News Flash: Met Gala, Adidas, Fendi & More

Met Gala 2019

Met Gala, hosted at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art by Costume Institute and US Vogue, will take place on May 6th with the theme Camp: Notes on Fashion (with reference to Susan Sontag’s seminal 1964 essay). The Gala is followed by an exhibition.

In Susan Sontag’s essay camp is described as the “love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration… style at the expense of content… the triumph of the epicene style”. Andrew Bolton, the Costume Institute curator explained that he felt this theme would have political and cultural resonance with the present time.

Plus it will certainly push the attendees’ creative boundaries.

This years’ gala will also be co-chaired by Lady Gaga, Harry Styles, Serena Williams and Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele.

Vogue’s articles explaining the this year’s gala are here and here.

French Government will ban the destruction of unsold fashion

It is widely known that there are many fashion houses destroying pieces that are not sold, so their image is not stained. In a world that craves sustainability that does not seem to make sense and the French Government wants to stop such practices.

Check The Fashion Law’s article about it here.

Sustainable brands

Talking about sustainability, check Coveteur’s article about 10 worthy sustainable brands .

Adidas & Willow Smith

Adidas signs with Willow Smith in the creation of the Futurecraft Loop sneakers: renewable running sneakers made by ocean waste. Customers can return them to the brand when they are old, receiving a new pair in exchange and Adidas will re-use the old in the production of new ones.

The sneakers will be launched in 2021.

Fendi Couture show will homage Karl Lagarfeld

Fendi will pay tribute to Karl Lagerfeld in the next couture show on July 4 at the Fontana Di Trevi in Rome.


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