Style Notes: Jaden Smith Stars In New Louis Vuitton Ad; Brioni's New Creative Director
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Brioni Hires New Creative Director [Reuters]
Eight months after the abrupt end of Justin O'Shea's six-month stint as creative director of Brioni, the Kering-owned brand has found a replacement. Nina-Maria Nitsche has been tapped to fill the position; she comes from Maison Margiela, which she joined in 1989 and took over its creative direction in 2009 after the designer's departure.
Jaden Smith and Riley Keough Star in New Louis Vuitton Ad [Instagram]
Jaden Smith (son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith) and Riley Keough (granddaughter of Elvis Presley) star in Nicolas Ghesquiere's #LVSeries7, the newest fall ad campaign for Louis Vuitton. The pair were photographed by Bruce Weber for the images, which put Smith's buff arms on full display. Both Keough and Smith have been ambassadors for the brand for a few years, having most recently repped Ghesquiere's designs at the Met Ball.
The U.N. Is Trying to End Cultural Appropriation [Fashionista]
Representatives from 189 countries came together this week for a meeting at the United Nations' World Intellectual Property Organization to discuss the possibility of passing legislation that would establish legal ramifications for businesses profiting from cultural appropriation. The issue with "borrowing" from oppressed cultures has been a hot topic in the fashion industry in the past few years, most recently with Chanel issuing an apology for selling a branded $1,325 boomerang. Should they be successful in hashing out the details of the legislation, there could be big changes ahead for the industry.
MAC Partners With Chromat on Collection [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
MAC revealed that New York-based Chromat, designed by Becca McCharen, is the winner of the company's contest in partnership with CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. The label will have their own cosmetics capsule collection with MAC, which plays off their signature metallics and electric blues, with packaging inspired by their 3D-printed designs. The full collection will be available June 29-Aug. 10.
We are thrilled to announce the winner of the M·A·C Capsule Collection/CFDA Vogue Fashion Contest! Congratulations to @CHROMAT, whose electrifying vision of modern style takes on an exciting new dimension with M·A·C. This is the future of assertive beauty! Coming soon. Check out the full video on YouTube.com/MACCosmetics #CVFF #MACxChromat