Jacquemus Makes Menswear Debut, More Fashion and Media Shake-ups

by Charles Manning
Simon Porte Jacquemus

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Jacquemus Shows First Menswear Collection in Marseille (Vogue)
Simon Porte Jacquemus finally unveiled his much-anticipated debut menswear collection under his namesake lable, Jacquemus. The presentation was staged on a pristine stretch of beach on the outskirts of Marseille, a day after the official end of the men’s shows in Paris, with hunky, well-muscled men modeling Jacquemus’ fantastic collection of loose, easy silhouettes in bright, sunny colors. “I am not going to be the designer with the ruffle shirt and the super experimental pieces,” the designer said to Vogue. “But I will try to put my signature in everyday looks.”

Karl Lagerfeld’s ‘90s Hamburg Home on Sale for 10 Million Euros (WWD)
A stunning three-bedroom villa in Hamburg’s exclusive Blakenese district that once belonging to Karl Lagerfeld is on the market. The hilltop home was built for a shipping magnate in the 1920s and owned by Lagerfeld for most of the ’90s. Lagerfeld sold the home in 1998 and although it has been renovated since then, many of the interior elements introduced by Lagerfeld remain according to the property’s listing agency, Engel & Völkers.

David Carey Stepping Down After 8 Years as President of Hearst Magazines (Forbes)
Hearst announced yesterday that David Carey will step down as president of Hearst Magazines at the end of the year. “Under David, we have become a preeminent global digital publishing company while continuing to launch innovative print editions,” said CEO Steven Swartz said in a memo to employees. “Over the next few months, while continuing to run the group, David will help select the next leader of our magazine company. This kind of orderly transition is a hallmark of Hearst Magazines.”

Upon leaving Hearst, Carey will begin serving as a fellow at the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative, a program designed to give business, government, and other leaders a platform for social-impact initiatives.

David Carey (Hearst)

China to Enact First E-Commerce Law (The Fashion Law)
The Chinese government is getting ready to pass the country’s first e-commerce-specific law, which includes provisions that aim to combat availability of counterfeits online. The law comes a year and a half after Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba called for “tougher laws, stricter enforcement and stiffer penalties to crack down on purveyors of counterfeit goods in China.”  Unfortunately for Alibaba, the law will hold them and their peers liable for counterfeit and other infringing goods sold by third-party vendors on their sites.

Kering Shuts Down Tomas Maier Brand (WWD)
Hot on the heels of Kering’s split with designer Tomas Maier at Bottega Veneta, yesterday the company announced plans to shutter Maier’s namesake label as well. Writing appointments for the resort 2018 and men’s spring 2019 collections have been cancelled and it is understood the next collection probably will not be produced. The brand’s two Manhattan stores are also expected to shut down by the end of the year, along with all of the brand’s e-commerce.

Tomas Maier taking a bow with Gigi Hadid during the finale of his final collection for Bottega Vaneta in February of 2018. (Patrick McMullan)

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