Fashion 4 Development is partnering with the Altru Institute to play up the importance of making sustainability fashionable, by scaling the most promising technological advances, creating a more circular supply chain and inspiring new initiatives for collective change. An inaugural dinner honoring the United Nations’ former director-general Michael Møller was planned for Monday night for the start of Altru’s weeklong Winter Summit in Davos, Switzerland. Marcel Skibba, head chef at IGNIV by Andreas Caminada at the Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, was tasked with the evening’s menu.
A “Ladies Who Inspire Luncheon” will be held today for the group’s “Agents of Change” in sustainability who are also gathering for presentations about the latest technology, panel discussions and fireside chats. F4D Solutions’ managing director Jeanine Ballone planned to address how to reimagine supply chains to save water, protect forestry, reduce pollution and try to eliminate plastics.
Rhoxanne Villaseñor is keeping her family's "rh" theme alive.
Like her brother, Rhuigi of Rhude Villaseñor has a background in design. She launched The Rhod, a jewelry brand named after her father, several years ago, around the same time that her brother launched his cult-favorite streetwear brand. The Rhod, Villaseñor said, was mainly costume jewelry made of brass with gold plating. She has since elevated to fine jewelry, working strictly with gold and diamonds for Rhox, her newest jewelry venture. "As I’m getting older, it was important for me to be true to myself," said Villaseñor. "The way we marketed and branded Rhox, it’s more studio-artistic. I’m using fruits to reflect body parts and shapes because I want people to visualize themselves without comparing [themselves to] another person. The images are vibrant, bright, and it’s a reflection of me and my spirit. I want to bring joy to people — I do it for a living." 🍋
Victoria’s Secret has been sold – and Les Wexner is stepping aside.
Parent company L Brands sold 55 percent of the intimates giant to Sycamore Partners for $525 million. The deal includes the Pink brand. Victoria’s Secret will become a private company, while L Brands’ remaining operation, Bath & Body Works, will become a standalone public firm.
Following the transaction, Wexner – who has come under fire over the last 18 months for Victoria’s Secret failure to adapt to changing market conditions, his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein and alleged sexual harassment at the company, will transition from chairman and chief executive officer to chairman emeritus of the company he founded.
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