Alessandro Michele Exits Gucci
On Wednesday (23), Gucci and their parent company Kering confirmed that Alessandro Michele is leaving the brand.
Michele worked for the Italian fashion house for the past 20 years, being named its creative director in January 2015. After assuming the role, he revolutionized Gucci’s image and turned it into one of the best-selling luxury brands in the world.
A successor hasn’t been announced yet.
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Raf Simons Closes his Namesake Label
Raf Simons announced on Monday (21) that he is shutting down his namesake label. The Spring 2023 collection, which was presented in October, will be their last.
The Belgian designer launched the label in 1995. Throughout the years he managed to grow the brand while also designing for fashion houses such as Jil Sander, Christian Dior and Calvin Klein. Simons is currently working as Prada’s co-creative director.
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Announces Investigation Over Allegations of Abusive Behavior by Kanye West
Adidas is launching an internal investigation about the claims made in an anonymous letter, which alleges that senior executives at the company ignored the abusive behavior of former collaborator Kanye West.
The letter, which was reported exclusively by Rolling Stones, recalls multiple distressing events that happened for nearly a decade. According to Rolling Stone, West used intimidation tactics that included “mind games”, bullying and porn as a form to control staff.
Balenciaga Releases Apology for Holiday Campaign with Children Posing with Bondage Bear Bags
Balenciaga apologized for their distasteful holiday campaign that featured kids posing with handbags shaped like teddy bears in bondage gear.
The campaign caused a huge controversy, with many pointing out that in one if the photos you can see a document that references a U.S. Supreme Court opinion about a child pornography case.