Creative director Blue Farrier moved Issa forward with confidence in her first runway show for the brand. She kept Issa’s vibrant prints, draping and feminine silhouettes alive and introduced tailoring and outerwear to the mix. The outerwear in particular was beautiful, especially a blush two-in-one topper that looked like a sleeveless coat slipped over a blazer, and an oversize burgundy style edged in dark green and with giant patch pockets.
Farrier’s great-aunt’s collection of Sixties contemporary art informed the playful spot pattern that came printed on a dark green wool cropped bomber and matching pencil skirt. Another standout was a 3-D bouclé sweater, evidence of Farrier’s experience in the design studio at Chloé.
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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