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Altuzarra is Moving to Paris

His debut collection in the French capital will be for Spring 2018

BY HILARY SHEPHERD

NEWS  -  JULY 12

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Altuzarra Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

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What's changing at New York fashion week? Well, we already know that it's one day shorter and that Tom Ford is being added to the calendar, but big news broke today about yet another NYFW shakeup: Altuzarra has announced that it will move its show to Paris for Spring 2018, following a string of other designers like Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, and Thom Browne, who are ditching New York for the French capital. 

“I was born and raised in Paris and the city holds a very deep personal significance for me,” Joseph Altuzarra said in a statement. “This has been a dream of mine since the very beginning and now the time feels right.”

He added that he was invited by the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode to show, as Rodarte and Proenza Schouler were for the recent Fall 2017 couture season. “This move reinforces Altuzarra’s brand identity and signals its intention to accelerate its international growth,” the brand stated.

Since the launch of his label in 2008, Altuzarra has been a pillar of the New York fashion community, including the CFDA, which awarded him with the Womenswear Designer of the Year Award in 2014. His show each season has been a hot ticket among editors, and his glamorous-yet-wearable collections have often incorporated elements of his multicultural upbringing. 

In that regard, Altuzarra’s move to Paris is a pretty substantial loss for New York, which has recently felt both bloated and turbulent, despite the increasing number of designer exits and hiatuses. A need for a bigger international presence is certainly valid, particularly if sales expand beyond the American market. But you have to wonder: What is happening to NYFW? Watch this space. 

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Colette, Pillar of Parisian Cool, To Close 

Mon dieu

BY HILARY SHEPHERD

NEWS  -  JULY 12

Toutes les bonnes choses ont une fin. Après vingt années exceptionnelles, colette devrait définitivement fermer ses portes le 20 décembre prochain. Colette Roussaux arrive à l'âge où il est temps de prendre son temps ; or, colette ne peut exister sans Colette. Des échanges ont lieu avec Saint Laurent et nous serions fiers qu'une Marque aussi prestigieuse, avec qui nous avons régulièrement collaboré au fil des années, reprenne notre adresse. Nous sommes ravis du grand intérêt que Saint Laurent a montré dans ce projet, ce qui pourrait constituer une très belle opportunité pour nos salariés. Jusqu’au dernier jour, rien ne changera. colette continuera de se renouveler toutes les semaines comme d’habitude, avec une sélection unique et de nombreuses collaborations, également disponibles sur notre site colette.fr Nous vous remercions pour votre confiance, et à bientôt chez colette, jusqu’au 20 décembre! #colette BREAKING NEWS As all good things must come to an end, after twenty wonderful years, colette should be closing its doors on December 20th of this year. Colette Roussaux has reached the time when she would like to take her time; and colette cannot exist without Colette. Negotiations are under way with Saint Laurent and we would be proud to have a Brand with such a history, with whom we have frequently collaborated, taking over our address. We are happy of the serious interest expressed by Saint Laurent in this project, and it could also represent a very good opportunity for our employees. Until our last day, nothing will change. colette will continue to renew itself each week with exclusive collaborations and offerings, also available on our website colette.fr We thank you for your support and see you soon at colette--until December 20th!

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Judges for International Woolmark Prize Announced

They include Steven Kolb, EICs of various glossies, and Woolmark mentors

BY HILARY SHEPHERD

NEWS  -  JULY 12

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N-p-Elliott Spring 2018 Menswear

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