The fashion world embarks on yet another round of musical chairs...
GIVENCHY has appointed Clare Waight Keller as its new Artistic Director. Those expecting a seamless continuation of Riccardo Tisci’s streetwear-infused aesthetic must’ve been surprised by the announcement: Waight Keller was known for a girlish and hippy aesthetic during her tenure at Chloé, which means big changes are afoot at the House. Meanwhile, the post that Waight Keller has vacated at CHLOÉ will be filled by Natacha Ramsay-Levi. The French designer famously worked alongside Nicolas Ghesquière for 14 years, first at Balenciaga and then Louis Vuitton, before taking up the offer to helm the brand. The spring/summer 2018 collection will be her first for Chloé. After three years, Rodolfo Paglialunga has also parted ways with JIL SANDER. He is rumoured to be succeeded by husband-wife duo Luke and Lucie Meier. The latter is noted for helming Dior alongside Serge Ruffieux after RafSimons’ departure. Ruffiieux has gone on to become CARVEN’s newest Creative Director.
You wouldn’t usually associate UGG with slides (its sheepskin boots are what propelled it to fame, after all), but the American footwear brand has joined the game and devised its own version of the sandal. Christened the Royale, the slides do not compromise on quality: Each pair is furnished with Toscana fur and comfortable wool lining, which means the slides are perfect for glamour queens, punk girls and everyone else in-between.