At a video news conference Monday, Alessandro Michele declared that Gucci is cutting down on the number of displays it holds annually from five to two. The Italian tag is not the first to rethink the fashion calendar in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, but it is the first to act on changing the system. The brand has no plans to stage a runway in September during Milan fashion week and it will also present seasonless collections moving forward.
The technology behind social-distance shopping
After being almost decimated with a two-month lockdown, little boutiques have turned to virtual shopping appointments and curbside pickups to stay afloat. The technology behind these electronic tools is still relatively new, but they’re already helping physical shops regain sales and boost customer confidence.
Can LVMH and Kering continue to dominate the luxury industry post-pandemic?
A thorough deep dive by the Business of Fashion’s Lauren Sherman to the past, present and future of the fashion industry reveals positive signs that LVMH and Kering will continue to dominate the luxury sector even in the aftermath of Covid-19. In order to do so though, these conglomerates have to”react quickly to the changes caused by the pandemic.”
Johnny Coca, who recently left Mulberry following a run as creative director, is going into Louis Vuitton to function as the tag’s women’s fashion leather goods manager. Coca is famous for his handbag function under Phoebe Philo at Celine. This career move marks a return for Coca, who got his start as a leather goods designer at Vuitton at 1996.
There is currently an Animal Crossing fashion show
A Berlin-based fashion business has generated the world’s first Animal Crossing fashion show. The digital runway features avatars in the popular Nintendo game dressed in current-season looks inspired by Loewe, Prada and GmbH. The electronic display of clothes, that has been conceived by photographer Kara Chung and stylist Marc Goehring of 032C, takes the form of a three-minute video (watch under ).
The CFDA and Paper announce mentorship program for 2020 style graduates
On Tuesday, Paper along with also the Council of Fashion Designers of America announced a partnership to provide 2020 fashion school graduates with greater exposure and industry mentorship throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Collectively, They’ve chosen five schools to work with, including Parsons School of Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, Savannah College of Art & Design, Rhode Island School of Design and Academy of Arts University. The top graduates from each university were profiled by Paper and were subsequently paired with an established CFDA designer, who analyzed their work through Zoom.