Bruno Frisoni leaves Roger Vivier after 16 years
The name of Bruno Frisoni has been associated with French company Roger Vivier for 16 years, during which time he took the historic firm to the realm of luxury shoemaker, thanks in large part to the inspiration of his muse, Inès de la Fressange (once a close friend and muse of Karl Lagerfeld). Now the designer has announced that he’s abandoning his creative director role at Vivier, with the Autumn/Winter 2018 collection shown during Paris Fashion Week in late February being his last. The designer’s departure is “by mutual agreement” according to the brand, and coincides with the end of the current contract of the designer with Tod’s, owner of Roger Vivier.
Marc Jacobs wants to REVIVE his second line
LVMH has signed John Targon as creative director of Marc Jacobs’ second line. According to The Business of Fashion, the French luxury conglomerate has signed the founder of Baja East, who has also worked in firms such as Burberry, Céline and Prada, for the diffusion line’s design team, although they’re guarding the release of any more details. According to the publication, LVMH wants to recover Marc by Marc Jacobs, the competitive price pointed range that the American designer closed in 2015.
Bottega Veneta GETS SERIOUS aBOUT DIGITAL
Tomas Maier, creative director of Bottega Veneta, has embarked on a new artistic project for his Spring 2018 campaign. The Reflections series is immersed in the values of the Italian brand with six videos that will be premiered throughout the season. Each has different creative partners of the likes of director Fabien Baron, famous set designer Stefan Beckman, Academy Award nominee photography expert Philippe Le Sourd, as well as the music producer and songwriter Johnny Jewel. With this campaign, the brand takes a leap into digital marketing to attract an audience that today also consumes fashion through screens rather than magazines.
Klein + Warhol: A union of two American icons
Calvin Klein is one of the iconic firms in the United States, an identity Raf Simons has been trying to recover since he was put in charge of the brand in 2016. Now the brand has fused with the spirit of another of icon of American culture, Andy Warhol, by launching a capsule collection in collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation. The new line of underwear reproduces images of Kisscc, Warhol’s experimental film of 1963. At the time the film was released, Hollywood censored a kiss that lasted more than three seconds, and he captured the kisses of 12 couples kissing an average of 3 minutes and a half, something even more controversial because he showed duos of different races and sexual inclination.