Kering brands Alexander McQueen and Balenciaga confirm fur-free policies.
British fashion house Alexander McQueen and luxury Spanish designer brand Balenciaga have become the latest Kering-owned brands to go fur-free. The fur-free announcement follows a growing list of designers to ban the use of fur, including Prada, Stella McCartney, Armani, Versace, Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo, DKNY, Burberry, and Chanel. Fashion...
Mar 30, 2021
Video: Balenciaga summer 2021 pre-collection
In this video, Luxury Spanish fashion house Balenciaga has presented its summer 2021 pre-collection campaign.Watch the video below. Video: Balenciaga via YouTube Photo credit: Democratic Prize Association, Facebook
Mar 30, 2021
Bottega Veneta launches SS21 campaign the old-fashioned way
Bottega Veneta this week unveiled its Spring Summer 2021 advertising campaign, although not via its recently muted social media channels or even its own website. Shot in Milan and photographed by British photographer Tyrone Lebon, the images were first reported by WWD and quickly proliferated online. The photos show richness in texture, fabrics...
Feb 3, 2021
Video: Balenciaga presents 'Afterworld: The Age of Tomorrow'
In this video, Balenciaga unveils its upcoming winter collection for FW21 through a computer game called 'Afterworld: The Age of Tomorrow.'Watch the video below. Source: Balenciaga via YouTube Photo credit: Balenciaga, Facebook
Dec 14, 2020
Video: Balenciaga's fall 2021 fashion show
In this video, Balenciaga presents its fall 2021 fashion show.Watch the full fashion show below. Video: Balenciaga via YouTube Photo credit: Balenciaga, Facebook
Dec 9, 2020
Balenciaga debuting fall collection via video game
Balenciaga is taking a very unconventional approach to its fall/winter 2021 collection. This time the Kering-owned brand will be showcasing their latest collection via video game. The video game will be called “Afterworld” and will be released on December 6. The game will be set in the year 2031. The clothes will be futuristic inspired....
Nov 27, 2020
Balenciaga to debut AW21 via a video game
Balenciaga is set to reveal next season’s collection via a video game. On December 6 the Kering group brand will unveil the autumn 2021 collection through a futuristic video game set in 2031. Called ‘Afterworld: The Age of Tomorrow’, the idea to focus on ‘pixels’ comes as Creative Director Demna Gvasalia looks at innovative ways to showcase...
Nov 24, 2020
Will Balenciaga's latest 'ugly shoe' reach another footwear fever pitch?
Love or loathe, Balenciaga has released a new ugly shoe. And by ugly we mean the creators of one of the world’s most successful luxury footwear designs is hoping to replicate the hype and profits of its Triple S sneaker, which first launched in 2017, with a new, urgh, five-toe rubber sock. This time around Balenciaga has partnered with Italian...
Nov 10, 2020
Balenciaga opening Italian production plant
As the world awaits America’s election results, Balenciaga is making plans to open their first production plant in Italy for 2021. The new factory will be focused on accessories production, and will be located in Tuscany, Italy 25 miles outside of Florence. Rather than building an entirely new factory, Kering is holding steadfast to their...
Nov 4, 2020
Video: Balenciaga presents its summer 21 pre-collection
Balenciaga showcases its summer 21 pre-collection. The cover of ‘Sunglasses at Night’ was by musical artist BFRND and the video was directed by Walter Stern.Watch the video below. Video: Balenciaga via YouTube Photo credit: Balenciaga, Facebook
Oct 28, 2020
Balenciaga to delay first haute couture collection to July 2021
Balenciaga is to delay its first foray into haute couture until July 2021, according to the brand’s creative director Demna Gvasalia. In an interview with WWD the designer said the pandemic upended the company’s fashion calendar forcing the planned show for January 2021 to be put forward to next July. Gvasalia further confirmed Balenciaga...
Sep 21, 2020
Data reveals Brits are unknowingly spending 3.2 billion pounds on fake designer goods
When Amazon announced it was launching an internal Counterfeit Crime Unit in July, it sent a message to those sellers proliferating fake goods. If the world’s largest online retailer is aiming for zero counterfeit and inferior quality products on its website, there is an equal zero tolerance policy towards those who sell and manufacture them....
Aug 28, 2020