Sartorial Headlines Worth Knowing From Around The World
October is shaping up to be quite an eventful month fashion wise and the week that went by was particularly noteworthy with its myriad developments. Big ticket events kicking off, unexpected departures and arrivals and collaborations that became the talk of the town – these were just a few things that went down in fashion’s week that was.
Here we round up the major headlines from the global fashion industry from the week that went by:
Raf Simons to Exit Dior
After three-and-a-half years as artistic director of Christian Dior’s haute couture, ready-to-wear and accessory collections, Raf Simons is parting ways with the storied French fashion house. Simons’ spring 2016 collection, shown in Paris earlier this month, was his last. His successor has yet to be announced.
We for one cannot get over the fact that there will be no more of Simon’s understated, futuristic direction that defined Dior for us these last few years.
Alber Elbaz Leaves Lanvin
After a 14-year-long tenure as creative director of Lanvin, Alber Elbaz is stepping down from his role. Elbaz’s departure is said to have followed disagreements between the designer himself and Lanvin’s owner Shaw-Lan Wang and chief executive Michèle Huiban. It is a sad day in fashion when the creative voice is overpowered by the powers that be and this is a classic example of that.
Having said that, now that the Dior Creative Director position is open for being filled, speculations are rife if Mr. Elbaz might be heading the LVMH way. Let’s wait and watch shall we.
Cool Collaborations: Ikai x Dhruv Kapoor
It is a beautiful day in the fashion world when two of our favorite young designers announce their collaboration in what can only be the best of two polar opposite yet oddly compatible design aesthetics.
Ever wondered what would be the product of Ragini Ahuja’s (Of Ikai) normcore girl meeting Dhruv Kapoor’s anti-establishment sports enthusiast? Well you will have the answer very shortly as the two of the country’s most promising young designers team up to create a capsule collection that brings together the best of their distinct design worlds. Young talented and buzzing with optimism and creativity, Delhi designers Ragini Ahuja and Dhruv Kapoor have turned their friendship into a partnership, collaborating on a capsule collection.
Designed for the ‘busy, intelligent, working Indian women’ (in words of the designers as told to vogue India), this collection will be a marriage of Ragini Ahuja’s normcore femininity and Dhruv Kapoor’s androgynous sensuality represented on a tropics inspired fashion canvas. Expect to see the signature styles from the two – Kapoor’s modern mesh & bonded fabric alongside Ahuja’s applique surface detailing & natural fabrics, all coming together for what sounds like a seriously cool collection. We already want!