CFDA Awards Broadcasting Live
Today for the first time fashion lovers will be granted an inside look at the CFDA awards. Visit them on Facebook at 6 pm EST for a glimpse into the Red Carpet and 8:45 EST for the awards ceremony.
My favorite designer at the moment Demna Gvasalia will receive the International Award from the CFDA for his Vetements label and his designs for the house of Balenciaga, which he joined as artistic director in 2015. And speaking of his Vetements label, they dropped some major news.
Vetements Drops Runway
WWD (women’s wear daily) talked to Guram Gvasalic chief executive officer of Vetements and the designer’s brother about why the fashion house will not be on the runway for Spring 2018. The brand has chosen to hold private viewing by appointment to select journalists and buyers June 26 thru June 30. According to Gvasalic, “Showing clothes to sell something else [seems] neither smart nor cost-efficient. We are not selling a fashion dream; we are selling a reality,” Gvasalia explained. “As the principal idea of shows has been misinterpreted and in a way mistreated, for us it felt a logical conclusion not to be a part of something that didn’t make sense anymore. By not showing we want to bring back the focus on the actual clothes.” In an era where designers concentrate more on the 10-minute shows than showcasing the real practicality of clothes what are your thoughts on this transition?
John Galliano Paris Home Burglarized
Over the weekend creative director of Maison Martin Margiela John Galliano found that his home burglarized which resulted in the loss of one one of the last photographs of Marylin Monroe valued more than $50,000.
Gucci Vs Social Media and Dapper Dan
Social media has dragged Gucci and their creative director Alessandro Michele to hell and back. Michele drew his inspiration for one of his designs from Danny ‘Dapper’ Dan but did not give him proper credit until everyone on social media chimed in! Back in the 80s, Dapper Dan was famous for taking logos from Gucci and Louis Vuitton making his luxury street style clothing popular among the urban community. What makes this situation so ironic though is that the same house that sued him previously is now drawing “inspiration” from him. What are your thoughts? Does fashion need cultural appropriation or cultural communication?
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