FASHIONBOSS ENCORE: SUNDAY FASHION RECAP
FASHION & STYLE: Out With the Old, in With the New
Burberry’s New Dynamic Duo | Following last season’s Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss campaign, Burberry brings together another dynamic duo for their spring/summer 2015 campaign. Joining fresh-faced models with iconic supermodels surely turned some heads–this is Campbell’s first contract with the company since 2001, and Dunn’s veteran fourth Burberry contract. Photographed once again by Mario Testino and directed by Christopher Bailey, the campaign circles around a playful atmosphere with the 44-year old and 24-year old models laughing and embracing throughout.
Dior Spring 2015 Is a Galactic Update to ’60s Style | The usual elegant aesthetic of Dior’s runways was interrupted in its first-ever pre-fall show in Tokyo. Models channeled a robotic look with tight Nordic braids and thick faux lashes that complemented the futuristic silhouettes on show. The clothes were still very Dior, recalling some of the house founder’s New Look of 1947. Updating the heritage Dior aesthetic with wide collars, roomy sleeves and a relaxed waistline, Creative Director Raf Simons interpreted the label’s timeless good taste with a sense of utility.
FASHION LAW: Modeling is Tough, but Tyra’s Tougher
America’s Next Top Lawsuit | Former contestant from America’s Next Top Model, Angelea Preston has gone on national television to get booted twice. First appearing on Cycle 14 in March 2010 and later brought back in Cycle 17 for an All Stars season, Preston though eliminated the first time around actually won the second time, but was revoked from her grand prize due to her past. To meet that end, Preston filed a $4 million suit in the Los Angeles Superior Court on December 10th, 2014.
BUSINESS OF FASHION: New Blood for a New Era?
Gucci’s Power Couple Says Farewell | Italian fashion house Gucci is searching for new blood as its two top executives resign after a 1.9 percent decline in third quarter revenue. Gucci’s parent company Kering SA said that CEO Patrizio di Marco and Creative Director Frida Giannini – fashion’s most illustrious husband-and-wife duo – will quit the brand after the New Year. Marco Bizzarri, current head of Gucci’s luxury couture and leather goods division, will assume control of the business on Jan. 1. Gucci lost about $3.1 billion in sales over the first nine months of 2014, a loss attributable to younger shoppers’ preference for quality and elevated design over better-known luxury brands. Decelerated economic growth in Asia is also a factor, while Russia’s super-rich have abstained from luxury consumption due to Western sanctions against the government.