PARIS — The days when luxury brands were reluctant to adopt social media strategies seem far away indeed, yet it was only four years ago that Morin Oluwole moved to France to spearhead Facebook’s luxury division.
Since joining the social media giant in 2006, the Stanford graduate has seen the company grow from a staff of 150 to almost 30,000. Her unit, meanwhile, has expanded from two people initially to a network of support teams across the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong.
As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at the best party photos of the year. First up, newlyweds Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra in black tie at Ralph Lauren’s 50th anniversary show in September.
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“Sand, summer, sea,” is how designer Sarah Staudinger describes of the beginnings of her latest collection for Staud, writes @elmercer.
Summer was encapsulated through an array of adorable picnic inspired garb in poppy hues like tablecloth gingham compact knit playsuits and matching sets and plenty of crudite-emblazoned offerings. The best foodie-looks included a salad printed waffle minidress with matching cardigan or a matching neon green knit set with fringe made of mini glass lemons (and matching croakies). #wwdfashion
With a litany of sold-out collabs, a history-making debut show for Louis Vuitton men’s and armfuls of awards, Virgil Abloh is WWD’s Newsmaker of the Year. 📸: @lexieblacklock .