NEW YORK — Anna Wintour, editor in chief of Vogue, is teaming up with her Italian counterpart, Franca Sozzani, editor in chief of Italian Vogue, in support of Italy's emerging fashion talent.
At the close of the Italian shows on Sept. 30, Wintour and Sozzani will cohost a fund-raising dinner, which will be held at Milan's Rotonda della Besana and is expected to attract 250 fashion leaders. That night, the winner of the first "Who is on Next" award, which was spearheaded by Sozzani and inspired by the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, will be announced. The initiative has been designed to help emerging Italian designers. Like their American counterparts, they face growing pains, from funding the production of a sample collection to staging a runway presentation.
The three finalists are Albino D'Amato, Carlo Alberto Pregnolato and the fashion label 6267, which is designed by Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Raimondi. They will present their collections at a special fashion show on Sept. 28, at the Fiera de Milano. In total, 150,000 euros, or $183,218 at current exchange, will be awarded to the finalists, with the winner taking home the lion's share. Sponsors for the initiative include Italian Vogue, Alta Roma, Banca Intesa, M1 and Wind.
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion