21 October 2018
Life’s a beach. This was the vibe that Chanel showd off at the presentation of the new SS2019 collection during Paris Fashion Week. Wet looks presented in various forms, water walks at L’Oreal and Yves Sain Laurent presentations, reaching the highest point with the presentation organised by Chanel which redefined the relaxed beach atmosphere at the event, carrying an actual beach set up (!!) to the Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées. Competing with the releases of previous seasons, Chanel managed to create an idyllic and incredibly realistic atmosphere on the Champs Élysées scenery. There must be something in the water ..
H&M has unveiled a campaign to celebrate its collaboration with Moschino . Shot by Steven Meisel, the campaign, which features Gigi Hadid, Stella Maxwell, Soo Joo Park, Imaan Hammam and Leya Bloom, takes inspiration from a 1950s haute couture show. Jeremy Scott, in an interview for Vogue, talking about Gigi Hadid: “Gigi is my baby girl. I love and adore her. First of all, she’s such an amazing model and she looks gorge in the Moschino X H&M campaign! Gigi and I go back a long way. At my own label’s AW14 show I was the first designer to put her on the catwalk, and she was so fierce that she both opened and closed the show. I love the Hadid family so much. Their mother has raised them all so well, and has instilled in them this kind of thoughtfulness and presence. I could not imagine doing Moschino X H&M without Gigi!”
Burberry has hit the headlines lately due to their admission that they burn unsold clothes, accessories and perfume in a bid to protect their brand. In July, the luxury fashion house reported it has destroyed £105m of unwanted stock in the past five years, earning criticism from green environmental campaigners. In September, the fashion brand announced it will no longer dispose of unsold goods and instead make moves to reuse, repair or recycle products, with immediate effect. Burberry also confirmed it will no longer be using real fur and will ‘phase out’ existing fur items, such as its rabbit, fox, mink and Asiatic racoon collections. Burberry chief executive Marco Gobbetti said the company was ‘committed to applying its creative talent to finding positive solutions across the company’.