Today’s Fashion Headlines: Tuesday, October 29, 2013

October 29, 2013 • Fashion, Fashion News


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Models in vintage Moschino looks from the past 30 years.

Moschino Names Jeremy Scott Creative Director

Moschino on Monday said it had appointed Jeremy Scott as its new creative director, succeeding Rossella Jardini. His first collection will bow for fall 2014 in Milan.Scott will be replacing Rossella Jardini, who has been at the brand since 1994, the same year that the founder of the house, Franco Moschino, passed away. Italian firm thanked Jardini for her “enormous contribution in keeping the spirit of Moschino alive and at the forefront of fashion from 1994.The Missouri-born Scott moved to New York to study fashion design at the Pratt Institute, and after graduating in 1996, he relocated to Paris, where a year later he introduced his signature brand.  Scott worked with Christian Louboutin and Stephen Jones.In 1999, he was nominated for Best Young Designer by the CFDA.

Tamara Mellon Taps Glenn McMahon

Tamara Mellon  has tapped Glenn McMahon as president and chief executive officer, succeeding Fritz Winans, who has left the company. McMahon stepped down in July as president and CEO of St. John and during his six-year tenure, he strengthened St. John’s design department, made a significant marketing push, relaunched e-commerce and gave the freestanding retail units a facelift. Earlier, he was president of Dolce & Gabbana USA, president of Ellen Tracy, executive vice president of Giorgio Armani Collezioni USA and vice president of Donna Karan.Tamara Mellon will launch next month with ready-to-wear, handbags and shoes in select specialty stores in the U.S. and Europe such as Harrods, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Jimmy’s, as well as Net-a-porter. The company will deliver new merchandise every month, said McMahon.The brand will launch an e-commerce site in February and plans freestanding stores in the U.S. and Europe. The first two stores will open by the end of next year in New York and London.

Alice + Olivia’s Stacey Bendet Teams With Starbucks

Following collaborations with Charlotte Ronson, Jonathan Adler, Christian Siriano and Rodarte, Starbucks Coffee Co. has now turned its attention to Alice + Olivia. Stacey Bendet, designer of Alice + Olivia, has created limited-edition ceramic tumblers and a Bearista bear, which will be available at participating Starbucks in the U.S., beginning Nov. 12, and in Canada, beginning Saturday.The items feature the designer’s signature black-and-white palette and hand-painted metallic accents.“It’s been incredible to work with Starbucks,” said Bendet, who was introduced to the company through Stephen Kolb, chief executive officer of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

Ikram Celebrates Moschino in Chicago

Outgoing Moschino creative director Rossella Jardini was in Chicago last week to fete the brand’s 30th anniversary. During the three-day visit, Jardini appeared unawares that management at Aeffe SpA, the Italian company that controls Moschino, had already made the decision to replace her with Jeremy Scott. It had been her first trip to the Windy City and her swan song representing Moschino as its designer.

-Mehar Singh

Source: WWD

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