Ed Filipowski Passes
Co-chairman and Chief Strategist of PR agency KCD Ed Filipowski passed away this morning at the age of 58. With long-time co-chairman Julie Mannion, he ran the firm for nearly 30 years after its founding by Paul Cavaco, John Duka, and Kezia Keeble representing A-List clients like Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Versace, Coach, Prada, and many more.[WWD]
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It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of our beloved Co-Chairman and Chief Strategist Ed Filipowski. He leaves a legacy as a champion of the fashion industry with his unbridled optimism and spirit, and we will forever be grateful for his visionary leadership.
Stefano Tonchi to L’Officiel
After a muddled departure from W Magazine, Stefano Tonchi has landed a new role at French tome L’Officiel as chief creative officer. A first for the company, WWD reports that Tonchi is primarily focused on coordinating the magazine’s numerous international editions and “bring his known mix of high fashion, contemporary art and Hollywood to the content.” With the company’s centennial coming up next year and news that they will open even more global markets, Tonchi will have his hands full restructuring.
Black Frame is Closing Doors
Unexpected news came this week as Brian Phillips announced plans exclusively via Vogue Business to shut down PR firm Black Frame after New York Fashion Week. The art and fashion public relations firm that represented clients like Rodarte, Kenzo, Nike and Helmut Lang will officially close February 28th with Phillips planning to focus on his creative direction with brands like Garage Magazine.
Peter Lindbergh Posthumous Exhibition
Opening in Düsseldorf, a retrospective of the great Peter Lindbergh will be displayed this February. The upcoming show titled “Peter Lindbergh: Untold Stories” will host 140 works featuring supermodels like Linda Evagelista, Naomi Camobell, Cindy Crawford and Kate Moss and was curated by the late photographer himself. [WWD]
“Tallawah” is Nadine Ijewere’s Love Letter to Jamaica
Shot in Jamaica and presented by Dazed Beauty, photographer Nadine Ijewere rolled out plans this week to open her new exhibition titled “Tallawah”. The show created in collaboration with Jawara explores the homeland beauty of men and women’s relationship with their hair. Tallawah which means “we are strong” opens Thursday, January 23rd through February 1st.