Five emerging brands who killed it at New York Fashion Week. This season, the MADE New York crew killed it with their emerging talent showcase.
They had no fewer than 22 labels showing at Milk Studios and The Standard, along with a creative partnership with Tumblr Fashion and a shop where you could buy items straight off the SS17 runway. They even found time to host Dev Hynes’ Freetown Sound merch pop-up, with all proceeds getting donated to homeless LGBTQ youth. Margaret Howell SS17. What happened when Versus took London. Last night, Donatella Versace arrived at London Fashion Week.
With her, she brought her signature Italian glamour, a high-voltage SS17 collection for Versus, an A-list model cast and an even more A-list front row. Here’s your three-point guide to last night’s events. Margot Robbie For Calvin Klein. Skepta is teaming up with Levi’s to help north London youth. Influential Grime MC and proud north Londoner Skepta is collaborating with Levi’s on the brand’s new youth outreach project, designed to engage young people with the music industry.
As part of the collaboration between Levi’s and the V&A’s You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966–1970 exhibition, Skepta performed at the museum on Tuesday night and will be partnering with the iconic denim brand as part of the Levi’s Music Project. Skepta’s involvement will kick off with a music space set-up in his local community centre in Tottenham, providing young people living locally with an insight into all aspects of the music industry, and advice from Skepta and other industry experts.
APC Outdoor Voices Fall 2016. Burberry teams up with Harrods for 2016 Christmas Windows. London department store Harrods is working with fashion house Burberry to tell “A Very British Fairy Tale.”
The retailer’s effort for holiday 2016 will kick off in November when its window displays facing Brompton Road are unveiled. Holiday windows attract crowds of shoppers and passersby, allowing the retail host to become part of consumers' traditions. 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. An announcement had been expected this week. 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. But whatever the motivation of both parties, and however pure (or not), the result has its own substance. The Vetements Effect. PARIS, France — For its Spring/Summer 2017 runway collection, shown in Paris department store Galeries Lafayette during couture week, Vetements collaborated with no less than 17 brands, from Brioni and Manolo Blahnik, to Levi’s and Comme des Garçons, to Champion and Juicy Couture.
Vetements’ ability to attract such a wide array of partners, many of them specialists in their domain, attests to its rapid ascent and unique influence. The collaborations also reflect a commercial savvy, allowing Vetements to focus on design while outsourcing production to the best manufacturer in each product category. “Vetements started with an idea of a wardrobe, with one garment representing each product category,” explains chief executive Guram Gvasalia. “As a logical conclusion we decided to take the same approach and to exaggerate it into a full collection.
How Comme des Garçons Grew Gosha Rubchinskiy. LONDON, United Kingdom — Gosha Rubchinskiy is standing in front of a photographic backdrop of Moscow high-rises, which demarcates the space the designer’s post-Soviet, skater-inflected fashion label will soon inhabit in the basement of Comme des Garçons’ Dover Street Market in London.
The retailer is set to reopen this Saturday in the 31,000-square-foot former Burberry headquarters on Haymarket, just south of Picadilly Circus, following a major rent hike at the store’s original Mayfair location. That Rubchinskiy’s new space, at about 270 square feet, is significantly larger than the space he occupied at the old Dover Street Market, is a testament to the success of the label. Dover Street Market x Stüssy 2016 "Sunset" Capsule Collection. Stüssy and Dover Street Market are no strangers, coming together with Kiko Kostadinov for a Summer 2015 capsule before dropping their own summery and autumnal collections, not to mention some DSM Ginza exclusives and a celebratory nod to Stüssy’s 35-year anniversary.
Now the two are back at it for Fall/Winter 2016, teaming up for two different graphic tees and a dad cap — all of which come with co-branding and specially designed “Sunset” graphics. Naturally, New York gets the goods first: those in the Big Apple can find the range at Dover Street Market New York tonight, September 9, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. before a global release in stores and online the following day.