Ricardo Tisci asked the great Carine Roitfeld to style herself and daughter Julia for the latest slew of Givenchy campaigns. Models also included Amanda Seyfried, Quim Gutiérrez and models Mariano Ontañon and Dalianah Arekion. Tisci cited gypsies as the theme of his latest collection and went on to say that all the women were like gypsies themselves because, “They are never in one place. They travel the world.” Yhe campaign is slated to debut mid-July.
London’s Isabella Blow Show
The late Isabella Blow’s best pieces will be on display at Somerset House in London in November. “Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!” will include over 100 pieces and was organised by her namesake foundation and Central Saint Martins .Daphne Guinness, a longtime friend, purchased Blow’s wardrobe after her death in 2007. Blow committed suicide at age 48 after years of battling depression. Guinness is also the founder of the Isabella Blow Foundation, which raises money to promote fashion, and to encourage young and aspiring talent. It also benefits selected charities that promote mental well being.
Prada’s Litigation Drama
Prada employee Rina Bovrisse sued the label after being employed by them for four years when she discovered that Japan executive, David Sesia had ordered the demotion or transfer of female employees he deemed ”old, fat, ugly, disgusting, or did not have the Prada look.” Tokyo courts have ruled that Prada’s behavior was discriminatory, however, they decided that such treatment was “acceptable” in the fashion industry. Bovrisse did not receive any money, in fact she was counter-sued by Prada for the amount of $780,000 for damaging its image, which led her appeal to the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for help
Primark x Asos
Primark has released a limited edition collection to be sold online. The British retailer will team up with Asos to offer 20 pieces that range from Prom-wear to denim. A spokesperson told the Guardian that this collaboration will give insight into the intricacies of e-tailing. Perhaps this is a hint that this is a trial run for a full-blown Primark website? Due to Asos’ international shipping, this also means that consumers around the world will get to try Primark, from the comfort of their own home.
Raf Simons Immortalized
Coffee table book, Raf Simmons has been released and curated by i-D‘s Terry Jones. The book includes 120 pages of photographs dug up from the i-D archives as well as essays and interviews by Terry and journalist Tricia Jones, among others. Sprinkled between are quotes from the designer himself: “My own label is very much linked to my past and to my environment. It’s darker, dirtier, and more underground … ” one reads, while another adds, “Isolation. Disorder. Incubation. They really represent certain aspects of my work and come from Joy Division. It goes back to my youth.”