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2018年03月28日
Kansas City Fashion Week kicks off Wednesday
This year's Kansas City Fashion Week (KCFW) is packed with designs that are light, breezy, and bright — at least that’s our initial impression of what will walk the runway beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, March 28.

This, the seventh year and thirteenth season of KCFW, features a lineup of 28 local and national designers. Kelsie O'Brien, KCFW spokesperson, says she sees in the event a nod to KC's heritage as the second-largest garment district in the country behind New York City. In the late 1940s, over 4,000 people were employed in KC's Garment District.

“I think people are remembering our past, in that we were a hub for fashion," O’Brien says. "It’s great to see all these different brands be based locally, whether they’re showing in fashion week or otherwise relocating here. Everyone is working together to revive that, to put our name back on the map as being a part of the fashion industry.”

The KCFW spring show is usually smaller than fall, but that means the focus is pointed at the designers, according to O’Brien.

“We have a really good mix of young and up-and-coming designers as well as really established brands in Kansas City,” O’Brien says.

Those “fresh-faced, indie brands” include Miranda Hanson at the Friday night show. She’s a 17-year-old fashion designer from Omaha who has already had a number of lines featured at fashion weeks around the Midwest. As for established brands, Georgina Herrera is the closing walk for Saturday’s show. Her line of jewelry is sold at Halls in Crown Center and at Alysa Renee Boutique.

“[Herrera] has a cool runway presentation that’s unique; it’s something different for this season, but I can’t give away too many details,” O’Brien says.

Another new feature at this year’s show is the presentation of Day’s Eye, the handbag line by Margarida Kessens. Rather than doing the runway show, Day’s Eye will have a presentation on Thursday before the runway show from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

“Guests can get up-close-and-personal with her handbags and the models to see the details for an extended period of time, rather than having it walk down the runway,” O’Brien says.Read more at:http://www.queenieau.com/formal-dresses-sydney-au | http://www.queenieau.com/bridesmaid-dresses
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2018年03月23日
Designer Olivier Lapidus leaves Lanvin after eight months
The French fashion house Lanvin has announced the departure of its artistic director, Olivier Lapidus, after only eight months in the role. The news comes as the brand confirmed several major changes to its senior management following its sale to Chinese conglomerate Fosun in February. Lapidus was appointed by its former owner, Shaw-Lan Wang, and many speculated that the designer would be one of the first casualties of the new regime.

Lapidus succeeded French designer Bouchra Jarrar in the role in July after she had also only shown two collections for the house. Prior to their tenure, Alber Elbaz was at the helm for 14 years, until he left in 2015. Elbaz, a celebrated designer whose designs and gregarious personality made Lanvin a highlight of the Paris fashion week schedule, said that his departure from the company was “the decision of the company’s majority shareholder”, referring to Wang, a figure with whom he was said not to have seen eye to eye. Since Elbaz vacated the role, the 129-year-old brand has struggled to achieve the commercial and critical acclaim that it enjoyed during his reign.

Lapidus’s debut collection in September and follow-up outing in February were met with a mixed response from buyers and critics alike. “High-waisted trousers in cobalt blue, burnt-orange ribbed knits under tailored blazers and soft black leather skirts worked nicely for daytime,” wrote Jess Cartner-Morley last month. “But evening wear, caught between gaudy ombre sunset satin and stiffly formal ballgown shapes, failed to capture the insouciant magic of Elbaz’s era of partywear.”

Other appointments announced include Nicolas Druz, former general manager of Lanvin since 2017, who has been made managing director of the Fosun fashion group. Joann Cheng, current president of Fosun fashion group and chair of the board of directors of Lanvin, has been made interim CEO. “Olivier steered the Maison through a transitional period between ownerships. We thank him for that, and wish him every success for his own brand and future endeavours,” said Cheng via a statement which confirmed that the in-house design team will be responsible for the womenswear collections until Lapidus’s replacement is announced.

“Lanvin is a truly iconic and storied brand with immense potential. By being a part of the Fosun fashion group, Lanvin’s future growth can leverage resources from the expansive global platform of Fosun’s established companies and experts,” Cheng continued. “We sincerely thank Mr Druz and Mr Lapidus for their contributions to Lanvin’s glorious heritage. In seeking candidates for the permanent positions of CEO and artistic director, we want to ensure we find people who share the spirit of Lanvin. The re-launch of Lanvin with fresh talents, while adhering to the values that the brand has maintained since 1889, is fundamental to returning the Maison to its rightful position at the top table of the world’s most lauded and innovative fashion houses,” she added.

Lapidus, son of the famed French designer Edmond “Ted” Lapidus, will return to his own “e-couture” label, Creation Olivier Lapidus, which he maintained simultaneously to his Lanvin role.Read more at:http://www.queenieau.com/bridesmaid-dresses | http://www.queenieau.com/formal-dresses-sydney-au
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