Your first look at Kenzo’s wonderfully weird H&M collab. Back in May, Swedish fast fashion giant H&M announced that Kenzo would be the latest designer name in their series of fashion collaborations, which in the past has included the likes of Comme des Garçons, Maison Margiela and Balmain.
Now, they’ve released the first images from the collection, styled on a series of ambassadors: Dazed contributor and make-up artist Isamaya Ffrench, DJ Juliana Huxtable, student and activist Amy Sall and musician Oko Ebombo. Citing “print, colour and individuality” as the cornerstones of the collection, Kenzo designers Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have drunk the animal print, acid trip kool aid, with bright clashing leopard and tiger print jumpsuits and accessories. ”We wanted to really tell the story of the brand and of us,” Leon said when the partnership was first announced.
See Every Look From YEEZY Season 4 With Kanye's Official Lookbook. Kanye West managed to piss off just about every editor in New York with his hastily-planned, poorly-organized YEEZY Season 4 fashion show.
Editors, models and the like had to endure sweltering heat for five hours (you could see three or four shows in that time, normally), with no shade or water provided, while models collapsed and fainted as they stood in silent formation before the show began. NY Mag‘s Stella Bugbee was particularly scathing of the event. Criticism aside, Kanye’s team has now unveiled the first lookbook for the collection (although it looks like the shoot was just as rushed as the show’s organization, hence all the off-center pics). Much like previous seasons, YEEZY Season 4 is all about low-key, military-inspired streetwear mixed with modern athleisure-style workout gear. Preview the new Burberry campaign shot by Mario Testino. Today, Burberry previewed its new advertising campaign, which will be released in full after the LFW show on the 19th September.
This date also marks the first time the luxury heritage brand will present both mens and womenswear alongside one another for the inaugural straight-to-consumer show. Burberry will be using its new partnership with British craft-maker The New Craftsmen to create installations and activities to celebrate the highly-anticipated collection as well as the new location at 1 Manette Street in central Soho. Shot by iconic fashion photographer Mario Testino in the Walker Art Gallery, the historic backdrop hints at the aesthetic of the September collection. Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, the new range will juxtapose masculine and feminine elements across various historical periods. Raf Simons Confirmed at Calvin Klein – WWD. Finally!
Calvin Klein today confirmed what has been fashion’s worst-kept secret for months, naming Raf Simons as creative director of all of its women’s and men’s brands. The appointment ends more than nine months of speculation. How should luxury brands navigate creative shift on social media? As fashion houses make the transition from one creative director to another, the opportunity at a fresh start presents itself in both design and social media presence.
Brands including Brioni, Saint Laurent and DKNY have literally wiped the slate clean as they welcomed a new artistic vision into their brand, deleting all trace of their former creative directors or brand managers on Instagram or Twitter. While this enables brands to focus on creating a cohesive presence under a new vision, this tactic destroys elements of a brand's history. "New creative directors are hired to bring a new creative vision to a brand, and in that sense, their job is to wipe the slate clean," said Ana Andjelic, senior vice president and global strategy director at Havas LuxHub. "They are brought in to make a brand more culturally relevant, more appealing to consumers and/or more financially successful. Luxury brands tap into social media to reach Chinese customer.
Luxury brands have hit some bumps on the road to expanding their sales in China, so many are coming up with new ways to reach their customers, especially younger ones, by opening up more social media accounts.
CCTV’s Hu Xiaocen reports. If you haven’t noticed, an increasing number of luxury brands are showing up somewhere new these days, especially with accounts on new media. Jaden Smith for Louis Vuitton: The New Man in a Skirt. Translation: This is the natural end stage of the fashion revolution started in the 1960s and ’70s when women took off their aprons and girdles and appropriated jeans.
This posits millennials as the real heirs to the Me Generation, though it’s questionable whether many of Mr. Smith’s 2.4 million Instagram followers are also actual Vuitton customers. Luxury brands get tougher with counterfeiters — and Alibaba. Shutterstock/Everett Collection Luxury brands are getting more aggressive about taking suspected counterfeiters to court.
After years of debate in the luxury industry about how to publicly tackle counterfeit goods, a growing number of high-end names from Gucci to Moncler and Alexander Wang are suing sellers of fakes, both in China and the West. The legal action comes as brands grapple with an explosion of fake goods on e-commerce and social-media platforms. Fashion brand Alexander Wang, which sued the owners of 459 websites believed to be selling counterfeit handbags, footwear and clothing last year, won a $90 million judgement this month in a New York district court.