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Viktor & Rolf shut down ready-to-wear
The designers behind Viktor & Rolf have announced they are closing down their ready-to-wear business. According to Women’s Wear Daily, this decision was made as a result of the pressures and fast pace that comes with ready-to-wear. “Ready to wear started to feel creatively restricting“, says designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren. The duo will still present their Fall 2015 womenswear collection at Paris Fashion Week. Luckily, there is no need to panic on having to bulk buy the label’s hit perfume Flowerbomb as the brand will still continue to focus on fragrance, accessories and couture. It’s a business move that was also made by Jean Paul Gaultier who presented his final ready-to-wear collection last September.
Gigi Hadid x Seafolly
In a move that we should have seen coming, Gigi Hadid is the latest face of leading Australian swimwear label Seafolly. Harper’s Bazaar Australia summed it up perfectly: could this be a more perfect pairing? Hadid follows in the footsteps of previous campaign faces Behati Prinsloo, Jessica Hart and Miranda Kerr – not bad for a model who only just made her debut on the international runways last year. The 19 year old American beauty can be seen showing off her enviable body in graphic printed one-pieces, zip-up tanks and styling a denim shirt over two-pieces in bold colours. Anthony Halas, CEO of Seafolly, told Vogue Australia that “Gigi represents the true Seafolly girl; she is fresh-faced, fit, confident and was born on the beach.” The campaign was shot in Tulum and is guaranteed to make you suddenly feel the need to do sit-ups or sign up for boxing classes (a choice of exercise that Hadid well-documents on her Instagram).
Josh Goot goes into voluntary administration
Vogue Australia revealed that Australian brand Josh Goot has entered into voluntary administration to help restructure the business. “We have decided to place the company into voluntary administration in order to restructure the business in the wake of well-documented difficult trading conditions in the fashion industry,” Goot said in a statement. The Australian label, favourited by fashion insiders Christine Centenera and Yasmin Sewell, started ten years ago and has since then opened two flagship stores in Sydney and Melbourne and is stocked in David Jones. However, the stores will continue trading and the autumn/winter ’15/’16 collection will be delivered in March/April. Goot told Fairfax Media, “We are committed to the future of the brand. We have the support of the creditors. Australian designers have to evolve and adapt and that’s what we are working on doing.“
Kanye West x Adidas
Following news that Adidas is dropping an app ‘Confirmed’ which allows customers to receive notifications and reserve sneakers to pickup, it has been reported that the brand’s much-hyped collaboration with Kanye West will be unveiled soon. Fashionista.com says that Complex reported that February 12th, which is during New York Fashion Week, is when West will debut the collaboration. Regardless of whether it will be shown during fashion week or not, it will no doubt be successful – who could forget the incredibly popular Air Yeezy that West created for Nike?