LACOSTE UNVEILED ITS FALL/WINTER ’18 COLLECTION
Lacoste drew on its tennis heritage in creating its latest collection, which strikes a balance between tradition and modernity, between sportiness and contemporary elegance, making going from the tennis courts to the streets an easy, comfortable, and stylish transition.
The Carnaby Evo is one of Lacoste’s most emblematic models. Inspired by the iconic L.12.12. polo shirt, it is also meant to evoke the elegance of tennis champion René Lacoste with its minimalist design that reveals the simplicity of its construction.
Then there’s the winter version of the Joggeur, a new running shoe that comes with a sober and refined design for added performance. A leather and waterproof nylon upper is matched with a sturdy rubber sole and a heel counter for foot support and stability, making the shoe ideal for everyday jogging; it is even lined to ensure comfort.
GUCCI TAILORING REVEALED ITS LATEST CAMPAIGN FEATURING HARRY STYLES
The rumors were true: Harry Styles is the newest Gucci man, as the luxury label’s latest campaign shows. Shot by Glen Luchford and art directed by Christopher Simmonds, the pop star is seen modeling Alessandro Michele’s latest designs that feature embroidered fabrics, gingham, pinstripe, and wool. See more of the latest collection at the Gucci website.
KATE SPADE PASSED AWAY
The fashion world is still in mourning with the loss of fashion and style visionary Kate Spade, whose body was found in her Park Avenue home last Tuesday (Monday in the United States).
The Council of Fashion Designers of America, which held a star-studded awards ceremony on Monday night, posted statements from CFDA president and designer Diane von Furstenberg, which stated their devastation upon hearing of Spade’s death. “The CFDA is devastated to hear the news of our friend, colleague, and CFDA member Kate Spade’s tragic passing. She was a great talent who had an immeasurable impact on American fashion and the way the world viewed American accessories. We want to honor her life and her major contribution to the fashion business and express our most sincere condolences to the family.”
Spade launched her eponymous accessories label in 1993, and her brand, which she had co-founded with her husband and creative partner Andy Spade, is widely considered to be many a women’s introduction to their “first grown-up handbag,” given the designer’s fun, fresh, feminine, and just-the-right-kind-of-quirky designs. She sold a majority stake in her company to Neiman Marcus in 1999, though, and left it for good in 2007; the Kate Spade brand is now under Tapestry umbrella of companies, right beside the Coach label. In 2016, Spade founded Frances Valentine, a new line of handbags and shoes.
The Kate Spade brand’s official statement about the passing of its co-founder can be seen in the window display of the Kate Spade boutique store in Greenbelt 5.