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A front-runner to buy struggling Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli has emerged. According to a report, the Dubai-based real estate developer Damac is said to be the buyer preferred by Clessidra, the Italian private equity firm that has majority-owned Cavalli since 2015.

Two other binding offers   from Italian fashion group OTB and American brand-management firm Bluestar Alliance   have also been submitted to the Italian bankruptcy court, which will have final approval on which company walks away with the business. But, the #RobertoCavalli board believes Damac will bring the most continuity, according to a source. When asked why he was interested in Cavalli, which has suffered in recent years, OTB President Renzo Rosso told BoF it would help to round out the group s portfolio, which currently includes Maison Margiela, #Diesel and #Marni. However, he was puzzled as to why Cavalli management s was part of the committee selected to make a recommendation to the court.

Damac has a previous history with the brand, having partnered to create Cavalli-designed luxury villas in Dubai 2017   which will be completed by December 2020   and a Cavalli-designed hotel, also in Dubai, projected to be open by 2023. However, Cavalli s new steward will not have an easy time turning around the label, which was already in the midst of a turnaround, led by former Versace Chief Executive Gian Giacomo Ferraris, when it ran out of cash and was forced to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the US in April, liquidating its operations there and terminating nearly 100 employees. Just a few days later in Italy, the company filed for bankruptcy protection so that it could come up with a plan and find a new owner willing to implement it. The Italian courts have given the company and its board just four months to find an appropriate suitor. What will it take for a buyer to make Cavalli a leading #luxury label in today s market? Read the full story at businessoffashion.com [Link in bio]
A front-runner to buy struggling Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli has emerged. According to a report, the Dubai-based real estate developer Damac
When #Prada started selling nylon bags in the 1980s, it was an iconoclastic move that shook the luxury industry. Now, the Italian brand wants to make one of its most iconic products #green. The company is launching the  Re-Nylon  collection, a range of six classic bags made out of nylon reclaimed from ocean plastics, fishing nets and textile fiber waste.

By 2021, Prada is aiming to ensure that all 700,000 meters of nylon that it uses annually are #recycled.  It s a massive reduction of nylon and a big impact in terms of sustainability,  says Lorenzo Bertelli, head of marketing and communication at Prada Group. It s a big move for the company too, transforming a material that s as iconic to Prada as Louis Vuitton s monogram is to the French luxury house, he adds.

The collection s six styles include the belt bag, the shoulder bag and two Prada backpacks. As a capsule collection, it will sell at a different price point to the company s conventional nylon bags. For instance, the classic nylon backpack will retail at roughly 20 percent more. (An undisclosed proportion of the sales will be donated to a project Prada is developing with UNESCO focused on environmental sustainability.) But, the brand is working to reduce the price difference so consumers will not have to pay more once the line is transitioned to fully recycled material.  It s the start of an era for us,  says Bertelli.  We see a lot of demand on the market. I hope every competitor will move to more #sustainable manufacturing approaches.  Read the full story at businessoffashion.com [Link in bio]  : @prada
When #Prada started selling nylon bags in the 1980s, it was an iconoclastic move that shook the luxury industry. Now, the Italian brand wants to make
This week s #MondayMotivation comes from Matthew Williams, the creative director of Alyx, who showed his new collection at Paris Fashion Week Men s last night. He was born in Chicago and grew up in California, surrounded by skate culture. He established himself by working as a creative director for Lady Gaga and collaborating with Kanye West. Williams then founded men s streetwear brand Been Trill with a collective that included Heron Preston and Virgil Abloh, helping him define his aesthetic grounded in streetwear.

In 2015, Williams founded Alyx with the help of Slam Jam s Luca Benini, creating hard-edged luxury clothing with a deep affinity for street culture. Although the brand focused on womenswear for the first season, in 2017 Williams debuted the menswear collection, which became a hit with celebrities like Kanye West and Travis Scott. A year later, Alyx was selected as a finalist for the LVMH Prize. The brand has since built a cult following by merging street culture aesthetics with practical garment construction in a luxury streetwear label, garnering global stockists from Dover Street Market to Ssense and collaborations with Vault by Vans, Mackintosh and most recently Nike, marking one of the sportswear giant s first major collaborations with a fashion designer within its training division.

Feeling inspired by this story? Find your dream job in fashion and discover the latest opportunities at the world's leading brands on businessoffashion.com/careers #qotd #quoteoftheday
This week s #MondayMotivation comes from Matthew Williams, the creative director of Alyx, who showed his new collection at Paris Fashion Week Men s la
At tonight's Celine show, it was hard to ignore how similar all the models looked: an army of clones. But "there is something reassuring about repetition," writes Angelo Flaccavento in his review of the collection for BoF. "As a creative practice, #HediSlimane has always made the best out of it. Repetition might tire the viewer soon, but it is also the perfect tool to deliver the message. By hammering and hammering, ideas and styles are etched in the mind of the public, and from there associated forever with a brand," he continues.

Slimane's current hammering aims at turning #Celine into a purveyor of insouciant French chic with a definite seventies flavour to it. The show today, for instance, was all about the flares, and the long hair cut into bangs on the front. It was about a certain way to be casual, too. Pairing jeans and tailored jackets, for instance, and adding a straw hat or a straw tote to the whole ensemble. It was about a slinky way to be formal, finally, in an open double-breasted blazer.

Read the full review and discover the collection now [Link in bio]. #PFW  : @indigital.tv
At tonight's Celine show, it was hard to ignore how similar all the models looked: an army of clones. But "there is something reassuring about repetit
Strike a pose...   Go #backstage at some of the biggest shows this weekend at #PFW, then discover the full runway collections on businessoffashion.com/fashion-week  : @sonnyphotos
Strike a pose... Go #backstage at some of the biggest shows this weekend at #PFW, then discover the full runway collections on businessoffashion.com
The fashion industry is struggling to understand the scale of its #environmental challenges and how to solve them. It starts with education. This new way of thinking is reflected in a broader shift rippling through fashion academia, as educators and students grapple with mounting concerns over the industry s impact on society and the planet. 
 
Fashion is one of the most #polluting industries in the world and has relied for years on exporting labour to countries with little care for workers  rights. The industry is based on excessive consumption of items made from plastics or resource-intensive natural fibres like cotton and contributes millions of tons a year to landfills globally. Those issues have hovered below the radar for decades, only rarely bursting into mainstream consciousness as a result of major scandals. But that s changed over the last few years, following catastrophes like the fatal #RanaPlaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, and rising consumer consciousness about fashion s environmental impact. 
 
Many brands are trying hard to tackle these issues, taking steps to understand their supply chains, investing in start-ups and releasing products that use less water or avoid single-use plastic. But, training the next generation to start looking for solutions from the start is another front in the battle to fix systemic industry challenges and incorporating these concerns into fashion design, marketing and business curriculums will be a new challenge for many schools. Read the full story at businessoffashion.com [Link in bio]
The fashion industry is struggling to understand the scale of its #environmental challenges and how to solve them. It starts with education. This new
Thom Browne presented his latest collection at #Paris Fashion Week Men s. What are your thoughts? Discover the full looks at businessofashion.com [Link in bio] #pfw #bofw #thombrowne
Thom Browne presented his latest collection at #Paris Fashion Week Men s. What are your thoughts? Discover the full looks at businessofashion.com [Lin
It takes a village to stage a successful #fashion shoot, but not all professions always get caught in the spotlight. The creativity of #nail artists often gets overlooked for example. In 1986, Marion Newman started her own nail salon. 10 years later, out of the blue, she received a phone call asking to help out on a studio shoot with Nick Knight, Lucinda Chambers and Kate Moss, which was for a British Vogue cover. She went on to collaborate regularly with Knight, the hairdresser Sam McKnight and make-up artist Val Garland   groundbreakers all   and worked on campaigns for #Dior and M.A.C., for which she eventually designed a collection. Her work is now the subject of a new book - but, it is more than a pretty book of pictures.  Nailed it  is valuable for the technical information it contains, from advice on tool kits to a directory of suppliers. 
 
If you are still looking for the perfect #summerread, discover also some of the other finds from BoF columnist Colin McDowell, as he offers his biannual list of book recommendations   featuring a mix of striking visual anthologies and engaging deep-dives into fashion, beauty and design's most influential figures. So, whether you're looking to lose yourself in the tumultuous life story of Yves Saint Laurent or learn about London's swinging retail scene of the 1950s and 60s, there's an option for you. [Link in bio]  : @barbaradonninelli
It takes a village to stage a successful #fashion shoot, but not all professions always get caught in the spotlight. The creativity of #nail artists o
It takes a village to stage a successful #fashion shoot, but not all professions always get caught in the spotlight. The creativity of #nail artists often gets overlooked for example. In 1986, Marion Newman started her own nail salon. 10 years later, out of the blue, she received a phone call asking to help out on a studio shoot with Nick Knight, Lucinda Chambers and Kate Moss, which was for a British Vogue cover. She went on to collaborate regularly with Knight, the hairdresser Sam McKnight and make-up artist Val Garland   groundbreakers all   and worked on campaigns for #Dior and M.A.C., for which she eventually designed a collection. Her work is now the subject of a new book - but, it is more than a pretty book of pictures.  Nailed it  is valuable for the technical information it contains, from advice on tool kits to a directory of suppliers. 
 
If you are still looking for the perfect #summerread, discover also some of the other finds from BoF columnist Colin McDowell, as he offers his biannual list of book recommendations   featuring a mix of striking visual anthologies and engaging deep-dives into fashion, beauty and design's most influential figures. So, whether you're looking to lose yourself in the tumultuous life story of Yves Saint Laurent or learn about London's swinging retail scene of the 1950s and 60s, there's an option for you. [Link in bio]  : @barbaradonninelli
It takes a village to stage a successful #fashion shoot, but not all professions always get caught in the spotlight. The creativity of #nail artists o
This week on the #BoFPodcast, Isamaya Ffrench, creative director of Dazed Beauty and global makeup ambassador for Christian Louboutin Beauté, sat down with BoF's Tim Blanks to discuss the transformative powers of #makeup, the rapidly changing definition of beauty and the modern day restrictions on creative freedom. But, before making a splash as the makeup artist behind Rihanna's radically thin eyebrows on the cover of British Vogue, Ffrench started out as a part-time face painter.  
 
Ffrench never planned to do makeup; she grew up with theatre and dance. "This was kind of an accident. Maybe that s why I don t feel anxious about it, I don t feel anxious about my career. It s just a means to express," she said. #Creativity is a freedom to be obsessed, Ffrench said, and she s obsessed with narrative. Her definition of #beauty stems from narratives that she finds moving. "There are many ways to tell stories, and that doesn't just mean films or books. You can tell stories in images." The freedom to express yourself has changed because every artist now works in the public eye, she explained, and have to make sure they re inclusive and don t offend anyone. "Public opinion seems to outweigh fact sometimes. You can only be obsessive as long as it s not offending anyone." Listen to the full conversation at businessoffashion.com [Link in bio] #podcast
This week on the #BoFPodcast, Isamaya Ffrench, creative director of Dazed Beauty and global makeup ambassador for Christian Louboutin Beauté, sat dow
The #Dior finale looks are in. . . What do you think of the latest collection from Kim Jones? Stay tuned for the full looks and review at businessoffashion.com #pfw #bofw
The #Dior finale looks are in. . . What do you think of the latest collection from Kim Jones? Stay tuned for the full looks and review at businessoffa
The #Dior finale looks are in. . . What do you think of the latest collection from Kim Jones? Stay tuned for the full looks and review at businessoffashion.com #bofw #pfw
The #Dior finale looks are in. . . What do you think of the latest collection from Kim Jones? Stay tuned for the full looks and review at businessoffa

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