Today’s Fashion Headlines: Couture Shows Begin, More Magazine Revamp, Alice in Wonderland Exhibit

January 26, 2015 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

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Couture Shows Begin

Couture shows kicked off the year, despite facing some uncertainties. Four days of shows opened last night with Versace. Because of the recent terror attacks in Paris, security will be heightened, but the shows will continue as usual. Giorgio Armani said he expects a full turnout for tomorrow’s Privé show. “In my opinion, we should be careful not to scaremonger; it would be a destructive, paralyzing attitude,” he said, adding “our security team has always been ready to tackle any situation that may arise.” Additionally, business from Asia and the Middle East has been greatly helping fashion houses like Chanel, Dior and Valentino. A younger demographic is also starting to shop at the luxury brands.

More Magazine Getting Revamped

Starting with its February issue, More magazine will have additional editorial content, a sleeker design and better paper quality. However, the revamp does comes at a price – the magazine’s subscription rate will be higher. The new look is the result of circulation dropping from 1.3 million to 750,000. “We are not a magazine for all women between the ages of 35 and 54,” publisher Jeannine Shao Collins said. “We are a magazine for who we like to call ‘the fabulous women.’ We like to keep it to those women who are professional, managerial, with a really high income.” She added that More has plans to redesign its website and will add events and conferences to its business. More’s February issue hits newsstands on January 27th and features Drew Barrymore.

Alice in Wonderland Fashion Exhibit to Open

Starting in May, the Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood in London will open an exhibition to celebrate Alice in Wonderland’s 150th anniversary. Titled “The Alice Look,” the exhibit will focus on Alice’s wardrobe and its influence on fashion. Items on display will include photos by Annie Leibovitz, book covers designed by Vivienne Westwood and Liberty‘s spring 2015 Alice in Wonderland-themed fabric. Josie Smith, a designer for Roksanda Ilincic, has created a 3-D display of Alice’s outfit using materials that are featured in the story. “The Alice Look” will run from May 2nd to November 1st.

– Claire Mykrantz

Source: WWD

Image: WWD via Chanel 

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