Maison Alaïa appoints Pieter Mulier as Creative Director
Paris-based fashion house Alaïa has appointed Belgian designer Pieter Mulier as its new creative director. A significant appointment, it is the brand’s first creative head since the passing of founder Azzedine Alaïa in November 2017. The Richemont-owned Maison made the announcement on Friday, with Mulier’s first collection to debut for Spring...
Feb 5, 2021
Diesel parent OTB confirms interest to acquire Jil Sander
Jil Sander could soon return to Italian ownership as Only the Brave (OTB), the parent company of Diesel, confirmed interested in acquiring the house. According to WWD, the due diligence process is already in progress, confirming the speculations from December that the Group’s founder Renzo Rosso was interested in the minimalist fashion house. “...
Jan 19, 2021
Video: Fashion critics react to Prada's FW21 menswear collection
In this video, YouTube fashion channel HauteLeMode has reacted to Prada’s FW21 menswear collection. This is the second collaboration between the head designer of Prada Miuccia Prada and Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons. Watch the video below. Video: HauteLeMode via YouTube Photo credit: Prada, Facebook
Jan 19, 2021
MFW: Prada and Raf Simons debut first menswear collaboration
A 70s faux fur backdrop by Rem Koolhaas and the design ancillary of his architect firm OMA set the scene for Prada’s first menswear collection in collaboration with co-creative director Raf Simons. The presentation, once again executed in a digital format while physical fashion remains interrupted, was met with a post-show press conference and...
Jan 18, 2021
Video: Prada presents its SS21 womenswear collection
In this video, Prada presents its SS21 womenswear collection and an interview with Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons follows after.Watch the video below. Video: Prada via YouTube Photo credit: Prada, Facebook
Jan 13, 2021
Prada unveils first campaign with co-creative director Raf Simons
Prada has released its first campaign with co-creative directors Raf Simons and Miuccia Prada. Launched as a dialogue and conversation, the campaign poses a series of questions, such as “Is new still relevant? Answer at Prada.com. “Should we slow down or speed up?” and “Is creativity a gift or a skill?” The campaign is a continuation of the Q&A...
Jan 8, 2021
Yearly overview: Musical chairs of creative directors in 2020
Although the focus of many during 2020 was on the corona pandemic, a lot of non-corona related events also happened. For example, quite a few designers played musical chairs with different brands. Have you lost track of who went where? FashionUnited lists it all here. January - Yolanda Zobel leaves Courrèges, later succeeded by Nicolas di Felice...
Dec 22, 2020
Raf Simons debuts e-commerce platform
Raf Simons has launched a new e-commerce business called History Of My World after his tenth anniversary collection from 2005. The new online retail platform will stock clothing, homeware, and literature products curated by Simons. The news was reported by Business of Fashion. The new platform is separate from Simons’ own eponymous label, and...
Dec 16, 2020
Video: Raf Simons SS21 collection
In this video, Raf Simons presents his SS21 collection, which includes his first women's collection entitled 'Teenage Dream.’ Watch the video below. Source: FF Channel via YouTube
Oct 29, 2020
Raf Simons launches womenswear
Raf Simons has made a legendary name for himself working at storied design houses. The designer has been creative director of Jil Sander, Christian Dior, Calvin Klein, and now co-creative director of Prada alongside Miuccia Prada. Despite his career at many iconic fashion houses, Simons has also been the force behind his own namesake label,...
Oct 26, 2020
In Pictures: First women's collection at Raf Simons
Belgian designer Raf Simons has already ventured into women's fashion at the various fashion houses where he has worked, but never before has he presented a women's collection under his own name. This has changed with the presentation of the SS21 collection of his eponymous brand. The SS21 collection has been named 'Teenage Dream'. Many...
Oct 26, 2020
Armani and Prada: Fashion houses embracing the digital format in Milan
Never before had Miuccia Prada seen so many people at one of her fashion shows. Of course, they were all watching from their computers. "Now we are with so many more people, and that's new, at least for me," said Prada on Thursday, following her digital show on the second day of Milan Fashion Week. The top Italian fashion brand, known for its...
Sep 25, 2020