Photo: Willy Vanderperre/Kering
Photo: Willy Vanderperre/Kering

Following the departure of Alexander Wang, Balenciaga has appointed Demna Gvasalia as the new creative director. The 34-year-old Georgian designer graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Antwerp and is the founder of provocative Parisian label Vetements.

“I am very pleased to welcome Demna Gvasalia as the artistic director of Balenciaga’s collections. He has quickly emerged as the best choice for the new artistic direction of the maison. With his mastery of techniques, his expertise and fashion knowledge, in conjunction with his innovative and carefully considered approach, Demna Gvasalia adopts a unique vision of the designer’s role today and thus recalls Cristobal Balenciaga’s own vision. I am confident that he will succeed in embracing Balenciaga’s core values and developing them in harmony with today’s global changes.” – stated Isabelle Guichot, president and CEO of Balenciaga.

Photo Courtesy of Giorgio Armani Parfums
Photo Courtesy of Giorgio Armani Parfums

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the foundation of Giorgio Armani, Italian fashion brand unveiled a limited edition version of its iconic “Si” fragrance, enclosed in a Murano glass bottle. Created by the prestigious atelier Salvati, the bottle features a unique pale pink teardrop sitting on top of a crystal prism; while a fine layer of 24-karat gold leaf decorates the bottom. The crystal stopper is decorated with a constellation of golden particles. Priced

Swedish retailer H&M has released today the first official campaign image from the upcoming designer collaboration. Shot by famed fashion photographer Mario Sorrenti, the campaign reveals new pieces from both the men’s and women’s collections, and sees top models Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Jourdan Dunn posing alongside Dudley O’Shaughnessy and Hao Yun Xiang.

Dolce & Gabbana introduced a limited-edition lipstick inspired by iconic beauty Sophia Loren.
“Sophia Loren N° 1 is our way of saying, ‘Thank you, Sophia!’. Thank you for her beauty, thank you for being a world favorite, thank you for being an icon of the big screen and of Italian beauty. She has been a constant source of inspiration for us and today we celebrate her with the gift of her very own lipstick,” designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana say in the official release.

Laurel Dewitt SS 2016 Show
NY-based fashion brand Laurel DeWitt has launched its fall 2016 collection, revealing a lush, romantic fantasy world brimming with the promise of new life and the possibility of a world beyond. Illustrating the designer’s unparalleled mastery over the vast behaviors of metal, the collection features an array of elegant separates from