File under “Death of Fashion”? The end of the “big name designer” is now officially upon us, it would seem (it’s been coming for a decade at least.) But yet again the changing landscape seems to be taking the World of Fashion by surprise…. (Why?)
“We’re accustomed to witnessing the revolving door at struggling heritage labels. Less so at the top echelons of brands.”
Source: Hedi Slimane Is Out at Saint Laurent—These In-and-Out Creative Directorships Can’t Be Good for the Fashion Business – Vogue
Quote of the day: “This was a brand message rather than a fashion message.”
Designer’s catwalk show celebrates enduring power of traditional aesthetic values with seductive, sleek daywear
Source: Ralph Lauren ignores the fashion zeitgeist and lets the good times roll | Fashion | The Guardian
This just in…
No end in sight in to the retailer’s troubles.
Source: J. Crew Brand Loses Clout, Says J. Crew – Bloomberg Gadfly
One thing they forgot to mention: You can die of acute boredom watching Saint Laurent shows. Talk about “death of fashion….”
Find all the details in our recap of the show.
Source: 10 Things About Saint Laurent’s Paris Fashion Show – Spring 2016 – Vogue
Here is side of the “fashion world” that is rather different from the one in my last post. How is it that these two worlds can be the same place? (Can they?)
On the Italian Riviera, Dolce & Gabbana’s wealthiest clients dance, drink, and compete to buy couture.
Source: Alta Moda’s Luxurious Fashion Show – The New Yorker
Take a look at these and let’s think about what we see. From a fashion-history perspective, what strikes you about this collection of images?
Source: Emmys 2015 fashion: the best looks from the red carpet – in pictures | Fashion | The Guardian
What? How is this Southern France, rather than anything else? Can anyone point to anything here that isn’t typical Ralph Lauren? Beware of lazy fashion journalism…
Ralph Lauren’s simple, stylish statement for Spring evoked points south of Paris, rather than points east of Manhattan.
Source: What’s Red, White and Ralph all over? | Fashion Show Review, Spring 2016 | BoF
Hey! It’s our neighborhood! (Our “here” our “now”!!)
Providence, Rhode Island is home to an amazing style scene that culminates in StyleWeek Northeast—and these five rising fashion brands.
Source: An Inside Look At StyleWeek Northeast – Forbes
I’m like, so: “Huh?”
UK luxury-goods maker Burberry Group Plc introduced a channel on Apple Inc.’s music service in the latest example of the fashion and technology industries coming together.
Source: Burberry Becomes First Fashion Brand to Launch Apple Music Channel | News & Analysis | BoF
“Shoppers may not have flocked to Irish retailer’s first US store as anticipated on opening day, but executives are hopeful brand’s appeal will grow in the US.”
Here’s an interesting development… Why might Primark not have had the grand opening they seem to have anticipated? Did they miss their moment? Wrong location? Might be an interesting thing for us to look at….
Source: Primark makes understated US debut as Boston flagship opens | Business | The Guardian