The Bolingbrook, Illinois-based cosmetics retailer has unveiled the Muse 100, an initiative that recognizes and awards grants to 100 trailblazing Black voices working in different fields of the beauty industry.
The luggage brand has enlisted global superstar Rihanna, legendary artist Patti Smith, pro basketballer LeBron James and top tennis player Roger Federer for its latest campaign, as the label seeks to expand its horizons.
African fashion is this month’s headline act, notably championed by Balenciaga and Virgil Abloh, with Friday’s Parisian show organised by Africa Fashion Up, and Afro Fashion Week scheduled in Milan on September 23-26.
Shying away from the oversize installations of previous editions, luxury labels like Gucci, Off-White and Givenchy took advantage of the Milan Design Week to showcase an array of new projects and offbeat initiatives.
As trade shows and fashion weeks spring back into their physical forms, the British Fashion Council has announced the revival of London Show Rooms, which returns in a new collaboration with White Milano.
Luxury sneaker and apparel retailer Kick Game has secured an extra £3.5 million in financing from VGC Partners. The capital injection will go towards the brand’s target to secure revenues of £50 million by 2022.
The Spanish fashion marketplace led by Rafa Blanc and Blanca Miró has completed its second funding round, as it seeks to automate its operations and increase the number of designers in its catalogue from 120 to 1,000.
The 96-store Seven Dials area of London’s Covent Garden has yet more newcomers. They include the winner of the ‘Start-Up with Seven Dials’ competition series by landlord Shaftesbury, lifestyle brand Tihara Smith.