Fall 2019 Couture Week Kicks Off, Kenzo Names a New Creative Director

by Aria Darcella
Fall 2019 couture

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Couture Week Kicks Off
The Fall 2019 couture season is under way in Paris. Day two, started this morning with Daniel Roseberry‘s debut at Schiaparelli. Roseberry, who sat at a drawing table on the runway throughout the show, took a playful approach to the house’s trademark surrealism — whether is was bugs crawling off a garment onto a model’s face, trompe l’oeil motifs, or beaded tassels, there was a definite sense of discovery with the pieces.

Iris Van Herpen’s show was exactly what fans would expect — ethereal gowns with laser-cut details swooped down the runway under a rotating sculpture. Normally, a designer sticking to one aesthetic so thoroughly might be a bit of a bore, but in Van Herpen’s case it’s exciting — not only does no one else design like she does, one gets the sense that even if they could, they wouldn’t reach her level of expertise.

Felipe Olivera Baptista Named New Creative Director of Kenzo (Business of Fashion)
Effective today, Felipe Olivera Baptista is in charge of Kenzo, replacing Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, who departed last week. Baptista is best known for the eight years he spent at Lacoste. “His innovative and modern creative vision and well-rounded artistic approach will enable Kenzo to reach its full potential while respecting its unique heritage,” said Sylvie Colin, the brand’s CEO.


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Miu Miu’s Cruise Collection Had Big Hats and Bigger Shoulders
Couture isn’t the only thing being presented in Paris — Miuccia Prada held her Cruise 2020 show for Miu Miu in the city this weekend. While the label has always been known for a vaguely retro aesthetic, this season the style was particularly pronounced. Harkening back to the ’80s, with big shoulder pads and oversized hats, the collection felt like something that easily could have been worn by Molly Ringwald in a John Hughes movie.

Miu Miu Cruise 2020 (firstVIEW)

Stockholm Fashion Week Canceled to Focus on Sustainability (Dazed)
The Swedish Fashion Council has canceled Stockholm Fashion Week in the name of sustainability. It was scheduled to run August 27 to 29. “Stepping away from the conventional Fashion Week model has been a difficult, but much considered decision,” said Jennie Rosén, CEO of the SFC. “We need to put the past to rest and stimulate the development of a platform that is relevant for today’s fashion industry (and) focus on creating tools and platforms in order to support and prepare the industry for the future.”

Models Descended on Disneyland Paris Ahead of Couture Week
Naomi Campbell, Candice Swanepoel, Isabeli Fontana, Sara Sampaio, and more partied with CHAOS at Disneyland Paris this weekend. The event celebrated the park’s new The Lion King & Jungle Festival, as well as CHAOS‘ ongoing collaboration with Disney. The Lion King & Jungle Festival is open now until September 22.

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