MEN IN SUITS AT THE 2018 BAFTAS
February 18 | London, UK
This year’s EE British Academy Film Awards—more popularly known as the BAFTAs—saw the film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri winning big, as it took home the major awards Best Film, Outstanding British Film, and Original Screenplay, while its actors Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell bagged the Leading Actress and Supporting Actor awards respectively. The Shape of Water also got a couple of big wins: Original Music, Production Design, the Director award for Guillermo del Toro. For the full list of winners, see here.
The men who slayed the red carpet were Chiwetel Ejiofor in a Prada tuxedo (and a Time’s Up pin), Nicholas Hoult in Tom Ford, and Timothee Chalamet in a velvet Saint Laurent.
Almost six months after the LVMH group and Kering published a charter that outlines the proper working relations and conditions for models in the workplace, the two global luxury brand leaders created an official website, www.wecareformodels.com, that aims to be a mobile guide on the charter, one that’s accessible to fashion models and industry partners anytime, anywhere.
The website explains guidelines to be observed by the LVMH group and Kering when it comes to hiring and working with fashion models within the fashion houses that the two companies own. These guidelines range from proper working conditions and proper diet restrictions to work guidelines for models who are minors and proper stress management.
While there is no specific qualitative measure if the charter is being strictly observed across the board, LVMH and Kering assures proper monitoring through their assigned representatives and regular evaluations.
To know more about this initiative, you can check here.
THEY CARE FOR MODELS – MICHAEL BURKE “Louis Vuitton has always been attentive to the well-being of its people. without the relationships anchored in confidence and listening that we maintain with our artisans, models and employees we would not be able to continually innovate and invent the future.” Michael Burke, Chairman and CEO, Louis Vuitton LVMH and Kering launch wecareformodels.com, a website which provide information and advice, six months after the publication of the Charter for the well-being of models. _ #LVMH #WeCareForModels #ModelsCharter #LouisVuitton
THE BRITS 2018
February 21 | London, UK
Continuing the Brit awards train was The Brit Awards 2018. Rapper Stormzy won British Male Solo Artist, while Dua Lipa got the British Female Solo Artist award. Dua Lipa also bagged the Breakthrough Artist of the Year as her records “Scared to Be Lonely,” “No Lies,” and “Be The One” got in the UK charts all at the same time in 2017. Her song “IDGAF” sits currently at number 4 in the charts, and its music video reached 100 million views in just one month.
Lorde and Kendrick Lamar, on the other hand, were recognized as International Female and Male Solo Artists respectively.
See all the winners here.
Header image from The BRITs website.