Moschino [tv] Joins With H&M
Weekend 1 of #Beychella unveiled news that Swedish retailer H&M’s next collaboration will be from the luxury house of kitsch and humor, Moschino. From the mind of the Great Equalizer Jeremy Scott, the capsule collection rolling out November 8th was partly revealed on the backs of Cardi B and Gigi Hadid and will include womenswear, menswear, and accessories. The fast fashion retailer has partnered with major brands starting in 2002 with Karl Lagerfeld and adding Lanvin, Kenzo, Balmain, Maison Margiela, Erdem, and Alexander Wang to their roster.
Saint Laurent will be shown in New York in June
Rumor has it Anthony Vaccarello will be showing Saint Laurent in New York. Sources close to the label revealed Vaccarello’s intention for a June 6th show in the city, though officially no statement has been made. The iconic French house coming to New York Fashion Week in June–the 2nd to the 6th as defined by the CFDA’s new schedule–brings with it lots of impetus for the week considering Alexander Wang’s previous announcement in January to stage his show in June. Vaccarello’s Spring 2018 show was backdropped by the Eiffel Tower for a dramatic effect, to say the least, so it can be imagined with his June location the designer will be looking to maintain that level of atmosphere.
Natalie Massanet Launches New $75 Million VC Firm
Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet is creating a venture capital firm ‘Imaginary Ventures” with Nick Brown, a partner at the venture capital firm 14W. Imaginary Ventures will focus on “early stage, direct-to-consumer brands at the intersection of retail and technology” using its $75 million investment power towards millennial-focused direct-to-consumer brands like Glossier, Reformation, and Farfetch that are already in its portfolio. Massanet made the announcement via her Instagram where she wrote, “These are the businesses that are going to change our lives, how we shop, what we eat, how we feel, what we wear and how we disrupt the world of retail for a new generation of consumers.“ [WWD]
I am thrilled to officially announce that today @NickBrown and I have launched IMAGINARY @imaginary , a $75 million venture fund that invests in early stage direct-to-consumer businesses at the intersection of retail and technology, backed by a collective of some of the world’s top business individuals and entrepreneurs. Online discovery and distribution platforms have made it easier than ever to launch a business but equally, it’s made it even more challenging for them to thrive for the long-term. The businesses that will endure will be those that build their strategies around an authentic understanding of their consumers and never lose sight of them as they grow. This is at the heart of all the emerging brands, platforms and retail solutions that we are investing in. Imaginary is actively investing across the beauty, wellness, food and beverage, lifestyle and fashion sectors, and we are proud to be launching with a strong portfolio of investments including Appear Here @AppearhereHQ, Daily Harvest @DailyHarvest, Dirty Lemon @DirtyLemon , Everlane @Everlane, Farfetch @Farfetch, Glossier @Glossier, Good American @GoodAmerican, Heist @Heiststudios , Hum @HumNutrition, Keeps @Keeps, Reformation @reformation and Universal Standard @UniversalStandard. We can’t wait to carry on growing our portfolio to support amazing founders and teams to realize their ambitions. We hope you will love these businesses and their products as much as we do! To find out more about them visit www.Imaginary.co and follow us on @Imaginary as we begin this exciting journey in the world of new consumer brands. These are the businesses that are going to change our lives, how we shop, what we eat, how we feel, what we wear and how we disrupt the world of retail for a new generation of consumers. On a personal note, I feel blessed to be able to support a new generation of inspiring entrepreneurs and businesses. I was lucky enough to have extraordinary angel investors and mentors giving me much needed funding and advice along my journey and it is a privilege to be able to return the favour. #ImaginaryFriends #imaginaryCompany
Tribeca Film Festival Will Debut “McQueen” Documentary
Eight years since his passing, a documentary on British fashion designer and couturier Lee Alexander McQueen will debut at the Tribeca Film Festival this Sunday. Directed by Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui, the film goes behind the tortuous genius of McQueen’s rags-to-riches story and how he influenced the industry both before and after his sudden passing. from Central Saint Martens student to agent provocateur, the film sets to debut in select theaters this Summer.
Karl Lagerfeld dismissing #Metoo prompts criticisms, calls for boycott
In an unsparing, rather merciless and frankly not-out-of-character interview for Numéro, Karl Lagerfeld made a slew of flippant remarks across the board bashing the #Metoo movements effect on the fashion industry and backlash quickly followed. In the conversation between the Chanel designer and Phillip Utz, Lagerfeld says regarding accusations against Karl Templar, “If you don’t want your pants pulled about, don’t become a model! Join a nunnery, there’ll always be a place for you in the convent. They’re recruiting even!” Of the movement, in general, he says, “I’m fed up with it. I don’t even eat pig.” The comment refers to France’s #Metoo equivalent #BalanceTonPorc. A many number of industry figures were quick to criticize and call for Chanel boycotts. Sara Ziff, founder of Model Alliance, wrote “Disgraceful comments by Karl Lagerfeld in an April 12th interview with Numéro Magazine underscore just how much work we still have to do. While not surprising (Lagerfeld is well known for offensive comments and body-shaming women for their weight and appearance), Lagerfeld’s assertion that models should “join a nunnery” if they don’t want their pants pulled down is, nonetheless, outrageous.” James Scully remarked on his Instagram, “Sadly Lagerfeld’s ignorance just perpetuates the cliche that people do this to advance careers and as usual unfairly blames victims. It’s this attitude of people in power that explains why victims can’t or won’t speak about abuse.”
Fashion Disruptors Virgil Abloh and Christian Siriano Make the Time100 2018 List
Time Magazine has revealed their annual Time100 Influential People List which list’s the most revered names globally in politics, media and pop culture and amongst the honored are fashion starlets Virgil Abloh and Christian Siriano. Written by Takashi Murakami and Leslie Jones for the Artist and Icons list respectively, the pair add to the list’s record number of people under 40.
Karlie Kloss Is Estée Lauder’s Newest Brand Ambassador
Supermodel Karlie Kloss announced on Instagram her addition to the Estee Lauder family as their newest Global Ambassador. Ever the down-to-earth girl, it looks like they put her to work on her first full day of work!
Josephine Skriver is Maybelline’s Newest Global Spokesmodel
Also, joining the Money Team line up with a beauty contract for herself is Danish siren Josephine Skriver who announced her latest signing to the world of Maybelline to her 4.8 million Instagram followers. With products available in over 120 countries, the 25-year-old will front the beauty brand’s major campaign for the first time joining the ranks of Gigi Hadid, Jourdan Dunn, Adriana Lima, and many more. On her Instagram announcement Skriver wrote, “ I can officially say that I am the newest member of the @Maybelline family! I am so grateful to the team at Maybelline for this huge honor and cannot wait to travel the world discovering beauty trends and meeting all of the amazing people who #MakeItHappen”. Her first campaign will come out in May.
I’ve been keeping a secret that I’m able to finally share with the world… Today, I can officially say that I am the newest member of the @Maybelline family! I am so grateful to the team at Maybelline for this huge honor and cannot wait to travel the world discovering beauty trends and meeting all of the amazing people who #MakeItHappen
Rihanna Teases a Lingerie Line
That Rihanna reign just won’t let up! As if infiltrating our ears, eyes, closets, and makeup bags wasn’t enough Rihanna has finally revealed her long-rumored lingerie line, aptly titled, Savage X Fenty. As the world waits with bated breath for a retail release, rumor has it photographer Tyrone Lebon is behind the steamy visuals that will dial up the lust factor to the max.