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Top International Fashion News of the Week | 11.01.16

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By Dolce and Gabbana’s very first line of hijabs into J.W. Anderson’s unique partnership with Grindr, these are the very best international fashion news stories of the week.

Dolce and Gabbana Shows Its First Line of Hijabs and Abayas

Italian tag, Dolce and Gabbana, has this week launched its first ever set of hijabs and abayas. The brand new range caters to Muslim customers and places the luxury brand amongst an increasing number of style retailers targeting this expanding market.

The range consists of a number of styles and prints which represent the typical Dolce and Gabbana feminine aesthetic in a more modest manner. Florals, fruit and polka dot prints adorn lace and silk designs in a predominantly black and white colour palette. The stand out feature nevertheless? Beautiful and delicate lace trimmings that look on fashions.

The new Dolce&Gabbana Abaya collection is a reverie amidst the desert dunes and sky of the Middle East: an enchanting visual story about the grace and beauty of the fabulous girls of Arabia. #dolcegabbana #dgwomen #dgabaya

A post shared with Dolce & Gabbana (@dolcegabbana) on Jan 6, 2016 at 6:13am PST

Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer Reunite to Combine the Balmain Army

The Balmain Army has grown much bigger with all the recent edition of three iconic 90’s supermodels to the roster. At a new campaign for Balmain’s S/S ’16 collection, Olivier Rousteing has throw Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer as the celebrities.

The conclusion came as somewhat of a surprise to fans together with the creative manager ditching his usual ensemble of the modelling industry’s latest and greatest celebrities (A.K.A. Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid) in lieu of a slice of modelling nostalgia. The choice appears to have been the perfect one yet, with the effort images appearing smoking hot. Shot in white and black the images are the works of photographer Steven Klein.

CLAUDIA, CINDY & NAOMI #BALMAINSS16 #ClaudiaSchiffer #CindyCrawford and #NaomiCampbell star from the #Balmain Spring/Summer 2016 ad campaign. Creative Director #PascalDangin at KiDS Creative Photographer #StevenKlein #BALMAINARMY #TOPMODELS

A post shared with BALMAIN (@balmain) on Jan 7, 2016 at 7:32am PST

Karl Lagerfeld under Investigation for Tax Evasion in France

Another top designer comes in to scrutiny this week with the revelation that French authorities are investigating Karl Lagerfeld for tax evasion. It is believed that Lagerfeld possibly hid 20 million euros from the authorities in an attempt to avoid paying taxes.

Rumoured accusations from Lagerfeld say that he was utilising off-shore tax havens in Ireland, the British Virgin Islands and the United States to be able to hide the capital. Reports also indicate that Lagerfeld, who is not only a designer but also an enthusiastic and skilled photographer, failed to announce his professional activity in the domain of photography.

Lagerfeld isn’t the only designer to confront this kind of investigation nevertheless. Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana faced charges for a similar matter in 2014 but were later cleared.

It’s Time to Discover the New Collection on Karl.com! ⚡️⚡️ Link at the bio! #KARLLAGERFELD

A article shared with KARL LAGERFELD (@karllagerfeld) on Jan 6, 2016 at 7:04am PST

J.W. Anderson is Teaming Up With Dating Program Grindr

In a move that is both exceptional and unprecedented, J.W. Anderson is teaming up with homosexual dating app Grindr to get a new partnership. As more and more brands turn to live streaming due to their runway shows, the British fashion label has found a way to flow its following show whilst remaining innovative.

Live streaming enables fashion brands to be more user orientated and digitally-forward in precisely the same moment. While YouTube and Snapchat are the most prominent choices for live streaming, J.W. Anderson has picked Grindr as the medium to showcase his runway in London Collections Men AW16.

As to why the brand chose Grindr, founder Jonathan Anderson said that the societal platform “actually reflects youth culture right now,” and that the brand is constantly searching for ways to “push boundaries when it comes to sex and aesthetic”

MENSWEAR AUTUMN WINTER 2016 LOOK 1 #JWANDERSON #JWAMAW16 @benjaminbruno_ @ashleybrokaw @anthonyturnerhair @michelgaubert @mirandajoyce @lauraholmesprod @marcandreturgeon

A post shared by JW ANDERSON (@jw_anderson) on Jan 10, 2016 at 12:58pm PST

Marc Jacobs Spring Campaign Features Transgender Director Lana Wachowski

Transgender Director, Lana Wachowski, is the newest Marc Jacobs celebrity, featuring in the brand’s Spring 2016 effort. The news were released by Marc Jacobs himself onto a private Instagram article which revealed the first image for the new effort.

“It is with an overwhelmingly complete heart that I share this very first portrait of the Spring/Summer 2016 ad campaign. Lana Wachowski,” was a little part of Jacobs’ caption on the newsworthy post.

Jacobs also used the article to enlighten followers on the concept and meaning behind the effort. The designer explained that it’s a connected, visual narrative featuring a variety of people that inspire him and represent “his America”.

 

A photo posted by Marc Jacobs (@themarcjacobs) on Jan 6, 2016 at 1:05pm PST