LVMH Enlists Gigi Hadid for LVMH Prize Panel
The annual LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers has brought on Gigi Hadid to its panel of experts. The semifinalists will be judged by the committee of industry players in February. Along with the addition of Hadid there is Caroline Daur, Leaf Greener, Sinéad Burke, Ronnie Cooke Newhouse, Natalie Kingham and Lauren Santo Domingo new to the panel. [WWD]
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There is a Helena Christensen H&M Capsule Collection
H&M has tapped the legendary Helena Christensen for its latest capsule collection. The clothes feature photographs of flowers by Christensen, who also photographed the campaign for the collection. “It’s been a very cool experience collaborating with H&M as I not only have been able to see my photographs come to life on items of clothing but also got to look at them through my lens as I shot the campaign images,” Christensen said. The collection is currently available here.
Jeremy Scott Heads to Paris
For his fall 2020 collection, Jeremy Scott is taking his show to Paris in July, revealed Vogue this week. The designer has long been a staple of New York Fashion Week and the move, temporary or not, adds to a list of other notable absences like Thom Browne, Tom Ford, and the off-schedule Alexander Wang. “I started my career in Paris; I lived there, showed my first 10 runway show collections there,” Scott told Vogue, continuing to say, “Throughout my career, all my moves have been intuitive; I felt like it was time for that paradigm to switch again.” [Vogue]
Coperni and Kenzo Return to Paris RTW Schedule
As the NY Fashion Week Calendar gets slimmer, Paris doesn’t seem to have the same problem with Coperni and Kenzo making a welcomed return back to the women’s calendar. Kenzo’s new creative director, Felipe Oliveira Baptista formerly at Lacoste, will be making his debut for the brand while Coperni’s Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant will be making their first runway presentation since leaving Courrèges and relaunching with new investors. WWD reports Gauchère, Noir Kei Ninomiya and Kenneth Ize will also be added to the Paris Fashion Week calendar.[WWD]
Is Victoria’s Secret Selling?
Reporting declining sales and reeling from a PR nightmare, retail empire L Brands, owner of Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, and Abercrombie & Fitch is rumored to be in talks to potentially sell the lingerie brand. Current CEO Leslie Wexner may potentially step down to a smaller role or even sell the company in a reinventing bid to get the company from hemorrhaging money. WWD reports that Wexner has been leading his retail empire for more than five decades and is currently L Brands’ largest shareholder.