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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. (more…)

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. (more…)

Clarks Taps 14 Artists for 65th Anniversary of Desert Boot


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. (more…)

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.) (more…)

Bergdorf’s Unveils Arts-Themed Holiday Windows

Bergdorf Goodman has unveiled its “The Arts”-themed holiday windows for 2014, drawing inspiration from performance, applied and fine arts to depict scenes from the realms of theater, literature, painting, sculpture, architecture, music, dance, and film. (more…)

Paul Andrew Plans Pop-Up in London


Zanini and Schiaparelli Bid Each Other Adieu

After a short year-long stint at the house of Schiaparelli, Marco Zanini is leaving his position as creative director.

The couture house, owned by Tod’s Group, said in a statement on Friday that a new creative director will be announced “soon,” adding: “The House of Schiaparelli is looking towards its future while transcending the aesthetic codes created by Elsa Schiaparelli. It follows a dynamic where a contemporary spirit meets its founder’s daring personality.” (more…)

Paul Andrews Wins 2014 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award

(l-r) Designer Diane von Furstenberg, CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists and Designers Ryan Roche, Paul Andrew, and Eva Zuckerman, Anna Wintour, and CFDA CEO Steven Kolb at the 11th annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards.

According to Ken Downing, SVP and fashion director of Neiman Marcus, picking this year’s winners of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards was extra difficult, akin to “truly judging apples to oranges to bananas to kiwis to cucumbers, because none of them are similar in any way. Each one of the designers is very different in their aesthetic and very different in their approach to what they do, which actually made it sort of hard.” (more…)

CFDA/Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge Award Announced