MILAN - The official fashion week calendar here might stretch for seven days, but the shows will be squeezed into five.<BR><BR>Milan Fashion Week is officially scheduled to run from Feb. 17 to 24. However, to accommodate the international press, the shows will be concentrated into five days - Feb. 19 to 23 - kicking off with Giorgio Armani on Monday and finishing with Versace on Friday. <BR><BR>Missoni and Roberto Cavalli, which, for the past few seasons, closed the week on a Saturday, will now show on Feb. 23 and Feb. 21, respectively. As reported, Philosophy by Alberta Fer retti will show in New York; it's the latest label to leave Milan, following Miu Miu, Antonio Berardi, Neil Barrett, Malo and Ermenegildo Zegna's Z Zegna, all of which have opted for Paris or New York instead. Denim brand Evisu, which traditionally showed here, will show in New York next month to push its growth in the U.S. <BR><BR>And more are likely to follow. Just Cavalli is expected to show in New York come September, to coincide with the opening of its first company-owned Just Cavalli boutique on Fifth Avenue. "This is something we've been mulling for a long time, and Roberto Cavalli has always been very close to New York," said a company spokesman.<BR><BR>"This move will highlight and differentiate a brand that has its own life and that is growing at a double-digit pace every year," he said. <BR><BR>This season, Just Cavalli will show after Giorgio Armani on Feb. 19.<BR><BR>On the upside, Emporio Ar mani, which showed in London in September to mark a store opening and the launch of the brand's (Product) Red collection, is returning here on Feb. 21. <BR><BR> Emporio once again will hold two shows, as will Giorgio Armani, Prada (Feb. 20), Marni and Gucci (Feb. 21) and Gianfranco Ferre (Feb. 23). Fendi and Versace will return to a two-show format in their own theaters, in Via Sciesa and the new Piazza Vetra location, respectively. Versace Teatro, the former Teatro Alcione, which seats almost 900 people, was inaugurated last fall. <BR><BR>Jil Sander, on the other hand, has cut back its two shows to one on Feb. 20. Dolce & Gabbana is going with a single show at its company-owned, former Metro pol cinema on Feb. 22. Its secondary line, D&G, will show in the same venue on Feb. 19, after Krizia and before Giorgio Armani. <BR><BR>To mark a new course, Salva tore Ferragamo, which is planning to go public in the near future, will show at the Bourse on Feb. 21.
Breaking News: @louisvuitton's men's artistic director @mrkimjones is leaving the French fashion house after nearly 7 years. Jones joined Louis Vuitton in 2011, following a three year tenure as creative director of British luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill. Jones is to exit Louis Vuitton after showing his fall 2018 collection for the brand in Paris on Thursday. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
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