Milan Takes a Fashion Week Turn, Margaret Zhang is In at Vogue China, and more of the news you missed

Content Creator to Editor in Chief at Vogue China, Margaret Zhang is Vogue’s Youngest EIC
Australian-born, Chinese content creator Margaret Zhang was appointed editor-in-chief at Vogue China at age 27, the youngest at a Condé Nast title, and less than a year after former EIC Angelica Cheung left the publication. Zhang got started in the industry at 16 when she created her blog “Shine By Three” in the early ‘09 blogging days, and soon after was spotted at the front row of fashion weeks globally. The new editor certainly has a well-rounded background with a law & e-commerce degree as well as past art director and photographer positions. Vogue editor-in-chief, global editorial director, and Condé Nast global chief content officer, Anna Wintour said the following Zhang’s position, “I am so delighted that Margaret is our new editor in chief of Vogue China. Her international experience, exceptional multiplatform digital expertise, and wide-ranging interests are the perfect combination to lead Vogue China into the future.” [BOF]

Kim Jones Pays Homage at Fendi Debut
The wait is over. The first Fendi women’s ready-to-wear show under the helm of Kim Jones was an ode to ultra-luxe neutrals, fur, and extravagant accessories. Former Model of the Week Tianna St. Louis opened the show, which was inspired by the archive of 70,000 sketches left by predecessor Karl Lagerfeld as well as the personal style of the five Fendi sisters. Dedicated to “amazing, strong women”, Jones introduced three new bags to the collection, as well as padlocks, wax seal pendants, a new logo, and a jewelry range by Delfina Delettrez Fendi. [The Daily]

Milan Fashion Week At a Glimpse
It seems Milan Fashion Week so far has brought some vitality back to a limping fashion system that is still seeing New York shows unveiled and whose London leg was brief. We already mentioned Fendi, but the other Italian juggernaut, Prada created an optimistic showing that positioned glamour critically and showed Raf and Miuccia getting into a psychedelic groove that made coats (and walls) furry (don’t worry it was faux), second-skin jacquard prints, and brought sequined paillettes back. If last season’s Prada woman was technologically focused and demure, this season’s turn is ready to step out into a whole new (hopefully vaccinated) world. Max Mara celebrated 70 years elevating the usual camel-colored renderings into glamourous, yet comfy ensembles fit for any woman’s return to the workplace, or perhaps just back to work lunches (best to start off slow). Alberta Ferretti was set on a smoky runway and provided a wide range of covetable Fall and Winter looks that dialed up supple textures and evening looks for when we can enjoy evenings again. Finally, Jeremy Scott’s Moschino went full Hollywood, set in Los Angeles, with theatrics embued in the ensembles and certainly the presentation. Cast on iconic lineup that included Shalom Harlow, Amber Valletta, Carolyn Murphy, Guinevere van Seenus, Joan Smalls, Kirsty Hume, Liberty Ross, Miranda Kerr and Dita von Teese as an exclamation point, the salon show played up the trompe l’oeil codes that brand is known for. There’s still a lot of movement this weekend before the cabine heads to Paris so be sure to check out the schedule at Vogue.

Virgil Goes Back to School
Learning from his past, Virgil Abloh continues to diversify his bonds, this time by becoming a visiting professor at the Royal College of Art in London. The RCA—which counts Christopher Bailey, David Hockney and Ridley Scott as alumni—will have Abloh presenting master classes, lectures, and “unique employment opportunities” to students and graduates. [WWD]

The CFDA Launches Impact — A Talent Directory For Black and Brown Creatives
The CFDA launched its initiative to increase the talent discovery pipeline for Black and Brown creatives, Impact. The program is a tool for creatives to post their resumes and portfolios on the job platform Creatively. The initiative strives to “create opportunities for historically underrepresented and unsupported communities in fashion.” Impact goes beyond just a job board, it will offer networking opportunities, community-building initiatives, and group mentorships. [Vogue]

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