Here are five Instagram stars to watch — online and in the front rows — in Milan.Name: Marc FornéAge: 21Nationality: SpanishInstagram Followers: 391,000Highlights: An art student and a model, Barcelona native Marc Forné kicked off his influencer career in 2014, when at 17 he started posting Instagram pictures combing fashion, lifestyle, travel and photography. He works with the world’s most exclusive brands, including Fendi, Loewe, Calvin Klein, Valentino and Stella McCartney, along with nurturing a special relationship with Louis Vuitton. In fact, he traveled to several locations with the French label, including New York for the first race of the America's Cup series by Louis Vuitton in 2016 and to South Africa for a project related to the brand’s spring 2017 men’s collection inspired by the African continent.Shows to Attend at Milan Fashion Week: Fendi, MSGM and Palm Angels.Name: Kadu DantasAge: 35Nationality: BrazilianInstagram Followers: 256,000Highlights: The only Brazilian influencer attending the men’s international fashion weeks, Kadu Dantas cut his teeth in the public relations industry prior to becoming a full-time influencer. A precious point of references for all those international labels aiming to penetrate the Brazilian market, he walked the runway for Dolce & Gabbana’s show dedicated to Millennials in January 2017. He is Montblanc's brand ambassador for the Latin American market and he has appeared in campaigns for A|X Armani Exchange and Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue fragrance.Shows to Attend at Milan Fashion Week: Ermenegildo Zegna, Versace, Prada, Fendi and Giorgio Armani.Name: Carlo SestiniAge: 25Nationality: ItalianInstagram Followers: 222,000Highlights: Born and raised in Florence, Carlo Sestini started traveling the world at 13 to attend schools in Switzerland and England. His combination of Italian roots and an international attitude is reflected in his signature style mixing high-end luxury pieces with sophisticated vintage items. Sestini kicked off his digital career about two years ago by establishing ongoing collaborations with a range of fashion and luxury brands, including Bulgari, Moët & Chandon, Furla, Damiani and Longines. In January, he was chosen as “Insider” by the Italian Fashion Chamber to cover shows at Milan Men’s fashion Week.Shows to Attend at Milan Fashion Week: Versace, Prada, Plein Sport, Palm Angels and Les Hommes.Name: Filippo Fiora and Filippo CirulliAge: 31 and 29Nationality: ItalianInstagram Followers: 126,000 and 127,000Highlights: The most influential Italian social media duo, defined by a timeless elegant taste, Filippo Fiora and Filippo Cirulli launched TheThreeF, the country’s first fashion blog dedicated to men’s wear, in 2010. Over the years, they collaborated with a range of luxury brands, including Audemars Piguet, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Dior and Dom Pérignon. In 2016, they launched the Edhèn men’s footwear brand, which is available in 40 multibrand stores around the world.Shows to Attend at Milan Fashion Week: Ermenegildo ZegnaName: Ahmad DaabasAge: 32Nationality: EmiratiInstagram Followers: 73,400Highlights: Ahmad Daabas is considered one of the most powerful Arabic fashion influencers. With a financial background, in 2012, he founded online men’s magazine AMD Mode combining fashion and lifestyle content. Based in Dubai, Daabas, whose style is defined by strong sartorial references, walked the Dolce & Gabbana men’s runway show in January 2017 and received the “Young Arab Award” for the year 2016. He also appeared in the Polo Ralph Lauren’s Middle Eastern campaign for the relaunch of the white polo shirt in 2018 and has been Cadillac’s brand ambassador and face of the advertising campaign for one year.Shows to Attend at Milan Fashion Week: Dsquared2, Billionaire, Ermenegildo Zegna and Palm Angels.
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
“I genuinely fell in love with water, I fell in love with Fiji, I fell in love with the whole life that we lived for those few months,” says @mrsamclaflin of filming for his new movie “Adrift” with @shailenewoodley. The 31-year-old actor spoke with WWD about his upcoming projects, meeting Jamie Dornan and working with co-star Woodley. #wwdeye (📷: @jamstoker)
3 years ago, fans of the late singer Aaliyah started calling for a collaboration with @maccosmetics. With the strength of social media — including mock ups of products — 25,000 people signed a Change.org petition for a limited-edition collection, and MAC couldn’t ignore the buzz. Tomorrow, MAC will unveil MAC x Aaliyah, a tribute to the singer who passed away nearly 17 years ago. Head to our stories to preview the new collection, which was worked on by Aaliyah’s family and inspired directly by her makeup bag. #wwdbeauty
Artistic director @clarewaightkeller will be dedicating @givenchyofficial’s fall 2018 couture show in Paris on July 1 to house founder Hubert de Givenchy, who passed away in March at age 91. Givenchy said the collection would be “an homage to his iconic creations, technique, and personal lexicon” and a “celebration of his timeless elegance and grace.” Head to WWD.com to read more. #wwdfashion (📷: Delphine Achard)
La Double J made a name for itself with its vintage-inspired prints, but for resort, designer JJ Martin has ventured into new territory: enter rich jewel toned solids and decadent embellishment, in the form of appliqués, crystals and sequins. #wwdfashion #resort19 #ladoublej
This Just In: J. Crew Group has named Johanna Uurasjarvi as its chief design officer.
Uurasjarvi succeeds Somsack Sikhounmuong, who left the company last September. Tap the link in bio for the full report. #wwdnews
“She came into my hotel room and she was like, ‘I have Chanel and Christian Dior.’ She was like, ‘Chanel likes you.’ And I was like, ‘I’m going to start crying,’” breakout star Maddie Hasson tells WWD of her styling sessions Molly Dickson. “I really like classic, elegant things. I love the way Anna Wintour dresses.” Read more about Hasson’s role in @impulseseries on wwd.com. (📸: @jgreenery ) #wwdeye
@virgilabloh revealed he's working with Australian stylist and
Vogue Australia fashion director @christinecentenera for his debut @louisvuitton men's collection, which will be presented in Paris on June 21. Centenera met Abloh while both working with Kanye West, where she consulted on his all his runway collections since his debut spring 2012 women's wear show. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews (📷: @asussmanphoto)