Harry Styles features on the cover of Vogue, and Diane von Furstenberg is collaborating on a homewares collection with H&M. Find these stories and more as we uncover the top international fashion news of the week.
VF to Acquire Supreme
VF Corp is set to acquire Supreme and has valued the brand at $2.1 billion. The streetwear brand will join other labels, including& Timberland, The North Face, and Vans. This acquisition aims to provide greater opportunities for the brand, leveraging growth in its global supply chain, and digital opportunities.
At the moment, Supreme brings in 60% of its revenue from e-commerce platforms. “We are thrilled to welcome Supreme to the VF family and to build on our decades-long relationship as we create value for all of our stakeholders,” said Steve Rendle, the Chairman, President, and CEO of VF Corporation. “We are not coming in to make changes. We’re here to support and enable.”
DVF to Create H&M Home Collection
Diane von Furstenberg will design the latest collection of H&M homewares, using the iconic patterns she created under the House of DVF. The collection will include vases, blankets, candles, and cushion covers. The Swedish retailer is known for its collaborative efforts, pairing with Moschino, Kenzo, and Versace for exclusive collections.
“I’m thrilled to be collaborating with H&M HOME, especially since I have such a passion for interiors. The home is both a relaxing and empowering place where you can really ‘own’ a look or feel. With this collaboration, I want people to take charge of their home decor. The only rule I have is that your home should reflect who you are,” said Diane von Furstenberg on the collection. H&M and DVF’s collaboration will debut in 2021.
Harry Styles Features on Cover of Vogue
Harry Styles is the face of Vogue December issue. The musician and actor is the first male star to grace the cover of the fashion magazine alone. Known for his Avante-Garde and trailblazing style, the former One Direction star dons the cover in a Gucci blazer and dress, blowing up a balloon. Throughout the story, he wears an oversized crinoline and tulle skirt, a tartan skirt with sneakers, all shot on the Seven Sisters Cliffs in Sussex, England.
“I’ll go in shops sometimes, and I just find myself looking at the women’s clothes, thinking they’re amazing,” said Harry Styles in the latest edition of Vogue. “There’s so much joy to be had in playing with clothes. I’ve never really thought too much about what it means — it just becomes this extended part of creating something.”
Dior Releases Men’s Tailored Capsule Collection
Dior is launching a men’s tailored capsule collection for Spring 2021, dubbed Modern Tailoring. The line features a blend of artful detailing and a classic menswear feel. The men’s suits offer mini logo buttons, breast pockets with flaps and buttons, and jogging pants with zipped ankles. Colors include the signature shade Monsieur Dior, as well as micro houndstooth and Prince of Wales check.
“Tailoring, elegance, and couture are the key elements here at Dior, and I would like to build on that and work with it. That’s what Dior stands for and what people require and attracts them to Dior,” said Kim Jones, the Artistic Director for Dior Men.
Venus Williams is the New Face of K-Swiss
Venus Williams is the new ambassador for K Swiss and will launch a limited-edition capsule collection in the process. Her own brand, EleVen, will work together on an 11-piece footwear and clothing collection, focusing on women’s activewear.
“I’m so proud to share my limited-edition EleVen by Venus collection designed in collaboration with K-Swiss,” said Venus Williams on Instagram. “This capsule collection is close to my heart as I created each style for women who represent boldness and authenticity. These pieces will inspire confidence to take on each day in pursuit of your best self!” The collection is available for purchase online.
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