| Pringle of Scotland collaborate with Harley Weir, Zara's Augmented Reality plans, 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards, LVMH Finalists 2018 and Self-Portrait has opens its first store.
This week we've been reporting on Versace's new real fur ban, we are asking if RuPaul has threatened the future of drag, and we're sharing all the nominees for this year's Scottish Style Awards. But what have we been reading about? Here are the top five fashion news headlines from around the web.
Pringle of Scotland's Spring/Summer ‘18 collection is a celebration of the beauty and versatility of yarn, sweeping across the spectrum of knitwear from the artisanal to the highly-technical. Each look features Scottish landscape images shot by Harley Weir digitally-printed onto intarsia argyle and superfine knits.
Zara have announced a plan to roll out an augmented reality experience across 120 of their flagship stores globally from April 2018. The two-week initiative will allow customers who have downloaded the ZARA AR app to hold up their phone to certain store windows or a sensor within the store and see models come to life on their screens – walking and even talking - wearing selected items from the Zara range, which they can then click through and buy. The functionality will also allow app users to see the visuals when they hover their device over a package delivered from an online Zara purchase.
Announced honourees include Carolina Herrera for the Founder’s Award in honor of Eleanor Lambert, British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful for the Media Award in honor of Eugenia Sheppard, Narciso Rodriguez for the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award and Donatella Versace for the International Award. Nominees include last year’s double honouree for womenswear and menswear designer of the year, Raf Simons, who is once again nominated in both categories for his work at Calvin Klein. Other notable designers in the running across the womenswear, menswear, accessories and emerging talent categories include James Jebbia of Supreme, Virgil Abloh of Off-White, Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row, Aurora James for Brother Vellies and Kerby Jean-Raymond for Pyer Moss.
Today, BoF can reveal the nine finalists for the 2018 LVMH Prize, an award set up in 2014 that grants a young fashion designer €300,000 and a year of mentorship from executives at the luxury conglomerate. The finalists, selected from over 1,300 applications and 90 countries, are: A-Cold-Wall by Samuel Ross; Botter by Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh; Charles Jeffrey Loverboy by Charles Jeffrey; Doublet by Masayuki Ino; Eckhaus Latta by Zoe Latta and Mike Eckhaus; Kwaidan Editions by Léa Dickely and Hung La; Ludovic de Saint Sernin; Matthew Adams Dolan; and Rokh by Rok Hwang.
Premium womenswear brand Self-Portrait has opened its first standalone store in London’s Mayfair. The just-opened 233-square-metre space has been designed by Casper Mueller Kneer Architects, who have worked with the White Cube galleries and Céline. Set over the ground and lower ground floors with a sequence of elegant areas flowing into each other, the store offers personal styling appointments, a tailoring service and 90-minute door-to-door delivery within London.