Another New York Fashion Week Wraps up
The tighter schedule experiment this NYFW wasn’t all that bad and now the fashion circuit moves on to Europe. The biggest highlights from the past week? Designers like Prabal Gurung and Pyer Moss used their platforms to highlight the plight of injustice in America; veterans like Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler and Helmut Lang presented strong showings for their fan bases; and some newcomers like Christopher John Rogers brought fresh, boisterous energy.
Gucci Goes Carbon Neutral
“We are now entirely carbon neutral,” wrote Gucci in bold letters across their Instagram as companies and consumers examine their own practices in terms of sustainability and environmental impact. The Italian luxury house explained further in a caption, “Gucci is now carbon neutral in our own operations and across the entire supply chain, accounting for all the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions we generate. We are increasing our sustainability efforts to prevent, reduce and restore. And we are offsetting the remaining emissions and supporting the protection and restoration of critically important forests around the world.” The company announced it will be contributing 8.4 million to four REDD+ projects that help restore forests. [GUARDIAN]
Virgil Abloh to miss Off-White SS 20
Fashion designer behind two labels, DJing, furniture designer – polymath jet setter Virgil Abloh has always been about hard work and a lack of sleep. However, undisclosed health issues have led to the designer to take a break from flying for the next three months, causing him to miss his coming show for SS20 in Paris. According to Vogue] that also includes public appearances for Ikea, Nike, and participation in Vogue’s third annual Forces of Fashion summit.
London Fashion Week Begins With a “Die-in”
Extinction Rebellion, a climate campaign group, staged a “die-in” to protest the fashion industry by forming a “bleeding red carpet” in front of the Strand. The group says they’ll continue to stage similar protests at various locations during the week that includes collections from Matty Bovan, Burberry, Mimi Wade, Halpern, Stella McCartney and many more. If none of the shows on the calendar seem interesting enough (though we doubt that), Extinction Rebellion should stir things up.
Slick Woods’ Jewelry Line Also Funds Minority-Owned Businesses
Model Slick Woods launched her jewelry line CIVIL that says it will donate 20% of profits to minority and female-owned businesses. The line has so far been teased on Instagram and a party was held in New York for the new brand.
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C1V1L is starting a conversation. To share our mission and celebrate our launch in NYC last night, we hosted a panel discussion moderated by @marjon_carlos featuring our cofounder & CEO @blakelythornton our designer @slickwoods and model/activist @shaundross. Join our mission by visiting civiljewelry.com #BeCIVIL
London Agency Models 1 is Launching a Podcast
Studio71 UK announced plans to launch this week The Model Podcast, in collaboration with London modeling agency, Models 1 (London). Hosted by former model turned scout, Robyn Bright, guests will include some of the biggest players in the British fashion industry including Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council Caroline Rush, industry icon Yasmin Le Bon, filmmaker, Fenn O’Meally and model Iskra Lawrence. A wide range of topics will be discussed from building a build to fashion’s diversity problem to the future of London Fashion Week. Check out the first episodes here.