Balenciaga returns to haute couture: what can we expect?
52 years after the closure of the original Balenciaga couture ateliers, Balenciaga announces the revival of haute couture. In other words: Demna Gvasalia will take responsibility for the new couture line. For the occasion, Balenciaga has a new couture workshop set up based on the old Balenciaga workshop on 10 Avenue Georges V in Paris. History...
Jan 28, 2020
Annual overview: Musical chairs of creative directors in 2019
The rotating door of creative directors continues. In 2019 it was another busy year comings and goings in the fashion industry. FashionUnited created an overview of the most shocking changes of the year in case you missed it. January - Bruno Sialelli new creative director of Lanvin The new owner of Lanvin, the Chinese conglomerate Fosun...
Dec 31, 2019
Vetements to launch Star Wars collection
Star Wars, the sci-fi icon of cinema, has been an inspirational source to countless fashion collections. This year alone has seen Uniqlo, Levi’s, Pull & Bear and Tom’s releasing Star Wars ranges. This week Vetements will debut its collaboration with the Star Wars brand, launching logo t-shirts, socks, baseball caps, backpacks and flurry of logo’...
Dec 11, 2019
Wolford and Vetements release catwalk collaboration
Luxury hosiery brand Wolford has teamed up with streetwear label Vetements on a capsule collection including a pair of tights and a knitted maxi dress. First seen on the catwalk during Paris Men's Fashion Week in June, the collaboration aims to celebrate both Vetements signature style and Wolford’s cutting-edge innovations and craftsmanship...
Nov 25, 2019
Hermès, Vetements execs to speak at Condé Nast luxury conference
Condé Nast has announced the first roster of industry figures to speak at its upcoming sixth annual Condé Nast Luxury Conference in April. Taking place in Vienna on April 29 and April 30, 2020, the conference will be opened by Natalia Vodianova and hosted by Suzy Menkes, editor for Vogue International. A range of luxury business leaders,...
Oct 29, 2019
Demna Gvasalia to exit Vetements
Vetements co-founder and creative director Demna Gvasalia is stepping down from his position at the brand “to pursue new ventures.” The thirty eight-year-old founded the Zurich-based streetwear brand with his brother, Guram Gvasalia, in 2014. It is understood that Gvasalia will continue his work as the creative director of Balenciaga, whose...
Sep 16, 2019
Berlin streetwear label snubs Vetements with t-shirt collection
Hailed and feared for borrowing logos from brands and artists, French label Vetements also made use of the logo of a Berlin nightclub last year. The logo of the LGBTQ disco named Ficken3000 - literally translated as F***3000 - was printed on a black Vetements t-shirt without prior consent from the nightclub and now sells for more than 600 euros....
Oct 22, 2018
Birkenstock CEO turns down collaboration with Supreme, compares it to prostitution
Hypebeasts pay thousands of dollars for Supreme and Vetements items, but Birkenstock’s CEO Oliver Reicher is not fussed. In an interview with New York Magazine’s supplement The Cut, he revealed Birkenstock has been approached by streetwear brands Supreme and Vetements, but turned down both collaborations. “There’s no benefit for us except...
Aug 23, 2018
Video: Vetements SS19 collection PFW Haute Couture
Vetements Spring Summer 2019 collection, Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture . Source: Vetements, YouTube.
Jul 2, 2018
Has Fashion Reached The Tipping Point With Disruptors?
The Cambridge English dictionary describes the worddisruptoras “a person or thing that prevents something, especially a system , process, or event, from continuing as usual or as expected." But last week there appeared to be evidence that our disruptors are being disrupted. A controversial piece quoting unnamed sources––buyers, store managers...
Apr 8, 2018
Video: Vetements AW18 Men's PFW
Vetements Fall/Winter 2018 Men's collection, January 2018, Paris Fashion Week. Source: FF Channel, YouTube
Jan 24, 2018
What the world wanted to wear in 2017
London - The end of 2017 is nearly upon us and what a year it has been. While some cannot wait to usher in the new year, in the avid hopes it will bring something better for us all, it is undeniable that 2017 did have its moments - especially when it comes to fashion. Although 2017 may not seem like it was a truly unique year in terms of the...
Dec 21, 2017