Adriana Lima Launches Eyewear Collection with Privé Revaux
Adriana Lima is launching an eyewear capsule collection with Privé Revaux. The line features four models of glasses in multicolor combinations – named after people important in her life. Such names include her daughters Valentina and Sienna, grandmother Julia and herself. The final pair, Panther, derives from her modeling nickname.
“I never would have thought as a mature woman, I could still be in the business,” Lima said. “I’m happy that the world.” To the supermodel, life “is embracing women in their different stages.” The collection debuts February 14th online and in Kohls.
Christelle Kocher to Design Pucci’s New Collection
Pucci is moving into a new direction with its guest designer. Christelle Kocher of KOCHÉ will act as chief designer for the season, specializing in its ready-to-wear and accessories. “The Maison has decided to open its fabulous archives to ‘creative voices,’ entrusting them to deliver innovative interpretations of Pucci’s heritage prints, lifestyle, and collections,” the fashion house said in a statement.
Gigi Hadid Joins LVMH Expert Panel
Gigi Hadid is the latest to join the expert panel at LVMH. This role dubbed the ‘international experts’ will help determine the winner of the annual LVMH Prize. The American supermodel will join the likes of Sinéad Burke, the artistic director of Ronnie Cooke Newhouse and Natalie Kingham of Matches Fashion. “They are witnesses and essential actors of fashion. Their vision helps to discover the most promising talents. I would like to thank them warmly for their loyalty and commitment to our cause,” said LVMH of the new panelists. Gigi will act as the ambassador for the semifinalist’s showroom of the LVMH Young Fashion Designer.
Balenciaga Returns to Couture
Balenciaga is planning to return to couture after 52 years. The luxury fashion house shut down the couture side of the brand when Cristóbal Balenciaga closed the atelier in 1968. Last year, the designer hit the $1 billion mark and was re-launching the style to be more innovative. In its early days, the label was renowned for its couture designs and defined an era of elegance and sophistication.
“For me, couture is an unexplored mode of creative freedom and a platform for innovation,” explained Demna Gvasalia, artistic director at Balenciaga. “Couture is above trends. It’s an expression of beauty on the highest aesthetic and qualitative levels.”
Maison Margiela Collaborates with Reebok
Maison Margiela is collaborating with Reebok on a collection of chunky sneakers. The design blends the two brand’s most recognizable pieces. From the sports brand comes the Instapump Fury and from the French fashion house, the split Tabi toe. The former debuted in 1997, while the iconic split-toe from the French designer made its first appearance in 1988.
“The shoe builds on Maison Margiela’s analyses of the conversation between humanity and technology in the digital age,” said Maison Margiela in a statement. “Employing the technical inventions of Reebok, it is a statement shoe for the age of the cyber-industrial revolution.” The shoe varies in six colors and will be available in a flat and heeled version.
Robert Rodriguez Named Chief Creative Director of Halston
Robert Rodriguez is the new Chief Creative Director of Halston. The New York label, which had a massive surge in the ’70s, and became the disco designer of the decade. Roy Halston Frowick, the late designer of the brand, was known for his clean and minimalistic pieces. Celebrities such as Angelica Huston, Liza Minelli, and Farrah Fawcett.
“I always thought Robert Rodriguez was the perfect choice for leading the Halston brand,” said Andrea Scoli, President of Halston. “Having worked with him for so many years, I truly felt that his aesthetic and vision for Halston would be an asset to us in supporting our future growth.”
Opening Ceremony Announces its Closure
Opening Ceremony will be shutting down all of its stores, reports say. The fashion retailer currently has stores open in New York, Los Angeles and Japan, of which all will cease operation by the end of 2020. “t’s incredibly emotional for us to announce today that we will be closing our Opening Ceremony retail locations sometime in 2020,” said the founders Carol Lim and Humberto Leon. “We’ve made a decision to focus on growing Opening Ceremony collection and brand…Our brand takes the beautiful spirit of experimentation, fun and collaboration embodied in our stores and imbues this energy into the clothing we make.”
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