Burberry goes down the streets of London to present his Cruise collection and Maison Margiela has a new CEO. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest international fashion news that happened this week.
Maison Margiela has a new CEO
Gianfranco Gianangeli is the new CEO of Maison Margiela. Previously he worked with Givenchy, Prada and Bottega Veneta, as well as at his family-run high-end knitwear factory. The Paris-based fashion house has been vacated by the CEO since December 2019, after Riccardo Bellini has left to join Chloé. Over the past year, Maison Margiela has experienced a 36% increase in revenue, with total sales reaching $ 233 million. The introduction of the new CEO will aim to guide key growth strategies in OTB, the parent company of Maison Margiela.
Dior showcases the Cruise collection
Dior debuted with its Cruise 2021 collection at a live streaming event in Lecce, Italy. The series featured models walking along the runway at a distance of two meters from each other across the grounds of the Cathedral in Piazza del Duomo. The pieces included corsets, delicate weaving, bobbin lace and details inspired by local culture. The collection was a hymn to “memory, values, culture and the future of exceptional craftsmanship”.
Dior’s creative director for women’s clothing, Maria Grazia Chiuri, found her inspiration from her hometown in Italy and wanted to reconnect people during these periods of isolation, using fashion. The pieces included blouses, skirts and delicate lace dresses, oversized belts and soft white handkerchiefs worn on the models’ heads. Embroidered wheat, earth tones and delicate fabric adorned the catwalk, expressing homage to the Italian countryside and craftsmanship.
Armani and Net-A-Porter launch a collaboration
Armani and Yoox Net-A-Porter Group (YNPA) are launching a collaborative project to change the shopping experience. The recently renewed contract aims to be “a revolutionary, digital and integrated shopping experience” for its customers. The service will also integrate Armani’s physical stores and YPNA’s digital platform and global logistics network.
“In Yoox Net-A-Porter I found a partner that allows me to transform this principle into a new multi-channel shopping project in which the relationship with the customer is increasingly personal and direct, while e-commerce and boutiques are integrated in a dynamic balance, which will have a positive effect, also on the environment “, said Armani. The first part of the project will start next year and will be completed by 2022.
Burberry Debut Resort 2021 collection
Burberry debuted with its latest Resort collection through a series of photographs inspired by London houses. The collection featured classic paintings and colors, introduced through sweaters, shorts and heavy clothes. Among the traditional styles, the collection featured shirts and silk dresses with delicate rose flower prints. The lookbook included models, Burberry staff and members of the “Burberry community” in front of their homes in the English city.
boohooMAN Launches Collab with Swae Lee
BoohooMAN is releasing a collaboration with the American singer and producer Swae Lee. The collection offers a range of sports suits, whose roots derive from the aesthetics and culture of the 90s. Each available item draws inspiration from the life of the Grammy-nominated artist and his iconic sporty style. The limited edition pieces include color blocking, X-ray ties and funnel neck velvet silhouettes. The collection is now available for online purchase.
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