MILAN —Fay and creative duo Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi have parted ways.The designers joined the Italian label controlled by Tod’s Group in 2011, succeeding Giles Deacon, who collaborated on Fay from the women’s fall 2008 collection until the spring 2011 season. Previously, the brand’s collections were designed by an internal creative team.“On behalf of the entire company I wish to thank Tommaso and Roberto for their most valuable contribution to the evolution of the brand,” said Tod’s Group vice president Andrea Della Valle. “I personally think that this collaboration has proven to be extremely fruitful for both sides.”“This was really a great experience, which naturally came to an end after six years,” said Aquilano, who was reached by phone on Friday afternoon. “This partnership definitely ended on a happy note with satisfying feedbacks in terms of visibility and commercial results.”In 2016, Fay benefited from its expansion around the world and showed a 5.3 percent increase in sales to 62.6 million euros, with a sharp acceleration in the fourth quarter.At the group level, in the 12 months ended Dec. 31, sales totaled one billion euros.The duo, who ended the collaboration with Fay with the spring 2018 pre-collection hitting stores in January, will focus on the development of their own line. Originally launched in 2004 under the 6267 label, this was renamed Aquilano.Rimondi in 2008.Aquilano and Rimondi are also continuing to develop their AR.RT line, which made its debut last summer. Infused with bold prints and vivacious color combinations, AR.RT features more accessible design and prices — 30 percent lower — than the Aquilano.Rimondi label.Along with controlling the Fay label, Tod’s SpA, which is listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, operates the Tod’s, Hogan and Roger Vivier labels.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia