Donna Ida, designer of her own namesake denim brand, hosted last Friday a careers day for all aspiring designers and budding entrepreneur who want to make it in the fashion industry, she said, “I often get asked how I got to where I am today, so I thought a Careers Day would be perfect. Anyone who is just starting out can ask as many questions as they want and I'm happy to share my knowledge, experience and perhaps even denim advice too."
Nicolas Ghesquiѐre finally confirms that his departure from Balenciaga was majorly due to a conflict of interest with the managers, that he wasn’t able to experiment with the brand as much as he wanted to, and, from his own words, “It all became so dehumanized. I began to feel as though I was being sucked dry, like they wanted to steal my identity while trying to homogenize things. It just wasn't fulfilling anymore.” He adds, “I may be putting myself in danger, but that's what I want these days. I enjoyed years of extreme comfort at Balenciaga”. In addition to that, he hints to other projects that might mean the launch of his own-name label.
Vivienne Westwood has redesigned Virgin Atlantic flights’ famed red uniform. Over 7,500 members of staff, including cabin crew, pilots, Clubhouse staff and Virgin Holidays employees, will wear the new ensembles - which will make their debut for the first time from July 2013, before the official launch in 2014.
The most talked about speech at the Vogue UK festival, last weekend, was, surprisingly or not even at all, not that of some celebrity, but that of Natalie Massenet, founder of Net-a-porter. She spoke about how motherhood balanced her life at work and laughed about the 6-year-age difference between her two kids. She bore witness to the challenge of making it in the huge fashion industry, regardless of her dedication and hard work it is not always easy. Here are some inspirational quotes she said, “The harder you work, the luckier you get”, “Don’t be afraid of what’s on the other side of the mountain”, “As long as you put your consumer first there is no tension”, “People think success looks like a direct line but actually it’s a very wiggly line”.
Tomorrow, May 6, is the launch of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York where it will unveil its new exhibition, Punk: from Chaos to Couture, with a ball so star-studded it will make the Oscars look like a dress rehearsal. You can watch it on Vogue.com on May 6-7 red carpet Live. Moreover, for this occasion, brands have teamed up to design special edition clothes and accessories for the theme.