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2018’s Fashion highlights so far



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Hedi Slimane for Céline 2018 started well with the appointment in January of ex YSL designer Hedi Slimane at the head of French brand Céline. Following the departure of Phoebe Philo, the house announced the arrival of the man behind the Saint Laurent rebranding. And the good news did not stop here, Céline also mentionned the beginning of a Couture line and a menswear line.

 


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Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton Throwback to March 2018, when the fashion world collectively freaked out as Virgil Abloh (Off-White’s creative director) was appointed as Louis Vuitton menswear designer, replacing Kim Jones. This announcement was not only impactful due to the importance of LV but mainly because of what it meant on the advancement of diversity in the fashion industry. Abloh made the headlines again in June with its first show for the brand.Inclusivity was at the center of the show with a rainbow colored catwalk (matching the collection) and a few hundreds of fashion students invited to witness this big fashion moment.

 

Jacquemus «Le Gadjo» Spring/Summer 2019 ©Elodie Chapuis

Jacquemus Hommes «Le Gadjo» In February, at the end of his Autumn/Winter womenswear show Simon Porte Jacquemus announced with a sweater that 2018 will be the year he will launch a menswear collection. Four months later, he presented his first men collection called «Le Gadjo» on a beach close to his native Marseille. Once again heavily inspired by his Southern roots, he created a collection full of warm tones and floral prints bringing new layers to masculinity.

 

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Royal Wedding in Givenchy

The 19th May 2018, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said «I do» during a hugely ex- pected ceremony watched by 3 billions people all over the world. The ceremony was held at Windsor Castle in front of their royal and hollywood friends. The dress was at the center of all fashion conversations knowing how great of an impact her choice would have for the brand. When the new Duchess of Sussex exited her ride to the church, the world discovered her Givenchy wedding dress designed by British designer Clare Waight Keller. In the following weeks, Markle did not stop showing appreciation for the brand, placing Keller as her designer of choice.

 

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Moncler Genius In February this year, during Milan FashionWeek, Moncler launched a new project never seen before: Moncler Genius. The brand canceled its lines Bleu and Rouge (designed respectively by Thom Browne and Giambattista Valli) and merged its womenswear and menswear lines. Moncler then announced that 8 designers would be reinterpreting their iconic padded jacket. Amongst the 8 selected talents were: Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Palm Angels, Craig Green and Noir Kei Ninomiya.

 

Beyoncé Vogue US September 2018 - @Tyler Mitchell

Beyoncé’s September Issue Cover

A few days ago, Vogue US unveiled its September issue cover staring Beyoncé. This announcement was expected seeing as the superstar was said to have full control over the cover of this issue.

She had already made headlines after hiring the first black photographer for Vogue US cover (Tyler Mitchell). Although this cover is not the only exciting thing, she is also the author of an essay in which she wrote about pregnancy and more personal subjects.

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