As each season and notably each period pioneers the year, this time for the return into autumn, luxury houses announce changes in terms of their artistic leadership. there are the essentials to hold on to. there is great movement at hugo boss. after having created the event in shanghai in china, thanks to an immense catwalk, proposing a lot more feminine trends than masculine, the german brand takes a new dimension by naming jason wu as the artistic director, a designer based in new york, a lover of feminine sensuality. at marc by marc jacobs, there’s almost a revolution as the designer, who is also artistic director at louis vuitton, deligates the artistic leadership of his second line, marc by marc jacobs to a duo of english designers, katie hillier and luella bartley. first collection in 2014. after vanessa seward who had rekindled the image of the cocktail dress for the last 8 years, and after a clear passing of mathilde castello branco, there is also a duo; this time they’re fanco-spanish, arnaud maillard et alevaro castejon to give their version of red-carpet worthy trends, to be shown from september. at diesel renzo ross, ceo and founder of the group, strikes strong in naming nicola formichetti as the director of design, and who is now handling the global image of the group. finally for mulberry, it’s a new era which begins again with uncertainty, after the depart of emma hill, the artistic director of the brand who for the last 5 years had lead this british label to the top, in particular thanks to its development of accessories and it bags. who will rise to the challenge? to be continued.
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