LONDON— The British Fashion Council said Hardy Amies is the latest brand to join the second season of London Collections: Men.
Belstaff and Burberry, which stage runway shows in Milan, are to host breakfast presentations during the London shows, slated for Jan. 7 to 9, according to the British Fashion Council, which released the latest men's schedule this morning.
"All of us involved in the first London Collections: Men were overwhelmed by the response to the first week in June, especially from an international perspective," said Dylan Jones, chair of London's men's wear showcase. "We have had even more enthusiasm and support for the second season, and we are all looking forward to January being bigger and better than last time.”
Other brands set to show in January include Dunhill, Margaret Howell, Oliver Spencer, Hackett, Richard James, E. Tautz, Christopher Kane, and Jonathan Saunders. A group of Savile Row tailors will present as part of a collective during the three days.
Lou Dalton will receive the Fashion Forward award, which is sponsored by eBay, along with Christopher Shannon, E.Tautz, and J.W. Anderson who will receive sponsorship once again this season.
Lee Roach and Shaun Samson will both be showing their first independent catwalk shows with support from Newgen Men.
The Hospital Club will again be the central hub for press and buyers, and will host the Designer Galleries, where exhibiting designers will be available for wholesale appointments.
During the three-day event, Tommy Hilfiger is to host a drinks reception, while a GQ dinner will be co-hosted by English rapper Tinie Tempah.
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews
@prada is introducing a new project at its men’s fall 2018 show this Sunday: “Prada Invites.” The fashion house invited four celebrated creative minds – @ronanaerwanbouroullec, Konstantin Grcic, @herzogdemeuron and @rem.koolhaas – to each create a unique item with its iconic nylon material. The designs will be unveiled on the runway show, which will take place at the company’s warehouse in Viale Ortles 25. #wwdfashion #mfwm (📷: @martinocarrera)
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion