BACK TO THE WEST Hedi Slimane is a tad late unveiling Celine’s spring 2023 collection, but he will be early — way early — with the one he’s designing for the following season.
WWD has learned that Slimane and Celine are plotting a fashion show in Los Angeles, California, on Dec. 8 to unveil the fall 2023 collection — more than two months before fashion weeks for that season kick off in New York, London, Milan and Paris.
Meanwhile, the spring 2023 collection will be showcased as a film, to be streamed on Celine’s website and social platforms sometime during November — more than a month after Paris Fashion Week wrapped nearly a month of spring 2023 showings.
Celine’s spring 2023 collection was filmed on models in the south of France, but the precise timing and other details are still under wraps.
Celine also didn’t disclose the exact location for the Los Angeles runway show.
California has become a hot destination for destination shows. Ralph Lauren, Dior & Louis Vuitton are just a few of the brands that have set up runway displays there in recent times.
Celine’s fall showing joins a smattering of itinerant runway events in early December, with Dior unveils pre-fall menswear in Egypt Dec. 3 and Chanel its latest Métiers d’Art collection in Senegal.
A resident of Los Angeles throughout most of his years helming Saint Laurent, Slimane staged a big fashion show for that brand at The Hollywood Palladium in 2016.
He joined Celine as its creative and image director in 2019, leading the brand into menswear, fragrances, beachwear, made-to-order crocodile handbags — and even pet accessories.
He’s also made off-calendar timings for collection unveilings a feature of his Celine, which recently has been going from strength to strength.
Revealing its third-quarter sales results last month, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton said revenues grew 24 percent in its fashion and leather goods division, and trumpeted very strong growth at Celine.
Slimane’s obsession with L.A. subculture and the cool kids in the indie rock scene preceded his arrival at Yves Saint Laurent in 2012, and stretch back to his influential stint as the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007.
“I arrived in California in 2008, and I was already very attracted to Los Angeles, where I frequently went since the end of the 1990s,” he told French newspaper Le Figaro in 2018. “I would start all my Dior collections there, in my hotel room. The city was still asleep, so it was the perfect time to fill in a blank page. There was no creative or artistic stimulation yet, nor was there an emergence of a strong music scene.…[Los Angeles] has changed today. It’s been taken over and the authenticity is slowly getting lost because the megalopolis appeals to the world and the youth. Los Angeles is an open-air construction site and its mythical places are disappearing day by day.” — MILES SOCHA
PARIS IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEAS:After a day on the beach in Hawaii, and The salt flats of CamargueSimon Porte is a southern French entrepreneur JacquemusParis will be his next off-calendar runway event.
His coed collection is for the JacquemusLabel, titled “Le Raphia,”According to the house, the unveiling will take place on December 12 at an undisclosed location in Paris. While the designer was coy about details, it’s safe to assume the backdrop will be chosen for maximum impact on Instagram, where he counts 5.1 million followers.
Jacquemus considers his collections unseasonable, but the delivery coincides roughly with spring 2023 fashion season.
Known for his sunny designs and Provençal aesthetic, he prefers to stage fashion shows outside the traditional fashion calendar, and in unexpected natural settings such as a crop of wheat or a rolling field of lavender. He has also performed in Paris’s film, television, and concert halls.
The French fashion house, which is a digital-savvy company, doubled its sales in 2021. It is now on track for the same in 2022. The winner of the WWD Honors Best-Performing Fashion Business, Small CapBastien Daguzan, chief executive, stated that the company has a medium term goal to reach 500 million euros in revenues by 2025.
Jacquemus recently tried his hand at physical retail when he opened a temporary boutique in Paris on Avenue Montaigne. It was instantly Instagrammable due to its most unusual feature, a giant popcorn machine that allows customers to use an arcade-style claw to get their popcorn.
The brand has recently been Nike and Nike have announced a collaborationThe website crashed due to such enthusiastic consumer response. — JOELLE DIDERICH
LEGO MASTERS The Christmas trees in Louis Vuitton’s holiday windows this year will be made of plastic — thousands of Lego bricks, that is. The festive scenes were created by master Lego builders and will remain on display until January 1, according the French luxury brand.
Vuitton worked previously with the Danish toys company on its “200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries”Exhibition that featured a gigantic birthday cake made out of 31,700 Lego bricks. The traveling showcase Arrived in New York CityLast month after previous stops at Paris, France; Singapore and Los Angeles, California.
The holiday windows project, which coincides with the 90th anniversary of the Lego Group, will include a variety of concepts, from recreations of Paris landmarks like the Arc de Triomphe and the Pont Neuf bridge to high jewelry niches resembling the house’s signature trunks, complete with realistic hardware and handles.
An archival image inspired trunks. Storefronts will be decorated with bricks and exterior designs. Special packaging will also feature Lego motifs.
After the displays are removed, the bricks can be repurposed in partnership with local schools.
Vuitton dedicated last year the windows of boutiques around world to Vuitton To the memory Virgil Abloh, its former artistic director of men’s collections, who A victim of cancer.November 28, at the age of 41 The displays featured large panels with vibrant, smudged color and the poignant tagline “Virgil was here.” — J.D.
SHADOW PLAY Lanvin’s latest advertising features a topless Raquel Zimmermann, a striking new logo and creative direction by M|M Paris — and not a single handbag or full-length outfit.
Steven Meisel filmed the black-and white campaign. The campaign will break Wednesday with a huge billboard at Paris’s Louvre museum. It will also appear in tandem on Lanvin’s digital channels.
The brand campaign is intended to telegraph the French house’s new directionThe house’s reputation as the oldest fashion house Paris was based on a quieter, more refined style. The accessories and clothes featured were pulled from the pre-spring 2023 and winter 2022 collections.
Lanvin plans large outdoor exposure in key cities like Paris, New York and Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shanghai, and Tokyo.
In addition to Zimmermann, a veteran model who has been absent from runways recently, the campaign stars a host of new faces including Electra 3000 and Lex Peckham. Meisel also produced a video that featured this diverse cast lounging and posing. Retro vibes are created by the tinkling piano music, static poses, and minimal styling.
These are the following, according to the brand “intimate portraits”Send “the characteristics of a newly imagined Lanvin woman: cultured, curious, discreet, self-possessed and secure in just her own skin.”
Ludivine poiblanc designed the campaign. Guido Palau did the hair and Pat McGrath did the makeup.
The new logo is a departure from the recent glut of revamped fashion brands that are sans-serif.Many in variants of the Helvita typeface.
Lanvin’s spring 2023 collectionIt is all about impeccable tailoring, elegant cocktail dressing, and carefully measured dollops embellishment.
The house had already indicated a more customer-focused and less fashion-driven product strategy for its resort collection when Siddhartha Shukla, its deputy general manager, summarized the new direction as “restoring elegance and sophistication to the everyday.”
The house is planning to launch a new website and boutique concept in the first quarter of 2023 as part of its renovation. — M.S.
ART AND MOREDior is bringing its iconic fragrance back “Art ’N Dior” exhibition to China, with a second edition that includes not only reinterpretations of its iconic Lady Dior handbag by leading contemporary artists, but also a room devoted to the house’s signature Medallion chair.
After A first edition is planned for 2021 staged in Shenzhen and Shanghai, the exhibit is returning to Shanghai’s West Bund Art Center this year. It will be held between Nov. 10 and 15, to coincide with West Bund Art & Design’s contemporary art fair.
A section of the show will be dedicated to the roving exhibit “Lady Dior as Seen By,”This collection features pieces by several Chinese artists such as Yang Mian and Zhang Ruyi. It also includes international artists Oh You Kyeong, Youssef Neabil, and Camilla Akrans.
It will also showcase pieces from The seventh edition of Dior Lady Art ProjectBefore its global launch on January 5.
This includes space-inspired designs of Chinese artist Wang Yuyang. They will be displayed alongside some his most famous art works, such his painting “The Moon 20190810”His “Artificial Moon”Sculpture made from 10,000 energy-saving lightbulbs, fluorescent tubes and LEDs
The French fashion house claimed that the art show was inspired by the history of founder Christian Dior who was a gallery owner and later a couturier. The exhibition will now include a section about the Louis XVI-style chair, which has been a symbol for Dior since its founding in 1947.
In 2021, the house hired more than a dozen artists, designers, and architects, including Ma Yansong (a Chinese architect). Put their spin on a furniture classic. His work, Meteor is made from 3D-printed monochrome monourethane polyurethane. It simulates the chair in motion. — J.D.
TIMELY RETURN: Jennifer LawrenceThis is the most recent “ambassador of elegance”Longines, a Swiss watchmaker, selected the design.
Longines’ chief executive officer Matthias Breschan lauded Lawrence’s “ability to imbue every character she plays with reality and authenticity,”A quality that transcends offscreen into something tangible “natural and relatable” elegance.
Lawrence stated that the Swiss brand is “a unique and valuable brand.” “rooted in a legacy of innovation and quality trusted by some of history’s greatest trailblazers.”
She was the definition of elegance “as a quiet powerfulness met with grace and confidence.”The Kentucky native, the actress and award-winning actress said that Longines was a part of her life. “timeless elegance” but also with the state’s annual Kentucky Derby horse race.
Lawrence, longtime Dior ambassador and mother to her first child, was a remarkable return to the red Carpet at the event with her husband Cooke Maroney, her gallerist husband. The 66th BFI London Film FestivalThe premiere of “Causeway.”
It marks her return to the silverscreen after a three year hiatus. She starred as a U.S. Army vet returning from combat with a head injury. This is her first credit as producer since she started her own production company in 2018.
Longines ambassadors also include actors. Regé-Jean Page, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Eddie Peng, Zhao Liying, Kate WinsletSimon Baker, as well Olympic skier Mikaela Shiffrin. — LILY TEMPLETON
PRECISION PLAYERTaylor Russell, a Canadian actress, was the first to open. Loewe’s spring 2023 fashion showIn Paris, last month, wearing a short length of black velvet dressPanniers has been named global ambassador for the Madrid-based fashion house.
Russell’s first assignment for the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned brand is starring in its upcoming campaign for the spring 2023 pre-collection, lensed by Juergen Teller.
Jonathan Anderson, Loewe’s creative director, met Russell through a mutual friend: Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino, and he found her extremely inspiring from the get-go.
He spoke to reporters backstage following the spring 2023 Loewe Show. “When I was thinking of this collection, I had been thinking about Taylor Russell opening this show.…I just thought there was something about this precision in someone who is ultimately about the future of acting, or the future of performance.”
Russell becomes Loewe’s first global ambassador based in North America.
“Jonathan has been at the forefront of creativity in fashion, with such a distinct vision and voice,”Russell commented. “I am excited for our imaginations to reach new heights as we explore and collaborate in this incredibly special partnership.”
Russell stars in Guadagnino’s teen cannibal romance “Bones and All” opposite Timothée Chalamet and Mark Rylance, which premiered at the 2022 Venice International Film Festival and will hit theatres on Nov. 23.
The Netflix series featured a recurring role for the actress that caught attention. “Lost in Space”Trey Edward Shults film “Waves,”Released in 2019, Russell was awarded the Gotham Award for best breakthrough actor.
Loewe claims that Russell is also an producer and she codirected this short documentary. “The Heart Still Hums,”This documentary follows five women as they fight to protect their children from drug addiction, homelessness, and the trauma of being neglected by their parents.
Loewe’s other global brand ambassadors are Josh O’Connor, Tang Wei and South Korean girl group Nmixx. — M.S.
PARTY TIME: It’s a party at London’s Claridge’s hotel in Jimmy Choo’s winter 2022 campaign, featuring British actor and model Iris Law with Mica Argaňaraz and Stan Taylor.
Angelo Pennetta, a London-based photographer who has shot for the likes Official and countless others, captured the winter collection. i-D, Dazed and Confused, and The Gentlewoman
The campaign features a Christmas theme with bright colors and festive bows. Law and Argaňaraz are wearing the pink and red Flaca sandals with the Bon Bon bag, as well as the thigh-high Giome boots.
The quilted Avenue bag has been translated in plush red Velvet for the merry season.
Meanwhile, Taylor models the brand’s men’s offerings of the Foxley loafer in ruby red.
The campaign is accompanied with a hashtag on social media: #PartyWithJimmyChoo
October Jimmy ChooThe RealReal has partnered with The Brand to offer customers the chance to resell shoes.
“Our partnership with The RealReal reinforces our commitment to the circular economy in addition to our established repair service,” Hannah Colman, Jimmy Choo’s chief executive officer said in a statement at the time.
“The partnership allows us to champion resale by offering our clients an opportunity to give their luxury items a second life. This partnership ties back to the goals we are committed to in our sustainability manifesto.”
The Jimmy Choo campaign is part of the brand’s ongoing quest to secure the “It”Instagram girls Last season Kendall JennerShe made her debut with the luxury accessories company in the fall 2022 campaign that Carlijn Jacobs shot in Los Angeles, California. — HIKMAT MOHAMMED
TOGETHER AGAIN:Ralph Lauren is celebrating togetherness in the coming holiday season.
The company will launch on Thursday “The Gift of Togetherness,” a campaign featuring well-known faces Shalom Harlow, Tyson Beckford, Lucky Blue Smith and others.
The campaign is intended to highlight the brand’s “core values of togetherness and timelessness, inspiring everyone to come together to celebrate one another,”According to the company,
The campaign features key looks of the brand in black and white with pops to red. It was shot inside an apartment in New York.
The campaign was shot by Alasdair McLellan and Zackery Michael and also features Lulu Tenney, Amane Taniguchi, Sacha Quenby, Mariam de Vinzelle, Andreea Diaconu, Ella Rattigan, Coralie Jean-Francois, Hamid Onifadé, Daryl Dismond, Jeenu Mahadevan, Dae Na, Simon Nessman and James Turlington.
The campaign will be run in print, digital and outdoor ads. Ralph Lauren will also feature a special ad on the Ralph Lauren app. “7 Days, 7 Drops”Promoting vintage skiwear, limited edition snowboards, skis, and posters for the first week of December. The company’s stores around the world will also get into the holiday spirit. In New York, shoppers will be offered complimentary treats and custom illustrations, while the Ginza flagship in Tokyo, Japan, will install a pop-up ice skating rink and London’s Bond Street flagship will host musical performances.
The company is showing its charitable side this holiday season by donating 100 per cent of the purchase price for its Pink Pony oxford shirts and fleece hoodies, and 25 percent of purchase price for the Pink Pony cashmere jacket to The Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation, a network of international charities fighting cancer. — JEAN E. PALMIERI