Style Notes: Justin Bieber Wears Dreads; Ohne Titel Shutters
Stuff to chat about at halftime.
Justin Bieber Debuts Dreads at iHeartRadio Music Awards [Instagram]
The Biebs said it best himself when he revealed his new hairstyle on Instagram over the weekend, captioning his bleached dreads, "Why." The singer has faced backlash from the Internet (surprise!) over the look for appropriating the traditionally African-American hairstyle. Though Bieber has experimented with length, color and questionable man buns in the past, this is his first culturally offensive look.
Ohne Titel Shutters [Business of Fashion]
After nine years in business, Parsons School of Design grads Alexa Adams and Flora Gill are shuttering their Ohne Titel label. The brand has been worn by the likes of Kendall Jenner and Emma Roberts on the red carpet and has gained a steady following over the years. Flora and Gil explained, however, that though it remains profitable, without a "strategic partner" to handle growth, it was difficult to both build up the business and maintain their creative energy. As for the near future, the pair has plans for some "fun and creative projects."
Vetements CEO Explains Stockist Strategy [1 Granary]
Vetements CEO Guram Gvasalia, brother of the brand's designer Demna, revealed their rather unorthodox strategy for keeping demand for their pricey hoodies so high. During a Q&A between the businessman and critic Sarah Mower at the The Royal Institute, Gvasalia stated that he only allows stockists to carry a limited number of pieces in their stores (i.e. 10 pairs of jeans), and that Vetements does not restock once an item sells out "out of respect" to those who purchased the item first. So far, giving stockists a maximum unit count has worked extraordinarily well.
Azzedine Alaia Shows Fall Collection One Month After Paris Fashion Week [WWD]
"Better late than never" seems to be designer Azzedine Alaia's strategy, as he decided to show his fall 2016 collection one month after Paris Fashion Week ended. While many designers have complained of fatigue due to the industry's increasingly demanding deadlines, Alaia simply took his time and refused to have his creative process stifled by schedules. He told WWD of his late showing, "I took the time necessary to create."