This week in fashion, Marina Schiano passes away at the age of 71, and Kim Kardashian launches her latest makeup collaboration. Find these stories and more as we uncover the top international fashion news of the week.
Marina Schiano Passes Away Aged 71
Yves Saint Laurent muse and model, Marian Schiano, has passed away at the age of 71. Throughout the ’60s and ’70s, she was one of the most significant icons in the industry, featuring in Vogue and other campaigns during her career. Ms Schiano was a part of YSL’s ‘Private Five’ and is seen as the ‘mastermind’ behind the launch of YSL’s most successful fragrance, Opium.
“Marina will forever be linked with Yves Saint Laurent as she was the personification of his modern woman; fiercely independent, a bold businesswoman within a man’s world, and profoundly chic,” said Madison Cox, the President of Fondation Pierre Bergé–Yves Saint Laurent Paris. “Her tenacity, spirited enthusiasm and natural chic were qualities both Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé admired in her. The entire équipe of the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent join me in extending our deepest condolences to the family.”
Kim Kardashian is Collaborating with Winnie Harlow
Kim Kardashian West is launching a beauty collection with model Winnie Harlow. The collaboration, KKW x Winnie, will feature an eyeshadow palette with 12 shades, highlighter duo, and three lip glosses. This is Winnie’s first move in the makeup industry and marks Kim’s first collaboration with someone outside of her family or makeup artists.
Virgil Abloh is Taking a Three-Month Break
Virgil Abloh, the Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton and the founder of Off-White, is taking a three-month break to focus on his mental health. Following a recommendation from his doctor, the designer will miss the presentation of his latest collection for Off-White.
“Virgil is designing the Off-White show in Paris to replace his attendance, with a creative new approach that will include crowd participation. He continues to work closely with his teams at Louis Vuitton Men’s and Off-White as well as with brands he collaborates with around the world,” said a statement.
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Virgil Abloh will miss his Off-White show due to health concerns. The Off-White and Louis Vuitton men’s designer has revealed that he will not be present at his upcoming Off-White ready-to-wear show in Paris on Sept. 26. “Virgil is designing the Off-White show in Paris to replace his attendance, with a creative new approach that will include crowd participation. He continues to work closely with his teams at Louis Vuitton Men’s and Off-White as well as with brands he collaborates with around the world,”a spokesperson for Abloh said in a statement. Tap the link in bio for more. Report: @laylailchi . . . . . . . #wwdfashion #virgilabloh #offwhite
The Duchess of Sussex Reveals Capsule Collection
Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has unveiled her capsule collection. She is pairing the Misha Nonoo to create a line of women’s workwear. The proceeds of this collection will go to UK charity, Smart Works, which provides clothes for unemployed women. The collab features a shirt, trousers, dress, blazer and a tote bag, and is available for purchase for two weeks.
“Since moving to the UK, it has been deeply important to me to meet with communities and organisations on the ground doing meaningful work and to try to do whatever I can to help them amplify their impact. It was just last September that we launched the ‘Together’ cookbook with the women of the Hubb Kitchen in Grenfell. Today, a year later, I am excited to celebrate the launch of another initiative of women supporting women, and communities working together for the greater good,” said the Duchess.
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Last month, The Duchess of Sussex surprised Smart Works clients during the capsule collection shoot in west London…Today, The Duchess, alongside @SmartWorksCharity – in partnership with @InsideJigsaw, @JohnLewisandPartners, @MarksandSpencer and @MishaNonoo – are incredibly proud to reveal to everyone, #TheSmartSet – a five piece capsule collection that will equip the Smart Works clients with the classic wardrobe pieces to help them feel confident as they mobilise back into the work space. • “Since moving to the UK, it has been deeply important to me to meet with communities and organisations on the ground doing meaningful work and to try to do whatever I can to help them amplify their impact. It was just last September that we launched the ‘Together’ cookbook with the women of the Hubb Kitchen in Grenfell. Today, a year later, I am excited to celebrate the launch of another initiative of women supporting women, and communities working together for the greater good. Thank you to the four brands who came together in supporting Smart Works on this special project – placing purpose over profit and community over competition. In convening several companies rather than one, we’ve demonstrated how we can work collectively to empower each other – another layer to this communal success story, that I am so proud to be a part of” – The Duchess of Sussex The collection – which features a shirt, trousers, blazer, dress and tote bag – will be on sale for two weeks starting today, with the objective of selling enough units to give Smart Works the essentials they need to help dress clients for the coming year! For every item bought during the sale of the collection, one will be donated to Smart Works, this 1:1 model allows customers to directly support the Smart Works women by playing a part in their success story – how they look and more importantly, how they feel. Photo © @JennyZarins
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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