This week in fashion, Bob Mackie is set to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award, and Keanu Reeves is the new face of YSL. Find these stories and more as we reveal the top international fashion news of the week.
Off-White is Suing Rastaclat for Copyright Infringement
Off-White is suing US-based brand Rastaclat for allegedly copying designs. The infringement is for a bracelet by Rastaclat featuring quotation marks and red zip ties and is a common feature in the French label’s pieces. Off-White’s team believes that the bracelet may “confuse customers”, and result in shoppers thinking that they’re purchasing something by their CEO, Virgil Abloh. In July 2018, Off-White filed a trademark application for their use of zip ties but was ultimately rejected.
Bob Mackie to Recieve Lifetime Achievement Awards at CFDAs
Bob Mackie will receive the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 CFDAs. This award will honour his contributions to American fashion. He is best known for creating iconic pieces for Cher, Diana Ross and Liza Minnelli – one of his most famous pieces includes a dress for Cher at the 1988 Academy Awards for the film Moonstruck.
Keanu Reeves is the New Face of YSL
Keanu Reeves is the new face of YSL and features in their latest campaign. In a series by David Sims, the Matrix star features in the label’s signature black and white aesthetic. YSL’s Creative Director, Anthony Vaccarello, chose Keanu Reeves as the face for their Fall/Winter 19 collection. It’s Reeves’ first fashion campaign that debuts alongside his latest film John Wick 3.
Mackie’s career spans over five decades, receiving nine Emmy Awards and three Oscar nominations. “Bob Mackie is one of the most prolific designers of all time. He is a true artist and the ultimate showman.”, CFDA’s CEO, Stephen Kolb, says. The awards take place on the 3rd of June at the Brooklyn Museum.
Liam Payne is Creating a Collab with Hugo Boss
Hugo Boss is naming Liam Payne as their new ambassador. In celebration, he is releasing a collaboration with the label and will also be the face of Boss’ Bodywear. The One Direction singer often wears the label at events and frequently praises the brand. “I knew if I wanted to do something in fashion it should be with Hugo,” says Payne, “They design clothes that guys like me want to wear. Fashion started out as a hobby for me, but I’m loving being part of the creative process.” The capsule collection will release in mid-2019.
Brazillian Model Dies on the Runway
Tales Soares, a Brazillian model, died on the runway during Sao Paulo Fashion Week. The audience thought it was part of an act after they saw Soares collapsing on the catwalk, but paramedics immediately took action, and he was pronounced dead at the hospital. In a statement following the tragic incident, organisers shared: “SPFW has just received the news of the death of model Tales Soares, who suddenly took ill during the Ocksa show”. It’s unknown why the model collapsed, because he had no present health conditions, “Tales never presented or complained about health problems,” says Soares’ agency, Base MGT.
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A Agência Base MGT comunica, com extremo pesar, o falecimento do modelo Tales Cotta (26 anos), que sofreu um mal subido durante o desfile da OCKSA, neste sábado (27.04). Ressaltamos que Tales está em nosso casting há um ano e meio e sempre teve comportamento exemplar. O modelo não era estreante, já desfilou em outras edições tanto do SPFW, quanto outros importantes eventos de moda, como a Casa de Criadores. Ressaltamos que Tales nunca apresentou ou se queixou de problemas de saúde. Ele mantinha uma dieta saudável (era vegetariano), não usava substâncias ilícitas e estava em plenas condições para participar do desfile. Aguardamos o laudo médico e pedimos respeito nesse momento de profunda tristeza. Estamos prestando toda a assistência à família e amigos de Tales Cotta, que estará para sempre em nossos corações e memória. . . #luto
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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