Los Angeles-based Label Airei Joins Dover Street Market Paris – WWD

The addition of Airei to the Dover Street Market Paris brand development division came with constraints. Meters after meters, in fact, brought by designer Drew Curry to build “The Case for a Tragic Optimism”, a sculpture that occupies the place of honor at the Paris Fashion Week showcase of the label based in Los Angeles … Read more

Veteran French Fashion Editor Lifts Curtain on New Project – WWD

CALL ABOVE: Add Frédéric Martin-Bernard to the ranks of those who started a secondary turmoil during the pandemic. After a 25-year career in journalism, the French fashion publisher is expanding into interior design with the launch of Window, a service that offers bespoke curtains in the Vosges area of ​​northeastern France, a former center of … Read more

Balmain Is Entering the Fine Jewelry Category in Bold Fashion – WWD

Balmain is the latest luxury house to enter the jewelry category, WWD has learned. The French fashion house will release its first collection this summer, calling it gender-neutral and socially conscious, crafted with ethically sourced 18-karat gold, “conflict-free minerals” and traceable gemstones. That the 32 models will be bold seems to be a given, if … Read more

Documentary on Elio Fiorucci to Be Celebrated at Fashion Film Festival – WWD

MILAN – Fear: a concept as old as the world that inevitably affects the behavior of humans and animals alike. The relationship of each person with feeling is personal and, given the context of these times, it becomes more and more an object of self-exploration and research on coping mechanisms. While many are looking for … Read more

French Fashion Competition ANDAM Adds a Special Prize, New Sponsors – WWD

Experience the runner-up! For its 2022 edition, the French fashion competition ANDAM added a Special Prize worth € 100,000 along with the € 300,000 Grand Prix, reflecting the generosity of new and established sponsors and recognizing the wealth of top-tier talent that the awards have attracted recently. In addition, Bruno Pavlovsky, president of Chanel fashion … Read more

Coveri House Links Fashion, Art, Food – WWD

FLORENCE, Italy – Strolling along the banks of the Arno river here, few would suspect what imaginative, colorful and pop world lurks behind the majestic Renaissance palace that houses the headquarters of Enrico Coveri, whose frescoed rooms contrast with an extraordinary collection of contemporary art. While Coveri has long since abandoned seasonal shows, the brand … Read more

How Brands Can Avoid A New Downward Price Spiral – WWD

The pandemic and the mash-up of the holiday supply chain have helped solidify the newfound religion of fashion’s full price. And the first reading of 2022 is that brands are keeping the faith, at least online. E-commerce data specialist Edited analyzed marketing emails from over 500 retailers in the US and UK and found that … Read more

New Dior Book Focuses on the John Galliano Years – WWD

AN ENGLISH IN PARIS: A new coffee table book focuses on John Galliano’s creations for Dior, from the midnight blue satin slip dress that Princess Diana wore at the 1996 Met Gala to a canary yellow tulle dress from her latest haute couture collection for the maison French in 2011, inspired by the illustrator René … Read more

Two Female Fashion Leaders Lined up for ‘Fashion Icons’ Talks – WWD

POWER ON: While many in the fashion industry have come back again to reschedule plans instead of executing them, 92Y is moving forward with its spring installment of “Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis”. Building on the success of a sold out fall season that included conversations with Brandon Maxwell and Prabal Gurung, Mallis fielded two … Read more