Dazed rolled out its sustainability-focused “A Future World” series
Because climate-change can’t be ignored! The magazine described #AFutureWorld, in partnership with the European Climate Foundation, as a “radical reimagining of what our planet could and should be.” The initial rollout included content featuring names like Greta Thunberg, Marina Abramović, Maisie Williams, Pamela Anderson. [Dazed]
Kering brands will no longer use models under 18
Age has long been a hot button topic within the industry, and the latest move towards stricter guidelines comes from Kering: a new statement released by the luxury conglomerates says it is committed to only using models 18 and over, effective as of F/W 2020 shows. Kering includes houses like Saint Laurent, Balenciaga and Gucci, meaning their coming shows and shoots would need to adhere to the minimum. Kering’s chairman and chief executive officer, François-Henri Pinault, writes of the decision, “We believe that we have a responsibility to put forward the best possible practices in the Luxury sector and we hope to create a movement that will encourage others to follow suit.” The statement also notes that it was in 2017 that a Kering and LVMH backed charter successfully introduced a minimum age of 16. “In our view, the physiological and psychological maturity of models aged over 18 seems more appropriate to the rhythm and demands that are involved in this profession,” said Kering’s chief sustainability officer, Marie-Claire Daveu. [Kering]
Bella Hadid and Lil Miquela Get Frisky for Calvin
Calvin Klein shows no signs of slowing up, RTW or not, and the latest celeb-heavy campaign for #MyCalvins gets intimately surreal with Top 50 star Bella Hadid sharing a sci-fi kiss with fashion’s favorite robot Lil Miquela. Calvin Klein also casted buzzworthy stars Indya Moore, Billie Eilish, Kendall Jenner, Noah Centineo, A$AP Rocky, and more to be a part of the latest campaign.
Victoria’s Secret will no longer air on network television
After an abysmal PR move from chief marketing officer Ed Razek and poor network ratings for last year’s edition, Victoria’s Secret Fashion show will no longer air on network television. According to The New York Times, last week Friday employees were informed via memo by the chief executive of Victoria’s Secret’s parent company, L Brands, Leslie Wexner, “Fashion is a business of change. We must evolve and change to grow. With that in mind, we have decided to re-think the traditional Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Going forward, we don’t believe network television is the right fit. In 2019 and beyond, we’re focusing on developing exciting and dynamic content and a new kind of event — delivered to our customers on platforms that she’s glued to … and in ways that will push the boundaries of fashion in the global digital age.”
Ariana Grande is Givenchy’s New Muse
In a move that no one saw coming, pop princess Ariana Grande is the face of Givenchy latest campaign. Announced by the brand via social media this week, the entertainer dons a similar frock to former Givenchy muse Audrey Hepburn’s famous black dress in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
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