Change is afoot in Milan, where fashion week will be a mosaic of heritage brands and new names and formats.Following the example of Gucci and Bottega Veneta last season, Jil Sander, Missoni and Etro have all opted to stage coed shows. The Jil Sander show will also mark the debut of new co-creative directors Lucie and Luke Meier, who have taken over from Rodolfo Paglialunga.Angela Missoni will celebrate her 20th anniversary as creative director of the family-owned brand with a dinner and a party in Milan after the show on Sept. 23, while the Milan-based jewelry firm Pomellato will celebrate its 50th anniversary during the week.Salvatore Ferragamo plans to unveil a new women’s fragrance and will mark the debut with an evening event after its show at the Milan Bourse.Roberto Cavalli will present the first collection by Paul Surridge, who was appointed creative director in May. Surridge was most recently creative consultant at Acne Studios, and has worked at Z Zegna and Jil Sander, where he reported to then creative director Raf Simons. Surridge succeeds Peter Dundas, who exited the company in October.One notable absence on the calendar is Emilio Pucci, which has yet to name a replacement for creative director Massimo Giorgetti after he exited in April.Promoting sustainability in fashion, the Green Carpet Fashion Awards Italia will be held on Sept. 24 at the La Scala theater, organized by Italy’s Camera Nazionale della Moda and Eco-Age, which was founded by Livia Firth. The event will see brands such as Giorgio Armani, Fendi, Gucci, Prada and Valentino — as well as emerging designers — take part.For the first time, all fashion trade shows will be held in September during Milan Fashion Week, from Micam (footwear) to VicenzaOro (jewelry), as part of the efforts by all industry organizations to form a united and more powerful front, creating synergies and generating business.
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty
Virgil Abloh’s dad Nee and Don Crawley, cofounder of RSVP Gallery, were some of the hometown crew at the Chicago-born designer’s debut show for Louis Vuitton. (📸: @jdiderich ) #wwdmens #louisvuitton #virgilabloh
About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
“This is Paris, my first show. I’m all about democracy. If some kid shows up, flew from New Jersey to just be around, let’s get him a seat.” — @virgilabloh tells WWD’s @jdiderich ahead of his first show for @louisvuitton men’s. (📸: @alfredo_piola ) #wwdmens #virgilabloh #louisvuitton
“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest. We are dedicated to carrying on her legacy,” said Anna Bakst, brand president and chief executive officer of @katespadeny. The Kate Spade Foundation announced that it will be donating $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness in tribute to the recent death of Kate Spade. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @chinseephoto)
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim