Nicolas Ghesquière Named Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton
After Marc Jacobs stepped down from Louis Vuitton last month after 16 successful years, many wondered who would fill his shoes. The answer is finally here, as the French fashion house has named Nicolas Ghesquière as its new artistic director, effective immediately. The designer is known for his couture-like approach and previously revived Balenciaga into one of the most influential houses in Paris. Vuitton released a statement saying Ghesquière would bring “a modern creative vision to the house’s women’s collections, building on the values of refinement, savoir faire and extreme quality.” Ghesquière said, “Louis Vuitton has always incarnated for me the symbol of ultimate luxury, innovation and exploration. I am very honored of the mission that I am entrusted with, and proud to join the history of this great maison. We share common values and a vision.” Ghesquière is set to show his first collection for Vuitton next March.
Cosabella and BeachMint Launch Line
Lingerie brand Cosabella has partnered with e-commerce company BeachMint to launch a line of lingerie, sleepwear, swimwear, and activewear. Called IntiMint by Cosabella, it is set to launch on February 1 and will include both basic garments available year-round and seasonal pieces. There will be around 30 new pieces each month and prices range from $20 to $200. “It was an awesome challenge to create a full collection from scratch for the digital side,” said Guido Campello, Cosabella’s vice president of sales and branding. “It took 14 months to create, but we’ll get immediate customer feedback, so it’s taking fast fashion to another level.”
Oscar de la Renta Arrives at Bloomingdale’s
The World of Oscar de la Renta is now available at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street flagship in NYC. The 1,000 square foot space inside the iconic department store is de la Renta’s first leased department and this marks the first time in over 20 years that the designer’s ready-to-wear is available at Bloomingdale’s. “When I first came to New York, Bloomingdale’s was the place to be,’ said de la Renta. “It has always been more than a store. It’s truly a destination and a trademark of what this city is all about. I am really happy to be back at Bloomingdale’s in such a meaningful way. The shop is in many ways a celebration of the expanding world of our brand.” The space showcases ready to wear, shoes, handbags, jewelry, accessories, and home goods.
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