Moschino Taps Adrian Appiolaza, Women’s F/W 24 Season Is Coming, and more news you missed

Moschino Taps Adrian Appiolaza
Moschino has appointed Adrian Appiolaza as its new creative director. He will oversee the women’s, men’s, and accessories collections, directly reporting to Massimo Ferretti, executive chairman of parent company Aeffe S.p.A. Appiolaza previously served as the women’s ready-to-wear design director at Loewe, collaborating with creative director Jonathan Anderson for a decade. Prior to that, he held the same role at Chloé under Clare Waight Keller. His inaugural collection for Moschino is set to debut during the upcoming women’s fall season on Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. CET at Museo della Permanente, as part of Milan Fashion Week. Following the unexpected passing of the previous creative director, Davide Renne, last November, Ferretti expressed, “After the recent events at Moschino, the arrival of Adrian felt like a ray of sunshine in a gloomy sky.” Jeremy Scott, who left the brand in March of the previous year, was succeeded by Renne. Renne, boasting decades of experience, commenced his role at the Milan-based brand on November 1. Tragically, his first collection was slated to debut for fall 2024 in February during Milan Fashion Week before his untimely passing. [WWD]

Women’s F/W 24 Season Is Coming
The Women’s F/W 24 season is rapidly approaching featuring many highly anticipated debuts. Irish designer Seán McGirr is set to unveil his first runway collection for Alexander McQueen, while Chemena Kamali returns to Chloé as creative director to present her latest offerings. In Milan, Appiolaza will connect with Moschino, Matteo Tamburini will kick off his tenure at Tod’s, followed by his predecessor Walter Chiapponi‘s inaugural collection at Blumarine. A reminder about each cities dates — NYFW runs from February 9th to the 14th, with Helmut Lang opening the season and Thom Browne closing it out. LFW begins on February 16th, featuring highlight shows from Simone Rocha on the 17th, JW Anderson on the 18th and Burberry on the 19th, and a return to the runway from Dilara Findikoglu. MFW commences on the 20th with the usual collections from Gucci, Fendi, Prada, and more, concluding on the 26th. PFW kicks off with Peter Do on the 27th, followed by Alexander McQueen on March 2nd, and closing with Louis Vuitton on March 5th. [Wallpaper]

The Lyst Index Announces Q4 of 2023 Hottest Brands
The Lyst Index has announced the hottest brands of Q4 2023, with Prada claiming the top spot. Contributing factors include the Pradasphere II public exhibit that opened in Shanghai and the collaboration with Axiom Space on NASA’s lunar spacesuits, along with the appointment of Troye Sivan as a brand ambassador, among others. Miu Miu slipped to second place in Q4, followed by Loewe, Bottega Veneta, and Moncler. Among the most sought-after products were The Row‘s Margaux bag, which propelled the brand to 18th on the list, the Victoria Beckham Frame buckle belt, and Miu Miu kitten heels. [Lyst]

The Fifteen Percent Pledge Gala
The Fifteen Percent Pledge is advancing its advocacy for Black-owned small businesses, with founder Aurora James and chairwoman Emma Grede hosting the nonprofit’s third annual gala at Paramount Studios. Comedian Robin Thede will serve as the event’s host, while actress and Pattern Beauty founder Tracee Ellis Ross will be honored with the Trailblazer Award. Executives from Nordstrom, Sephora, and Google are expected to attend the $10,000-a-plate dinner, aimed at raising funds for the Fifteen Percent Pledge’s annual operating budget. The budget has grown significantly, from $500,000 in 2020 to an estimated $7 million for 2024. Approximately $500,000 in grants will be distributed to Black-owned small businesses, including a new $100,000 Sephora beauty grant and three Google-sponsored grants. Activities organized by the pledge will be open to the public over the weekend. This includes Shop With Google hosting a VR experience with Fenty Beauty and a pop-up shop featuring Los Angeles designer Sami Miro. Shoppers can also visit a Citi-sponsored store on the studio backlot, showcasing 28 Black-owned brands, including Brandon Blackwood, Diotima, Christopher John Rogers, and more. [WWD]

Neiman Marcus Taps Daniel Roseberry For the 2024 Creative Impact
Neiman Marcus has announced Daniel Roseberry, Creative Director of Schiaparelli, as the recipient of the 2024 Neiman Marcus Award for Creative Impact in the Field of Fashion. Geoffroy van Raemdonck, Chief Executive Officer of Neiman Marcus Group, stated, “Daniel’s distinct vision has ignited unprecedented momentum that has ushered in a new chapter for the storied brand, making him the perfect choice for the 2024 Creative Impact recipient.” The award recognizes individuals who have influenced the industry and culture with their singular vision and ability to inspire. Neiman Marcus Awards have previously honored French couturiers, with past recipients including Yves Saint Laurent, Coco Chanel, and Pierre Balmain. Roseberry joins Maria Grazia Chiuri, Creative Director of Dior, who was recently named the 2024 recipient of the Neiman Marcus Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion. The retailer will soon announce the third and final 2024 class honoree, the recipient of this year’s Neiman Marcus Award for Innovation in the Field of Fashion. All three recipients will be honored on March 3rd at the Ritz Paris. [Neiman Marcus]

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