Peter Dundas is leaving his position as creative director at Roberto Cavalli after 18 months and 3 seasons at its helm. His last collection for the brand was showcased at Milan Fashion Week last month.
Alongside waving goodbye to Dudas, the company will also be bidding farewell to almost 30% of its global workforce, and underperforming stores will be shut down or relocated in an effort to return the company to operating profitability by 2018. His replacement is yet to be announced.
ZAYN X VERSACE
Zayn Malik has gone from the front row seat to driving seat at Versace, where it was announced on Thursday that he is to design a capsule collection for ‘Versus’, which will feature both menswear and womenswear. The boyband-turned- solo star is excited to work with fashion legend Donatella, whom he is said to ‘love and admire’. The Zayn x Versus collection will be in full bloom this spring, released in stores and online in May.
KENZO X HM
Kenzo x HM have finally released the entire lookbook complete with prices. Fashion fans on twitter have criticised the collection for its lack of ‘wearability’, as the collection features loud, closing animal prints. The prices range from £7.99 to £299.99, and you can get your hands on zebra print socks and ruffle skirts from Nov 3rd when the collection is released.
KIM KARDASHIAN WEST
Kim Kardashian West is suing a US celebrity gossip site MediaTakeOut.com for defamation, claiming that she faked the recent robbery in order to make fraudulent insurance claims, referring to her as a ‘liar and a thief’. During Paris Fashion Week, the superstar was tied and held at gunpoint whilst armed robbers stole a jewellery box containing £8million worth of jewellery. A fashion costume website has also been forced to take down a costume called “Parisian Heist” after public outrage. The costume featured a Kim K lookalike bound and gagged sporting a giant ring and dressed in a white robe
The Victoria and Albert museum have announced that next year between May 2017 and February 2018, it will stage a fashion exhibition showcasing the work of Cristobal Balenciaga. This will be the first exhibition dedicated to Balenciaga and is set to mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of his first fashion house and 80 years since opening his first Paris salon. The exhibition, Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion, will include over 100 garments and 20 hats, and examine in detail the craftsmanship and techniques that earned Balenciaga the reputation as one of the most pioneering designers of the 20th century and look at how his work impacted the future of fashion design.