This week in fashion, Brandon Maxwell receives the Womenswear Designer of the Year award, and Dua Lipa is the new face of YSL Beauté. Find these stories and more as we reveal the top international fashion news of the week.
Kanye Launches a Grant for Young Designers
Kanye West has launched a grant for young fashion designers. The award provides mentoring and financial assistance towards their growing line. The first winner, Maisie Schloss, previously worked with Kanye’s brand, YEEZY, and is now releasing her own label, called Maisie Wilen.
“Kanye very generously offered to support me; he truly cares about sharing resources, creating opportunities for creatives to grow and be recognised,” said Schloss. Her line launches in LA this week, with plans for a second show in Paris.
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Could Kanye West be fashion’s next star-maker? Kanye West's Yeezy designer has debuted a solo collection. West supported the debut of Parsons grad and Chicago native Maisie Schloss' artful-yet-wearable collection at the Night Gallery in L.A.’s uber-cool Arts District on Wednesday night. It the first project that West is supporting as part of a new plan to incubate young fashion talent. Report: @boothmoore Tap the link in bio for more. . . . . #wwdfashion #kanyewest #yeezy #maisieschloss
Nike Introduces Diverse Mannequins
Nike’s London flagship store now features a diverse range of mannequins. The brand is showcasing plus-size and para-sport models, which reflect their range of inclusive workout gear. The athletic line launched in 2017 with massive success.
“This is a step in the right direction of inclusivity and recognising diversity of body size. Refusing to make clothing for or show representation of larger bodies isn’t going to make them go away,” said NHS surgical doctor, Dr Joshua Wolrich.
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Well-f*cking-done @nikelondon. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The trolls on twitter can do one. This is NOT ‘normalising obesity’. This is a step in the right direction of inclusivity and recognising diversity of body size. Refusing to make clothing for or show representation of larger bodies isn’t going to make them go away. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So, enough of the concern trolling; if you were that concerned about people’s health you’d be encouraging the exercise. You’re not concerned, you’re just fat phobic.
Kate Moss is the New Face of Giorgio Armani
Kate Moss is the new face of Giorgio Armani. For the first time in the label’s history, the ’90s supermodel will represent the FW 19/20 collection. Armani announced via Instagram, featuring the model in a series of black and white photos.
“Bold lights cut through the surrounding backdrop accentuating the emerging figure of Kate Moss clad in the Fall Winter 2019-2020 collection. A first-time interpreter of the #GiorgioArmani style, her feisty, free-spirited sensual presence is key to the FW 19-20 campaign,” said the Instagram post.
Brandon Maxwell Wins Womenswear Designer of the Year
Brandon Maxwell has won the Womenswear Designer of the Year at the 2019 CFDA Awards. Maxwell began working with Lady Gaga and launched his own line in 2015. He has since dressed celebrities like Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, Karlie Kloss and former First Lady, Michelle Obama.
Maxwell has previously won the CFDA Emerging Womenswear Designer of the Year Award in 2016. “I have worked for ten years as a stylist before I started my company with almost every single person in this room,” he said. “And I know that you’re kind people and you work hard, and we scrubbed off tonight and put on a suit, but the other 364 days of the year we are trying to pay the light bill and make it happen.”
Dua Lipa is the New Face of YSL Beauté
Dua Lipa is the new ambassador for YSL Beauté’s new fragrance. The singer has won two Grammy’s and three Brit Awards and has also featured on the cover of British Vogue and ELLE U.S.
“I connect so much with the campaign because of its fearlessness,” Dua Lipa said. “I stand for the importance of being confident, strong and powerful, and of not compromising on who you are, what you do and what you believe in, of always being proud of the things you do, and I feel that goes down very well with the same philosophy behind Yves Saint Laurent’s new fragrance.”
Alexandra Feiam is an experienced fashion writer who holds a degree in journalism. She has an impressive portfolio and expertise working as the Editor at Power Retail and Commercial Content Editor at Newscorp. Ally has been writing for The TrendSpotter since 2018, and her work has been featured in notable publications such as The Herald Sun, Arirang TV South Korea, Kidspot, The House of Wellness, and The Daily Telegraph.
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