This week’s collection – a CR concierge service for all, the latest in the #MeToo movement and news that Interview Magazine has closed its doors.
Country Road Concierge Service
A brand new CR Concierge service will be available at the Country Road Bondi Junction store from May 24 until June 6. The service is set to include valet parking, complimentary refreshments, hands-free shopping, express checkout and $50 Country Road vouchers. Most importantly, a series of master-classes led by fashion stylist Marina Didovich and interior stylist Jason Grant will be held for those who secure their spot.
The Model Alliance Campaign Against Sexual Assault
The latest instalment of the #MeToo Campaign against sexual harassment and assault in the fashion industry has been sparked by Model Alliance. More than 100 models have signed their names to an open letter which demands an to end sexual harassment. Notable names include: Doutzen Kroes, Karen Elson, Milla Jovovich and Edie Campbell. The letter reads: “Over the past year, many courageous individuals have revealed the dark truth of sexual harassment in the fashion industry. These concerns have yet to be addressed in a meaningful and sustainable way. As models our images serve commercial purposes but our bodies remain ours.” The Model Alliance was founded in 2012 by Sara Ziff and advocates for models’ rights. The latest program, launched as RESPECT, calls for agencies, fashion houses and fashion media to pledge to “an orderly and fair process for addressing charges of abuse”. It also calls for companies to give models notice before they’re asked to pose nude.
Interview Magazine Shuts its Doors
It’s been 49 years since Interview magazine was founded by Andy Warhol in 1969. Now in 2018, the magazine has announced its official closure due to a financial state that looks unlikely to improve. Brant Publications said in a statement that the title, along with two holding companies, have filed for bankruptcy. Their spokesperson said, “The company has been operating at a financial loss and had been funding its losses and costs of its operation through loans obtained from its secured lender. The losses continued to mount, and the company did not believe its financial condition would improve in the foreseeable future.” The magazine is widely remembered for its patriotic American cover featuring Kim Kardashian as Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her daughter, North West. Also, for its covers of Solange, Timothee Chalamet and Saiorse Ronan.
Australian Maison Christian Dior
If you’re planning on jet setting outside of Australia in the next three months, this one’s for you. A pop-up for Dior’s Australian Maison Christian Dior has opened its doors at Sydney International Airport. The pop up will last for a total of three months starting from May 7, and as per usual for the brand, targets flyers who prefer a more luxurious journey. The store’s offerings include candles, soaps and 22 different fragrances from the French fashion house’s latest collection. The store is located at the T1 International Terminal’s Heinemann Tax and Duty Free.
Sarah & Sebastian Archive Sale
Who: Sarah & Sebastian
What: Archive sale – up to 50 percent off
When: Thursday, May 24, 10am - 7pm; Friday, May 25, 10am - 6pm; Saturday, May 26, 10am - 6pm
Where: online and instore at The Kiosk, 261/265 Oxford St, Paddington NSW