The Weekend Round-Up – 15/07/2017
IT was the week that Lanvin announced Olivier Lapidus would be taking over as artistic director from Bouchra Jarrar; H&M unveiled Erdem as its next designer collaborator; and Beyoncé presented her newborn twins to the world in classic Beyoncé style.
We also got a first glimpse of what Clare Waight Keller’s Givenchy is going to look like via a Steven Meisel-shot campaign; the International Woolmark Prize announced its British Isles finalists; Tiffany & Co appointed Alessandro Bogliolo – formerly of Bulgari – to be its new CEO; and the owners of Colette broke the hearts of the fashion world by announcing that it would be closing the Rue Saint-Honoré boutique in December this year.
Paris has, however, gained the presence of Joseph Altuzarra, who announced he would be upping sticks from New York Fashion Week to show his eponymous collection in the French capital instead this September. The move marks another chapter in the fashion exodus from the Big Apple, following Rodarte and Proenza Schouler’s decision to show at last month’s Couture Fashion Week. The American leg of the event announced last week that it would also be shortening its schedule by one day – good news for designers showing on Friday at London Fashion Week, who famously miss out on the attendance of big-name editors who are usually on a transatlantic flight when their creations hit the catwalk.
On the style front, Harry Styles proved he is the ultimate male style magpie as he stepped out for the premiere of his new blockbuster, Dunkirk; Kim Kardashian gave us plenty to talk about (from Prada computer cases to defending her daughter, North West’s, corset-style outfit); Pippa Middleton improved her fashion credentials by shining the light on a little-known British designer; the Duchess of Cambridge took a sartorially adventurous step out in London; Sophie Turner gave us cause to dissect her newfound fashion confidence; and we decoded Queen Letizia of Spain’s wardrobe choices as she arrived in the UK for a state visit.
Finally, Gucci got us making mental shopping lists as it unveiled a homewares range that is every bit as glorious and eclectic as its creative director Alessandro Michele’s imagination.