TORONTO — Since its inception in 2013, Holt Renfrew’s in-store and online H Project shop has made brands and designers backing social responsibility the core of its business. The ethically minded initiative and its “Uncrate a Culture” program returns this spring, making Canadian craft, culture and local artisans its focus as the country celebrates its 150th birthday in 2017 — and Canada’s premier luxury retailer turns 180.
Following earlier H Project spotlights on India (2014), Africa (2015) and South America (2016), Uncrate Canada debuts Wednesday with a new logo bearing a minimalistic tree-motif in tribute to this nation’s natural beauty from coast to coast. But it also returns with “more polish,” according to Alexandra Weston, Holt Renfrew’s director, brand and creative strategy.
“I’m looking forward to jumping into the creative process and exploring fashion through a different lens,” said actor Michael B. Jordan exclusively to WWD about becoming the first face of @coach ‘s men’s business. Not only will the actor appear in its global ad campaigns, but he will also create a capsule with designer Stuart Vevers. Tap the link in our bio to learn more. #wwdfashion
“The name of the show is GP — giant pockets,” said Karl Lagerfeld pre-show, in his backstage meeting room at @Fendi to Bridget Foley. @Bellahadid was one of the many famous faces who graced the catwalk including @Gigihadid, @Adwoaaboah, and yes, even @Kendalljenner. #wwdfashion
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“We are obsessed with Fendi and we want to share this obsession,” said CEO Serge Brunschwig to WWD. @Fendi will be releasing a new capsule collection Oct. 16 centered around the Fendi/Fila logo created by Instagram artist @Hey_reilly. Further proving the logo trend isn’t going anywhere. Link in our bio for more details. #wwdfashion