THIS has been a big week in the fashion industry, with all eyes over to Milan and Paris for more AW17 seasons, as ever kicking off with the menswear collections. Despite all hands on deck at the shows, there is still a lot going on behind the scenes.

Carven reveal new Creative Director

Carven have finally revealed Serge Ruffieux as their new creative director after saying goodbye to design duo Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud in October last year. Ruffieux has spent the last ten years as the head designer of the women’s ready-to-wear collections and couture studios at Dior. He was also responsible for keeping things running smoothly after Raf Simons left until Maria Grazia Chiuri arrived. However this was with the help of Lucie Meier, so his new role at Carven will be his first opportunity to shine solo. He is looking forward to the role and his first collection will debut at the Paris SS18 Resort Shows in October 2017.


Burberry’s new CEO Marco Gobetti (previously at Celine) will have his first day at work on January 27, where he will act as executive chairman until July 5 when he will become CEO and join the board. Christopher Bailey will continue on as CEO until July when the transition is finalised and he will move onto the role of President and Chief Creative Officer.

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton presented its collaboration with streetwear label Supreme at their men’s show in Paris. The collection has welcomed back the repetitive logo print as well as a new design in which just a single classic logo is enlarged. Louis Vuitton has also been in the news this week when it joined 18 other companies including Swarovski, Samsung and Shiseido in teaming up with Alibaba – China’s biggest e-commerce company – to fight the distribution of counterfeit goods.

Oscar De La Renta and Monse

The two labels Oscar De La Renta and Monse are both headed by Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia, and they have decided to combine their two New York shows in February into one. Monse will show first, and then Oscar de la Renta will follow directly after. Whilst this move will be easier for show-goers, have they made things harder for themselves to stick to two deadlines on the same day and still separate the two brand identities?

That’s your fashion fix this Friday! If you want to get involved in the conversation, or think that we’ve missed anything BIG that’s happened in the fashion and sartorial world this week, then let us know @SpiceUKOnline or you can tweet me directly, @milllierose_