^The Fashion Fix^ 10th September 2019
During the last seven days in the world of fashion winners were announced at the 2019 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers, two luxury labels joined forces with Gucci launching an ongoing collaboration with Comme des Garçons, and the industry remembers iconic fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh, who past away last week, aged 74.
Winners of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers
Last Wednesday celebrated the sixth edition of the annual event of the LVMH Prize, where an abundance of artistic directors was in attendance from the LVMH group brands, including Maria Grazia Chiuri (Dior), Clare Waight Keller (Givenchy) and Nicolas Ghesquière (Louis Vuitton).
Emerging designer Thebe Magugu, 26, was the recipient of the 2019 prize, who receives a year of mentoring by the LVMH group and an endowment of 300,000 euros, whilst the newly created Karl Largerfeld Prize was awarded to Israeli Hed Mayner, 33, who won 150,000 euros’ plus a year of mentoring, courtesy of the LVMH group.
Gucci and Comme des Garçons Reveal Collaboration
Continuing on from the partnership which was originally established last December, two luxury labels Gucci and Comme des Garçons have launched the second shopping tote of their collaboration.
The latest shopping tote reflects its predecessor, amalgamating both of the brand’s design codes in a surprising form. The shopping tote features a transparent exterior embossed with a botanical motif and a brown paper interior and additionally includes signature rudiments from the two brands, such as the Comme des Garçons logo and the Gucci Web stripe that runs vertically across the bag. Retailing at $595, the collaborative duo launched their product with an international preview at the Comme des Garçons Aoyama store in Tokyo.
Remembering Fashion Photographer Peter Lindbergh
At the age of 74, German fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh past away last week. The announcement was delivered via his official Instagram page, alongside one of his photographs.
His legacy will be remembered for creating those striking black and white cinematic photographs. Lindbergh collaborated with a variety of influential fashion designers including Giorgio Armani and Jean-Paul Gaultier, as well as working for global publications such as Vanity Fair and Vogue. Additionally, the photographer was acknowledged for assisting to establish the careers of models including Kate Moss, Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell and in current times, he photographed British Vogue’s September issue, which Meghan Markle guest-edited.
Until next time, xoxo, Katie.