Rihanna and LVMH are pausing Fenty Fashion House, while Naomi Osaka and Chloe x Halle star in the latest Louis Vuitton campaign. Stay up to date with the hottest international fashion news of the week.
LVMH and Rihanna to Pause Fenty Fashion House
LVMH and Rihanna have decided to pause the production of Fenty Fashion House. The fashion brand launched two years ago and will stay closed ‘pending better conditions. This comes as the firm, L Catterton, invested $115 million into the brand. While the fashion house developed a large fan base for its clothing line, the prices were often labeled too expensive.
Rihanna will continue to operate the Savage x Fenty lingerie line, Fenty Skin and Fenty Cosmetics, further concentrating on ‘the growth and long-term development’ of the other businesses within the Fenty empire. Fenty stopped posting on social media in early January and released its last collection in November 2020.
Charles de Vilmorin Named Chief Director of Rochas
The 24-year-old designer, Charles de Vilmorin, is the new Chief Director of Rochas. He is best known for his hand-painted designs and debuted his eponymous label in April last year. De Vilmorin will be in charge of the women’s ready-to-wear category, and he will showcase his first collection for Spring 2022.
“Rochas is a brand that holds a special place in my heart, due to both deep personal family ties and the label’s heritage, which I find so rich and inspiring,” said de Vilmorin. “I can’t wait to bring my personal touch and reinterpret the codes of this beautiful Maison.”
Beyoncé Launches the Third Ivy Park Collection
Beyoncé is launching the third drop of Ivy Park. The theme of the collection is ‘Icy Park,’ inspired by the snow and alpine skiing, and aims to encourage ‘creativity, individuality, and imagination.’ The collection includes apparel, accessories, and footwear and is ‘refreshingly chill, effortlessly functional, relentlessly stylish and always inclusive.’
It’s the second Ivy Park collection in collaboration with Adidas, which first launched in January 2020. The brand’s debut was in 2016 in partnership with Topshop, but Beyoncé pulled out following controversy surrounding Sir Phillip Green in 2018. The campaign features a diverse range of models, including Hailey Beiber, Akesha Murray, Shi Gray, and Kyla Cameron. Rapper Gucci Mane and singer Kaash Paige also star in the launch.
Pantone Predicts Color Trends of 2021
Pantone is predicting the hottest color trends of the year. The chosen shades aim to inspire a sense of hope and optimism and celebrate unity. The bright hues include Illuminating yellow and Ultimate Gray as the 2021 Colors of the Year. “It’s aspirational,” said Leatrice Eiseman, the Executive Director of Pantone. “We’re not there yet, but we’re aiming for that. We’re trying to get there. When the gray clouds disperse, we see the sunshine.”
Shutterstock selected Set Sail Campagne, Fortuna Gold, and Tidewater Green as leading hues for the year. Pantone’s Fall trends include bold red, Fire Whirl, Fuchsia Fedora, and Mykonos Blue, which is bright – other colors for the season include Burnt Coral, Green Ash, Mint, and Rust. Many stars have showcased the trending colors on red carpets internationally, including Kirsten Dunst and Lil Nas X.
Naomi Osaka and Chloe x Halle Feature in Louis Vuitton Campaign
Naomi Osaka, Chloe x Halle and Liu Yifei are the faces of the latest Louis Vuitton campaign, alongside Angelica Ross and Jaden Smith. The shoot features a diverse, gender fluid range of portraits and celebrates each star’s uniqueness. Other notables include Emma Stone, Sophie Turner, and Li Yifei – this is her first campaign since being announced as a brand ambassador.
“In a spirit of freedom and boldness, athletes, models, actors, and musicians, were all chosen by Nicolas Ghesquière for their personality and uniqueness,” said the brand. The entire campaign will debut in March editions of magazines globally.
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