• The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: The Roitfelds for Givenchy, Prosecuter Wants Dolce & Gabbana to Serve Jail Time, and Prabal Gurung to Design for All Nippon Airways


    • Behold, the Roitfelds for Givenchy‘s Fall 2013 campaign, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (RDuJour)


    • It always comes as a breath of fresh air when someone in fashion keeps it real about the many issues plaguing the industry. H&M CEO Karl-Johan Persson is the latest to do so. In an interview with Metro, the fast fashion boss admitted that indeed, H&m has contributed to some of the negative aspects of the fashion industry, having hired models for campaigns who are ‘too skinny’: “I don’t think we’ve always been good. Some of the models we’ve had have been too skinny,” he said. “That’s something we think a lot about and are working on. We want to show diversity in our advertising and not give people the impression that girls have to look a particular way. By and large, I think we’ve succeeded: we’ve many different kinds of models from different ethnic backgrounds. In our last campaign we had a somewhat more buxom model, and now we’re having Beyoncé, who’s a bit curvier as well. I believe that the models in our advertising should look sound and healthy…We can get more disciplined, because sometimes there have been mistakes.” I appreciate his honesty, and I do think H&M has been pretty good in advertising in terms of diversity and featuring healthier looking models. What do you think? (Metro)


    • It seems that Virgin Atlantic isn’t the only airway to get a stylish upgrade to their uniforms. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of All Nippon Airways, the airline has tapped Prabal Gurung to redesign the outfits for their staff. According to Gurung, “The new uniform will pay homage to the history of the airline while incorporating a fresh and modern perspective.” He added, “I have been hugely inspired by this project, particularly incorporating my own personal passion for luxury and glamour with that created by ANA’s Ground Staff and Cabin Attendants during the flight experience. I am looking forward to unveiling my designs in the coming months and watching them fly throughout the world with ANA.” This isn’t Gurung’s first foray into uniform design– last year, he created a new look for Sephora‘s in-store associates. ANA’s new outfits are set to debut next year. I’m curious to see what he comes up with! (Telegraph)


    • The Dolce & Gabbana tax evasion case is drawing to a close, but not without an extra helping of courtroom drama. Prosecutor Gaetano Ruta is calling for the imprisonment of the design duo and board member Cristiana Ruella. In his closing statements, he suggested a two-and-a-half-year sentence for the three, as well as a two-year penalty for Alfonso Dolce and finance director Giuseppe Minoni, and three years for their accountant Luciano Patelli. Only Antoine Noella was spared, with Ruta asserting that he should be set free. Do you think the judge will/should throw Dolce & Gabbana in jail? (WWD)


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