Gucci Announces Unified Runways
This week, Italian brand Gucci announced its decision to unify its runway starting in 2017. It plans to present both men’s and women’s collections in the same show. If this news sounds familiar to you, that’s because it is. Earlier this year, Burberry and Tom Ford made headlines with their decision to unify their men’s and women’s collections as well. Unlike these brands, though, Gucci stands firm with its traditional “see now-buy later” schedule. The brand’s creative director Alessandro Michele acknowledges the major decision he has committed to, saying “It will not necessarily be an easy path and will certainly present some challenges, but I believe it will give me the chance to move toward a different kind of approach to my storytelling.”
Vogue x Rag & Bone to Launch Luxury Brand La Ligne
When making imperative style decisions, we turn to Vogue for fashion advice, seeking their utmost approval. Now, two former Vogue editors Meredith Melling and Valerie Boster are teaming up with Molly Howard, ex-business executive of Rag & Bone, to create their own luxury fashion line. The brand, La Ligne, fittingly translates to “the line” in French, revolves around classic stripped prints. It aims to provide 50 timeless essentials from crisp collared shirts to high-slit skirts, made from quality fabrics. La Ligne plans to restrict prices to $550 and will be selling its clothing through its own website or Net-a-Porter.
Amidst the Panama Papers allegations, fashion figures from the luxury brands Valentino and Roksanda Ilincic have been listed among those involved in offshore tax scandals.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America announced that this year’s Fashion Awards will be broadcasted live on television for the first time ever.