Today’s Fashion Headlines: Wednesday, June 26, 2013

June 26, 2013 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

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Bulgari To Exhibit Jewelry In San Francisco

A new fashion exhibit is in store for San Francisco – “The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita & Beyond, 1950-1990” will be on display at the de Young Museum from Sept. 21 through Feb. 17. Its first time in America, the exhibition, which contains approximately 150 pieces, showcases Bulgari’s extraordinary contributions to design. Martin Chapman, curator in charge of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, worked with Bulgari’s historic consultant Amanda Triossi on the exhibit. Triossi helped develop Bulgari’s archives while she created her first book on Bulgari in 1994. Although the jewelry house has a 129-year-old history, it did not open a U.S. store until 1972. Clearly, it has made its mark.

Diane Von Furstenburg’s First Accessories Shop Opened Last Week

The first Diane Von Furstenburg accessories store opened last week, residing in the gallery space at the DVF headquarters at 440 West 14th Street in Manhattan. The shop is currently carrying the pre-fall accessories collection, which includes bags of all sizes and smaller leather goods, such as iPhone cases and wallets. Shoes will also be sold at the shop. “Accessories are really important to the company and this is the first shop we have dedicated to only accessories,” said Diane von Furstenberg. “We thought it was a great way to highlight our favorite styles…and to celebrate summer.”

Stuart Vevers Is New Creative Director of Coach

Stuart Vevers, former creative director of Loewe, will take Reed Krakoff’s place as Coach’s new executive creative director. The change marks the continuation of a new chapter for the accessories and handbags brand – Krakoff announced the end of his 16-year stint right after chairman and chief executive officer Lew Frankfort said he would resign as CEO after 33 years at Coach. Although Frankfort will remain executive chairman, the change marks the end of an era. Vevers is a successful accessories designer, and he will be in charge of leading the creative side of all aspects of Coach. Earlier on in his career, Vevers was creative director of Mulberry from 2005-2008, and previously worked for Calvin Klein, Bottega Veneta, Givenchy and Louis Vuitton. He also won the British Council’s Accessory Designer of the Year award in 2006.

– Tanisha Wallis

Source: Women’s Wear Daily

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