By Burberry’s epic new film to Tommy Hilfiger’s poncho backlash, these are the very best global fashion news stories of the week.
Valentino to Show Pre-Fall Collection in New York
Valentino will be shifting its forthcoming pre-fall collection show from Paris to New York. The new creative manager, Pierpaolo Piccioli disclosed the news that week in an interview. Throughout the interview, Piccioli also voiced his intention to hold the new next pre-spring/resort series in town too.
“New York seems to me the ideal place for those pre-collections, it’s international and contains such charm,” said Piccioli.
The Valentino pre-fall show is set to take place on January 11. The location for the event remains unknown.
The second waited upon by so many. Pierpaolo Piccioli takes to the runway after his very first solo collection for the Maison. #SS17 #PFW #pierpaolopiccioli
Tommy Hilfiger Under Fire for Putting Gigi at a Poncho
Tommy Hilfiger has come under fire this week after showing the reason Gigi Hadid was dressed in a poncho for its new fall 2015 show. In a meeting, the designer revealed that the casting director for the show believed that the model was not lean enough, choosing to cover her up with all the garment.
“Our casting director said, ‘She does not really fit as, you know, she is not quite as tall as the other women, she’s not quite as skinny,'” explained Hilfiger.
Despite being used to cover Gigi’s entire body, the poncho ended up becoming a top piece from the group and started a long relationship between the model and the brand.
“Gigi is truly the definition of a Tommy Girl,” said the designer at a later statement clarifying his remarks. “Her charismatic personality is bright, confident and always optimistic. I have known her for several years, and am extremely pleased to have her since the ambassador of my new and as a collaborator of our collections. Any statement to the contrary is totally false.”
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Kenzo x H&M Collection Drops
The time has finally arrived. The highly-anticipated Kenzo x H&M collection has now dropped in stores. After seeing small previews over the past months, the colourful collection premiered in full on Thursday. With shoppers across the globe queuing up to purchase the best bits, H&M’s latest alliance appears set to be another smash hit for the merchant. (H&M has previously collaborated with designers and labels, including Karl Lagerfeld, Balmain, and Alexander Wang.)
Adhering to the collection’s launching, it’s now possible to see each exciting piece in the range on line at hm.com. Designed solely by Kenzo creative directors, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, the collection is full of statement pieces, special silhouettes, vibrant colors, and animal prints. Should you like your fashion bold and loud, then that electric-hued jungle of colour and pattern is guaranteed to have something to you. You only have to be quick or you’ll miss out!
#KENZOxHM drops tomorrow! Learn What’s engraved on the buttons, which apparel is a replica in the 80s, just how the two brands’ first met, and even more — about hm.com/magazine #HMMagazine