KERING has appointed Nikolas Talonpoika as the new CEO of Christopher Kane, effective as of today, it has announced.
The French luxury conglomerate tapped Talonpoika – who was the strategic marketing and media director of Kering and has been with the company for eight years – to succeed Sarah Cook, who has served as the CEO of Christopher Kane since 2014, during which time the brand has opened its flagship store in London as well as increasing its presence across the European and Asian markets. (Vogue)
VERSUS VERSACE has tapped Zayn Malik to design a Zayn X Versus collection, the brand has confirmed to us today.
The singer – who last month at the label’s spring/summer 2017 London Fashion Week show sat front row alongside his model girlfriend,Gigi Hadid- will design a capsule collection for the brand featuring both menswear and womenswear.
Of the partnership – which will see him work closely with the Versace group’s chief designer, Donatella Versace, to develop the collection, as well as star in the brand’s next two advertising campaigns – Malik revealed today: “I think Versus has always been a very cool brand. It’s a great brand for me and for people in my generation. I’ve always wanted to design clothes, and there’s no brand I’d rather design for than Versus. The bonus is that I get to collaborate with Donatella, whom I love and admire. I know we’ll create something amazing.” (Vogue)
PETER DUNDAS is parting ways with Roberto Cavalli, it has been announced today, having shown his final collection for the brand during Milan Fashion Week last month.
“I want to thank Roberto Cavalli and the group for this valuable experience and wish them success in their future endeavours,” the designer, who was appointed creative director of the Italian fashion house in March 2015, said of his exit, reports WWD.
“On behalf of Roberto Cavalli and our shareholders, we thank Peter Dundas for his contribution to the brand, and we wish him well for his future,” said Gian Giacomo Ferraris, chief executive officer of the group. “As Roberto Cavalli goes through a period of transformation, the design team will carry on and the appointment of a new creative director will be made in due course.”(Vogue)
Alexa Chung and Ugg have joined forces for a creative brand partnership for the very first time. The model and presenter took on the role of art director for the shoot, which aimed to celebrate the launch of the Classic 2.0 boot.
“I’ve always appreciated classic items of clothing, and have always been drawn to things that have a perennial appeal and I would say the Ugg boot possesses that quality,” Chung said of the collaboration.
She worked with the photographer Ben Rayner to capture a group of women within the creative industry – with whom she has close ties – in a series of inspiring portraits.(Harper’s Bazaar)