Womenswear brand Splendid announced the appointment of Holly Shapiro to the role of Creative Director today. Shapiro is taking over from Pamela Protzel-Scott, who held the role for over 17 years and will stay on as a consultant. As a Creative Director of private brands for Gilt Groupe, Shapiro had been […]

Following the unfortunate death of the legendary Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel's artistic director since 1983, Virginie Viard, Chanel's studio director since 1997, was immediately announced as his successor. Relatively little was known about the woman who played the right hand to Karl Lagerfeld for the majority […]

After the death of the iconic German designer Karl Lagerfeld on Tuesday, questions remain at his eponymous label as to who will succeed him. Hun Kim is the current design director at the brand and former French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld will continue to play a role in the creative process. "At this […]

Peer-to-peer second hand e-tailer Poshmark has appointed tennis champion and fashion designer, Serena Williams to its board of director. In a statement, Poshmark stated that Williams was a “natural fit” to join its board as the company continues to scale its social commerce platform as the tennis star […]

PROFILE Virginie Viard managed to remain relatively anonymous even though she held one of the most powerful positions in the fashion industry: Director of Chanel’s Creation Studio. She was Karl Lagerfeld’s right and left hand for over 30 years, bringing the German designer’s sketches to life. She was […]

London-based designer Bethany Williams has been presented the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design at London Fashion Week by Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, on behalf of the Queen. Williams was awarded the coveted prize on Tuesday for her sustainable approach to fashion, and has become only […]

Karl Lagerfeld will be cremated without ceremony and his ashes are likely to be scattered with those of his mother and lover, his label said Wednesday. "His wishes will be respected," a spokeswoman for his Karl Lagerfeld brand told AFP a day after the legendary designer died at the age of 85. The "Kaiser" […]

US First Lady Melania Trump, a former model, on Tuesday paid brief tribute to iconic designer Karl Lagerfeld, who died Tuesday at age 85. "Today the world lost a creative genius. We will miss you Karl! #RIPKarlLagerfeld," tweeted Trump, a longtime fan of the prolific couturier who had helmed the label […]




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