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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. …

'Russia's Dior' Slava Zaitsev on his Mass Market Ambitions

MOSCOW, Russia — At 78, fashion designer Slava Zaitsev may look frail and complain that he has left his cane at home but he still makes two new collections every year, one of which premieres Thursday at Russian Fashion Week. The son of a laundress, Zaitsev grew up in a communal apartment in the Soviet Union, where fashion was officially outlawed. “It was a bourgeois …

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 …

Tim’s Take | Valentino Spring/Summer 2017

PARIS, France —  In the second season of Tim’s Take, BoF editor-at-large Tim Blanks talks to fashion’s top designers to decode the creative thinking behind their latest collections. Blanks speaks to Pierpaolo Piccioli about his Spring/Summer 2017 show, his first solo show. Click to see the full Valentino Spring/Summer 2017 collection here. Source link

Tim’s Take | Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2017

PARIS, France —  In the second season of Tim’s Take, BoF editor-at-large Tim Blanks talks to fashion’s top designers to decode the creative thinking behind their latest collections. Blanks speaks to Maria Grazia Chiuri about her Spring/Summer 2017 show, the first lady at Christian Dior.   Source link

Tim’s Take | Rick Owens Spring/Summer 2017

PARIS, France —  In the second season of Tim’s Take, BoF editor-at-large Tim Blanks talks to fashion’s top designers to decode the creative thinking behind their latest collections. Blanks speaks to Rick Owens about his Spring/Summer 2017 show where he offered a new purity that had not been seen before. To read Tim Blanks’ review of  Rick Owen’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection, click here. Source link

Jacquemus: Bigger Than You Think

PARIS, France — Simon Porte Jacquemus and his label Jacquemus can be controversial topics in Paris. Some accuse the designer of knowing little about craftsmanship, yet refusing to hire seamstresses. Others say his clothes look like weaker versions of Comme des Garçons and Martin Margiela. Porte Jacquemus is not oblivious to all of this, and admits that when he first started his line, he did …

Sharon Wauchob Sets Up in London

LONDON, United Kingdom — On Monday at 1pm, Sharon Wauchob will host her first London Fashion Week show at St. Cyprian’s, a church in Marylebone once described by architecture critic Ian Nairn as “a sunburst of white and gold.” It’s a description that also befits much of Wauchob’s collection, which features delicate camisoles with filigree gold straps, pleated metallic French lace dresses, embroidered bralettes and silky …

Leave It to Alexander Wang to Transform Your Closet Essentials Into Something With Shock Value

There were blazers and button-downs at Alexander Wang’s Spring ’17 show, but none of them look like the ones in your closet. The master of street wear turned the concept of wardrobe basics on its head, transforming a button-down shirt into a curve-flaunting dress, a blazer into something far more subversive — neither of which are the kinds you’d actually wear to the office. Despite …

Could Altuzarra Become the Next Great American Brand?

NEW YORK, United States — Ralph, Calvin, Donna. Tommy, Michael, Tory. Fashion in the United States has long been dominated by superstar designers whose brands are almost synonymous with their first names. Joseph Altuzarra, on the other hand, may never achieve this level of renown. For one, he has chosen to leave his given name off his brand, effectively allowing the label and its clothes …