MILAN — Fondazione Prada has appointed Cristian Valsecchi its first general director.Born in Bergamo in 1974, Valsecchi also serves as general secretary of both the Turin Museums Foundation and the Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums.Previously he worked for several art institutions, including Artissima, Venice’s Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana, the Contemporary and Modern Art Museum of Trento and Rovereto and Bergamo’s Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery.Fondazione Prada, which was founded in 1993 by its presidents Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli, currently counts two outposts — the 205,000-square-foot headquarters in Largo Isarco, in the southern area of Milan, which was opened in 2015, and the Venetian location housed inside the 18th-century palazzo Ca’ Corner della Regina. In addition, the art institution operates an exhibition space dedicated to contemporary photography and visual arts called “Osservatorio [Observatory]," which opened in Milan’s shopping arcade Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in 2016.Last week Fondazione Prada officially unveiled the new Torre [tower], the last building to be finished inside the Largo Isarco complex designed by Rem Koolhaas, with Chris van Duijn and Federico Pompignoli, from his Rotterdam-based architecture firm OMA. Covering nine stories and around 21,600 square feet, the Torre hosts the “Atlas” permanent exhibition, displaying works created from 1960 to 2016, along with a restaurant, a bar and a private club.
Exclusive: @longchamp is planning to stage its first official runway show at New York Fashion Week this fall. The French leather goods firm has expanded into ready-to-wear as part of its repositioning as a lifestyle brand. The show, scheduled for September 8, will also cap the brand’s 70th anniversary celebration. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex undertook their first overseas engagement as a married couple in Dublin. The trip included multiple events and outfits changes, including this black dress by @emiliawickstead that Meghan Markle wore for a party at the British Ambassador’s home. #wwdfashion #royals
At 20 years old – and with an estimated net worth of $900 million - @kyliejenner is the youngest person to ever make @forbes’ annual list of America’s Richest #SelfMadeWomen. “It’s incredible to be recognized for something I’m so passionate about, and I’m really grateful for that. I’ve always loved makeup and worked really hard to bring the first lip kit to the market,” said Jenner on founding @kyliecosmetics. See who else is on the list on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty (📷: @rainerhosch)
“The collection is inspired by Tulum and the Mayan Riviera – its laid-back luxury, life of cabanas, untouched coastline, natural habitats, exotic cocktails and jungle parties with renowned DJs,” said Matteo Maniatty, creative director and cofounder of @descendantofthieves, on the brand’s inspiration for its latest collection. See more designer sketches and inspirations on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #nyfwmens #nyfw
@riccardotisci17 is releasing a limited-edition capsule collection as part of his anticipated runway debut for @burberry in September. Delivered in a series of instant drops, this is the second Burberry capsule collection announced since Friday, when Tisci broke the news on his collaboration with @viviennewestwood. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews
“It’s like a Cinderella story. You get a little fake, you get a little real, you put it together and voilà,” said legendary rapper Slick Rick, who helped pioneer the merge of luxury and streetwear. WWD’s @ariahughes spoke to @therulernyc about his jewelry collection, his collaboration with @bally and how the industry has evolved – link in bio. (📷: @kristaschlueter)
@ragandbone and @eminem are teaming up on a special capsule collection of streetwear pieces. Sold at a one-day pop-up in London’s Soho on Friday, the collection features three different T-shirt designs and a hoodie. The capsule is set to kick off the rest of Eminem’s shows in his European Revival Tour, which ends on Sunday. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdfashion