Tardy Marc, Slick Mama, Burberry drop and more of the fashion news you missed

Marc Jacobs was super late and said “Sorry”
Another fashion week is behind us but not without its own round of controversies. The most recent talk of the town was the normally punctual Marc Jacobs ran over 90 minutes late for his Spring/Summer 2019 fashion show. PR was nervous, European editors sweated as they feared to miss their transatlantic flights, and Vogue editrix Anna Wintour expressed her annoyance by pacing around. For many, it was a flashback to the old Marc, whose shows notoriously started an hour or more late, but after many whispers, a maximalist’s pastel dream finally went down the catwalk. The designer took to Instagram to apologize for the tardiness and chalked it up to sometimes things don’t go the way you plan. We forgive you, Marc!

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I sincerely apologize to anyone and everyone who was inconvenienced by my lateness at our Spring/Summer 2019 fashion show. For anyone interested, below is not a list of excuses but rather a list of facts. I fully understand people have plans, lives, commitments, flights, families to return to, etc and that I fully RESPECT. I’ve heard, read and reflected on your frustration, anger and outrage. If you choose to read the below, I hope that you can find your own place of understanding. 1. The night before the show at midnight, I believed that we would absolutely be starting at 6pm, as planned and it was my intention to do so. 2. At 3:30pm on the day of the show, I became aware that we would most likely be an hour late. In good faith and hope it was communicated that the show would start at 630pm and that was a mistake. 3. After years of being beyond punctual and once again, with every intention of remaining so, the fact is, more is always expected from us with fewer and fewer resources. That is not unique to me personally or us as a company. I have learned that I need to adjust to our realities. 4. It was my wishful thinking that we could accomplish all that needed to be done for this show with the circumstances we faced. I was wrong. Not because everyone didn’t make every effort or give it their all and more, life is just that way sometimes. I’ve always been told that, “if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” With our shows, I always strive to present 7-10 minutes of live fashion theatre that hopefully makes some kind of statement or touch the audience in some way both aesthetically and emotionally. I think we all have to be a little more sensitive and flexible to the fragile state of the live experience. I hope anyone reading this will reflect on my thoughts as I have on yours. 
Sincerely and respectfully, Marc

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After Savage x Fenty‘s Diverse Show, Slick Woods went into labor
And if that didn’t get fashion folks talking, across the bridge in Brooklyn, clout queen Rihanna unveiled her latest lingerie collection for the season that had models Joan Smalls, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Leomie Anderson, and Duckie Thot featured in scintillating pieces. Fenty muse, Slick Woods, also joined the fray very, very pregnant and in a shocking, but let’s face it perfectly timed, moment went into labor after walking down the runway. Congrats to her and new dad Adonis Bosso!

Devon Windsor apologizes, too
Another person that was dishing out apologies was model Devon Windsor that took to Twitter to say sorry for a tone-deaf response to models Shanina Shaik and Ping Hue speaking openly of colorism and racism in the fashion industry that aired on E!’s new docu-series, Model Squad. In a clip of Episode 6, the model jokingly compared her experiences of moving to a country where she didn’t know the language of ‘Paris’ and getting blonde highlights to the discussion of discrimination. Immediately the moment received backlash, with many virally expressing their anger and the model took to Twitter to apologize. See her response below.

Another Vogue Editor Departs
Joining a long list of Condé Nast departures, Eve MacSweeney, Vogue‘s current feature director, adds one more to the tally as she plans to depart from the magazine later in September. Working with the title since 2002, she will reportedly stay involved with Vogue in a freelance capacity. [FASHIONISTA]

GQ Announces Will Welch to replace Jim Nelson as Editor-in-Chief
Condé Nast title GQ Magazine also switched things up as it was announced that editor-in-chief Jim Nelson would end his 15-year tenure and be replaced by Will Welch, who was just announced as the magazine’s creative director earlier this year. Welch is only the fifth editor-in-chief in the almost 90-year-old magazine’s history and Nelson adds to the running list of veteran editors-in-chief to exit Condé Nast, a list that includes Cindi Leive, Graydon Carter, Elaine Welteroth, Keija Minor and Phillip Picardi. [WWD]

Kim Jones’ Dior set for pre-fall Tokyo showing
Come November, Dior Homme’s first pre-fall collection designed by Kim Jones, will be held in Tokyo, WWD reported exclusively. Jones told WWD, “A fashion show in Tokyo is the best way to present and celebrate my first Dior pre-fall men’s show. Japan is a magical country that I know quite well and that I love particularly for its incredible and unique culture, history and nature, which have always been very fascinating and a great source of inspiration to me.” A pop-up at department store, Isetan, will open two days prior to the show set for November 30th. [WWD]

Victoria Secret’s 2018 casting takes shape
Victoria’s Secret castings has become an event in itself, the entire process being recorded as success stories unfold over social media. The highlight being hopeful models receiving, much to their delight, that glorious confirmation phone call. The show is cast by John Pfeiffer and the models’ celebration posts on Instagram have become a must. So far, models debuting wings for the first time are Winnie Harlow, Alannah Walton, Kelsey Merritt, Sadie Newman, Maia Cotton, Lorena Rae, Iesha Hodges, Melie Tiacoh, Cheyenne Maya, Yasmin Wijnaldum, Myrthe Bolt, Duckie Thot, Isilda Moreira, Sofie Rovenstine, Willow Hand, Subah Koj, Mayowa Nicholas and Josie Canseco. They’ll all join the runway alongside veteran Angels like Adriana Lima and Candice Swanepoel. [Fashionista]

Revisit the best streetstyle from New York Fashion Week
The fashion month frenzy continues, but make sure to stop and smell the flowers by revisiting all of Melodie Jeng’s street style from New York Fashion Week in part 1 and part 2.

Burberry drops 24-hour T-shirt ahead of Tisci’s first collection
Burberry made the first 24 hour “drop” available on Instagram–a Thomas Burberry monogrammed tee. The yet-to-be-seen Burberry RTW by Riccardo Tisci wil hit the Spring Summer runway Monday during London Fashion Week. Selling specially through social media channels is a first for the brand, that first embraced “see now, buy now” in 2016. [Vogue UK]

London Fashion Week is underway
London’s calendar began yesterday on Thursday, but its official opening event was held this morning. LFW will continue on until Tuesday the 18th. Always a cradle for creativity, over the next few days rising design star will rub elbows with British mainstays. Check slots and times for shows like Ricardo Tisci’s first Burberry collection, JW Anderson, Matty Bovan, ALEXACHUNG, Molly Goddard, Victoria Beckham, Simone Rocha, Fashion East and more. Here is the official calendar.

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