LVMH just gave away 560,000 euros in one day, in the form of 6 awards from the LVMH Prize. London-based designer Thomas Tait took home the top prize: 300,000 euros (that’s $409,270 for those on this side of the pond) and a year of assistance from the luxury conglomerate. Other winners included Hood by Air, Miuniku, and three fashion students who were given positions at Dior, Givenchy and Celine.(Statement)
In case you didn’t get that Vivienne Westwood Mountain Hat when Pharrell put it up for auction, you have another chance at copping a bit of his essence. The “Happy” singer personalized ten pairs of Stan Smith trainers to be sold at Colette. But before you book your ticket to Paris…bad news: they’re already sold out! Keep an eye on Ebay for an overpriced pair of your own. (GQ)
The J in J Brand has left the building. News broke today that Jeff Rudes, the chief executive officer and founder of the lovable denim company, is departing from his label, to be replaced by Andrew Rosen. If you ask us, there’s likely an impending shift to focus more on the full ready-to-wear collections, away from the denim, with this move.(Vogue Australia)
Pepsi is now getting in on the fashion game. Spanning shoes, electronics, basic street wear and skateboards, their new capsule entitled “Live For Now” is the first global fashion collection for the soda brand. A collaboration with six artists makes the venture even sweeter, featuring their color popping art splashed on every thing from slip on loafers to headphones.(Pepsi)
Zac Posen did not think your Met Ball gown captured Charles James: ” Some of them yes, and most of them no,” he said in a recent interview. “That is a very hard thing to do and that’s what it showed. I love the exhibit though—it’s brilliant work. I do wish it could be a little better lit though.” This from the designer whose creations have been likened to those of the historical designer himself.(Elle)
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