Raf and Miuccia Focus on the Essential for Prada
As Milan Fashion Week took off this week, audiences were buzzing on what would be unveiled at Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons first collaborative venture at Prada. The result of months of planning was a live-streamed show with no audience and an accompanying Q&A afterward where the two waxed poetic on essential uniforms and pieces that transcend seasons. They both seemed to embrace the unknown with a model cast chock full of exclusive debuts, mirroring perhaps the relatively unknown future, that all wore unfussy pieces with elements that showed both of their respective signatures. [VOGUE UK]
What to Expect this Weekend at Milan Fashion Week
Today Versace will take a page out of Prada’s book and unveil their show from behind closed doors with no audience. Be sure to also turn to Valentino live-streamed show this Sunday who will be presenting a co-ed collection after skipping menswear this past summer. The Roman brand comes to Milan from their normal Paris digs in an effort to bolster the Italian fashion community. Heritage houses Salvatore Ferragamo and Giorgio Armani will also be shows to watch casting wise here in the www.quintral.com database.
Behind the Scenes of Gaultier’s Goodbye
A documentary behind the scenes of Jean Paul Gaultier’s farewell show will air on French television on September 26th. “Jean Paul Gautier se défile!” covers the preparation of the 230 look show, which took place in January. [WWD]
Condé’s Online Platforms Get Some New EICs
Condé Nast announced this week that former Fashion News Director Chioma Nnadi would be the new Editor of Vogue.com, reporting to Anna Wintour. At Vogue for a decade, she replaces former editor Stuart Emmrich who announced his departure in June after less than a year at its helm. In a statement, WWD reports Nnadi said: “In these unprecedented times, it feels especially urgent and exciting to be telling stories. And now the touch points through which we communicate are more expansive than ever. Vogue has first and foremost been a place of discovery and I think in this moment it feels especially important to amplify the new voices in fashion and culture who are changing the zeitgeist.”
Condé’s online magazine Them. also acquired a new editor-in-chief. Whembley Sewell was promoted from her position as executive editor at the title, which she had held since January 2019. In her new role, she will continue to expand Condé’s content for and by the queer community. [Daily Front Row]
The Hadid-Malik Baby Has Arrived
It’s a girl! It was announced on Wednesday that Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik had welcomed their daughter into the world over the weekend. The couple made the announcement via their respective Instagram accounts, with Gigi writing, “Our girl joined us earth-side this weekend and she’s already changed our world. So in love.” [WWD]
Jasmine Tookes is Engaged
In a sweet announcement via Instagram, model Jasmine Tookes announced she’s engaged to her boyfriend of 4 years, Snapchat’s director of international markets, Juan David Borrero. The couple went into detail with Vogue.com on how the whole process went down, drones and all.
The London Debuts come to www.quintral.com Lists
Missed out on all that went down in London for fashion week? Check out some of the fresh face debuts that made their mark halfway through fashion month below and be sure to curate a list of your own!