Style Notes: Emilia Clarke Is Dolce & Gabbana's New Muse; Etro's Co-Ed Runway
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Emilia Clarke Is the New Face of Dolce & Gabbana Fragrance [Twitter]
In addition to their obsession with milennials, it looks like the folks at Dolce & Gabbana are also big fans of Game of Thrones. Days after announcing Kit Harrington (a.k.a. Jon Snow) as the face of The One for Men, Emilia Clarke (a.k.a. Danaerys Targaryen/Khaleesi/ Mother of Dragons) has been revealed as the newest face of The One for Women, following in the footsteps of Scarlett Johansson and Gisele Bundchen. Ads for the perfume are due out in September.
Etro Is the Latest Label to Transition to a Co-Ed Runway Show [WWD]
Though Europe has generally been slower to embrace the see-now, buy-now movement and co-ed shows, another fashion house is taking the plunge. Etro announced Monday that it will show its men's and women's collections together starting in September during what is traditionally the women's Milan Fashion Week. The move is an an unprecedented one, considering both lines are helmed by different creative directors (Veronica Etro designs the women's collection, while her brother Kean designs the men's), unlike at other brands which have made the switch, including Gucci, Coach and Burberry. Reps suggested that the decision creates a unified message for the brand.
Thakoon's Billionaire Investor "Pauses" Funding [Business of Fashion]
Bright Fame Partners, the investment company run by Vivian Chou, daughter of billionaire textile mogul Silas Chou, is hitting "pause" on its partnership with New York-based designer Thakoon Panichgul while the women's brand restructures. Thakoon and Bright Fame made waves when they joined forces in 2015 to focus on a direct-to-consumer model and see-now, buy-now runway shows, attempting to skirt the discount cycle and forge a new way forward for fashion. In a statement, a representative for Chou's firm said that Thakoon's business was too far "ahead of the current retail environment" (whatever that means) but was insistent that the relationship would resume at some point.
Riccardo Tisci Reimagines Nike Air Max for Anniversary Collection [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Nike's Air Max sneaker, the brand's NikeLab has rolled out three new styles inspired by the concept of "walking on air." Riccardo Tisci, who recently left his post as creative director of Givenchy, was one of the three designers chosen as a "vision-AIR" to update the black high-top Air Max 97 style ($200) for the collection, which drops March 26 online at NikeLab.com and in NikeLab stores. Tisci has previously worked with Nikelab on two other sneaker collabs, as well as a collection of kaleidoscope-print performance wear.