By Calvin Klein’s new chief creative officer to J.W. Anderson’s first famous face, these are the top global fashion news stories of this week.
Raf Simons Officially Announced as Calvin Klein Chief Creative Officer
It is official. After months of style industry speculation, Calvin Klein has finally confirmed that Raf Simons is its new chief creative officer. Simons will assume the role effect immediately, following the recent conclusion of his non-compete agreement with former employer Christian Dior. His first collections for the brand will debut for the Fall 2017 season.
In the function of the chief creative officer, Simons will be responsible for both women’s and men’s ready-to-wear collections as well as leading the creative management for all Calvin Klein brands. He takes more than artists Francisco Costa and Italo Zucchelli, that had been respectively in charge of womenswear and menswear before their dual departure in April.
“The coming of Raf Simons as Chief Creative Officer suggests a brand new new chapter for Calvin Klein,” said Steve Shiffman, Calvin Klein CEO. “Not since Mr Klein himself was in the company has it been led by one creative visionary, and I am confident that this decision will induce the Calvin Klein brand and have a significant impact on its potential.”
The brand has also hired Pieter Mulier to operate under Simons as creative director. Mr Mulier is going to be responsible for implementing Simon’s creative and design vision together with all Calvin Klein women’s and men’s apparel and accessories.
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Bella Hadid is the Surprising Star of J.W. Anderson’s New Campaign
J.W. Anderson’s autumn/winter 2016 campaign has arrived, and it surprisingly stars Bella Hadid. While Bella could possibly be accustomed to emerging in campaigns for big fashion brands, J.W. Anderson is not utilised to containing famous faces. In fact, the casting of Bella from the effort marks the first time that the tag has ever utilized a star or societal networking version.
Shot by photographer Jamie Hawkesworth, the artistic effort features Bella portraying an actress on set. Along with Bella, in addition, it comes with a young boy posing with a conventional puppet in front of him. Both images have been juxtaposed next to each other within an thought-provoking and fascinating manner.
Whether this means that Bella will also star from the label’s next runway show or not remains to be seen.
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Salvatore Ferragamo CEO Steps Down
After ten years at the helm, Salvatore Ferragamo chief executive officer, Michele Norsa has stepped down from his function. Norsa first combined Ferragamo back in 2006, previous to which he had been in control of Valentino. During his time in Ferragamo, Norsa helped to build the brand and watch it through its 2011 stock market record.
Norsa’s death follows an announcement earlier this year that said he’d exit before the end of 2016. At the point it was also revealed that Eraldo Poletto would serve as Norsa’s replacement. Poletto joins Salvatore Ferragamo from Furla, where he, up till recently, served as CEO.
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Instagram Launches Stories Feature to Rival Snapchat
The much-loved universe of Instagram received a not-so-unique update this week. The social media app launched a new feature that’s so much like that of Snapchat it has the same name.
Instagram ‘Stories’ enables users to post candid videos and photos to their accounts that will disappear in one day. The new feature also lets users draw the images, as they want in Snapchat. Once uploaded, stories sit in a row at the peak of the screen for visitors to watch and see as chosen or, if left to play outside, one following the other.
Regardless of the feature being only days old, those in the fashion and beauty globe have completely embraced it using models sharing vacation moments and attractiveness bloggers sharing behind the scenes movies.
Kylie Jenner’s Birthday Edition Makeup are a Sell-Out
In the lead up to her 19th birthday, Kylie Jenner has launched a new assortment of special variant Kylie Cosmetics, and they are a sell-out. The collection was first announced by Kylie on Snapchat a week ago before becoming available for sale on August 1st. Once found, the products were quick to sell out, leaving customers waiting for a re-stock on the fourth.
Available until Kylie’s actual birthday on August 10th, the exclusive array includes a mini set of six matte lipsticks in addition to several new products. Included in the new products available are a shiny gold gloss, a dark golden metallic lipstick, a cream eyeshadow (available in aluminum and rose gold), and a bronze “Kyliner” apparel (the brand’s first ever eyeliner).
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