DK Steps down at DKI
Donna Karan after 31 years has stepped down as the chief designer of the brand she founded. However, she will remain a close advisor. They haven’t yet announced her successor so for the time being the label’s fashion shows will be put on temporary hiatus. Karan now plans to devote her time to her Urban Zen Company and foundation.
The Alessandro Effect
Following the departure of creative director Frida Giannini, and CEO Patrizio di Marco in January, the new creative director Alessandro Michele and new CEO Marco Bizarre has already turned heads and making their presence felt. Their new collection for 2015/2016 is going to hit stores soon and till now it remains a mystery.
Copenhagen FW underway
The Copenhagen Fashion Week has just begun. Asger Juel Larsen, Freya Dalsjø, Barbara í Gongini, and Henrik Vibskov headlined on the first day, tackling gender equality, gender fluidity and transgender issues with their models and designs.
YSL is Back
The iconic French fashion house has revived its haute couture wing for the first time since 2002.
The brand is opening its new Couture House, which is situated in Hôtel de Sénecterre, a 17th century mansion on 24 rue de l’Université. The mansion has been restored by creative director Hedi Slimane over the last three years.
Chuck Taylor II
Converse just released its first new design in 98 years, the Chuck Taylor II, and this one’s bound to be the casual-cool shoe spotted on everyone everywhere.