In the tragic departure of fashion icon David Bowie into Stella McCartney’s star-studded L.A. series, these are the very best international fashion news stories of the week.
Music Legend and Fashion Icon David Bowie Passes Away
Fashion icon and music legend, David Bowie has passed away this week after losing his battle with cancer. The tragic loss occurred just days following the much-loved entertainer’s 69th birthday. He’d also just released his latest album which will now stand as his final.
Bowie, who championed individualism, was famous for his androgynous looks and special personalities which lent to his style icon standing. He motivated iconic looks which still reoccur in vogue today, like the red lightning bolt paint, bright orange dyed hair and patterned body matches. This legend is sure to be missed not only by the fashion world but by the entire world.
THANK YOU The household of David Bowie is now making arrangements for a personal ceremony celebrating the memory of the beloved husband, father and friend. They ask once again that their privacy be respected at the most sensitive of times. We are overwhelmed by and thankful for the love and support exhibited throughout the world. But it’s essential to be aware that while the concerts and tributes planned for the coming weeks are all welcome, none are official memorials coordinated or endorsed by the family. As each and every one of us discovered something unique in David’s music, we welcome everybody’s party of his life as they see fit.
Hedi Slimane Rumoured to Be Departing Saint Laurent
Rumours have been spinning out of control this week that Hedi Slimane is poised to leave Saint Laurent. Reports are mounting that the luxury fashion brand is preparing to replace the designer after no agreement was reached on the renewal of Slimane’s contract.
The rumours have spread rapidly and brought shock and disbelief to the fashion industry. After all, since being Saint Laurent, Slimane has revamped the brand with a trendy rock-and-roll aesthetic and generated record-breaking sales. It may be too late to save this partnership however, as sources report that the company is currently in talks with Anthony Vaccarello to take over the position.
Stella McCartney Draws Big Names to Pre-Fall Show in L.A.
Stella McCartney decided to shake things up this week and held her Pre-Fall demonstration in L.A. rather than her usual place of New York. The new location came with a rock and roll attitude and a whole lot of famous guests.
The series was held in Amoeba Music, a famous independent record store in Hollywood, which helped set the scene for the night with stone posters and neon lights. Part fashion show and component A-list party, the night watched stars like Katy Perry, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mary J. Blige and Johnny Depp mingle and enjoy the fun. There was a rock show with Dhani Harrison, Marilyn Manson and much more.
As for the style, the collection was feline focused with leopard print, faux fur and reoccurring cat-portraits.
This gang of folks made me feeeeel excellent! X Stella #STELLAmoeba pic from @BFA.
American Apparel Rejects $300 Million Takeover Bid
Bankrupt clothing merchant, American Apparel has allegedly rejected its latest takeover bid of $300 million (U.S). The offer was obtained at the beginning of the week also came from the organization’s controversial founder Dov Charney who is backed by investment groups, Hagan Capital Group and Silver Creek Capital.
Charney was fired as chief executive in December 2014 for allegedly misappropriating company funds and for breaking up the retailer’s sexual harassment policy. The potential new investors nevertheless, are greatly encouraging his return involvement with the company.
According to sources, American Apparel’s board has rejected Charney’s $300 million but are still open to a revised bid. Should they don’t reach an arrangement nonetheless, the failing firm will fall in to the hands of its senior lenders.
Zoë Kravitz Stars with Mum Lisa Bonet in Calvin Klein Ad Campaign
Zoë Kravitz has starred alongside her mother, Lisa Bonet in a new Calvin Klein ad campaign for its brand’s watches and jewelry. The concept behind the advertisement is “existence in the now” and challenges individuals to remain within the present time.
In addition to Zoë and Lisa, the campaign stars additional famous duos including version Xiao Wen Ju and actor Kim Woo Bin, model and Instagram star Tilda Lindstam and John Hein, and actor Will Pelt with version Kenya Kinski Jones. The effort is featured in white and black and celebrates the various, but always loving, relationships involving each duo.
This gorgeous effort is Zoë’s latest endeavour into the world of modelling but not her first. The actor and artist recently starred in Balenciaga’s spring 2016 campaign alongside leading version, Anna Ewers.
Mother daughter moments. Actress + musician @zoeisabellakravitz and mother, actress Lisa Bonet, as featured in the 2016 Calvin Klein Watches + Jewelry campaign. Life in the now. #ckminute