Burberry is leading the charge for a much-anticipated shake-up of the international Fashion Weeks by announcing will no longer show its collections six months ahead of time.
Furthermore it will no longer separate men’s and women’s shows and it has ditched the denominations of Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter in favour of naming its collections February and September to reflect the time when they¬†will hit stores.
Amazon Fashion¬†has sent up the fashion “how to…” video with a series of spoof videos starring Fred Arnisen, star of Portlandia and SNL. The videos have been produced to mark Amazon Fashion’s sponsorship of New York Men’s Fashion Week which ran from 1-4 February.
Leading style influencer Alexa Chung has collaborated with Marks & Spencer to create a 31-piece collection inspired by its archive. Archive by Alexa will hit stores in April.
London menswear designer Oliver Spencer is to launch a new shop-in-shop in upscale Paris department store Le Bon March√© this¬†month. The 35sqm space, situated on the lower ground floor of the Left Bank store, will open on 18 February and will showcase the designer’s SS16 collection, which was inspired by the work of¬†sculptor Richard Serra.
Creative Industry Hub is staging new one-day conference¬†in London next month, designed to support and educate independent fashion designers in the UK.
“Breakthrough in Fashion” will include a wide range of workshops on topics including PR, marketing, e-commerce, manufacturing & distribution, trend forecasting, building retail environments, blogging, the buying process, sustainability and manufacturing.
The Collection,¬†an eight-part fictional TV series set in a post-war French couture house, is in production and will be available to view on Amazon Prime later this year. Casting has already begun and the show will be shot in England and Wales this Spring.
As the dust only just settles on the¬†London, Milan and Paris menswear fashion weeks, it’s being reported today that a big drama in Italian menswear is playing out behind the scenes. Reports suggest that Stefano Pilati, creative director of Ermenegildo Zegna, Brendan Mullane, creative director of Brioni and Alessandro Sartori, creative director of Berluti, are all parting company with their respective brands and that their AW16 collections will be their last.
Never underestimate the power of a singular creative vision. ¬†This is what comes to mind when I think of the former CEO of¬†Apple, Steve Jobs. The man did have quite a reputation, and apart from his laser sharp creative vision, was also feared and loathed in equal measures by many. That said, under his leadership, he led Apple to be the most valuable company in the world.
As the playwright George Bernard Shaw said, ‚ÄúYouth is wasted on the young‚ÄĚ. A wry and funny quote and a sign of our modern times. It suggests a perspective one comes to later in life, when young¬†people who complain so many simple things are just too hard to do.
It’s never too late to begin that project we have put on the back burner, or claimed we just “didn’t have enough time” to start.