Usually, it’s editorial shakeups that get us all confused and inspire us to create befuddling charts and guides to recap and (at least attempt to) make sense of movement within the fashion industry. Lately, however, it seems that most of the movement is taking place at big fashion houses. Whether it’s the economy or designers getting burnt-out, it seems like a top level position opens (or gets filled) every week.
From Galliano’s exit from Dior to Marios Schwab’s from Halston (which happened so recently we didn’t have a chance to include it), here’s our little visual guide to the recent ins and outs at major fashion houses.
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Laure Heriard Dubreuil, Frederic Dechnik, and Milan Vukmirovic opened Miami concept shop The Webster in 2009 to much fanfare. After all, Dubreuil and Dechnik were YSL alums and Vukmirovic helped found Colette.
Luckily for them–and us–their abilities far exceeded the impressiveness of their resumes. The Webster is now a go-to destination in Miami, much like Colette is in Paris or Opening Ceremony is in New York. And with that credibility comes the ability to expand your brand. The first step is an e-commerce site, which launched this month.
We recently met up with Dubreuil at Payard’s new downtown Manhattan location to chat about the web, why Miami is a great place for jet setters to…settle, and what’s next for her and her partners.
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FLORENCE–Any brand with a heritage as rich as Trussardi’s has a follower in me. The Italian fashion house, which is still family-owned, began in 1911 with fine leather gloves. It’s been 100 years, and Trussardi is still crafting gloves, along with men’s and women’s ready to wear collections, bridge line Tru Turssardi, and denim label Trussardi Jeans. The family also runs a two-Michelin star restaurant, produces a furniture collection, and with the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, runs a non-profit nomadic museum, which is currently staging its exhibition 8 1/2 , curated by Massimiliano Gioni, at the Stazione Leopolda here in Florence. (Pitti is co-sponsoring the show.)
Last night, also in the Stazione Leopolda, Trussardi put on the main event of Pitti Uomo–a runway show featuring its Fall 2011 menswear collection.
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