FFD Fashion News Roundup 21/3/18

| Kim Jones Confirmed at Dior, & Other Stories’ ‘co-lab, Instagram shopping launches in UK, Salvatore Ferragamo wins $60 million fight, Erdem Moralioglu dresses Royal Ballet.

This week we’ve been discussing the dark world of Deep Fakes, we shared our interview with Poppy Chancellor, and we’ve rounded up 6 easy ways to update your makeup bag for Spring. But what have we been reading about? Here are the top five fashion news headlines from around the web!

Kim Jones Confirmed at Dior Homme as Kris Van Assche Exits

  • Kris Van Assche is stepping down as artistic director of Dior Homme after 11 years at the brand. Kim Jones, who exited his role as men’s artistic director at Louis Vuitton in January, is set to succeed Van Assche. Jones’ appointment is the first big move by Pietro Beccari, the newly installed chairman and CEO of Christian Dior Couture, who joined the brand from Fendi in February. Jones will present his first collection for Dior Homme next June, during Paris men’s fashion week.
  • & Other Stories Launch Collaboration with House of Hackney

  • While the high street is rife with collaborations this spring, one we always look forward to is & Other Stories’ ‘co-lab. In the past, the high street brand has joined forces with Sonic Youth musician Kim Gordon to create printed tees and sweatshirts, with Rodarte on a capsule collection of piped shirts and flippy skirts, and with Toms on beach-ready sandals and swimwear. Today, our high street hero announced an upcoming collection with luxury British interiors and lifestyle brand House of Hackney. If you’re unfamiliar with the maximalist design house, one flick through its Instagram feed and you’ll know what to expect from the co-lab. XXL palm trees paired with ’70s zebra print line the walls of the locations they’ve designed, while baroque florals and centrepiece lamps make their way from their site straight to our Pinterest boards.
  • Instagram is expanding its shopping service to the UK

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  • Instagram’s shopping service is expanding into the UK, letting retailers tag their products in images to sell directly to people on the the social network. The launch in the UK follows a small-scale beta trial with Marks & Spencer, Heidi Klein and Mahabis. Amy Cole, head of product development at Instagram, says the shopping tool aims to bring the mindset of discovery to businesses looking to sell their products online. Successfully introduced in the US in October 2017, the new Shop interface simplifies onsite buying, enabling retailers to link to the product on their own sites, and to list information such as cost.
  • Salvatore Ferragamo Handed $60 Million Win in Fight Against Fakes

  • Salvatore Ferragamo is on the receiving end of the highest ever amount of damages awarded for this type of violation in connection with a recently decided counterfeiting case according to the brand’s Chairman and CEO, Ferruccio Ferragamo. The Italian design house, which filed a counterfeit and trademark infringement lawsuit against the 60 unidentified operators of over 100 counterfeit-selling websites in a New York federal court this time last year, was handed a default judgment by Judge Richard J. Sullivan after none of the defendants responded to the lawsuit or appeared in court, as is customary in cases like this.
  • Erdem Moralioglu creates Otherworldly Costumes for the Royal Ballet

  • It’s been a whirlwind few weeks for Moralioglu, whose namesake label Erdem, founded in 2005, is renowned for its exquisite evening dresses and decadent craftsmanship. He has just returned from presenting his fall/winter 2018 collection to buyers in Paris, and only two weeks ago, he staged his London Fashion Week show at the National Portrait Gallery. This week has been tied up with fittings for the ballet “” a five-month project for which he is costuming 24 ballet dancers, including men for the very first time.
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