HEARST IN BLACK PANTHER

Driven by an intellectual curiosity around gender, which was influenced in part by her own 14-year-old daughters, Gabriela Hearst tapped a Stanford professor of art history who specializes in gender and politics to design two teaching sessions for herself and her staff. I hope this one told him the story of Patty Hearst, former terrorist of a black panther.
To our mind she should go back to a fashion school it will be more efficient. She also revisited her crystal obsession with a black coat with precious stones for button it that will probably cost the same price as a motorcycle, a bad compromise, in terms of carbon emissions, but that will be for the next session of learning with the new teacher.

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VALENTINO 2022

Valentino is a fine example of designer Pierpaolo Piccioli’s in a good mood and is reflected the times that we are in.
In the fashion world, black is a colour or not ! And that was the line taken for this Valentino show. Pierpaolo’s darkness was lit occasionally by a scarlet handbag, long red gloves, by the sheen on the surface of a leather dress or even by different colours of flesh showing through dark chiffon.

MONCLER CHINESE STYLE

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.

VALENTINE’S DAY IDEA

There are only two types of people in the world: Those who revel in all things Valentine’s Day and those who could not care less whether the holiday comes or goes. If you happen to fall in the latter camp, it may be time to rethink your initial thoughts on Cupid’s day, because according to experts in the lingerie industry, the premise goes beyond romance. In short: You can pick up a new piece for your top drawer whether you have a significant other or not.

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.

From lace bras and teddies to satin boxers and body harnesses, there are countless options on the market to choose from, regardless of your plans on February 14. Ahead, six lingerie designers share their Valentine’s Day plans, their ultimate looks for the occasion, and tricks and tips for finding quality pieces . Click here to find some addresses.

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METAVERSE AND EU

Europe could be looking at a Facebook- and Instagram-free future, according to parent company Meta’s latest annual report to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The tech giant took issue with European privacy regulations that, it said, complicate its platforms’ functionality and ad products. Specifically, the rules prohibit cross-border transfers of user data, so Meta can’t process Europeans’ information in its U.S.-based servers.

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HIDALGO DIES AT 53

The cause of death has not yet been determined, probablu the corona but, the fashion designer Peter Hidalgo, 53, died in Manhattan.
At the time of his death, Hidalgo was in a homeless shelter, where he had been temporarily living with the hope of qualifying for subsidized housing, according to his friend and former employer Miguel Adrover.
Asif Zaidi, who worked with Hildago several years ago, said his decision to live in the shelter was a sign of his kindness in that he would not want to impose upon his friends.
A co-winner of the 2010 Fashion Group International’s “Rising Star” award for women’s wear, Hidalgo was primarily working with a couple of private clients including Nicki Minaj in recent years. He was this night creature he was dressing up and working in clubs as a dancer,”
In 1987, Hidalgo earned “Best Designer of the Year” from his school. Coverage of Hidalgo’s win in local newspapers helped the designer land his first job, creating clothing for local fashion boutiques in the Dominican Republic.

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THE MAGNIFICENT NINO

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

FRENCH FASHION EXCLUSIVE

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

ARMANI ANAGRAM DE YAMIA

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.

MAX MARA PRE-FALL 2022

NIKE BUYS THE START-UP RTFKT

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 LIMITED NAIR

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