ICYMI: The AMAs red carpet, Prada x Adidas, LVMH x Tiffany & Co., Max Mara's Creative Director lectured at LaSalle
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1. The American Music Awards red carpet was a let-down.
The red carpet at this year's American Music Awards was, frankly, a bit of a hot mess. Bad news for the celebrities and stylists, but good news for viewers who like a bit of schadenfreude thinking they're fashion critics. Take a look up top at some of the misses and off-centre hits.
2. Max Mara's Creative Director gave a lecture at LaSalle.
Ian Griffiths, who heads the Italian brand's design, gave a talk to students from the art school. The topic was, of course, the journey that the brand has taken in empowering women — from the pragmatism of its signature coats to its recent brandishing as power dressing a la Nancy Pelosi.
3. Salvatore Ferragamo announced Hero Fiennes Tiffin as the face of its new fragrance.
The Italian brand's upcoming fragrance — slated for March 2020 — will star the young actor, who is a nephew of Ralph Fiennes. Just as exciting is the planned campaign film, set to be directed by the industry's fashion film favourite, Gordon von Steiner.
4. This is what the Prada and Adidas collab looks like.
The two iconoclastic brands are releasing a very limited edition Superstar sneaker and bowling bag. Crucially, these will be manufactured by Prada's workshops in Italy, and number just 700 worldwide.
5. LVMH bought Tiffany & Co..
Bernard Arnault went Christmas shopping a little earlier than most of us, snapping up the New York jeweller for, oh, just a little figure like USD16.2 billion. No big deal, just the largest deal in the luxury industry to date.
6. Fendi unveiled the fountains they were repairing and restoring.
The brand set out on a project in 2015 to preserve and celebrate its Roman heritage — part of that being an initiative to sponsor the cleaning up and refreshing of the fountains in the city. They started with the Trevi Fountain, where they held an haute fourrure show, but have now unveiled four more of their latest successes.
7. Vetements to show at FW20 Paris Men's Fashion Week.
The maverick brand Vetements, now without Demna Gvasalia, announced that it would be returning to a regular fashion week schedule starting with the upcoming fall/winter 2020 men's shows in Paris. The date's set for 17 January, so keep a look out for Vetements sans its star designer.
8. Coach launched a collaboration with Raffles City for Christmas.
And it's more than just a display tree! In fact, the "Wonder For All" collaboration features an immersive, walk-in Christmas tree complete with LED floor panels and mirrored walls and ceilings. At the mall's garden court, you'll find a seasonal pop up by the brand featuring its festive collection.
9. Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen to be honoured with the BFC's Trailblazer Award.
At the upcoming Fashion Awards, hosted by the British Fashion Council, the creative director of Alexander McQueen will receive the Trailblazer Award. Burton, who has presided since the death of the brand's eponymous founder, is being recognised for her contribution to and celebration of British heritage and fashion.
10. Marni is getting a new CEO.
Stefano Biondo is leaving both the Italian brand and its parent company, Only The Brave. His replacement will be Barbara Calo, who joins the brand from the luxury eyewear manufacturer and distributor Safilo.
11. Sabine Skarule won the H&M Design Award.
The 2020 edition of H&M's design awards saw the Latvian graduate, Sabine Skarule, from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium, walk away with the top prize. Skarule's collection drew from her childhood, incorporating Latvian folkloric patterns as well as traditional knitting techniques.
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