MILAN — Giorgio Armani has officially elevated his fashion style to new heights.Confirming a WWD report on Wednesday, the Italian designer said he will stage an off-calendar show for 300 special guests, including VIP clients, on Jan. 24 during Paris Couture Week. The location has yet to be revealed.A small portion of the 50 styles that will be shipped to Paris appeared in the finale of Armani’s signature spring-summer 2005 runway show in Milan in October, but the majority will be new designs. Set on carving a niche for his name in the world of couture, Armani said the new project is a natural evolution of the superelaborate eveningwear for which he is known. “Each season, I have presented a small number of extremely special dresses in my ready-to-wear collections. It therefore seems a natural progression to expand this point of view into the Giorgio Armani Atelier collection and bring it to Paris, ” he said in a statement. Armani added that the collection was conceived for a certain type of client who demands an item of unique quality, produced according to the standards of haute couture but with the accessibility, ease and modernity that characterizes Giorgio Armani’s philosophy of fashion. The final price tags are still in the works. A company spokesman confirmed that the fashion company is currently strengthening its in-house infrastructure, where Armani’s seamstresses will handcraft the clothes. After Paris, the Giorgio Armani Atelier collection will be presented in other major cities, including New York, London and Hong Kong.
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After 17 years, Tomas Maier is leaving @bottegaveneta. “I am deeply grateful to him and I personally thank him for the work he accomplished, and for the exceptional success he helped to achieve,” said François-Henri Pinault, head of parent company @kering_official. Head to WWD.com for more on his departure. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: Davide Maestri)
@shaymitchell is no stranger to teaming up with beauty brands, but she’s made her latest partnership official: She’s signed with @buxomcosmetics as global creative brand ambassador, WWD learned exclusively. Mitchell and Buxom will collaborate on campaign development, social media strategy and content and new product and shade development. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty (📷: @clint_spaulding)
Today we’re at the WWD Retail 20/20 Forum where industry leaders will be talking about the future of shopping for fashion, footwear and beauty. Tune in on Instagram Live at 9 am and 3:30 pm to hear from two of our speakers –– @therealreal’s Rati Levesque and @bandier’s Stephen Ippolito. #wwdsummits (📷: @elizaflorendo)
Seen last night at @coach’s launch party for “Life Coach,” an interactive pop-up in Soho: @joansmalls. Open now, visitors of the pop-up can engage in themes of “creativity and self-expression,” through tarot, carnival games, live performances and art. See the rest of the party pics on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @vnina)
“We figure there’s enough cynicism to go around the world right now let’s go out there and be ourselves, let’s be enthusiastic, let’s have positive energy, which is something I think a lot of people really want and need right now,” said musician @joshgroban ahead of hosting the Tony Awards with @sarabareilles. Read @leighn’s interview with Groban on how he picked his look for the night, his next record and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye #tonyawards (📷: @vnina)
“Rock as an attitude and not a uniform. Street as a style and not just clothing. Sportswear as the new normality,” @paul_surridge said of his first @roberto_cavalli men’s wear collection, previewed here. The British designer joined the brand as the creative director in May 2017, and is gearing up to unveil his debut for the label with a runway show at the Florence Charterhouse on June 13 at #PittiUomo. Head to WWD.com to read more about his collection and see more sneak peek photos. #wwdfashion (📷: @simonelezzi)