LAS VEGAS — Nicole Richie better watch her back: She’s getting serious competition for the position of chief sunglass trendsetter from the ghost of Steve McQueen.
Although sunglass exhibitors at the Vision Expo West trade show here didn’t completely pull away from the ultraglitz of Richie-spotlighted elephant frames, they appear to be segueing to a casual cool aesthetic more suited to the driver’s seat than the red carpet. Drawing from decades of yesteryear, vintage looks with subtle contemporary tweaks abounded at the event, held from Oct. 4 to 7 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center and neighboring Venetian Hotel Resort Casino.
Phoebe Philo is returning to fashion.
WWD reported yesterday that the English designer is planning a new collection and has been interviewing designers.
One of the most acclaimed designers of her generation, Philo made her name during a 10-year tenure at Celine. Season after season, she minted low-key modernist clothing and handbags and built an intensely loyal fan base.
Philo said the above quote in an exclusive interview when she joined @celine in 2008.
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The Hervé L. Leroux label is returning to ready-to-wear.
The revived line will be presented to buyers during Paris Fashion Week and is designed by the late couturier’s sister Jocelyne Caudroy.
"Hervé left a fantastic heritage [of sketches and unfinished works]. When the project was suggested, I thought of Virginie Viard and how she had worked alongside Karl Lagerfeld. I accepted because this way, I can preserve the way Hervé worked. To continue, when given the opportunity, is important because this heritage lives within us,” Caudroy said.
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French beauty exports grew 9% in 2019.
The sector’s sales to China rose 48 percent on-year.
Overall, France’s largest export beauty product category was skin care, which generated more than 7.3 billion euros, up 46 percent over the past five years.
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