PARIS — Nina Ricci’s creative director Peter Copping and Véronique Nichanian, the artistic director of Hermès men’s universe, are among judges for the International Woolmark Prize’s Europe regional awards, to be held July 8 at the Shangri-La Hotel here. Besides Copping, the other women’s wear judges are Anita Barr, group fashion buying director at Harvey Nichols, and Emmanuelle Alt, editor in chief of Vogue Paris. Sarah Andelman cofounder, buyer and creative director of Colette in Paris; Tim Blanks, editor at large of Style.com, and James Sleaford, fashion editor in chief at GQ France, join Nichanian on the men’s jury. In women’s wear, the finalists are Jean-Paul Lespagnard, Zdenka Imreczeová, Anne Sofie Madsen, Étienne Deroeux, Augustin Teboul, Arthur Arbesser, Elsien Gringhuis Rabaneda, Nihan Peker and 1205. In men’s wear, the finalists are Cédric Jacquemyn, Pavel Ivancic, Asger Juel Larsen, Melinda Gloss, Vladimir Karaleev, Camo, Hyun Yeu, Etxeberria, Serdar Uzuntas and Agi & Sam. The 2014-15 competition marks the first time there will be one overall winner for women’s wear and one for men’s wear. Last year’s Europe regional winner was British knitwear brand Sibling. Five regional competitions will be held in the U.S., Asia, Australia, Europe and India and the Middle East to select 10 women’s and men’s finalists who will each receive 50,000 Australian dollars, or $46,251 at current exchange, toward their next collection, as well as an invitation to participate in the international final. The five men’s wear finalists are to convene at London Collections: Men in January, and the five women’s wear finalists in Beijing in March.
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty
Virgil Abloh’s dad Nee and Don Crawley, cofounder of RSVP Gallery, were some of the hometown crew at the Chicago-born designer’s debut show for Louis Vuitton. (📸: @jdiderich ) #wwdmens #louisvuitton #virgilabloh
About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
“This is Paris, my first show. I’m all about democracy. If some kid shows up, flew from New Jersey to just be around, let’s get him a seat.” — @virgilabloh tells WWD’s @jdiderich ahead of his first show for @louisvuitton men’s. (📸: @alfredo_piola ) #wwdmens #virgilabloh #louisvuitton
“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest. We are dedicated to carrying on her legacy,” said Anna Bakst, brand president and chief executive officer of @katespadeny. The Kate Spade Foundation announced that it will be donating $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness in tribute to the recent death of Kate Spade. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @chinseephoto)
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim