Sunday, June 23, 2013

Weekly Fashion News (17/06-23/06)

   Stefano Pilati, who left Yves Saint Laurent for Ermenegildo Zegna late 2012, (for the same position of head designer) makes his debut collection of summer 2014 on the first day of Milan Men’s Fashion Week.

Zegna, Summer 2014 at Milan's Men Fashion Week

Stefano Pilati

   Abercrombie & Fitch has been forced to withdraw a line of T-shirts, which referred to Taylor Swift's love life, after her legions of fans complained the slogan as “hurtful”. The T-shirt read the slogan: "# more boyfriends than T.S".

   Play the Karl Lagerfeld video game.

   Carine Roitfeld has become designer officially for once. Paired up with Mercedes Benz, she has designed a black dress for a campaign to the car company.

Carine Roitfeld at the shooting of the campaign

The Mercedes Benz Campaign

   After a 10-month illness, Jean-Louis Scherrer, French couturier and friend of Jacqueline Kennedy and Sophia Loren, dies in Paris on Thursday at the age of 78.

Scherrer in his early days

2014, Jean-Louis Scherrer et la princesse Milena de Liechtenstein

Court Cases:

   Following the verdict of the last LVMH-Hermѐs  court case, LVMH was not forced to let down of their important stake in the leather heritage brand. Recently, Hermѐs  files another lawsuit against the monster luxury conglomerate with an aim to the equity swaps that enabled LVMH to attain its initial 12 per cent stake. (LVMH now holds a holding of 22.6%)

   Domenico Dolce and Steffano Gabbana were proven innocent facing the accusation of having unfaithfully declared their earnings and escaped taxes at 8:30 pm of June 19, after they have been sentenced to one year and eight months in prison earlier that day at 4:45 pm. According to Italian legislation, the statute of limitations had already run out of the charge of misrepresenting income. Moreover, the two designers were charged with not having paid taxes for an amount of money, which was double of what they had actually earned.

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