Roberto Cavalli has a new creative consultant, and Melbourne Fashion Week is returning in November. Stay in the loop with the top international fashion news of the week.
Regina King to Auction Schiaparelli Emmy Dress to Charity
Actress Regina King will be auctioning her Schiaparelli gown to charity. King wore the electric blue haute couture embroidered silk gown to the Emmy’s, which she attended virtually. The gown will be put up for sale via Christie’s, and all proceeds will go to the Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Alliance.
Regina King will also sell her Shocking Pink double-breasted wool suit, which she wore when accepting her Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress. “I get goosebumps even just talking about it,” said Daniel Roseberry, the Creative Director of Schiaparelli. “It was such a rare moment where fashion could mean more than just a great red carpet gown.”
Fausto Puglisi Joins Roberto Cavalli
Fausto Puglisi is joining Roberto Cavalli. The Sicilian designer will be the new Creative Consultant, all design functions across Roberto Cavalli will be under his responsibility. The designer has worked with Madonna for the Super Bowl XLVI and has also dressed the likes of Emily Ratakjowski, and Gigi and Bella Hadid.
“I am honored and proud to carry on the legacy of this extraordinary brand and, above all, to continue to support Roberto Cavalli’s image of glamour and refinement,” said Puglisi. “I want to develop my ideas of inclusion, beauty, and amplify the dialogue between cultures, diversity, and multiplied aesthetics.”
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“I’m honored and proud to carry on the legacy of the house of Cavalli, and, above all, to continue to support Roberto Cavalli's image of glamour and refinement. I want to develop my idea of inclusion, beauty and amplify the dialogue between cultures, diversity, and multiplied aesthetics. This is a unique opportunity to write a new chapter in Cavalli's history, continuing to celebrate the legacy of Italian craftsmanship and excellence!" #FaustoPuglisi #RobertoCavalli @voguemagazine @faustopuglisi
Festival d’Hyères Announces Grand Prize Winner
Tom Van Der Borght is the winner of the Festival d’Hyères Grand Prize. The Belgian designer celebrates new shapes, forms, and ‘commitments to a silhouette,’ using bright colors and theatrical themes in his work. The winner has landed a €20,000 prize, a collaboration with Chanel Métiers d’Art, and a fashion show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin.
“It was not about looking at something for its automatic commercial sense. It was about the beauty within fashion, the handmade, the technique, and the risk in it. And I think Tom has really achieved something in what he has done, and I think he will go on to do very well,” said Jonathan Anderson, one of the members of the judging panel. Other members of the panel included Amanda Harlech, Kaia Gerber, and Michel Gaubert.
Melbourne Fashion Week to Return in November
Melbourne Fashion Week is returning with a new COVID-safe program. The event will run from November 23 to 29 and will look different from normal shows. It will feature free online runways, industry talks and will feel similar to virtual shows from Paris Fashion Week.
“This year’s event is focused on providing critical support to our retail, fashion and hospitality industries as our city starts to recover,” said Lord Mayor Sally Capp. “Melbourne is renowned for its creativity and style, and we want to use this event to showcase our incredible talent and encourage people to support local.”
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We’re happy to announce that a re-worked Melbourne Fashion Week will run from 23-29 November. COVID-19 has seen us push the reset button and re-think the ways in which we can support our local designers and retailers. This year, for the first time ever, we'll be presenting a program featuring both digital and in-person events – if COVID-19 restrictions allow. The 100-per-cent-free event will include an impressive line-up of digitally delivered runways from some of Melbourne's favourite local designers and emerging fashion talent. We’ll also be presenting digital talks with industry experts as well as some in-person elements, factoring in social distancing restrictions. Stay tuned in the coming months for more on M/FW 2020.
Danielle Bernstein Sues Indie Brand
Danielle Berstein, the designer of We Wore What is filing a lawsuit against The Great Eros, an indie lingerie designer. In August, The Great Eros accused Bernstein’s team of copying the nude line drawings for a swimsuit, wallpaper, and scarves. Now, Bernstein is taking action against the brand, alleging they did not copy the designs. “No one, including Defendant, owns the concept of silhouettes of the human form,” the filing read.
“Ms. Bernstein’s lawsuit is nothing more than a crude bullying tactic intended to scare and intimidate small business owners, and it will be dismissed,” said Jeff Gluck, The Great Eros’ attorney. He shared more than two dozen ‘identical features’ between the designs. Bernstein isn’t a stranger to this accusation and has multiple instances of copying other designer’s work.
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Danielle Bernstein aka @weworewhat has been pretty quiet since recovering from COVID, but it seems she’s been busy with some other tasks… namely filing lawsuits against small companies. @thegreateros, a 4-year-old Brooklyn-based lingerie brand and shop, has just announced they’re being sued by Bernstein and her manufacturing partner @onia. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In August, The Great Eros accused Bernstein of copying the signature nude print from their packaging and applying it to items from her @shopweworewhat line including swimwear, scarves, and even wallpaper. After sending a cease and desist to WWW on August 10th, TGE was met with the surprise lawsuit on October 15th, after Jeff Gluck, counsel for TGE, claims were some veiled settlement talks. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After denying their initial claims and any possible connection with their brand, Bernstein and Onia’s declaratory judgement lawsuit is still seeking the court to affirm that their print does not infringe on The Great Eros’ copyright, namely in that it was “inspired by the generally ubiquitous concept of silhouette drawings of the human form.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ TGE however, claims they have receipts proving Bernstein and Onia’s connection to the brand. Receipts provided to us show an alleged gifting request from Bernstein after showroom visit on August 23rd, 2018 and a web order from an Onia founder on August 15. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In a series of Instagram stories, TGE, now defendants, responded to the lawsuit. “…Danielle is taking us for everything we own over a design that she allegedly stole from us and is now suing us to bully us into submission,” the post read. “Know you didn’t just sue us with this lawsuit, you sued every small independent designer, business owner and artist…” • #thegreateros #brooklyndesigner #Brooklyn #weworewhat #designer #onia #swimwear #designerbathingsuit #bathingsuit #swimwear #print #illustration #linedrawing #figuredrawing #femaleform #figure #silhouette #bikini #lingerie #shoplocal #shopsmall #giftwrap #lawsuit #model #ootd #wiwt #dietprada
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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