Today’s Fashion Headlines. June 7, 2012.

June 7, 2012 • Accessories, Blahnik Tonic, Fashion Blog, Industry

Rob Pruitt and Jimmy Choo's pointed toe pump and clutch

Jimmy Choo Begins a Full-Scale Collaboration

The famous footwear brand, Jimmy Choo, has two new figureheads.  Sandra Choi and Simon Holloway recently took the title as co-creative directors. Despite the fact Choi has been with the designer label since 1996 and Holloway joined the team in 2010, this is the first time they have been in the public since the chief creative officer and co-founder Tamara Mellon and chief executive officer Joshua Schulman left Jimmy Choo last year.

Their first impact on the brand? A cruise collection and collaboration with artist Rob Pruitt. This collaboration will be the first full-scale artistic collaboration, something that reflects Choi’s and Holloway’s vision of Jimmy Choo having a glam aesthetic. Some pieces include a lace motif that Pruitt created which was laid over the shoes and printed onto clutch bags. Other pieces include glitter zebra fabric, multicolored dégradé prints, and angel and devil panda prints. All packaging includes bright pink boxes with dégradé lining and sealed with a panda sticker.

Chloé Soon to Hold Birthday Events

Paris will be holding an exhibition and party to celebrate the 60th birthday of the Chloé brand. The untitled exhibition is set to open on September 28th at Palais de Tokyo with it leading to the October 1st runway show held by creative director Clare Waight Keller. The fashion house also stated that they are planning to create a capsule collection of re-edition styles along with a new-look Paris flagship and a Rizzoli tome.

Around seventy designs will be placed on display with sixteen being re-edited to be sold at Chloé flagships and some wholesale accounts. These items include apparel and accessories from all of the label’s past designers; from founder Gaby Aghion to Karl Lagerfeld and even Stella McCartney to Phoebe Philo. For those who will not be able to make the exhibition, a digital version is planning to run at the Palais de Tokyo showcase.

Gucci Explores More With Their Equestrian Collection

It has been clear from advertisements that Gucci has being favoring horses, with recent ads showing Charlotte Casiraghi with the tall four-legged animal.  However, Gucci decided to talk it up another notch by their Equestrain Collection. This collection is inspired by the apparel creative director Frida Giannini made for Edwina Alexander, who currently holds the title as the world’s top female horse-jumper.

The collection shows with resort, showcasing riding jackets and pants, riding boots, riding cap with a matching riding whip, and even a saddle in black Guccissima leather. To take the obsession even further, they recently bought a stallion Vleut, naming him Guccio after founder Guccio Gucci. The stallion resides at Alexander’s stables in Holland with the label having high hopes it will reach the Olympics.

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