For a young designer, having a collection at New York's Fashion Week is usually a sign that they've made it. But for those launching a career during the recession, even a runway show is not a guarantee of employment.
A design studio (music, fashion, advertising) but also a fashion label, Surface to Air has decided to collaborate with one of its favorite fashion photographers: Solve Sundsbo, who has signed to the label for a limited edition clothing line.
Since the hasty departure of the duo Eley et Kishimoto, the design studio has been maintaining radio silence. But this confidentiality has now ended with Cédric Charlier, the former assistant of Alber Elbaz at Lanvin, officially taking control of stylistic direction.
Italian designer Giorgio Armani's home division is to deck out the interior of exclusive apartments in Rome, as part of a project to convert a historical building into a complex of luxury serviced flats.
Recreational Equipment Inc opened a new store in Texas last year that tested several retail design and green building concepts, winning Project of the Year in the inaugural Sustainability Awards; a North Face store in Boise, Idaho tied for second place.
Madonna is staying faithful to Riccardo Tisci, designer for Givenchy, for her stage costumes. The Italian designer has designed her new wardrobe, which she will christen this week in London, for the singer’s worldwide “Sweet and Sticky Tour”.
Two years ago Sophia Kokosalaki returned to Staff International, the group of Renzo Rosso. She will soon be joining the creative team of the group’s flag-bearing brand Diesel, designing womenswear lines for Diesel Black Gold from winter 2010.