Mark Ritson: Burberry’s tumbling profits show Christopher Bailey is overstretched. At first sight one might assume that any CEO that can deliver £421m in profit from annual sales of £2.5bn is about to get a pretty juicy bonus. Nothing could be further from the truth at Burberry where current CEO Christopher Bailey has seen his 2015 package cut by 75% after the British luxury brand posted lacklustre results by its standards. Part of the problem for Bailey is one of expectation. Ever since Rose Marie Bravo rescued the ailing house in 1997, brought it back to life and then handed the reins to Angela Ahrendts to continue the brand’s stellar performance, Burberry has been consistently successful. Since 2010 the brand has averaged annual growth of 7%.
Not anymore. More declines may be imminent. Recent protests for more democratic rights in Hong Kong may well have helped the local Cantonese population to send a message to Beijing. But overexposure to China is not the biggest issue right now for Burberry. Perhaps. Alexander McQueen's DNA turned into leather by Tina Gorjanc. Graduate shows 2016: Central Saint Martins student Tina Gorjanc has proposed a conceptual range of leather accessories made of skin grown from late fashion designer Alexander McQueen's DNA (+ slideshow).
The Pure Human range uses DNA sourced from labels in McQueen's first collection, Jack the Ripper Stalks His Victims, which contain locks of the designer's hair housed in perspex. After extracting the genetic material and implementing it into a cell culture, Gorjanc's process involves harvesting the cells into skin tissue. This would be tanned and processed into human leather with the view to using it in bags, jackets and backpacks. Gorjanc filed a patent application in May 2016, which would cover the material made from McQueen's genetic information using this particular chain of processes. Gorjanc created the Pure Human project as part of Central Saint Martins' Material Futures MA and showed speculative designs made of pig skin offcuts at the art school's end-of-year show. Topshop appoints global digital director from Urban Outfitters | News | Drapers.
Influencers Are People, Not Media Outlets | DigitalNext - AdAge. Twelve years ago I started an influencer agency. I was told I was out of my mind. Leaving a lucrative on-camera position at MTV to move behind-the-scenes seemed mad to most. To me, it was the opportunity of a lifetime. It was abundantly clear that, in a rapidly splintering communications ecosystem, marketers were going to need to wield the power of alpha-consumers if they wanted their messages to resonate. It took about a decade, but influencer marketing has finally graduated to the big leagues -- endorsed from the CPG industry to automotive, from tremendous PR shops to historically digital agencies, from the streets to corporate boardrooms and everywhere in between. And this is bad for brands, consumers and influencers alike.
Earlier this summer, two media and PR behemoths announced a new joint venture designed to ignite "global influencer and brand partnerships that are authentic, measurable and built for long-term engagement. " Herein lies the problem. So, what's the solution here? Gigi Hadid Introduces Tommy x Collection - Gigi Hadid's Favorite Spots In New York City. As told to: Sarah Cristobal and Photographs by: Bjorn Iooss; Fashion Editor: Joanna Hillman In the past year, the cultural zeitgeist has, quite literally, found its way to Gigi Hadid's doorstep. On the morning of our shoot, there are three paparazzi waiting outside her New York home. Her security team manages to lose them while winding their way through SoHo, but it doesn't take long before they track down our setup outside the Mercer hotel. Not only have they found us, but they've also multiplied.
At one point I count 20 jockeying for position in their own Gigi-fied trance. Earthen Warrior sleep mask; Eres briefs. Bjorn Iooss Advertisement - Continue Reading Below 7:00 A.M. Wolford stockings. BEAUTY BAZAAR Spritz on the Girl fragrance by Tommy Hilfiger for a burst of fresh, fruity scent ($45). 9:00 A.M. 12:00 P.M. "My personal motto is "Eat clean to stay fit, have a burger to stay sane.'" The all-important burger stop at JG Melon Downtown. Plus-size model Ashley Graham fronts H&M Studio's latest campaign | Fashion News | Fashion. She is one of the world's most well known plus-size models thanks to a successful career appearing in magazines such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Glamour and Elle, but Ashley Graham has just added another string to her already-impressive bow. Fronting the autumn/winter campaign for high street stalwart H&M, Graham - who became the first plus-size model to apear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue this year - continues to break down barriers in the fashion industry.
Speaking to Harper's Bazaar about the campaign, she said: "It's exciting to be representing one of the most internationally known fashion retailers that is not only offering more options for curvy women, but pieces that have a high fashion aesthetic. " It is not the model's first association with the brand, however, as she walked the collection during Paris Fashion Week in March alongside transgender model Andreja Pejic and runway veteran Pat Cleveland. H&M Studio at Paris Fashion Week AW16 Reuse content. The 25 most powerful people in fashion. Fashion You've landed on our old Fashion site Visit our new Fashion or Beauty sites for the latest articles Paris Fashion Week 2016 High Street Hits Latest Fashion News Latest Beauty News Picture: Next The 25 most powerful people in fashion by.
Here’s Why This Model Took Off Her Heels at Yeezy Season 4. Share Video Too hot for haute couture! Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 4 fashion show on Wednesday, September 7, wasn’t necessarily easy street. Some of the attendees complained about the conditions (it was in the high eighties!) And the late start time. After standing at attention for hours, a few of the models passed out on the lawn of Roosevelt Island and stumbled in their shoes while storming down the runway. But Amina Blue refused to be a potential meme. “They were comfortable, it was the heat from the sun,” she explained to The Cut, citing the reason why some of Yeezy’s girls lost control.
Her decision happened in the, well, heat of the moment. Luckily, there’s no hard feelings from the Life of Pablo rapper. In fact, West ensures that by the time the shoes hit the shelves, they’ll be unbreakable.