Prada Lands In New York, Chanel President Discusses First Collection Without Karl

by Aria Darcella

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Prada Presents Its Resort 2020 Collection in New York
Last night Prada presented its new collection at the Piano Factory, the brand’s US headquarters, in New York. The runway was located on the seventh floor where guests — including Elle Fanning, Marc Jacobs, Tyler Mitchell, Naomi Watts, and more — got a view of the city as well as the clothes.

The collection brought out the best in Miuccia Prada’s elegant utilitarian aesthetic. Subtle floral patters and embroidery offset more mature stripes and plaids, bringing out a maturity in the clothes without losing the fun.

Chanel’s President Discusses Virginie Viard’s First Solo Collection (WWD)
“We are both in the continuity of all the work that was done with Karl over more than 30 years,” Chanel president Bruno Pavlovsky said ahead of the Cruise 2020 show. “Virginie is aware that she must write a new chapter for the house, and who better to do it than her, as she is coming from a place of continuity to perhaps add a little something to Karl’s work over these last few years. Karl has left us both a challenge and a real gift… the brand is strong, the house codes are strong. Whether consciously or unconsciously, he perfectly prepared Virginie, the house and the team to take on this new phase.”


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Adidas Sales are Up, CEO Discusses Beyoncé and Kanye West (Business of Fashion/Hypebeast)
Adidas’ currency-neutral sales grew 4 percent in the first quarter of this year, bringing in $6.6 billion globally. Meanwhile the brand’s CEO, Kasper Rorsted, recently discussed two of Adidas biggest celebrity partners: Beyoncé and Kanye West. He described Bey as “the most influential female in the world.” As for West, who is no stranger to controversy, Rorsted explained that he values Kanye’s creativity, even if they don’t see eye to eye politically. “He has his own opinions, we don’t always stand with those opinions, but there’s no doubt that… it has been a great relationship and overall on the bigger picture we’ve been super happy with that relationship,” he said. “It’s not something I worry about when I wake up in the morning.”


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Carine Roitfeld Celebrates Her New Perfumes With Yeezy
This Sunday Carine Roitfeld will open her first-ever pop-up store to launch her new line of perfumes. In honor of the store’s opening Roitfeld will be personally signing complimentary, exclusive Yeezy Season 7 t-shirts to the first 200 visitors. The signing will happen between 2-4 pm at the pop-up at 158 Mercer St.


DKMS Raises Over $4.7 Million at its Annual Gala
DKMS, the international non-profit dedicated to fighting blood cancer, held its annual gala at Cipriani Wall Street this week. Hosted by Tom Brokaw, and featuring a performance by Seal, the event raised over $4.7 million.

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