The Swedish retail giant has been quiet since its collaboration with modern sportswear darling Alexander Wang in 2014: now, Kenzo is announced as next in line.
Mario Testino in reality needs no introduction – his huge body of work stands before him and can say more about his character than any written word. As one of the worlds most prolific and well-loved photographers, Peruvian born Mario has a client list that reads like a Who’s Who of the fashion world with Gucci, Burberry, Chanel, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar repeatedly turning to him for a slice of high-voltage sexed-up glamour. At the same time, following a ground-breaking photoshoot with the late Princess Diana that showed her relaxed and fun-loving side, Mario is now the go-to guy for European royalty portraits. Now, on the eve of his huge retrospective exhibition in Copenhagen’s GL Strand gallery – the first time he has shown in Denmark – Mario talks to us about his inspiration and life behind the lens.
It’s fair to say that Eva Kruse is the driving force behind the Copenhagen fashion scene. As director of the Danish Fashion Institute since 2005 she has spearheaded initiatives to raise the profile of the country in the industry and now the resulting Fashion Week is seen as one of the major players on the calender. Eva is a tireless campaigner for sustainability within the international clothing industry and as a result founded the Copenhagen Fashion Summit - the World’s largest event on fashion sustainabililty. On the eve of this year’s conference she talks to us about her hopes and aspirations in this increasingly important issue.
Last night The Met in New York hosted the the most ‘fashionable’ dress-up party on the globe. We took notes.
The fashion worlds loves gossip – and with the depature of Raf Simons at Dior earlier this year, there’s been a huge gap in the upper circles of Parisian couture.
Breaking! Kering confirms the departure of Hedi Slimane, creative director at YSL.
Since Alessandro Michele took over the reigns at Italian maison Gucci, we’ve been roaring – not only over the celebratory, heavy 70s-inspired outfits, but for the hedonistic and romantic campaign films directed by the award-winning Glen Luchford. S/S16 saw a team of Gucci kids running frantically through the U-bahn systems of Berlin – and Resort 2016 staged a party in a lavish villa outside Florence. For pre-fall 2016, the director invites us into a magical glassed aviary filled with books, flamingos (!?) and beautiful people. To the sound of Cocteau Twins, the models hypnotically roam around the premises, the flamingos in perfect synchronization!
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The publishing empire digitalizes their vast photo-archive from the past 100 years.
There’s a first time for everything. This month, it’s all about Kendall.