Chioma Nnadi Selected As Head of Editorial Content for British Vogue
Chioma Nnadi, who began her career at Vogue in 2010 as a writer and subsequently rose through the ranks to become news director and, most recently, editor of Vogue.com, has been appointed as the head of editorial content for British Vogue. In her new role, she will assume the responsibilities previously held by Edward Enninful, but she will not carry the title of editor-in-chief. Instead, she will oversee the day-to-day operations of the publication, while the overall editorial vision will continue to be set by Anna Wintour, the global chief content officer and editor-in-chief at Condé Nast.Nnadi said, “I’m beyond excited and honored to have been appointed as British Vogue’s head of editorial content. As someone who was born and raised in London, the energy of the city — its boundary-pushing style and creative scene — has shaped the way I look at the world,.” [WWD]
Jean-Paul Gaultier Taps Simone Rocha and Collabs With Jimmy Choo
Ahead of next year’s couture season, the luxury French house Jean Paul Gaultier has selected Irish designer Simone Rocha as the next guest couturier for the brand. Gaultier started the guest designer series after retiring in 2020, and since then, the house has successfully partnered with designers like Chitose Abe of Sacai, Olivier Rousteing of Balmain, Glenn Martens of Y/Project and Diesel, Haider Ackermann, and Julien Dossena of Paco Rabanne. The pairing of Gaultier and Rocha seems particularly fitting, given their shared reputation for creating dream-like fantasies.The brand has another collaboration on the horizon, this time with accessories brand, Jimmy Choo. This partnership seeks to blend the creative identities of both brands, rooted in a common vision of empowering, confident, and glamorous femininity. The collection is being co-designed by the respective creative directors of both houses, Sandra Choi and Florence Tétier, and it pays homage to the rich archival legacies of each brand. Further details will be unveiled as the October launch date approaches. [Harpers Bazaar]
Moschino Collaborates With Top Stylists for 40th Anniversary Show
In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Moschino has embarked on an exciting new design journey. The iconic fashion house enlisted the talents of four renowned international stylists: Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, Katie Grand, Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, and Lucia Liu. Each of these stylists was tasked with creating 10 contemporary looks inspired by the visionary works of the brand’s founder, Franco Moschino. This collaborative project arrives at a pivotal moment for Moschino. Currently undergoing a transitional phase, the brand is yet to announce a successor to Jeremy Scott, who departed Moschino in March after ten remarkable years as creative director. When speaking on the designer’s legacy, Gabriela Karefa-Johnson said, “Rebellion — to me Franco embodied the fact that you don’t have to do this fashion thing by anyone else’s rules but your own.” [WWD]
Matty Bovan’s S/S 24 Collection
For Matty Bovan‘s S/S 24 Collection, he collaborated with Tanqueray No. TEN to create a memorable dinner and cocktail experience. Guests such as Georgia May Jagger, Serena Rees, Andreas Kronthaler, Harry Lambert, and Zandra Rhodes had the opportunity to enjoy a dining experience while models, thoughtfully selected by casting director Anita Bitton, including Ashley Graham, Precious Lee, and Luca Biggs, gracefully weaved their way through the dinner presentation. Speaking on the collaboration, Matty Bovan said, “Coming together with Tanqueray No. TEN felt like a natural fit to mark my new collection. My work is a labour of love and, ultimately, an extension of myself. Each piece is an ode to craftsmanship, pushing my creativity further. When I spoke to the Tanqueray No TEN archivists to explore parallels in our creative processes, I could see that just as I put my heart into my designs, Tanqueray No. TEN distillers infuse passion into each bottle, distilling in small batches to ensure each one is perfect; we both have a commitment to the quality of craft.”
How Model, Poet, And Trans Activist Kai Isaiah Jamal Has Come Full Circle
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