British Fashion Council celebrated fashion’s new guard
Fashion’s elite turned up in masses for the British Fashion Council’s annual Fashion Awards at the top of the week and there was much to celebrate. Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott won the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator; Alessandro Michele, Miuccia Prada and Virgil Abloh got in on the action; and a surprise presentation from Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle to Clare Waight Keller for British Designer of the Year Womenswear was the talk of the night.
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The ultimate surprise – the very special moment that I discovered #meghanmarkle #duchessofsussex was going to give me the award for Womenswear Designer of the Year. Such an extraordinary moment of emotion and love for this amazing woman who changed my life 🖤 thank you @givenchyofficial
Poiret says goodbye
Another day another designer departure as Poiret announced this week that Yiqing Yin would be leaving her creative director position after only two seasons. The French luxury house just recently relaunched under retail conglomerate Shinsegae Group after a 80-year hiatus and Yin stood as the first designer to direct the brand since Paul Poiret himself. [WWD]
J.W. Anderson to join Paris Men’s schedule
Paris Fashion Week is about to heat up next season as new players are introduced to the board. London juggernaut Jonathan Anderson is bringing J.W. Anderson to the PFW calendar. He joins an already interesting new lineup with Hedi Slimane’s first all-men showing, Kris Van Assche for Berluti, and Givenchy’s return to menswear. [WWD]
Gosha Rubchinskiy was accused of inappropriate contact with a 16-year-old over DM
Accusations spread online embroiling Gosha Rubchinskiy in controversy after a 16-year-old boy claimed Gosha pressured him for explicit photographs over direct messages. The interaction first appeared on @hftgroup along with screenshots of the conversation. After Hypebeast had reached out to Rubchinskiy’s team they gave a statement meant to disprove any allegation of wrongdoing saying the exchange was meant as a street casting, “ The person sent a direct mail to us asking to be considered for the casting. This happens all the time….Gosha did a face time with him and then he asked for a photo to have on file with all the others. The person said he wasn’t alone and couldn’t take photo so Gosha suggested he just quickly goes to the bathroom and take a quick photo on the mirror, so he could show the rest of the team and have it on file….The person started contacting us very often demanding an answer about the casting and became a bit weird. So Gosha blocked him and we think this is why the person is trying to make Gosha look bad….” @Diet_Prada also posted the screenshots of the interaction in question. Fashionista has reported that Adidas, who has a multi-season partnership with Gosha, is investigating the situation, “Adidas takes any allegation of this nature extremely seriously and are currently looking into the claim that has been made.” [Hypebeast]
Netflix’s docu-series “7 Days Out” featuring Chanel episode set for December 21st
A trailer has been released for Netflix’s new documentary series 7 Days Out, which will have an hour-long episode set around Chanel and the lead-up to the house’s Spring 2018 show. The series documents the final week of large-scale events with other episodes for the Kentucky Derby, the Esports game League of Legends or NASA’s Cassini Mission and more. The show will premiere on December 21st. You can watch the trailer below.