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Prada Gets Creepy for Fall 2019
Miuccia Prada’s Fall 2019 collection took inspiration from a medley of horror and science fiction pop culture references. Building off the Frankenstein theme from her menswear show in January, horror and darkness was front and center this season. The theme to The X Files played as models with Wednesday Adams braids strolled down the runway in combat boots and lace.
Despite its dark themes the collection itself was actually about romance. Florals were a recurring motif, from prints to appliqués. Of course, being Prada the flowers were offset by utilitarian and military-inspired pieces.
The Met Previews Its Next Costume Institute Exhibit in Milan
The Met held a press presentation on Friday for the Costume Institute’s upcoming exhibit Camp: Notes on Fashion. Anna Wintour, Gucci’s Alessandro Michele, and the Costume Institute’s curator in charge, Andrew Bolton, gathered in Milan to showcase some of the objects that will be on display. Among the pieces was a Viktor + Rolf gown from the brand’s recent couture show.
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Ferragamo Names Paul Andrew Its New Creative Director (Business of Fashion)
Paul Andrew has been promoted from women’s creative director to creative director at Salvatore Ferragamo. He began at the company as women’s footwear director in 2016.
HBC to Close Up to 20 Saks Off 5th Stores (WWD)
Hudson’s Bay Co. — parent company of Saks Fifth Avenue — is downsizing and closing up to 20 Saks Off 5th stores in the United States. Currently there are 133 Saks Off 5th locations. HBC will perform a “fleet review” of its stores. The company says the cuts will allow it to “focus on its best locations and saksoff5th.com.”
Alexa Chung Celebrated Her Sunglass Hut Collection With Dinner and Drinks
During London Fashion Week Alexa Chung launched her new sunglasses collection with Sunglass Hut. She celebrated the line with a dinner at Wild by Tart. The limited-edition collection merges classic, 70’s old-school cool with a contemporary flair in two different styles. Guests included model Laura Bailey, Josephine de la Baume, Jack Guinness and Pixie Geldof.