Must Read: Valentino Debuts Sports-Themed Pop-Ups For Resort, Barneys to Host Two-Day Event With Designer 'Drops' - Fashionista

Must Read: Valentino Debuts Sports-Themed Pop-Ups For Resort, Barneys to Host Two-Day Event With Designer 'Drops'

Plus, Riccardo Tisci reveals when he'll make his big return to high fashion.
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These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday.

Valentino debuts sports-themed pop-up shops and a new logo for resort 2018 
Peirpaolo Piccioli lent a sporty streetwear theme to Valentino's Resort 2018 collection, presented in New York earlier this year. And now that we've had a few months to ponder our resort-wear purchases, the line will be made available on Oct. 26 through a series of pop-up stores in Tokyo, New York and Hong Kong. The makeshift retail spaces are designed to resemble fancy gyms and will come stocked with those furry flip-flops we saw on the runway, as well as exclusive yoga mats, basketballs, sneakers and tracksuits emblazoned with Valentino's resurfaced and slightly reworked logo from the '80s, "VLTN." {WWD

Barneys to host two-day event with big designer 'drops' and activations 
At the end of the month, the Barneys flagship store is hosting an extravaganza with exclusive designer drops and collaborations by brands like Gucci and Alpha Industries, as well as appearances by designers including Virgil Abloh of Off-White, Heron Preston, Marcelo Burlon, Francesco Ragazzi of Palm Angels, Ben Taverniti of Unravel Project and Jerry Lorenzo of Fear of God. The event will also host panel discussions with big industry players, provide food via an old-style Italian New York pastry cafe with Fila and entertainment in the form of custom tattoos by JonBoy. {WWD}

Riccardo Tisci Reveals His Plans to Return to High Fashion
Former Givenchy designer, Riccardo Tisci, just unveiled a new a collection with Nike. The designer, whose 12 years at the French house marked him as genius of dark, romantic dress, is moving to the court with a Nike collaboration centered on the NBA. The sportswear capsule consists of a bomber jacket, a wool sweater, track pants, an oxford shirt and a fresh Givenchy-inspired take on the Air Force 1s. While this is all well and good, he does plan to make a return to high fashion in the near future: "Talks are happening now, and I see clearly what I want to say yes to." {GQ}

G-III stock drops following controversy over Donna Karen's Harvey Weinstein comments
G-III acquired Donna Karan International for $650 million from LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton in December of 2016, and following Donna Karan's controversial statement about Harvey Weinstein earlier this week, G-III Apparel Group's stock fell 4.11 percent. In addition, there were talks to boycott Donna Karan's labels, even though she is no longer affiliated with the brands. {WWD}

The prominence of designer re-issues on the spring 2018 runways
For Spring 2018, designers pulled some styles from the archives and mixed old signature pieces with the new. Re-issued styles were seen walking down the runways at Shayne Oliver's capsule collection for Helmut Lang and at Versace with Donatella Versace's tribute to her late brother. Both collections were met with positive reviews, due in part to the fact that much of the social media-using population is old enough to remember the designers' original work, and re-issues help brands maintain consistency. {Business of Fashion}

Jo Elvin steps down as 'Glamour' U.K.'s editor-in-chief 
The editor-in-chief of British Glamour is resigning following last week's news that the publication will now concentrate on beauty and become a biannual title. Her resignation comes at a time when traditional women's magazines are struggling in the U.K., and her exit follows fellow Condé colleagues Alexandra Shulman at British Vogue and Stephen Quinn, publisher of British Vogue. {WWD}

Industry insiders weigh in on whether Demna Gvasalia can maintain Balenciaga's hype
Since taking the lead at Balenciaga 18 months ago, Demna Gvasalia has transformed the luxury French label into a hypebeast mecca — infusing his collections with ugly-chic statements causing subsequent internet frenzies. But will Balenciaga's Spring 2018 collection — which featured platform Crocs — be able to stay on top of the trend train? According to a various industry insiders, Gvasalia's future does look bright — as long as he continues to pull shocking runway stunts. {Highsnobiety}

How one man took on a fake identity, and then took on Paris Fashion Week
Paris Fashion Week is a string of elegant affairs and sartorial spectacles, reserved for fashion's elite. Well, a freelance British writer — without a massive following, a namesake label, a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award, a contract with IMG or a luxury boutique — managed to conquer the shows, the paps, the parties and the previews of PFW all by pretending to be an ambiguous denim designer named Georgio Peviani. Apparently, all it takes is an Italian name, some business cards and the ability to network to make it — plus the added "I belong here and am fabulous" attitude doesn't hurt. {Vice}

Theory launches the "Good Wool" collection 
Theory is releasing the "Good Wool" collection, which is a colorful line of men's and women's suiting separates made out of a soft, ethically grown wool sourced from a family-owned farm in Australia. In addition to the environmentally-minded fabric, the collection also uses buttons made from nuts, biodegradable lining and recycled paper hang-tags. {Fashionista Inbox}

Helzberg Diamonds drops Marchesa ring collection in the wake of Harvey Weinstein scandal 
Prior to the shocking New York Times and New Yorker reports that exposed mega-producer Harvey Weinstein's years of sexual misconduct, Georgina Chapman — Weinstein's wife and co-founder of Marchesa — was wrapped up in bridal week. Her fall 2018 Marchesa Notte bridal collection was presented last Thursday and in that same day  the jewelry brand Helzberg Diamonds announced an 18-piece engagement ring collaboration with the brand called the "Marchesa Radiant Star." However, as more and more women have come forth with their own horrific Harvey Weinstein stories, Chapman has decided to leave her husband, she has also postponed her bridal appointments and a representative from Helzberg Diamonds confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that the company is not launching the Marchesa ring collection anymore. {The Hollywood Reporter}

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