Vogue names a new Global Creative Director, and Kim Jones showcases his first RTW collection for Fendi. Find all these stories and more in the top international fashion news of the week.
Kim Jones Debuts First RTW Collection for Fendi
Kim Jones has released his first women’s collection for Fendi. The RTW show featured a dedication to the Italian fashion house and its 95-year history, showcasing some of its archives’ most iconic pieces. The show featured neutral tones with green, gray, and tan splashes and includes tassels of fur, large gold chains, and chunky knits.
The Italian fashion house is famous for its fur, which Kim Jones used to his advantage. There were a bevy of fox fur coats, herringbone patterns with fringe, and leather boots. “It’s quite a neutral collection to start the ball rolling,” said the designer.
Valentino to Stage Fall Collection in Piccolo Teatro di Milano
Valentino will stage its Fall 2021 collection in the Piccolo Teatro di Milano. This collection will pay tribute to the Italian city and its cultural heritage and help re-build the culture following the pandemic.
“We need culture to be alive, and we need to talk about it. Teatro Piccolo di Milano embodies the perfect symbol of all values our brand stands for; it is a place of inclusivity and freedom. This is a first step, and even if it won’t be open to the public, it will give hope, the idea that we are all going in the right direction,” said Pierpaolo Piccioli, the Creative Director for Valentino. The collection will debut on March 1st, at the end of Milan Fashion Week.
Vogue Names New Global Creative Director
Vogue has named Juan Costa Paz the new Global Creative Director. He will start his role immediately and will oversee the creative direction for the US and the UK. He is driving the magazine’s multi-faceted new strategy and will also contribute to its multimedia content worldwide. “I hope to leverage my background in storytelling to underscore Vogue’s values—inclusivity, creativity, independence—across markets and to bring audiences closer together,” said Costa Paz.
Vivienne Westwood Unveils Sustainable Collection
Vivienne Westwood’s latest collection is more sustainable than ever. The British designer created FW21 with 90% sustainably-sourced materials. Its inspiration includes Daphnis and Chloe, a 1743 painting by François Boucher. “It became the main print for the season – with the sky and pastoral scenes reflected through the colors and fabrics,” said the designer.
Combined with its legacy punk style, the collection includes plaid trench coats, velvet blazers, and painted mini dresses. Made ‘from materials that have a reduced impact on our environment,’ it features recycled denim, organic silks, and eco-printing systems. “We aim to make clothes which last,” said the designer in a statement.
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