Change is afoot in Milan, where fashion week will be a mosaic of heritage brands and new names and formats.Following the example of Gucci and Bottega Veneta last season, Jil Sander, Missoni and Etro have all opted to stage coed shows. The Jil Sander show will also mark the debut of new co-creative directors Lucie and Luke Meier, who have taken over from Rodolfo Paglialunga.Angela Missoni will celebrate her 20th anniversary as creative director of the family-owned brand with a dinner and a party in Milan after the show on Sept. 23, while the Milan-based jewelry firm Pomellato will celebrate its 50th anniversary during the week.Salvatore Ferragamo plans to unveil a new women’s fragrance and will mark the debut with an evening event after its show at the Milan Bourse.Roberto Cavalli will present the first collection by Paul Surridge, who was appointed creative director in May. Surridge was most recently creative consultant at Acne Studios, and has worked at Z Zegna and Jil Sander, where he reported to then creative director Raf Simons. Surridge succeeds Peter Dundas, who exited the company in October.One notable absence on the calendar is Emilio Pucci, which has yet to name a replacement for creative director Massimo Giorgetti after he exited in April.Promoting sustainability in fashion, the Green Carpet Fashion Awards Italia will be held on Sept. 24 at the La Scala theater, organized by Italy’s Camera Nazionale della Moda and Eco-Age, which was founded by Livia Firth. The event will see brands such as Giorgio Armani, Fendi, Gucci, Prada and Valentino — as well as emerging designers — take part.For the first time, all fashion trade shows will be held in September during Milan Fashion Week, from Micam (footwear) to VicenzaOro (jewelry), as part of the efforts by all industry organizations to form a united and more powerful front, creating synergies and generating business.
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