Must Read: Off-White and Rimowa Collaborate on Transparent Carry-Ons, Hudson's Bay to Close Lord & Taylor Flagship - Fashionista

Must Read: Off-White and Rimowa Collaborate on Transparent Carry-Ons, Hudson's Bay to Close Lord & Taylor Flagship

Plus, Gucci launches new web destination focused on sustainability and transparency.
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These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday.

Rimowa x Off-White carry-on. Photo: Courtesy 

Rimowa x Off-White carry-on. Photo: Courtesy 

Off-White and Rimowa collaborate on transparent carry-ons 
Off-White and luxury travel brand Rimowa have teamed up to create a transparent polycarbonate carry-on suitcase. A press release describes the see-through design as "a brazen, yet playful response to today's obsessive talk of privacy culture of surveillance and anonymity." The suitcase will make its runway debut on Jun. 20 during Off-White's men's presentation in Paris. {Fashionista Inbox} 

Hudson's Bay to close Lord & Taylor flagship
After months of speculation, Hudson's Bay Co. confirmed that it will close the Lord & Taylor flagship on Fifth Avenue, and that the property is being sold to WeWork. The closure comes after the group suffered same-store sales declines across most of its divisions and reported a net loss of $308 million for the first quarter, which ended on May 5. {WWD}

Gucci launches new web destination focused on sustainability and transparency
On Tuesday, Gucci launched Gucci Equilibrium, a site designed to connect people, planet and purpose. The launch is part of a 10-year plan to embed a comprehensive sustainability strategy into and around the brand, governed by a "Culture of Purpose." "Gucci is not a company where you must leave your values at the door, but one where they are enhanced, challenged and amplified. Gucci Equilibrium is about us spreading that energy and that positive intent to everyone who loves our brand," said President and CEO Marco Bizzarri in a statement. "These are critical times when we can all play our part in helping to deliver on the UN Global Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. The only way to do that is by bringing people together, sharing ideas, innovation and experiences. This is the objective we have set for Gucci Equilibrium." {Fashionista Inbox} 

High-end modest fashion site secures $15 million in funding
The Modist, a site that specializes in high-end, modest fashion, has secured a $15 million investment from specialty investment firm Vaultier7. The site told WWD that it will use the funds for growth and on developing more brand partnerships. {WWD

Seven Chinese fashion designers to watch
There's a new wave of Chinese fashion designers catering to the country's rising generation of young consumers who demand alternative, fresh clothes as opposed to traditional luxury garments. Meet seven of these up-and-comers making their mark on the budding fashion scene. {Jing Daily

How to build a fashion business from scratch
Part one of Business of Fashion's new entrepreneurship series is about how to build a fashion business from scratch, starting with the genesis of a brilliant idea. The site called upon some of the industry's most successful founders to outline the three key components to having your idea stand out from the crowd. {Business of Fashion

Zanna Roberts Rassi on taking Milk Makeup international 
Glossy caught up with Zanna Roberts Rassi to discuss the success and future of buzzy indie beauty brand, Milk Makeup. In the interview, Rassi talks clean beauty, the genderless makeup trend, going vegan and taking the brand global. {Glossy

Sarah Edwards opens up about creating the costumes for "Ocean's 8" 
"Ocean's 8" is about a very fashionable heist that goes down at the Met Gala. In an interview with the film's costume designer, British Vogue gets the inside scoop on what went into dressing all the leading ladies – from Sandra Bullock to Rihanna — and how she managed to source couture gowns for over 300 extras to wear. {Vogue UK

Kitri launches in the U.S. 
Kitri, a UK-based brand founded in 2017, is taking its soft-tailored tops and refined silhouettes to the U.S. with the launch of its U.S. e-commerce site. The brand will launch with an offering of over 100 styles, including the current Spring 2018 line and best selling styles from past collections, with prices ranging from $60 to $350. New limited edition designs will drop on a weekly basis. {Fashionista Inbox} 

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