​​Edward Enninful’s Vogue Promotion, Models.com’s Industry Access, and More News You Missed

​​Edward Enninful Promoted As the Global Creative and Cultural Adviser at Vogue
Edward Enninful is expanding his role within the Vogue family. In 2024, he will transition from his position as editor-in-chief of British Vogue to become the global creative and cultural adviser at Vogue, while also serving as an editorial adviser for British Vogue. Enninful shared with his team that this promotion came about through discussions with Anna Wintour, the company’s boss, and Roger Lynch, the CEO of Condé Nast, Inc. They explored ways in which he could contribute to enhancing Vogue’s global impact. While Enninful will continue to report to Wintour, he has already begun the process of searching for a head of editorial content for British Vogue. This move reflects the evolving management structure at Condé Nast, where content is now shared globally and the role of editors-in-chief is being redefined. [WWD]

ANDAM Fashion Award Finalists
The finalists for the ANDAM Fashion Award have been announced, with each brand incorporating social and environmental factors into their brand messaging. Among the finalists is Ester Manas, a size-inclusive brand founded by Ester Manas and Balthazar Delepierre, which utilizes deadstock fabric. Berlin-based brand GmbH, founded by Benjamin Huseby and Serhat Isik and inspired by their multicultural heritage, is also among the finalists. The remaining finalists include Lantink from Amsterdam, Andreadamo from Italy, Gauchère from France, and LGN Louis Gabriel Nouch, also from France. To be eligible for ANDAM’s grand prize of 300,000 euros, nominees can be of any nationality but must own or establish a French company within the same year they receive the fellowship. Additionally, ANDAM will award a runner-up Special Prize with a cash prize of 100,000 euros during the ceremony, scheduled for June 29th. The candidates for the Pierre Bergé Prize, which carries a cash prize of 100,000 euros, are Avellano by Arthur Avellano, Ouest Paris by former Ami designer Arthur Robert, and Vaillant by Alice Vaillant. Lastly, the nominees for the Accessories Prize, now increased to 100,000 euros, include Alighieri, founded by Rosh Mahtani, and Panconesi, by Marco Panconesi, who is also the design director at Swarovski. The ANDAM jury is composed of members who strongly prioritize social responsibility, including Quannah Chasinghorse, Mexican climate activist Xiye Bastida, and Trisha Shetty, a human rights campaigner and founder of the Indian NGO SheSays. The jury also includes representatives from renowned companies such as Balenciaga, Hermès, and Saint Laurent. [WWD]

Stefano Gallici Is the New Creative Director of Ann Demeulemeester
Less than a week after the news of Ludovic de Saint Sernin‘s departure from Ann Demeulemeester, the brand has announced its new creative director, Stefano Gallici. Gallici will unveil his collection during Paris Fashion Week on September 30th. Having previously served as the menswear designer at the Demeulemeester house, Gallici is already familiar with the brand’s aesthetic. He began his career in Antwerp, Belgium, working as an assistant designer to Haider Ackermann before joining the Antonioli Group in January 2019. In 2020, the Antonioli Group, founded by Claudio Antonioli, acquired Ann Demeulemeester. Antonioli expressed his confidence in Gallici, stating, “Stefano immediately demonstrated strong creativity and a clear vision for Ann Demeulemeester. He embodies the brand’s DNA while keeping an eye on the future.” [WWD]

Bally Taps Simone Bellotti As New Creative Director
Just two weeks after Rhuigi Villaseñor‘s departure as creative director of Bally, the Swiss luxury brand has announced his successor. Simone Bellotti, a designer with a 16-year tenure at Gucci, will take on the role of design director for the brand. Prior to his time at Gucci, Bellotti gained experience at renowned fashion houses such as Dolce & Gabbana, Bottega Veneta, and Gianfranco Ferre. Expressing his enthusiasm for his new position, Bellotti said, “The house’s unique Swiss heritage, combined with its rich history rooted in a pioneering spirit and an unwavering commitment to excellence, serves as a powerful inspiration.” He is set to unveil his collection during Milan Fashion Week in September. [Vogue]

Bethann Hardison Premiering “Invisible Beauty” Documentary During Tribeca Film Festival
Bethann Hardison, renowned for her advocacy of diversity in the Black creative community, will premiere a documentary about her life and legendary work at the Tribeca Film Festival. Titled “Invisible Beauty,” the film will be showcased on June 13th at the School of Visual Arts Theater. It showcases Hardison’s remarkable journey from a runway model to an agent, activist, mentor, and champion of diversity. Co-directed by Hardison and Frédéric Tcheng, known for directing “Halston” and “Dior and I,” the documentary offers an intimate portrayal of her experiences. Fans can purchase tickets for the festival screenings of “Invisible Beauty” on June 14th or June 17th. Hardison reflected on the film, saying, “While people may perceive it as my life story, it is not solely about me. It tells the story of a woman deeply committed to effecting change. Viewers will glimpse her youthfulness, learn about her background and family, but the prevailing theme is her activism and advocacy.” The documentary features appearances by Iman, Naomi Campbell, Zendaya, Whoopi Goldberg, Tracee Ellis Ross, Tyson Beckford, Aurora James, Kyle Hagler, James Sculley, and Liya Kebede. In addition to the film premiere, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art in Brooklyn will host an exhibition dedicated to Hardison, opening on September 7th. [WWD]

Thom Browne Debuting First-Ever Couture Collection in Paris
After years of pushing the boundaries of design, Thom Browne is set to make a significant statement with his first-ever couture collection in July. The designer, who also serves as the CFDA Chairman, made the decision to forgo Men’s Fashion Week to focus on this momentous couture endeavor. According to Vogue, Browne revealed that this opportunity would be a one-time occurrence and serve as part of the brand’s 20th-anniversary celebration. Having showcased his collections in Paris for the past 12 years, Browne said, I always think of couture as being the ultimate challenge in regards to quality, construction and design,” he said. “I strive this for every collection, and this being the 20th anniversary of the [brand], I thought it was a nice time to celebrate in this way… I look forward to people coming to the showroom after the show and telling this story and showing how beautifully made everything is.” [Vogue]

Vogue World Is Heading to London
Vogue World is making a comeback, this time in London. The event is set to take place on September 14th and will celebrate the fusion of fashion with various performing arts such as theatre, dance, opera, and classical and contemporary music. Leading the production as creative director will be Stephen Daldry, a renowned British film and theatre director and producer known for his work on “Billy Elliot.” Vogue World is an annual live event that seamlessly blends the realms of fashion and entertainment. Last year, the event took the form of a runway show and street fair in Lower Manhattan, commemorating Vogue’s 130th anniversary. The runway showcased looks from designers’ Autumn/Winter 2022 collections, featuring brands like Balenciaga, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Valentino, and Dior. Prominent models such as Adut Akech, Emily Ratajkowski, Gigi Hadid, and many more graced the runway.. In addition to the live event, this year’s Vogue World will be globally live-streamed and include activations in other Vogue markets and an e-commerce site. Vogue intends to donate the net ticket proceeds to charitable organizations focused on performing arts and education in London. [Vogue]

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Models.com Presents Industry Acess with Alastair McKimm and Samira Nasr
Join Models.com for an exclusive event at Soho Works as Alastair McKimm, global editor-in-chief i-D, and Samira Nasr editor-in-chief of ​​Harper’s Bazaar U.S engage in a captivating conversation discussing modern fashion media and navigating the dynamic publishing landscape. Moderated by Models.com Managing Editor Irene Ojo-Felix, this live event will offer viewers a glimpse into the journey of these esteemed industry visionaries. RSVP now at [email protected] to secure your spot before Monday, June 5th. Space is limited.