Demna Gvasalia Exits Vetements
A statement released exclusively to WWD announced that Demna Gvasalia, the central figure behind Zurich-based streetwear brand Vetements, would be leaving the brand. The designer, who is now the creative director of Balenciaga, said, “I started Vetements because I was bored of fashion and against all odds fashion did change once and forever since Vetements appeared and it also opened a new door for so many. So I feel that I have accomplished my mission of a conceptualist and design innovator at this exceptional brand and Vetements has matured into a company that can evolve its creative heritage into a new chapter on its own.” Demna’s brother and chief executive officer of Vetements, Guram Gvasalia, noted the brand “will continue to push the boundaries even further.” [WWD]
Milan Fashion Week So Far
Milan started with one of the biggest shows of the season, Prada, where Mother Miuccia celebrated her timeless silhouettes with new names like Lissandra Blanco, Silte Haken, Jenniffer Concepcion, and Krini Hernandez coming onto our radar. Then Daniel Lee’s second runway vision for Bottega Veneta continued to play up the brand’s coveted accessories touted by opener Barbara Valente, Hayley Ashton, Yilan Hua, and Bingbing Liu. Marni was exquisitely colorful with heavy brushstroke work and the opening debut of Naa Ayorkor Quaye, Mariana Barcelos, Paulina Pitsikalis, and Celeste Romero. Not to mention Versace and the appearance of Jennifer Lopez, who guest-closed the show.
Chanel Cruise 2021 Announces Destination
On May 7th, Chanel will host its cruise 2021 collection in Capri, Italy. This collection will mark only the second of Virginie Viard since Karl Lagerfeld’s passing earlier this year. The French luxury house hasn’t held a cruise collection outside of Paris since 2016. [WWD]
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