Must Read: Gigi Hadid Tweets Support for Zayn, Giovanna Battaglia Gets Married in Capri

Plus, why Urban Outfitters needs to reassess its brick-and-mortar strategy.
Author:
Publish date:

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

Gigi Hadid Tweets support note after Zayn cancels show
After Zayn Malik announced that he would not be performing at the Capital Summertime Ball due to an anxiety attack, the response from fans was a mixed bag of empathy and disappointment. But his now very much-confirmed girlfriend Gigi Hadid was firmly on his side, taking to Twitter to share a note of support: "I've seen the battles you go through and the way you fight to get up there for your fans," she wrote. "Your talent and good heart will never lead you wrong." {Twitter/@GigiHadid}

Giovanna Battaglia ties the knot in lavish Italian wedding
In a predictably glamorous three-day affair, stylist Giovanna Battaglia said "I do" to Swedish realtor Oscar Engelbert in Capri, Italy, in front of guests including Natalie Massenet, Anna Dello Russo and Margherita Missoni. The stunning dress was Alexander McQueen, and for stalking purposes, the obligatory hashtag was #gioandoscar. {Vogue UK}

Burberry COO steps down after seven years
Burberry’s chief operating officer, John Smith, is leaving the British house to pursue new interests, Burberry said in a statement. Before serving as COO — a role he took over in March 2013 — Smith held a position as a non-executive director. {Bloomberg}

Urban Outfitters’ stock value declines due to lagging store sales
In today’s "e-commerce taking over the shopping landscape" conundrum, it was reported that Urban Outfitters' 0.9 percent sales growth came entirely from online sales, with fewer customers electing to shop in-store. Despite these findings, the company is still planning to open more physical locations, expanding on its offerings in home, beauty and accessories. {Bloomberg}

The Vetements effect is real at the men's shows
Streetwear’s infiltration of high fashion was more apparent than ever at London Collections: Men, with hoodies and sneakers featuring heavily on the runway and the pavement. At Demna Gvasalia’s show for Vetements, models wore oversized, kitschy sweatshirts that were undeniable Instagram fodder. Elsewhere on the calendar, labels Agi & Sam, House of Holland and Stüssy also presented decidedly "street-casual" collections. {The Guardian}

Ralph Lauren launches travel-inspired fragrance collection
After four years of development, Ralph Lauren is launching a lineup of vacation-inspired eaux, with names like Riviera Dream, Portrait of New York and Treasure of Safari. Guillaume de Lesquen, president worldwide of Ralph Lauren Fragrance at L’Oréal USA (who handles the brand’s fragrance license) calls it "a collection of experiences." They will debut at the Madison Avenue flagship this month with global distribution in select department stores and Ralph Lauren boutiques later this year. {WWD}

Nike teams up with Louis Vuitton's Kim Jones for latest collab collection
On the heels of Nike's collaboration with Olivier Rousteing, it was announced on Monday that the next designer with whom the activewear brand is teaming up with is none other than Louis Vuitton's Men's Artistic Director Kim Jones. He shared the news on Instagram with a caption hinting that the collection will be available as soon as next month. {Instagram/@mrkimjones}

Homepage photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The Huffington Post


Want the latest fashion industry news first? Sign up for our daily newsletter.