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Fashion News Roundup: June 2016

Street style Photographer Bill Cunningham has passed away, Puma teams up with the New York City Ballet, an exhibition exploring vulgarity in Fashion, and more news from the fashion trenches in June.

  • Christophe Lemaire is joining Uniqlo as artistic director of the Japanese brand’s new Paris-based R&D centre.
  • Lands’ End has launched an activewear line called Lands’ End Sport.
  • Tim Coppens has been appointed executive creative director of Under Armour Sportswear (UAS), a new men’s and womenswear brand that will launch this Autumn.
  • Puma is teaming up with the New York City Ballet as the company’s official activewear partner.
  • Target’s newest designer collection is with Superga. Have a peek at the collection.
  • Amazon has partnered with a number of fashion bloggers for its #SaySomethingNice anti-body shaming campaign.
  • This Fall a new exhibition at the London Barbican gallery will explore vulgarity in fashion from the Renaissance to the present day. 
  • Iris Apfel is working together with Macy’s on a 40-piece collection called Iris Meets INC. that “captures the spirit of Sixties Mod styles”.
  • This October, the Frost Art Museum in Miami is staging the first solo show dedicated to fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez.
  • British retailer Selfridges has been awarded with the Intercontinental Group of Department Stores’ inaugural sustainability award for its innovative approach to corporate social responsibility.
  • On Saturday, legendary street style photographer Bill Cunningham passed away at age 87.
  • Some of his fans are petitioning the city to name his favourite street corner, the intersection of 57th Street and Fifth Avenue, after him in tribute.

Fashion Quote

As a tribute to Mr. Cunningham I would like to share something he said in the wonderful 2010 documentary Bill Cunningham New York that I’ve never forgotten:

“The wider world perceives fashion as frivolity that should be done away with. The point is that fashion is the armour to survive the reality of everyday life. I don’t think you can do away with it. It would be like doing away with civilization.”



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