- 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.
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.”