Rick Owens and Brandon Maxwell Win Big at the CFDA awards
This week started off on a ceremonial note as the 2019 CFDA Awards celebrated America’s fashion leaders at the Brooklyn Museum. As Diane von Furstenberg officially handed over the torch to Tom Ford as the Council’s newest chairman, the award show’s biggest winners were Rick Owens, Brandon Maxwell, and The Row’s Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for Menswear Designer of the Year, Womenswear Designer of the Year, and Accessory Designer of the Year respectively. American menswear bestowed Emily Adams Bode with Emerging Designer of the Year award for Bode while Jennifer Lopez stunned in red Ralph Lauren while receiving the Fashion Icon award.
Saint Laurent Does Malibu
Anthony Vaccarello unveiled his new menswear collection for Saint Laurent in Malibu last night to a celeb-filled front row with a great view of the eventide coastline. The designer drew influence from the connected two worlds of YSL’s Marrakech pilgrimages in the ’70s slammed into modern-day Californian cool. The result was a primarily noir-hued collection that fluidly wrangled with notions of gender while dialing up the glam.
Prada Spring 2020 Hit Shanghai
Earlier this week, Chinese fashion hub, Shanghai, served as the setting for the Italian luxury house’s Spring menswear show. A neon-blue corridor backdropped Miuccia Prada’s collection and Nathan Westling made his menswear runway debut following coming out as transgendered in March making the show markedly significant for the model.
France to Ban the Destruction of Unsold Clothing
The French prime minister, Edourad Phillipe, announced France has placed a ban on the destruction of unsold merchandise, a change that will take place over the next 4 years aimed at the 576 million euros of product annually wasted. The move aligns with a broader movement towards enforcing and encouraging brands to prioritize sustainability. [Dazed]
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Earlier this week, the government of France announced that they will ban the destruction of unsold merchandise – including clothing, footwear and accessories – in the next 4 years. The announcement cited £576 million of new, unsold products being disposed of in France on an annual basis. In fashion, the incineration of garments has been a hot topic since Burberry admitted to burning over £28 million of stock in an effort to protect brand image and exclusivity. We’re pleased to see the French government take action on this kind of corporate behaviour. Regulations like these not only prevent the destruction of new and perfect condition clothes, they also discourage brands from overproducing, thereby preventing garments from ending up in landfill. ? ? ? We want to see this kind of policy implemented by more countries and governments, so if you aren’t based in France, tweet, tag, or email your representatives and let them know that you want them to ban the destruction of unsold merchandise in your country. #FashionRevolution #WhoMadeMyClothes
LVMH Young Designer Prize Final Moved to September
The culmination of the competition which customarily was held in June at the Louis Vuitton Foundation has been moved to September 4th, likely because of scheduling conflicts. The 8 designers competing this year for the prize include Anrealage, Bethany Williams, Bode, Hed Mayner, Kenneth Ize, Phipps, Stefan Cooke and There Magugu. [LVMH]