Top international fashion news of the week | 05/30/21
Dior names Jin Xing perfume ambassador and the designers of Milan Fashion Week do physical catwalks. Stay up to date with all of the hottest international fashion news of the week.
Dior names Jin Xing the face of J’Adior
Dior made history by naming Jin Xing as the face of J’Adior. Notably, Xing is a transgender ballerina, author, and activist and was a former army colonel – she was the first to publicly undergo gender reassignment surgery in China in 1995. Xing is featured in the perfume campaign, explaining how she felt at the time of his transition. “When I chose to become a woman, to become a mother, a wife and to face society again, at the time, 80% were worry, doubt and even contempt,” said she declared.
Jean Paul Gaultier unveils new strategy and brings RTW back
A few days after sharing mysterious images on his Instagram account – removing the bio, the avatar and uploading a post that said “The end” – Jean Paul Gaultier finally revealed what was happening. The French designer is recruiting a series of designers to take turns at the head of the brand. Gaultier brought in tattoo artist Dr. Woo, French shoe designer Pierre Hardy, German brand Ottolinger and stylist Georgia Pendlebury.
It comes as the designer revealed he’s bringing RTW back after six years. Model Bella Hadid led the campaign, featuring many iconic Gaultier Marinière tops, corsets and an interpretation of her 1996 “Cyberbaba” dress (now “Morphing”). The collection arrives in stores and online on May 28.
Trussardi appoints two new creative directors
Italian fashion house Trussardi named the duo behind GmBH its creative directors. Co-founders, Serhat Işık and Benjamin A. Huseby will present their first collection in fall 2022. The two will work together to redevelop the brand’s image to suit a younger and fresher demographic.
GmBH is considered a “modern day Berlin fairy tale”. She offers clothing for men and women with new interpretations of workwear with a mix of underground influences and experiments with new and lasting textures. The air will use their “sharp and contemporary creative vision founded in [Trussardi’s] values ”when entering new roles.
Christian Siriano brings the bride back
Christian Siriano is bringing back his bridal collection for 2021. The new collection will reflect his underlying theme of inclusivity, with sizes up to 28. Pieces include a mix of traditionally masculine and feminine elements, including a tuxedo. mixed with ball gowns, black wedding dresses, and daring pantsuits.
“We’ve had several conversations with all of these brides who come to our studio lately – we haven’t seen any brides in a year and now we have brides almost every day,” Siriano said. What my team and I tell them is, ‘Go for your ultimate, complete dream, fantasize anything, anything! If it’s a nightie dress, fine! If it’s a huge 10ft ball gown, you have to do it because you never know what’s going to happen. I think everyone has to live to their fullest because we all see what can happen in our world. “
Designers organizing physical shows at MFW
Milan Fashion Week has announced its schedule for this year – several fashion houses are welcoming their new collections in person. MFW will take place from June 18-22, with live shows by Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabanna and Etro. There will be a mix of physical and digital performances throughout the event due to the pandemic.
“We are approaching this new fashion week with a positive and optimistic attitude. The fact that the government accepted our requests made during the MISE Textile and Fashion Table, authorizing the holding of fairs in attendance from June 15, allowed us to confirm the dates of Milan Fashion Week, giving an important signal restart, ”explained Carlo Capasa, president of the National Chamber of Italian Fashion.
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