Style Notes: Kenzo Goes Co-Ed; Nylon Guys Relaunching in 2017
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Kenzo Goes Co-Ed for Paris Show [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Kenzo is the latest fashion house to combine their men's and women's presentation into one collective show. Both fall 2017 collections will be shown in Paris on Jan. 22, which falls on the close of Men's Fashion Week and the beginning of Couture Week. The fashion house will no longer show its women's seasonal collections on the traditional March/September calendar, instead showing them on the January/June schedule. However, they will still have a presence during the traditional fashion weeks "with surprising and present unexpected special projects, collections and events titled Kenzo 'Memento.'" Kenzo first showed a combined presentation in June.
Nylon Media Relaunching Nylon Guys in 2017 [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Nylon Media is relaunching Nylon Guys, the brand's men's publication which was initially launched in 2004 before being shuttered in 2015. There will be three Nylon Guys supplement issues published along with the March, June/July and September issues in 2017; in 2018, the magazine will adopt a bi-monthly publishing schedule. "Melding the titles into one double-issue, and kicking it off with our annual Spring Fashion issue, is a nod to the fresh ideas that are taking over fashion right now, like gender-neutral style, which we've championed since long before it was an industry trend," said editor in chief Melissa Giannini. In addition to the print supplements, Nylon Guys' digital channels also will be relaunched in 2017.
Chloe Sevigny Stars in J.W. Anderson Spring Campaign [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
J.W. Anderson has tapped Chloe Sevigny to be the star of its spring 2017 campaign. The actress was photographed in Jonathan Anderson's luxe minimalist designs by Jamie Hawkesworth for the black-and-white portraits, which were then bound in a book and photographed again for the final (meta) campaign shots.
Post-Brexit, ASOS Is Hiring 1,500 Employees [The Guardian]
As part of a massive expansion plan, online retail behemoth ASOS is hiring 1,500 employees at its London headquarters and doubling the size of the domestic manufacturing of its ASOS-brand apparel by opening several new factories over the next three to four years. The company has benefited from the drop in value of the pound, considering more than 60 percent of its business is outside of the U.K.
Tipsy Elves and Swarovski Create World's Most Expensive Ugly Christmas Sweater [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Tipsy Elves, an online retailer which specializes in seasonal "ugly" sweaters, has teamed up with Swarovski on a crystal-encrusted "ugly" sweater which costs $30,000. The sweater was created in honor of National Ugly Sweater Day, which is coming up on Friday, Dec. 16. In addition to the $30,000 style, Swarovski also created four more sweaters in collaboration with Tipsy Elves which will only cost you $139.