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.
Breaking: @cushnieetochs’ co-founders @carlycushnie and @ochsmichelle are parting ways. After a 10-year run, Ochs is leaving the brand. Get the full story on WWD.com – link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
@maybelline’s Kanako Takase had snow bunnies in mind when creating the beauty look for @philipppleininternational. Playing off of the bedazzled snowboards in the collection, Takase mixed two highlighters together for a luminous sheen. #wwdbeauty #nyfw (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
“There’s a huge gap between the old way of doing things and today. It takes the youth to help evolve that. You have to count on the kids today to help lead you into the future. A lot of these retailers are stuck in the past. Communication is the biggest thing,” said @ronniefieg of @kith on the youth’s role in retail. On Monday night, Jeff Staple moderated a keynote session with Fieg and @syresmith at Assembly - a series of workshops, talks and keynotes addressing topics or issues in the apparel industry. Head to WWD.com to read more advice from Fieg and what Smith thinks of his dad @willsmith’s Instagram account and sustainability (📷: @weston.wells)
@joansmalls closed the @michaelkors fall 2018 show in black sequined pants and a varsity T printed with 19 on the front and 81 on the back. 1981 – the year Kors went into business. #wwdfashion #nfyw (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“You think your life is going to be a certain way, and nothing you thought would happen ends up happening. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be designing clothes and working with Mickey Drexler, and building something I’m deeply proud of,” said Jenna Lyons. Nine months after leaving @jcrew, Lyons is exploring the meaning of happiness. Read the interview, where Lyons talks about reinvention and more on WWD.com – link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Farrell) #jennalyons #jcrew