Fashion news / Digest No. 01


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A bit of a cliche to have a list of news like this, but on the other hand a fashion blog without fashion news would never feel complete. I am thinking of turning it into a weekly feature, so you can catch up on the most interesting and important fashion events at once while enjoying your Saturday coffee in bed.

Another creative duo leaves the industry as Ennio & Carlo Capasa choose to exist Costume National, the company they founded and run for thirty years - another sign that fashion is in a dire need to change if we were to save the houses that focus on style, quality and their own aesthetics. 

Not only that, I feel that it is the lack of knowledge from the public who would rather buy an over-hyped brand than make a conscious effort to discover a few quieter, but incredible names, is what makes a difference.

Ennio & Carlo Capasa choose to exist Costume National via
Enough is enough as Aquazzura's Edgardo Osorio publicly approaches Ivanka Trump with copyright infringement claims highlighting the fact that Trump's "Hettie" sandals (right) are an exact copy of Aquazzura much-coveted "Wild Thing" design (left). 

"One of the most disturbing things in the fashion industry is when someone blatantly steals your copyright designs and doesn't care." wrote Osorio on his Instagram page, a message that resonates with an Azzedine Alaia quote that I shared on the blog recently.

Aquazurra Wild Thing sandal vs Ivanka Trump Hettie sandal copyright case fashion news via

The campaign against counterfeits goes further as Salvatore Ferragamo make a decision to microchip the brand's shoes and bags to reduce the number of fakes and give their customers piece of mind when shopping for both new and pre-loved pieces, as well as maintaining higher re-sale value. 

Maartje Verhoef, Jing Wen & Julia Van Os photographed by Craig McDean for Salvatore Ferragamo Spring/Summer 2016 campaign
You can now browse Azzedine Alaia ready-to-wear and couture collections and watch show videos directly on Alaia official website. The videos are particularly precious for me since very few people ever get an opportunity to see the presentations in person.

Azzedine Alaia collections and videos available online / fashion news via
Hubert de Givenchy: A Life in Haute Couture was shown at Fashion Institute of Technology last Friday. The hour-long documentary directed by Eric Pellerin de Turckheim is a part of the Dean's Dialogue series to keep an eye on. I sincerely hope the film (or entire series) will eventually be released on DVD.

Hubert de Givenchy: A Life in Haute Couture - new Givenchy documentary / fashion news via
A fashion exhibition documenting 30-year career of Isaac Mizrahi titled Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History opens at The Jewish Museum. For details, preview and opening times visit the website.

Isaac Mizrahi exhibition opens in New York / Fashion news March 2016 via
Issey Miyake exhibition launches at the National Art Centre in Tokyo. Divided between three spaces, the exhibit includes 40 years worth of designs starting from the very first Miyake collection that came to live in 1970. If you can't be in Tokyo, the story and preview are available on WWD.

Issey Miyake exhibition opens in Tokyo / Fashion news March 2016 via
Victoria & Albert Museum is giving you an opportunity to attend a fashion show as a part of museum's Fashion in Motion project. Christopher Raeburn will be taking over the runway showcasing pieces from his womens and menswear collections. For details and free (but limited) tickets visit V&A website.

Christopher Raeburn Spring/Sumemr 2016 / Fashion in Motion
Photo source: T Magazine / The New York Times, Ennio & Carlo Capasa via Forbes, Hubert de Givenchy screenshot via Vimeo, Isaac Mizrahi via WTop, Issey Miyake exhibition via WWD,  Maartje Verhoef, Jing Wen & Julia Van Os photographed by Craig McDean for Salvatore Ferragamo Spring/Summer 2016 campaign, Christopher Raeburn Spring/Sumemr 2016 show photographed by Dan Sims for British Fashion Council


  1. So many interesting links! I'm intrigued about micro-chipping to fight fakes.

  2. This is a great post, thanks for sharing!

    I write Mademoiselle Meets Maquillage and Macaroons and I would love for you to give it a read, maybe we can follow each other on Bloglovin?

    Deepti xx

  3. thanks for the roundup! i can always count on you to have what's latest! i cannot believe the shoes--what a copy cat!!! horrible.

  4. Glad you're doing this! It keeps me abreast of what is going on in the fashion industry. Glad he's going to microchip his products! It's ashame he has to do this, but blatant disregard is prevalent.

  5. I'm so glad someone has finally gone after Ivanka Trump for copyright infringement - it is high time, and I truly hope that her company is found guilty!