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Demna Gvasalia Is Leaving Vetements (WWD)
Demna Gvasalia is stepping down from his role at Vetements — the brand he co-founded with his brother, Guram — to focus on other projects. “Vetements has always been a collective of creative minds,” Guram said in a statement. “We will continue to push the boundaries even further, respecting codes and the authentic values of the brand, and keep on supporting honest creativity and genuine talent. What Demna has accomplished over the past few years represents a key chapter in the story of Vetements.” Demna will continue to act as creative director for Balenciaga.
Victoria Beckham Presents Professional and Tailored Collection at LFW
Trousers, blazers, and cardigans: Beckham is leaning into the void of professional womenswear that Phoebe Philo used to occupy when she was at Céline. Granted, Beckham isn’t taking quite as many risks as Philo, but her work is well executed and consistent. A highlight this season were knits, and a good use of colors of more vivid hues than Beckham usually toys with.
In other Beckham news, the designer’s beauty collection has finally launched. VB is setting her line apart by focusing on sustainability. All of the products are clean, cruelty free, and come in recyclable packaging. So far, only eye palettes, liners, and individual shades are available, but her website promises lip colors and skincare products are coming soon. Naturally, Beckham used her new makeup in her show.
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Moschino Heads to Brooklyn for Pre-Fall 2020
Moschino will hold its Pre-Fall show in New York at the Transit Museum in Brooklyn. “New York, like fashion, never sleeps,” Jeremy Scott said in a statement. “If you can make Moschino there, you can make Moschino anywhere.” The show, which will include menswear and womenswear, will be presented on December 9.
Simone Rocha Explores Irish Traditions
This is about as outdoorsy as Simone Rocha gets. For Spring 2020, the designer looked to Ireland and the Irish Wren Boys, who traditionally would hunt Wren birds on St Stephen’s day (December 26th). Per the tradition, the boys would knock on doors to sing and ask for money. It was not only the Wren Boys, but also the houses they visited that captured Rocha’s imagination this season.
The collection was presented in a restored Victorian theater (first opened in 1875, and recently reopened as Alexandra Palace). “I want it to feel like they are coming to knock down doors,” Rocha said of the show. “Come in and parade in a circle.” The fabrics — lots of silk taffeta, organza, and of course tulle — were meant to evoke everything from faded wallpaper to the feathers of the Wren birds themselves.
Us Weekly Celebrates New York’s Most Stylish
During Fashion Week, Us Weekly celebrated its 15th-annual Most Stylish New Yorkers Event at Moxy East Village. This year’s honorees included Lil’ Kim, Cipriana Quann, Chris Benz, DJ Pamela Tick, Micaela Erlanger, Nam Vo, Violett Beane, Jennifer Fisher, Cara Santana, Sara Haines, La La Anthony, Ramy Brook Sharp, Deborah Roberts, and Ice-T and Coco. The night was sponsored by Bioré, Smirnoff and ChapStick.