Milan Fashion Week so far, Woolmark Prize winner and more of the news you missed

At Woolmark Prize Fashion Show Richard Malone Wins Big
At the tail end of London Fashion Week, the Woolmark Company announced Richard Malone as the winner of its International Woolmark Prize. Malone, who took home the AU$200,000 grand prize, showed his work alongside A-Cold-Wall, Blindness, Bode, Botter, Feng Chen Wang, GmbH, Ludovic de Saint Sernin, Matthew Adams Dolan and Namacheko. “I’m someone who isn’t wholesaling in a traditional way. Usually that’s a component of a prize, so I never think I’d win one of those awards. I hope that for students or younger designers, it will show that you can successfully work outside the fashion system, as that system has become so damaging,” the designer told Vogue. Woolmark’s first-ever Karl Lagerfeld Prize was won by Emily Adams Bode who will receive AU$100,000. [Vogue]

Leslie Wexner Steps Down from L Brands and Victoria’s Secret
Sycamore Partners has officially acquired Victoria’s Secret and L Brand founder Leslie Wexner is stepping down from his position as chief executive officer. Wexner’s L Brand bought Victoria’s Secret in 1982. Amidst a slew of scandals at the lingerie company, reports that Wexner had ties to Jeffrey Epstein further raised criticisms as well as concern about the fate of Victoria’s Secret. [Fashionista]

London Fashion Week Down, Milan Fashion Week Now
London Fashion Week ended on a high note with Burberry and J.W. Anderson introducing us to some new faces like Mia Brown, Maryel Uchida, Agi Akur and Maty Fall that have gone on to make their mark in Italy. When the fashion circuit pit stopped in Milano, Gucci started things off with Alessandro Michele’s eerie social experiment displaying a frenzied backstage circus before it gave way to a rotating stage and the usual plethora of new faces. Casting-wise the Milan shows have been noteworthy, Prada opening with icon Meghan Collison, Elise Crombez and Querelle Jansen before continuing to debut the model stars of tomorrow. Normally devout to the sanctum that is sample size, Fendi’s romantically retro woman had tailored silhouettes with soft shoulders via Jill Kortleve and Paloma Elsesser strutted strong along with industry muses Carolyn Murphy, Jacquetta Wheeler, Karen Elson, Liya Kebede, and Mariacarla Boscono. Rounding up today, new face Evelina Lauren opens Versace joining a heavy-hitting ensemble of supermodels like Anja Rubik, Irina Shayk, and Natasha Poly’s Street Style Coverage is as Hot as Ever
On to Milano, photographer Melodie Jeng has been captured the candid moments between shows we live for. Check out days 1 and 2 here.

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