New York Fashion Week officially kicks off this Friday with a reduced season and a new crop of young hopefuls; though the most watched debutant will be Tom Ford, in his inaugural season as the president of the CFDA.
Prada has become the latest big name in luxury fashion to go fur-free with the group’s brands, including Prada itself plus Miu Miu, Church’s and Car Shoe, to stop using fur from its SS20 womenswear collection.
The Outnet is one of fashion’s most successful e-tailers, and a key division within Yoox Net-A-Porter (YNAP), the fashion industry’s online store leader. We met its MD, Emma Mortimer, to hear her latest plans.
If any designer is surely worthy of a biopic it must be Diane von Furstenberg. A beautiful multi-career change designer, who married a prince at 18; invented the wrap dress; and was New York’s It Girl of the 1970s.
The CFDA announced on Thursday that New York Fashion Week will no longer last for a full week, but five days, a change that responds to the calls of industry professionals eager to see the even relaunched.
Tom Ford will be the new chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. He succeeds Diane von Furstenberg, who steps down from the position after a 13-year run, to become the 11th face of the leading role.
Karl Lagerfeld has inked a new collaboration; this time with fashion entrepreneur and style icon Olivia Palermo. She will style a selection from the Lagerfeld's fall 2019 collection; and co-create some bespoke designs.
Fur, so long associated with glamour and luxury, has lost its lustre. Over the course of the past year, many of the world's most prestigious fashion houses have announced plans to stop using the controversial material.