Mark Howard Thomas has quit Helmut Lang, barely two years after being appointed creative director of menswear of the fashion house - leaving one month after presenting a critically acclaimed Lang show in New York.
The gifted Belgian designer discussed with Godfrey Deeny his approach to creativity and his career at Rochas, Nina Ricci and Theory, also explaining what it means to manage one’s own label in the age of social media.
The CEO of Japanese fashion and retail group Fast Retailing (owner among others of Uniqlo and Comptoir des Cotonniers), said that the group’s top job is better suited to a woman, according to Bloomberg.
Fast Retailing has become the latest retail giant to announce a major sustainability initiative with “plans to eliminate the use of unnecessary plastic throughout its supply chain and handed to customers” by next year.
It’s always a pleasure to return to fashion week in Paris, the climax of a month of international runway shows where designers do what they are meant to do: create visually arresting images along with exciting fashion.
Fast Retailing has announced it has developed a new denim washing process which will help it save 3.7 billion litres of water by 2020, when the technology will be used to make all jeans sold by the group.
Yeezy is strengthening its organization. The structure behind the Kanye West label, in collaboration with Adidas, has recruited a managing director, a chief financial officer and other key executives in just one year.