It has been a very busy period for fashion right now, with September, the biggest month in fashion looming, it is a critical time for the industry, which has become even more critical as the big question over who shall become the new creative director of Dior is still unanswered. Here is my summary of the latest news to hit the fashion world.
1. Fashion for the Next Generation?
Thylane in the Vogue Shoot
There has been a major uproar as Vogue Paris featured ten year old model Thylane Loubry Blondeau as well as other youngsters in a fashion shoot. The shoot caused controversy with the girls clad in heavy make up and high heels being considered an example of sexualization of young children. However, Thylane's mother hit back by closing her daughter's facebook account, commenting "thylane doesn't know about the buzz and i want to protect her from the deapest of my heart ,,, she's so young [sic]". However, the debate rages on as Hailee Steinfeld (14) has become the new face of Miu Miu, and Elle Fanning (13) has been featured in the Marc by Marc Jacobs campaign.
2. Is Jacobs the Next Galliano?
Rumours are still buzzing as to who shall replace John Galliano as creative director of Christian Dior, with Marc Jacobs being the name of the week. However, Dior has not released a shortlist of names of who shall replace Galliano, but many believe if there would be a list, Jacobs would be at the top of it. Marc Jacobs, who has his own line, Marc by Marc Jacobs, is also the creative director for Louis Vuitton. Jacobs renewed his contract with Louis Vuitton in January, so it is unknown if he could handle being creative director to two houses, but speculation is that he would choose between the two. However, neither Marc Jacobs or Louis Vuitton have commented, so it remains to be seen whether or not Jacobs will become the next director of Dior.
3. YSL - 1, Louboutin- 0
The injunction by Christian Louboutin against Yves Saint Laurent using the red sole on their shoes has been denied. The judge argued that Louboutin could not prove that its red sole deserved trademark protection.
Donatella with H&M Creative Director,
Margareta Van Der Bosch
4. Versace to Join H&M!
The Swedish high street giant, H&M, has secured a collection with Versace; Versace shall follow Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney and Jimmy Choo to name but a few who have been designers for H&M. Donatella Versace commented that "the collection will be quintessential Versace, perfect for H&M and Versace fans everywhere."