Top fashion stories of the week: January 13

This week, fashion made significant progress. Among the many headlines, Louis Vuitton has announced that its upcoming Fall/Winter 2023 collection has been created in collaboration with KidSuper’s Colm Dillane, making him the first designer to helm a Vuitton menswear collection since the death of Virgil Abloh. In another corner of the industry (namely, in the courtroom), Thom Browne won a three-stripes trademark infringement case against adidas, marking the end of the German sportswear brand’s latest legal battle. Looking ahead, Heron Preston has announced that it will debut at New York Fashion Week next month; Daniel Arsham shared that he is doing his first show at Paris Fashion Week; and Mugler is preparing to launch its first runway since 2020 in Paris this month.

Below, Hypebeast has rounded up the week’s top fashion stories to keep you up to date on what’s trending in the industry.

Louis Vuitton has chosen KidSuper to co-create its FW23 menswear collection

Just a week before his Fall/Winter 2023 show during Paris Fashion Week, Louis Vuitton has announced that KidSuper’s Colm Dillane has been selected to co-create the upcoming line.

This season marks the launch of Louis Vuitton’s new collaborative identity, and Dillane appears to be the first designer to create a menswear collection for the brand since the death of Virgil Abloh. It’s important to be clear that Dillane is only co-creating the collection; is not the new creative director of Louis Vuitton Men. In a statement, the brand clarified that the collection was designed by Louis Vuitton’s men’s team “with the participation” of Dillan. “In other words, Colm is built into the men’s studio,” the house added.

The Louis Vuitton FW23 menswear show will be presented on January 19 in Paris.

Thom Browne wins Stripes trademark infringement case against adidas

Thom Browne won a three-stripe trademark infringement case on Thursday adidas.

Less than three hours after both sides made their closing arguments Thursday afternoon, the eight-judge jury returned a verdict that found the American luxury designer had not infringed adidas’ trademark and was therefore not liable for damages or profits from the sale of the Four Stripes products or its trademark grosgrain ribbon.

“We are pleased that the jury found that Thom Browne Inc. never infringed any Adidas trademarks.” For over 20 years, Thom Browne has been a pioneer in luxury fashion, delivering a unique and distinctive design aesthetic that combines classic tailoring with an American sportswear sensibility. We look forward to continuing to design and deliver the creative products that have become the hallmark of the Thom Browne brand,” a Thom Browne spokesperson said in a statement via WWD.

Browne initially used three stripes on college-inspired apparel, and Henn said that when adidas noticed its use in 2007, the brand approached then-CEO Browne about changing the logo to four stripes. The verdict proved that Thom Browne did not influence adidas’ business for more than a decade, since the luxury brand began using the four stripes on its designs. Go back to the brands opening remarks here.

LVMH named New Louis Vuitton and Dior CEO

Starting in 2023, LVMH has decided to change the executive leadership among its fastest growing flagships. The company announced that Pietro Beccari, the former head of Dior, will be chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton. Delphine Arnault, eldest child of Bernard Arnault and executive vice president of LV, will take over as CEO of Dior.

Michael Burke, who has remained a key figure at LV for many years, will officially step down as CEO of Vuitton after a ten-year tenure. Burke will “assume new responsibilities and report directly to Bernard Arnault,” who is LVMH’s chairman and CEO, according to the parent company.

Stella McCartney reported losses of £32.7 million

Stella McCartney reported a loss of £32.7 million (approximately US$40 million) for the 2021 calendar year.

The brand’s financial decline comes after its split from former parent company Kering in 2018, as well as business challenges that came from the COVID pandemic. The brand received a minority investment from LVMH in 2019 and has since made a strategic turnaround that has included adopting an in-house e-commerce management model and licensing its children’s clothing to Simonetta Spa.

According to the British registrar Companies House, Stella McCartney’s losses after tax increased by seven percent compared to last year. The company did not comment on the news.

Off-White™ and the Chicago Bulls have announced a collaborative collection

Off-White™’ has announced an upcoming collaboration with the Chicago Bulls – Virgil Abloh’s hometown team.

The collaboration was born out of a conversation between Don C, Off-White™ CEO Andrea Grilli, and the Abloh family, who decided it was necessary to highlight the high-end streetwear label’s affection for the Windy City team. Respecting the NBA franchise, the brand created a dual logo that showcases a bull playing basketball in a uniform that reads “OFF.” The motif fits several pieces of clothing, including two varsity jackets, a sweatshirt and a t-shirt.

Images of the collection have not yet been revealed. The capsule collection will arrive on February 2nd at select Off-White™ stores, online via the Off-White™ website and at FARFETCH BEAT.

Heron Preston will debut at New York Fashion Week this February

Heron Preston will make his New York Fashion Week debut this February with a Fall/Winter 2023 runway presentation.

The designer, who graduated from NYC Parsons School of Design in 2007 and has lived in the city for almost 20 years, has never held a fashion show on the official calendar of the American fashion capital. In 2016, he held a presentation of his collection in collaboration with the NYC Department of Sanitation, but like other American designers, he finally decided to show in Paris in early 2017.

Preston revealed that the upcoming collection will feature pieces that have a “very New York feel,” as well as signature iconography that “reflects the city,” according to the outlet. In addition, the designer confirmed that he will present a new iteration of his 3D-printed sneaker collaboration with Zellerfeld, along with “found object-inspired” designs that feature Americana references, including varsity jackets and denim. “I really want to push the idea of ​​a uniform and a new youth expression,” he said.

Mugler will present its first runway since 2020 in Paris this month

After releasing a series of high-quality fashion films during the pandemic era, Mugler creative director Casey Cadwallader has big plans to return the French fashion house to the Paris runway on January 26. That day, the brand will take over the Paris cultural complex. La Villette at 20:00 CET, with the autumn 2022/2023 collection see now, buy now.

The runway will be held at the end of Paris Couture Week, which is scheduled for January 23-26. Although this week is primarily reserved for haute couture, there are usually several ready-to-wear reveals at the beginning and end. calendar.

Mugler did not release details about the show, although the brand confirmed that it will be a “new concept” and provide an “immersive experience across all channels” in store. This event will be the first time Mugler will show the collection in January. Notably, the brand hasn’t held a live runway show since Fall 2020.

Daniel Arsham announced the Paris Fashion Week show

Fashion artist Daniel Arsham has become a full-fledged designer himself at the head of his recently founded label Objects IV Life. Now the multi-hyphenate is taking her fresh title to new heights with the announcement of her first ever show during Paris Fashion Week. The presentation, which takes place on January 19, will offer a first look at the brand’s Chapter 003 collection.

Details on the occasion are scarce, but if the line is anything like Object IV Life’s Chapter 001 collection that launched last June, it’s likely to include a wide range of unisex ready-to-wear footwear. and accessories.

“Objects IV Life includes essential pieces that aim to build a wardrobe of uniforms for a creative lifestyle,” Arsham previously said of the brand’s identity. “Designed between New York City and London, all garments are made in Portugal and Los Angeles with custom hardware sourced from Italy.”

Revisit the brand’s workwear-focused Chapter 001 collection here, and stay tuned for Daniel Arsham’s debut Objects IV Life show during Paris Fashion Week on January 19.

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