Phoebe Philo Returns, Valentino to Venice and more of the news you missed

Phoebe Philo’s Big Return
After leaving Céline and a three-year hiatus, British fashion designer Phoebe Philo announced her triumphant return with a new eponymous line backed by LVMH as a minority stakeholder. Her minimalist restructuring of the once flailing Céline brought huge success with BOF reporting the designer’s collections lifted annual sales from €200 million to more than €700 million by 2017 when she left. There’s not much information on when to expect the new clothing and accessories collection outside of more information will be unveiled in January 2022 but LVMH is undoubtedly eager to rehash Philo’s previous success. Philophiles will be waiting with bated breath. [BOF]

Valentino Staged An Epic Couture Show in Venice
Venice was home to Valentino’s couture show that celebrated a new Renaissance of unseen artisans of couture with 17 artist collaborations, curated by artist Kerstin Brätsch and writer Gianluigi Ricuperati, including Jamie Nares, Luca Coser, Francis Offman, Andrea Respino, and Wu Rui. Fitting that in the capital of such deep-rooted art history, Pierpaolo Piccioli would unveil another lesson in color theory as a cascade of eveningwear in bubblegum pink, chartreuse, sunshine yellow, blooming violet, and signature Valentino red went down the all-white runway with floating, feathered chapeaus to match from milliner Philip Treacy. Over 80 joyfully over-the-top looks, donned by women and men (that’s now 2 seasons in a row that Piccioli has presented men’s couture) including Anok Yai, Maricarla Boscono, Mika Schneider, Mona Tougaard, Maty Fall, Teddy Corsica, and Ottawa Kwami were presented in a maximalist unveiling that left a lasting impression. [WWD]

Fifth Avenue To Host NYFW Shows
NYFW is coming back in full force this September and this week it was announced that Fifth Ave will be hosting shows at the 608 Fifth Avenue location. The three-story venue will be converted into a runway and presentation area, at the moment, we’re yet to know what brands or designers will showcase their collections at the new venue. Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA said, “This September’s New York Fashion Week promises to amplify the immense creativity of the American fashion industry, New York City is not only an evergreen inspiration to our talented designers but also the ideal setting for the week. CFDA welcomes Fifth Avenue, with its storied history of providing a home to so many iconic fashion brands, to NYFW.” [TheDailyFrontRow]

Kate Moss Featured in SKIMS Underwear Campaign
SKIMS has been making headlines recently, from partnering with TEAM USA for the Tokyo Olympics to now making supermodel Kate Moss the new face of the Kim Kardashian-owned brand. Moss wears best seller items from the fits everybody and cotton collections, the legendary model said, “I’ve been a fan of SKIMS since day one, what Kim is doing with the brand is so fresh and modern, making underwear women actually want and that fits perfectly: I wear it, my daughter wears it – even my mum wears it!” [Harpers Baazar]

Ashley Graham Is Expecting Baby No.2
Ashley Graham broke the news on Tuesday that she and her husband Justin Ervin are expecting their second child. “The past year has been full of tiny surprises, big griefs, familiar beginnings, and news stories. I’m just beginning to process and celebrate what this next chapter means for us” Graham said in a moving caption on Instagram.