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Renzo Rosso's OTB Acquires Majority Stake in Paula Cademartori

BREGANZE, Italy — Only The Brave, the family investment arm of Diesel founder Renzo Rosso, has announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Italian-Brazilian fashion brand Paula Cademartori. The designer, who was new to the BoF500 this year, is known for her colourful collections of accessories including bags and shoes, which are worn by the likes of Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Jessica Alba. …

BoF Exclusive | Estée Lauder Buys Becca Cosmetics

NEW YORK, United States – The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., the American beauty conglomerate that owns brands like Clinique, Bobbi Brown and MAC, has signed an agreement to acquire Becca Cosmetics from beauty incubator Luxury Brand Partners. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, although industry sources suggest the conglomerate paid around $200 million for the business, which was founded in 2001 and is set …

Richard Nicoll, 1977—2016

LONDON, United Kingdom — The designer Richard Nicoll passed away early this morning in Sydney, Australia. He was 39 years old. For many years, the designer, who grew up in Australia but was based in London, was a regular at London Fashion Week and was well-loved within the London fashion community. “It is with great sadness that we confirm that Richard Nicoll passed away unexpectedly this morning …

BoF Exclusive | Marni Names Francesco Risso Creative Director

MILAN, Italy — BoF can exclusively reveal that Marni has appointed Francesco Risso as its new creative director, as founder Consuelo Castiglioni steps down after more than 20 years. It was widely rumoured during Milan Fashion Week that the Spring/Summer 2017 collection would be Castiglioni’s last at Marni. Her departure was confirmed this morning. Castiglioni’s decision to step down was personal, she said in a statement. …

Raf Simons Moves Show to New York Fashion Week: Men's

NEW YORK, United States — Raf Simons is to show his Autumn/Winter 2017 Men’s Collection at New York Fashion Week: Men’s. The show, which will take place on February 1 next year, will be the first time the designer is presenting his namesake collection in New York, having shown at Paris Men’s Fashion Week since 1997 and at Florence’s Pitti Uomo in June. Simons’ move represents …

Peter Dundas Departs Roberto Cavalli

FLORENCE, Italy — Peter Dundas, the creative director of Roberto Cavalli, has left the Italian fashion house after just over a year and a half in the role. The company has not yet named a successor. Dundas joined Roberto Cavalli in March 2015. It had been a return to the brand for the designer, who served as the brand’s chief designer from 2002 to 2005, before …

Monse's Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia Return to Oscar de la Renta

NEW YORK, United States — Oscar de la Renta has hired Monse designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia as co-creative directors, replacing former creative director Peter Copping, who exited the company in July. Copping succeeded the eponymous designer, who passed away in October 2014. The appointment marks a return to Oscar de la Renta for Kim and Garcia, who departed the company in the spring of …

Berluti Names Haider Ackermann Creative Director

LONDON, United Kingdom — Berluti has appointed Haider Ackermann as its new creative director. Ackermann’s first collection for the Paris-based menswear brand will be Autumn/Winter 2017, presented during men’s fashion week in Paris in January. The Colombian designer succeeds Alessandro Sartori, Berluti’s previous creative director for five years, who rejoined Ermenegildo Zegna as artistic director in February, having previously worked as head of its Z …

Sonia Rykiel Dies at 86

PARIS, France — French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel has died at the age of 86, after suffering from Parkinson’s disease for nearly two decades. Rykiel stepped down from her role as CEO and artistic director of her eponymous brand in 1995 but remained close to the label, serving as honorary president until 2009 when she retired. She is survived by her two children, Jean-Philippe and …