2012 November 19
Christopher Kane Parts Ways With Versus
Getty Images View Gallery
(NEW YORK) Christopher Kane and Versus have amicably parted ways. The Scottish designer has helmed Versace's diffusion line since 2009, helping Donatella Versace relaunch the brand after a four-year hiatus. The Italian fashion house plans to reposition the label by ceasing production of seasonal collections in favor of seasonless capsules and limited-editions designed by Versace in collaboration with a myriad of established and emerging talents. The new Versus goods, including men's, women's, and possibly additional categories like furniture, will kick off in the spring in tandem with special events.
In other Kane news, the designer has been quite buzzed about this weekend: On Friday, French news magazine, Le Nouvel Observateur, reported that Kane would succeed Nicolas Ghesquière as Balenciaga's creative director when Ghesquière officially steps down on December 1. Naturally, the item went viral, leading to a flurry of phone calls and inquiring emails; thus far, Kane's camp has shot down the speculation as "unfounded". However, the designer is still being touted as a top pick for the position along with a short list of names such as Joseph Altuzarra, Mary Katrantzou, Thomas Tait, and Alexander Wang.
The London-based designer launched his eponymous label for Spring 2007, garnering international acclaim for his use of vibrant colors and patterns, unexpected embellishments, and expert tailoring. The label is currently stocked at retailers such as Barneys New York, Colette, Opening Ceremony, Neiman Marcus, Harrods, and Harvey Nichols.
Today, Town & Country added to its creative team, with the hire of Milanese stylist Nicoletta Santoro as creative director-at-large. The news comes on the heels of Alex Gonzalez's ...
Stuart Weitzman has acquired a fancy new pair of shoes in terms of execs: François Kress has been named the global president of the chaussure label. From his new desk at Stuart Weitzman...
Miami, get ready to aggressively accessorize! Eddie Borgo is bringing a sparkly capsule collection with him to Art Basel this week. The collection is smothered in smoked pavé crystals...
- Links of The Daily
- Art Basel 2013: Your Extracurricular Guide To Pop-Ups And Parties
- The British Fashion Awards Honor Miuccia Prada, Christopher Kane, Nicholas Kirkwood, and More
- Swarovski Crystal Palace Collaborates With Architect Guilherme Torres
- InStyle Taps Leslie Farrand As Associate Publisher
- Links Of The Daily