The Top International Fashion News of the Week: Birkenstock & Manolo Blahnik collaborate, and Salvatore Ferragamo appoints a Creative Director. Keep up-to-date with the latest international fashion news.
Maximilian Davis has been appointed the new Creative Director at Salvatore Ferragamo
Maximilian Davis has been appointed Creative Director by Salvatore Ferragamo. He is already a well-known designer at 26 years old, having launched his brand, Maximilian Davis, in 2020. His pieces have been worn by Naomi Campbell and Kim Kardashian. He studied at the London College of Fashion, and is also a member of Fashion East, based in East London. He was a semi-finalist in the LVMH Young Designers Prize. Davis shared his excitement on Instagram, saying that he was “looking forward” to “articulating my vision elevated through the codes of Italian craftsmanship and quality, innovation.” He is now effective.
Alexa Chung Closes Her Brand
Alexa Chung’s brand officially closes after five years. After opening the brand in 2017, Alexa Chung, a model and ‘It Girl’ confirmed that she had been ‘gradually closing down operations’ for several months. She is known for her effortless style and French off-duty model look, which was hugely popularized in the 2010s. She wrote, “It was an absolute honor to be in a position to design my dream wardrobe.”
Although the line isn’t going into administration, it has faced some challenges over the past few months. In December 2020, the company was reported as having lost $3 million. Chung stated that while the experience of starting and running my own business has been rewarding, it was also a joyous one. However, the past few years have been difficult for small independent businesses. Ours is no exception.
Filippo Grazioli Tapped as Missoni Creative Director
Missoni, an Italian label, has hired a new Creative director. Filippo Grazioli is a former Creative Director at Givenchy, Maison Margiela and Hermes. He will replace Alberto Caliri, the interim Creative Director. Caliri will continue to be on the board and will oversee Missoni’s Sport and homeware lines. The debut of Grazioli’s first collection is scheduled for September 2022. He is expected to bring a youthful touch to the new collections.
“It is an honor to be a part of the Missoni world: a brand that has played a significant role in the history and design of Italian style and design, with a remarkable integrity for almost seven decades,” stated Grazioli. “I am grateful for this opportunity and the chance to shape my experience further in an innovative vision that preserves the joy, freshness and optimism that are core values of Missoni.
Birkenstock and Manolo Blahnik collaborate
Manolo Blahnik has teamed up with Birkenstock to launch a collection. The sandals come in three colors: Fuschia, blue velvet, and black leather. They also include the Manolo buckle with crystals. “I have loved my Birkenstocks for many years. Blahnik stated that she was thrilled to have collaborated with Blahnik. “Fusing the Manolo Blahnik aesthetic and the everyday comfort of Birkenstocks has been simply amazing,” Blahnik said in a statement. These shoes will be available online and in-store starting March 24.
The Met Gala Theme Is Here
It’s official! The Met Gala theme 2022 has been announced. The Met Gala theme for 2022 is here! It’s only a few months since the last Met Gala was postponed by the pandemic. This year’s official theme is In America – An Anthology Fashion. Ryan Reynolds, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Blake Lively will co-chair this year’s event. They will be joined by honorary co-hosts Anna Wintour and Adam Mosseri.