Fashion News Recap: Calvin Klein & Time 100
Italo Zucchelli & Francisco Costa Bid Farewell to Calvin Klein
We’ve said our fair share of goodbyes to several creative directors in the past year and now we must do it again. This time to Italo Zucchelli, former men’s creative director, and Francisco Costa, former women’s creative director, at Calvin Klein. With sales escalating to $8.2 billion in 2015, why on earth would anyone want to leave? Apparently the company foresees major changes happening to achieve a “new global creative strategy.” Though Calvin Klein hasn’t officially announced its forthcoming changes, the reorganization will likely align with their decision to let their in-house creative team design the upcoming men’s and women’s collections that will not be showcased on the runway. We may expect to see all of the Calvin Klein brands, including jeans, underwear and fragrances combined into one. Though there has been no confirmation yet – fingers crossed – it has also been rumored that Raf Simons may appointed the creative director for this vision.
The 2016 Time 100 Includes Many Big Names in Fashion
It’s that time of year again when Time magazine releases their 100 most influential people of the year. After much anticipation, we can finally applaud some of our favorite fashion icons. Among those to made the list were Riccardo Tisci, Italian creative director at Givenchy and Karlie Kloss, American fashion model, philanthropist and coder. Tisci’s name lands a spot on the list, complemented by a tribute by Donatella Versace. In it, she states that Tisci has made a name for himself because he is a “fashion agitator,” someone who bends the rules and exceeds limitations by unifying fashion and art. While we all know Kloss for her modeling campaigns and American beauty, Diane von Furstenberg gives us even more to love about her. DVF writes, “As a model, a businesswoman, a young philanthropist and a force on social media, she doesn’t just connect with her generation—she leads it, inspiring young women around the world to become the women they want to be, just as she has done so beautifully.”
English actress Lily James scored her first advertising campaign as the newest face of My Burberry fragrances.
GOOD NEWS: A Chanel spokesperson has clarified that creative director Karl Lagerfeld will not be leaving the brand after the upcoming resort show in Cuba.