Sartorial Headlines Worth Knowing From India And Around The World
April is turning 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, 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:
1. Anthony Vaccarello The New Creative Director Of Saint Laurent:
Anthony Vaccarello is succeeding Hedi Slimane as creative director at Saint Laurent. Vaccarello will start the major new role immediately, and he’ll have to work pretty fast, as his first collection will debut in October during spring 2017 Paris Fashion Week. Slimane’s departure, which was confirmed on Friday by Saint Laurent’s parent company, Kering, wasn’t completely out of left field. Rumors circulated for the past two or so months about his imminent farewell, and about the high possibility of Vaccarello subsequently taking the reigns. “His modern, pure aesthetic is the perfect fit for the maison,” Saint Laurent’s CEO, Francesa Belletini, said in a Kering statement released this afternoon. “Anthony Vaccarello impeccably balances elements of provocative femininity and sharp masculinity in his silhouettes. He is the natural choice to express the essence of Yves Saint Laurent.”
2. Gucci to Combine Women’s and Men’s Shows, but Stick to ‘See Now, Buy Later’:
Gucci plans to integrate its women’s and men’s fashion shows. Beginning in 2017, creative director Alessandro Michele will present one unified collection on the runway each season. The first integrated show will be staged at Gucci’s new Milan headquarters. The brand will not be embracing a direct-to-consumer show strategy — often dubbed “see now, buy now” — and, instead, continue to show its collections months before they go on sale in stores. To know more read here!
3. Tinsel Town Celebs Rock The Lakme Fashion Week This Year:
Young and creative designers rolled out a melange of styles at the Summer-Resort edition of Lakme Fashion Week. Established designer Rohit Bal, who celebrated his silver jubilee in the fashion industry this year, brought the curtains down on the fashion gala as the grand finale presenter. The five-day fashion extravaganza had an interesting mix of veterans and new talent as participants — and effortless to say, Bollywood presence added to the glamour.
4. Color Nerds Rejoice, Pantone Has Dropped A SS16 Footwear Collection:
Lovers of Pantone (aka everybody), your shoe collection is about to get a whole lot more colourful. Pantone Universe has just shared its SS16 collection with the world and as expected, it features a rainbow of sweet shades. The collection covers three sneaker styles, running shoes and two types of sandals. We’re predicting the biggest players of the season will be the Australian Open sneaker and the Formentera, a Birkenstock-esque sandal. Click here to read more!