CFDA is renaming NYFW to ‘American Collections Calendar’, Selena Gomez stars in the new Puma campaign, and Paris Couture Week dominates the fashion industry. Stay up to date and discover the top international fashion stories from this week.
Paris Couture Week Dominates the City
Paris Couture Week dominated the social media feeds this week, showcasing the latest in high fashion. The runways featured designers including Iris Van Herpen, Dior, and Chanel. Fendi showcased its first Couture collection, designed by Kim Jones, with stars like Demi Moore, Kate Moss, Noami Campbell, and Adwoa Aboah walking the runway. The inspiration included the Virginia Woolf novel Orlando, the history of Fendi, and British sensibility.
Viktor & Rolf put on a ‘couture rave,’ featuring tulle layers, fishnets, and bright motifs. “Haute couture meets underground party. The mood is irreverent and almost casual but always elegant: an antidote to doom scrolling,” said the designers. Valentino showcased the couture collection in the Palazzo Colonna in Rome, exuding opulence and gold, 1960s elements, and touches of elegance.
CFDA Renames NYFW to American Collections Calendar
Tom Ford is changing the name of NYFW to ‘American Collections Calendar.’ The Chairman of the CFDA has decided to make the move to showcase all American designers during the fashion event. The goal of this name change is to promote local talent and to ensure further global recognition.
“While the CFDA will continue to encourage American designers to show in New York during New York Fashion Week, we recognize the need for some to broaden their global visibility,” said Ford. “In the past few years, many of our members have chosen to show in Europe, Asia, and other key markets and in many cases off-calendar. The events of the past year have only highlighted the need for flexibility within the fashion system.”
Cicely Tyson Passes Away at 96
Trailblazing model and actress Cicely Tyson has passed away at the age of 96. She began her career in the 1970s, featuring on the cover of Ebony magazine. She also won several awards and accolades, including a Tony Award in 2013, nominated for two Academy Awards and multiple Emmys. In 2016, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.
Selena Gomez Stars in PUMA Cali Star Campaign
Selena Gomez is the campaign star for Puma’s new shoe, the Cali Star. The footwear is designed for those who aren’t afraid to stand out, Gomez explained. The shoe itself is clean and minimal in its design, featuring a metallic accent on the heel and leather construction.
“You have to go after what you want and follow your dreams. Don’t be afraid to stand out from the crowd by being you,” she said. The campaign features the singer and actress donning the footwear, which is available for purchase online and in-store.
IMG Models Sign Ella Emhoff and Amanda Gorman
Vice President Kamala Harris’ step-daughter, Ella Emhoff, has signed a contract with IMG Models following the inauguration in early January. The 21-year-old fine arts and textile design student said she was ‘pretty surprised’ to sign with the world’s most prestigious modeling agency. She joins the ranks with the Hadid sisters, Ashley Graham, and many others.
Amanda Gorman also signed with IMG Models after going viral for her poem, We Will Climb, at President Biden’s inauguration. The 22-year-old Harvard graduate said she would be incorporating her ‘own type of symbolism’ into the industry. “[Fashion] has so much meaning to me, and it’s my way to lean into the history that came before me and all the people supporting me,” she said.
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