Style Notes: Anna Wintour to Receive LGBTQ Honor; Livia Firth Announces 2nd Green Carpet Fashion Awards
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Anna Wintour to Be Honored at LGBTQ Gala [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
New York’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center will honor Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour with a Visionary Award at is annual Center Dinner on April 19 to be held at Cipriani Wall Street. Wintour will be honored for “her long-standing, unwavering support of the LGBTQ community, within both the fashion and media industries,” said a press release from the organization, which was founded in 1983. “At a time when it matters more than ever, Ms. Wintour has encouraged Conde Nast’s coverage and amplification of LGBTQ voices through the support of publications such as Them, as well as Vogue’s in-depth features on Chelsea Manning and transgender children last fall.” Last year’s honoree was Hillary Rodham Clinton. The annual event helps to raise funds for the Center’s programs and services, with an emphasis on youth programs.
Second Green Carpet Fashion Awards Scheduled for September [Preta-Reporter Inbox]
Livia Firth, founder of sustainability-focused consultancy Eco-Age and wife of actor Colin Firth, has announced that the second annual Green Carpet Fashion Awards will take place Sept. 23 at La Scala theater during Milan Fashion Week. Last year's event, which also closed out Milan Fashion Week, brought out Dakota Johnson, Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele, Zoe Saldana, Lauren Hutton, Giorgio Armani, Gisele Bundchen and more. Additional details will be revealed during the Fashion Film Festival in Venice. And the CNMI Green Carpet Talent Competition, a contest to promote ethically made fashion designs, kicks off Wednesday.
‼️Calling all emerging designers! The CNMI Green Carpet Talent Competition launched today. The competition challenges emerging designers worldwide to redefine sustainability in fashion, drawing on the Italian supply chain. The five finalists of the competition including the Winner of The Franca Sozzani GCC Emerging Designer Award will each participate in @TheBicesterVillageCollection 12-month mentorship programme by Value Retail. The finalists will benefit from global expertise in fashion, retail, supply chain management, consumer insight, brand building, tourism, marketing and distribution to help them reach their true creative and commercial potential. The designers will also have their collections featured in The Creative Spot, a platform dedicated to showcase new talents at @FidenzaVillage, just outside of Milan. Furthermore, the winner will have the opportunity to present at Milan Fashion Week in February 2019 supported by @cameramoda. APPLY NOW – link in bio #GCFAitalia #GreenCarpetTalent
Everlane to Launch Women’s Lingerie in Sizes XS to XL [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Two years and 40 prototypes later, the San Francisco-based, ethical direct-to-consumer fashion brand Everlane (loved by Angelina Jolie and Meghan Markle) has launched a line of no-frills women’s underwear. The line features six styles (one bra, one bodysuit and four panties from $12 to $30) in sizes XS to XL, all crafted in super-soft Supima cotton and will launch on Monday. Girls actress Jemima Kirke appears in the campaign. The company’s apparel sizing currently goes up to size 14, but the brand has said that a range of plus-size styles are “in the works” this year. Other brands are getting in on the intimates market, too: J. Crew launched its own line of lingerie last month.
Fans Scrambling for 17,000 Plastic ASOS Bags With Typo [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Oops! British fashion and beauty e-tailer ASOS, which caters to a millennial crowd, made a typo on no less than 17,000 plastic shopping bags, all printed with the word “online” misspelled as “onilne” and fans of the brand have gone wild. ASOS jokingly 'fessed up to the error on Twitter with a post that said, “Ok, so we *may* have printed 17,000 bags with a typo. We’re calling it a limited edition.” The company uses 40 million plastic mailing bags and five million cardboard boxes (all recyclable) every year, so they’ve decided to go with the blundered bags rather than trashing them. And customers are scrambling to get their hands on them. Some are even predicting a resurgence of the bags on Ebay. I guess a logo is a lgoo.
Ok, so we *may* have printed 17,000 bags with a typo. We’re calling it a limited edition. pic.twitter.com/wTpKNid4V5— ASOS (@ASOS) March 21, 2018