Client Liaison are debuting their own line at MBFWA and fashion awards galore for this week’s Weekly Collection.
2018 MBFWA Schedule Announced
A preliminary schedule has been released for this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia at an official launch on Wednesday 22nd March. The schedule has confirmed opening and closing brands, as well as designers who will be showing their 2019 resort collections at the event. As previously announced, Camilla and Marc will open the festivities, and Camilla will close on Thursday 17th May. Newcomers include the likes of Thomas Puttick, I.am.Gia and Blair Archibald. Loyal followers of Australian musicians, Client Liaison, are anticipating their foray into the world of fashion, with their presentation on Wednesday 16th May. Keep an eye out for further announcements, with many slots to still be filled and announced.
Acne Studios Are Up for Sale
It’s been reported that Swedish fashion house, Acne Studios, have been collaborating with American investment bank, Goldman Sachs to source a buyer. The brand has grown significantly between 2013 and 2016 – its turnover reportedly doubled to 200 million euros a year – and it continues to grow exponentially. Since its inception in 1997, the brand has grown from specialising in denim to becoming a worldwide luxury label. It’s predicted that the company could be sold for any amount between 400 to 500 million euros. It’s expansion from the European to Asian market has placed it in the ideal space for growth in the realm of luxury fashion – with each region furthering worldwide expansion and profit growth.
Jonny Johansson and Mikael Schiller, co-founders of the brand, haven’t commented on their decision to put the brand on the market. It has been reported that they both plan to stay involved with the brand, even after its sale.
CFDA Fashion Awards 2018
The 2018 nominees for The Council of Fashion Designers America have been announced via Instagram. While nominees are usually announced during the annual CFDA cocktail party, this year’s approach saw Condé Nast produce and release a series of videos. The videos featured the likes of Young Paris, designers from Monse Maison and Victoria’s Secret model Martha Hunt, who all announced nominees for separate categories.
Womenswear Designer of the Year nominees include: Raf Simons for Calvin Klein, Gabriela Hearst, Marc Jacobs, Virgil Abloh for Off-White and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for The Row. Raf Simons for Calvin Klein and Virgil Abloh for Off-White were also nominated for Menswear Designer of the Year, along with Tom Ford, Thom Browne and James Jebbia for Supreme.
Diane Von Furstenburg will receive the Swarovski Award for Positive Change for her work in promoting women’s empowerment. Edward Enniful, British Vogue’s editor in chief, will receive the Media Award and Donatella Versace will take home the International Award.
2018 LVMH Young Fashion Designers Prize
Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE, or LVMH, have announced the finalists for their 2018 Prize for Young Fashion Designers. Finalists were whittled down from 1,300 applicants to just nine, and were chosen by a panel of 48 industry professionals such as Vogue China editor Angelica Cheung, to model Bella Hadid. The winner will be announced at the Louis Vuitton Foundation on June 6 by creative directors from LVMH, such as Karl Lagerfeld.
Finalists are: A-Cold-Wall by Samuel Ross, Charles Jeffrey Loverboy by Charles Jeffrey, Doublet by Masayuki Ino, Botter by Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh, Kwaidan Editions by Léa Dickely and Hung La, Eckhaus Latta by Zoe Latta and Mike Eckhaus, Ludovic de Saint Sernin, Matthew Adams Dolan and Rokh by Rok Hwang.
Who: Big Fashion Sale
What: warehouse sale
When: Thursday March 22, 9am-8pm; Friday March 23, 9am-6pm; Saturday March 24, 9am-6pm; Sunday March 25, 10am-4pm
Where: Paddington Town Hall, 249 Oxford St, Paddington NSW