Taking Flight

WWD, September 24, 2015

Overview

  On the first day of Milan Fashion Week, attendees flocked to the Gucci show to see what Alessandro Michele had in mind for spring. Turns out it was storybook extravagance — some of it winged, some of it grounded, but all of it compelling.;   SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Francesco Scognamiglio RTW Fall 2015

Mergers and Acquisitions

Y Capital Management Acquires Minority Stake in Francesco Scognamiglio

The fund will help boost the international expansion of the label.

clock September 23, 2015Alessandra Turra

Michele Norsa

Designer and Luxury

Michele Norsa Grows Ferragamo Via Consistency and Detail

The ceo focuses on travel patterns and pork prices to help Ferragamo consistently grows profits and sales.

clock September 24, 2015Luisa Zargani

Textiles

Première Vision Postpones São Paulo Show

The textile trade show, which was slated for Nov. 4-5, was put off due to the economic crisis in Brazil.

clock September 23, 2015Paulina Szmydke

Erdem RTW Spring 2016

Designer and Luxury

Buyers Praise London’s Victoriana, Embellishment, Nods to History

Many of the city’s designers took a step up this season, said retailers, who predicted that the trends will shine on the shop floor come next year.

clock September 23, 2015Samantha Conti and Nina Jones

Gucci RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Gucci RTW Spring 2016

Alessandro Michele furthered his exploration of Gucci’s previously latent tender side in a collection that approached couture in its decorative beauty.

clock September 23, 2015Bridget Foley

Puglisi RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Fausto Puglisi RTW Spring 2016

Fausto Puglisi drew from dual wells of inspiration — one ancient, one modern — for his vivid, embellished spring collection.

clock September 23, 2015Miles Socha

No. 21 RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

No. 21 RTW Spring 2016

Alessandro Dell’Acqua showed a creative collection combining hard-edged Nineties references with softer, hyper-feminine elements.

clock September 23, 2015Alessandra Turra

Les Copains RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Les Copains RTW Spring 2016

In a spring collection that was a modern-day take on “Madame Butterfly,” Les Copains creative director Stefania Bandiera mixed ornamentation with athletic-inspired ease.

clock September 23, 2015Joelle Diderich

Genny RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Genny RTW Spring 2016

Creative director Sara Cavazza’s spring collection for the label was inspired by the Art Deco movement.

clock September 23, 2015Alessandra Turra

Stella Jean RTW Spring 2016

Fashion Show Reviews

Stella Jean RTW Spring 2016

Stella Jean continued the mutli-culti pastiche that’s become her thing, this time by Italian migrants who dispersed to other countries and continents.

clock September 23, 2015Jessica Iredale

A design from Amélie Pichard’s collection, designed in collaboration with Pamela Anderson

Footwear

Pamela Anderson, Amélie Pichard Team for Vegan Accessory Collection

French accessories designer Amélie Pichard and actress Pamela Anderson have linked on a line of vegan shoes and bags.

clock September 23, 2015Misty White Sidell

A look at Nordstrom's I Love IT campaign.

Fashion Scoops

Nordstrom Readies for Second Phase of ‘We Love IT’ Program With Italian Trade Agency

Nordstrom’s Olivia Kim is heading to Milan to finalize the second phase of the We Love IT initiative.

clock September 23, 2015Rosemary Feitelberg

Romy Paris

Skin Care

Romy Paris: A ‘Next-Generation’ Beauty Concept

The Nespresso-like machine makes fresh face cream and serum for a person daily based on the user’s needs and determined with the help of an app.

clock September 23, 2015Jennifer Weil

Michelle Obama, Pope Francis and Barack Obama

Fashion Scoops

Michelle Obama Wears Monique Lhuillier Dress for White House Event With Pope Francis

The dress was a midnight blue Monique Lhuillier guipure lace and textured jacquard A-line dress with three-quarter sleeves.

clock September 23, 2015Rosemary Feitelberg

Gemma Chan London Fashion Week Week 2015: WilliamVintage Dinner Party

Parties

William Banks-Blaney Unveils Liberty Collaboration

He spilled the beans over dinner at Claridge’s to guests including Sophie Ellis Bextor.

clock September 23, 2015Julia Neel

Cara Delevingne, Kate Moss, Mango event Something in Common

Fashion Scoops

Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss Hit Milan

The models made an appearance at Mango’s flagship store in Milan, where fans had waited since the early morning hours on Wednesday.

clock September 23, 2015Lucie Janik

A pair of Warby Parker x Maiyet sunglasses.

Fashion Scoops

Warby Parker, Maiyet Team Up

Warby Parker teamed up with fashion line Maiyet on a pair of sunglasses that come out today.

clock September 24, 2015Rachel Strugatz

Fashion Scoops

Gucci Spring 2016 Front Row

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Mark Ronson 2016 Grammy Awards Nominations

Parties

Coach Lands at Selfridges With a Party

Stuart Vevers hosted the rooftop party.

clock September 23, 2015Julia Neel

Backstage at Le Moulin Rouge.

People

Le Moulin Rouge in Manhattan

The cabaret’s high-kicking chorines have come to Manhattan to celebrate the 150th anniversary of France’s gift of the Statue of Liberty.

clock September 23, 2015Lorna Koski

Andrew Rannells and Anne Hathaway

Parties

Anne Hathaway Talks Science, Martha Stewart at ‘The Intern’ Screening

Anne Hathaway and Andrew Rannells attended a screening of ‘The Intern’ in New York City on Tuesday night.

clock September 23, 2015Lauren McCarthy

Fashion Show Reviews

Alberta Ferretti RTW Spring 2016

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