Style Notes: Antonio Banderas' Menswear Line Is Coming; Rag & Bone and Uber Give "Normals" Fashion Week Access
Because fashion never sleeps.
Just last month, loveable accented actor Antonio Banderas announced via Twitter that he was casually attending Central St. Martins, one of the most prestigious fashion schools in all the land. Now, not three weeks later, Banderas is already making moves for his own menswear line. The actor/producer-turned-designer has partnered with Spanish high street label Selected to design two collections, the first of which will debut in fall 2016. Maybe we'll see some capes? [WWD]
Whereas New York Fashion Week used to be an exclusive event reserved for top editors and other industry insiders, this year, labels have gone out of their way to let "normal people" attend their shows. Along with Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci, who is allowing 1,200 regular folk into his NYFW show this evening, Rag & Bone is also letting in a handful of guests through a new promotion with Uber. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Uber riders in the New York City area will have a two-hour window to enter the promotional code "RBSS16" to enter for a seat at the show at 8 p.m. in Brooklyn. [Fashionista]
Here we go again. The Honest Co., Jessica Alba's billion dollar business which prides itself on making safe and all natural products, is being sued (again) for its sunscreen. Earlier this summer, several angry customers took to social media to sound off on what believed to be "ineffective" product. The company was sued for the first time just last week for the same issue in addition to allegedly using synthetic ingredients in its products. Alba and her company have continued to stand behind the Honest Co., which launched its skincare and cosmetics line, Honest Beauty, just yesterday. [WWD]
Alessandra and Allegra Gucci, daughters of Maruizio Gucci and Patrizia Reggiani, have been acquitted of tax evasion in Milan on the grounds of insufficient evidence. The sisters were accused last year of failing to pay 4.5 million Euros between 2004 and 2010. This isn't the family's first scandal, either. Reggiani was sentenced to 17 years in prison for arranging Mauizio's murder in 1995, and was released as a free woman in 2014. [Jezebel]