It’s New York Fashion Week! Here’s Your SS16 Need-To-Know…

Another round of fashion shows, another chance for the designers to play musical chairs. Here’s everything you need to know about the SS16 fashion weeks…

Another round of fashion shows, another chance for the designers to play musical chairs. Here’s everything you need to know about the SS16 fashion weeks, kicking off with New York, which starts today…

NEW YORK

Givenchy Hits The Big Apple – And You’re Invited! 
In celebration of his new 5,000 square foot Manhattan flagship store, Givenchy Creative Director Riccardo Tisci is moving the whole show from Paris to New York, just for one season. We’re expecting a full turnout from his American A-list mates (Hi, Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian) and, guess what? Now you’re invited, too. Yes, the house are adding a whopping 1,200 public tickets to their usually tight guest list and as well as a set number allocated to fashion students, more than 800 will be given away, for free, at the NYCGo marketing offices in Manhattan.

New Direction For DKNY
Donna Karan is stepping down from her eponymous label after 30 years, to concentrate on her Urban Zen Foundation. While she hasn’t yet appointed a successor for her mainline, she has found someone pretty cool to take control at DKNY. Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, the brains behind super cutting-edge brand Public School are the men for the job, splitting their time between their two brands. We can’t wait to see what the edgy duo have planned now that they’re in charge…

Marc Jacobs Goes Solo
Something must be in the air this season, as designer Marc Jacobs has decided to merge his diffusion line Marc by Marc Jacobs with the brand’s main line. It is hoped that merging the two brands will help to fill ‘the white space between luxury and contemporary’, by offering a range of different price points.

However, what we all wanted to know was “what is happening to Marc by Marc’s creative heads Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley?” Well panic not, as we discovered back in May that the much-loved Brit powerhouses have launched their own label ‘Hillier Bartley’ which will land in stores this Autumn. Phew!

LONDON

Versus Comes To Town
Bringing a slice of the Italian action to our home schedule, the sister brand of Italian powerhouse Versace is coming to London! Anthony Vaccarello was appointed Creative Director in January this year and, after testing the water with a pre-collection presentation in May, he’s decided to make LFW his official home.

Emma Hill’s LFW Launch
We are so not over The Hill. Emma Hill, the creative genius behind some of Mulberry’s greatest IT bags, is presenting her very own line of accessories at LFW. Hill & Friends, has been co-founded with fellow Mulberry alumni Georgia Fendley and represents a welcome comeback for Hill after her departure from Mulberry in 2013.

MILAN

Cavalli: Take Two
Former Pucci designer Peter Dundas is taking the creative reins at Roberto Cavalli for the first time this season, after the founder himself stepped back to take on a more shareholder-orientated position. Dundas has described the union as a ‘homecoming’ as he previously designed for the Italian house in 2002. As both share a love of exotic prints and excess embellishments, we’re calling this one a perfect match…

PARIS

Bonjour To The Olsen Twins
Yes, The Row is coming to PFW! Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are celebrating 10 years of understated luxury in 2016, kicking things off by showing their SS16 collection in Paris. 

Au Revoir Alexander Wang
Tis’ the season to savour! This season will be the last time we see Alexander Wang waving his Balenciaga magic wand, after he stepped down last month to concentrate on his eponymous label. The Parisian house has thrived under the New York-based designer’s creative direction over the past 3 years, and it’s yet to be revealed who will take over the reins. Watch this space…

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