Beyond the Runway: Dior Men’s Snappy Look

“It’s a snappy look,” explained Peter Philips, the creative and image director of Christian Dior makeup, backstage before the Dior Men’s fall 2020 runway display for which he affixed snaps near models’ eyes.
The season’s fashion collection was inspired by Judy Blame, the late British stylist, jeweler and art director.
“Judy took random things that are not glorious and glorified them, and made them into accessories,” said Philips, who took a cue from him, too.
Dior Men artistic director Kim Jones showed Philips a photograph of Blame, who sported a zipper in his hair, as inspiration. Philips opted for the snaps as a highlight on the inner corner of some models’ peepers, and underneath others.’
Their skin was left natural-looking using Dior Face and Body Foundation and Dior Forever Skin Correct.

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London’s Design Museum to Stage Prada Retrospective

PRADA CALLING: In listing its program of upcoming shows, London’s Design Museum revealed a grand retrospective on Prada will be unveiled in September.
Claiming that the exhibition “will offer unprecedented insight into Prada’s creative approach, inspirations and landmark collaborations,” the museum aims to explore the brand’s evolution as global enterprise.
Dubbed “Prada. Front and Back,” the show will be divided in different sections to reflect such a theme and convey “both the surface of fashion and the creative and industrial infrastructure on which it depends,” according to the presentation published on the location’s web site.
“Miuccia Prada’s story is unique…With her husband, Patrizio Bertelli, she has changed the way that people dress, redefined how we understand luxury, explored new materials and technologies and invested passionately in art, design and architecture. She has made Prada the essence of modernity,” concludes the statement.
This won’t be the only time the Design Museum will prove its bias for the fashion industry.
Prior to the Prada exhibit, the “Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street” show will also make its debut. Opening in May, it will focus on sneakers and their design process, showcasing limited editions, cult classics and brand collaborations that have shaped the sneaker scene, defined its popularity, encouraged

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Chiara Ferragni Collection Expands in Hong Kong and Moscow

SPARKLING RETAIL: Chiara Ferragni can now pin Hong Kong and Moscow on her brand’s glittery world map.
After opening in Milan, Shanghai, Chengdu and Paris, the namesake label of the influencer and entrepreneur behind The Blonde Salad digital platform has inaugurated its first Hong Kong flagship inside the new cultural and retail destination K11 Musea in Kowloon, which is billed as a go-to location for immersive art, culture and shopping experiences.
The 1,345-square-foot space mirrors the interior concept featured in all the other Chiara Ferragni Collection units, defined by glitter fitting rooms, light blue carpets, wooden panels and golden displays.
In addition to the Hong Kong flagship, the brand landed in the Russian market with a pop-up store unveiled on the first floor of Moscow’s Crocus City Mall.

The Chiara Ferragni Collection pop-up store in Moscow. 
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Launched in 2013 as a footwear line, Chiara Ferragni Collection quickly expanded to additional categories, such as backpacks, bomber jackets, sweatshirts and T-shirts, among others. In addition to neon basics, logoed denim and colorful tracksuits, the units are carrying a preview of the brand’s spring 2020 collection, which introduces a reinterpretation of the signature eye motif logo. Dubbed #Eyelike, the new rubber patch that appears on T-shirts, tank

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Fédération Debuts Sphere Showroom

GROWING TOGETHER: The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, French fashion’s governing body, has debuted a showroom for emerging brands and implemented a more structured strategy toward promoting and mentoring emerging labels.
With the support of industry body DEFI, the Sphere showroom bowed on Jan. 15, and will be open through Sunday, featuring nine young designers.
The initiative will take place four times a year — in tandem with men’s and ready-to-wear — at the Palais de Tokyo, replacing Designers Apartment, which ran twice a year during women’s rtw, and benefiting from the venue’s location as a hub for fashion week events and services.
“We want to inject a new dynamism into our action [to support young talent], firstly by switching to four sessions per year, which allows us to better represent the men’s fashion world, and a reduced selection in each session, in order to truly accompany them, which takes time,” explained Serge Carreira, head of the Fédération’s emerging brands initiatives, who joined the organization in early October to spearhead the changes, and is in charge of a new department working uniquely with emerging talent.
“We don’t want to do more, but we want to do better,” he said. “The

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United Airlines Introduces Carhartt Uniforms, Extends Testing for Tracy Reese and Brooks Brothers Ones

STILL IN TEST MODE: United Airlines’ below-wing workers are sporting new Carhartt uniforms, but pilots, flight attendants and other employees won’t be wearing their new Tracy Reese or Brooks Brothers designs until next year.
In 2017, the U.S.-based airline lined up Tracy Reese, along with Brooks Brothers and Carhartt, to suit up 70,000-plus employees with new uniforms. Pilots, male flight attendants and customer service reps will wear Brooks Brothers uniforms. Reese has designed uniforms for female flight attendants and customer service reps that will be manufactured by the American sportswear-maker and retail chain. Earlier this week, United notified employees of how their feedback will lead to more testing of such items as two new dress options, expanded size options, a technical coat for women, additional shirt options, deeper pockets for mobile devices, strengthened buttons and snaps, and more durable fabrics. The next round of designs will be shown to employees this summer and the new uniforms are expected to be introduced next year.
Earlier this month more than 500 Delta employees took legal action against Lands’ End claiming their Zac Posen-designed uniforms caused health-related issues. Faced with lawsuits, Lands’ End defended its Delta uniforms last month. The United spokeswoman said, “I wouldn’t say it’s exactly

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