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Gucci Names New Creative Director

Gucci has promoted Alessandro Michele, the label’s head of accessories, to creative director, 10 days after Frida Giannini vacated the post, French luxury group Kering said on Wednesday. Continue Reading

Versus Versace Appoints Anthony Vaccarello Creative Director

Following a well-received capsule collection for Versus Versace in September 2014, Anthony Vaccarello has been appointed the brand’s new creative director, the Italian house announced Wednesday. Continue Reading

Clarks Taps 14 Artists for 65th Anniversary of Desert Boot

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Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Jason Wu Dress Martell Cognac bottles

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and Jason Wu have each created a limited edition pack for Martell Cognac.

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Fashion Trend for 2015: Back to ’70s

Style doesn’t have to be new to be stylish. Seventies style, for instance, is set to make a big comeback in 2015 and it will leave its big, bold mark on fashion, beauty and lifestyle products and campaigns throughout the year.

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Puma Taps Rihanna as Creative Director

Rihanna has been named creative director of Puma, charged with overseeing the sporting goods maker’s women’s line.

The seven-time Grammy Award winner and CFDA’s Fashion Icon laureate “will work with Puma to design and customize classic Puma styles as well as create new styles to add to the Puma product portfolio,” the company said on December 16. Continue Reading

Faconnable Launches Cocteau-inspired Capsule

One weekend in 1950, the French poet, artist and filmmaker Jean Cocteau, visited the villa of his friend Francine Weisweiller in Santo Sospir in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, and decorated all the walls with a series of fantastical drawings, among them a star with eight points, an infinity sign, a treble clef eye, and a pair of Inca twin heads.

Now, French fashion brand Faconnable has appropriated these art works for a capsule collection bowing for Spring-Summer 2015. Continue Reading

V&A Unveils Gareth Pugh-designed Tree

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British Fashion Awards 2014 Winners Announced

The British Fashion Awards were announced at the London Coliseum on December 1, and Erdem, Victoria Beckham and Nicolas Ghesquière took home the Womeswear Designer, Brand, and International Designer awards respectively. Alexander McQueen snagged Red Carpet Designer.

JW Anderson took home the Menswear award, Cara Delevingne nabbed the Model of the Year accolade, while actress Emma Watson won for embodying the best British Style. The 24-year-old proved her worth of the recognition by accepting the award in a thoroughly modern white Misha Nonoo jumpsuit and black Dior tuxedo jacket, accessorized with Christian Louboutin shoes and a quirky printed Anya Hindmarch clutch bag.

(In contrast, Rihanna turned up in just a black tuxedo jacket (pictured below). But let’s not dwell on that.) Continue Reading

Pharrell Williams, Cara Delevingne Reenact ‘Sissi’ for Chanel

Karl Lagerfeld has directed a short video, Reincarnation, featuring Pharrell Williams and Cara Delevingne, to be fully unveiled with the launch of Chanel’s Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Métiers d’art collection that will be shown on December 2 in Salzburg.

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