a dozen voluminous down jackets resembling strange and fascinating sculptures, which will be launched in stores to day
The Beijing-based designer set his sights on fashion early on in his life; he first started to design sneakers while still in high school. Inspired by the painters Robert Rauschenberg and David Hockney, Ding moved to England to study fine art. He eventually went on to attend Central Saint Martins in London, where he studied Fashion Design and graduated in 2020.
During his studies, he was spotted by Kayne West’s brand, Yeezy, who recruited him to design for its shoe department. We know now that Kayne West is not a designer. He contributed to the success of a serie of the streetwear brand’s cult models, including the Yeezy 700 Wave Runner. This exposure gave him the opportunity to extend his projects into other fields through clothing collaborations, such as with Moncler.
It’s one more opportunity to think about the person, how you can surprise them or make them laugh and feel seen. I think this is definitely something to cherish.
Nino Cerruti died on Saturday at the age of 91 following complications from a surgery, Cerruti, who was born in Biella, one of Italy’s main textile hubs, was a key figure in the international fashion industry, well-respected and known for his elegance, kindness and courtesy.
The world looses a man of talent, an extraordinary designer, a visionary ahead of his time and a great mentor to whom many are indebted. His grandfather had founded a textile mill in Biella in 1881, the Lanificio Fratelli Cerruti. Drawing from his experience in producing excellent fabrics, Cerruti ventured into the production of clothing in the late 1950s.
Over the years, Cerruti offered women’s wear and men’s wear; the Cerruti 1881 diffusion line; a luxury ready-to-wear collection named Cerruti Arte; Cerruti Jeans; the Cerruti Brothers business collection for men as well as fragrances and accessories. Later the clothing lines were regrouped under the Cerruti 1881 name. Continue reading
Will the apparent democratization of Paris Fashion Week prove a blip on the landscape, or a lasting trend?
Last Fall’s open-air shows by Rick Owens, Chloé and Saint Laurent drew curious onlookers, who were as thrilled by the spectacle as by sightings of celebrities like Blackpink’s Rosé and actress Demi Moore. Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli treated the streets of Paris like his runway, with models exiting the show venue to display his Spring 2022 creations in front of locals seated on restaurant terraces. Continue reading
The designer has decided to cancel both the Emporio Armani and Giorgio Armani men’s Fall 2022 shows. This decision was made with great regret and following careful reflection in light of the worsening epidemiological situation, according to a statement from the Milan-based fashion house.
Armani has also opted to cancel his Privé haute couture Spring 2022 show planned for later this month in Paris. Haute Couture is slated to run from Jan. 24 to 27 in the French capital.
But no problem for the FHCM, Yamina couture will replace the Italian designer without any problem, will tell us the cropper analyst.
After having imposed its brand on all sports fields, Nike is now interested in the virtual world. The launch of its virtual “Nikeland” in collaboration with the video game Roblox last month was a first step, the American equipment manufacturer is moving on to the second by buying the start-up RTFKT (“Artifact”), founded in 2020 by three associates including the French Benoît Pagotto.
The startup, which raised $8 million last May, designs limited-edition virtual wearables – including sneakers – in the form of NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) certified on the blockchain. It has achieved $100 million in revenue by 2021. Continue reading
Chanel has named veteran Unilever executive Leena Nair its new London-based global chief executive officer, effective at the end of January 2022. The first female, first Asian, youngest ever CHRO of Unilever of the Unilever Leadership Executive Leena Nair (born 1969).
“This new partnership at the helm of the company, appointed by The Board of Chanel Limited (UK), will further ensure long-term success as a private company, believing in the freedom of creation, cultivating human potential and acting to have a positive impact in the world,” Chanel said in a brief statement.
Nair joins the French fashion and beauty giant from Unilever, where she had a 30-year career. She has served as the global consumer goods company’s chief human resources officer, and a member of the executive committee since 2016.
According to Chanel, Nair has “built a global reputation for progressive and human centered leadership, delivering significant business impact” and went on to describe her as a “highly respected as a visionary leader whose ability to champion a long-term, purpose-driven agenda is matched with a consistently strong record of business outcomes.” Continue reading