| Dries Van Noten on SALE, Anna Wintour isn’t going anywhere, A new artistic director at Berluti, TONAL Magazine & Naomi's Vogue Africa push.
This week, we've interviewed Ernestina Potts, Founder of Milk Tooth LDN, we've discussed how to get through wedding season stree-free, and we're sharing the new documentary about Fashion East. But what have we been reading about? Here are the top five fashion news headlines from around the web!
Dries Van Noten is shopping his company around. Multiple sources maintain that he has enlisted Vendôme Global Partners to circulate a book on his firm’s operations to potential buyers. According to WWD, a smart buyer will insist that designer is part of the sale, as women need his distinctive, elegant chic.
Rumors are swirling that Anna Wintour, whose influence in the fashion and publishing worlds cannot be overstated, could be on her way out at Condé Nast. According to a Vogue representative, though, Wintour isn’t going anywhere. Condé Nast also denied that Wintour was leaving the company.
In part of a wider shuffle on the men’s side at LVMH, Kris Van Assche has been named as the new artistic director of Berluti, where he will be in charge of ready-to-wear, accessories, shoes and leather goods. The designer, succeeding Haider Ackermann, whose departure was announced on Friday, will show his first collection for Berluti during Paris Men’s Fashion Week in January 2019.
For a new print magazine to ignite interest, it seems to be increasingly important that it provide something special — perhaps covering a topic overlooked by most mainstream media — presented in a unique and beautiful way. One new example is Tonal, a print publication launching April 6th. Los Angeles-based Zarna Surti, formerly managing editor at Nasty Gal, decided about a year and a half ago that she wanted to launch a print magazine based around the women of color whose voices and faces she felt were missing from existing publications.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell has never shied away from using her voice and her platform to champion the causes of Black people — be it speaking out against police brutality and racism within the fashion industry, or simply calling out an all-white masthead when she sees one. British Vogue’s contributing editor was just in Lagos, Nigeria for Arise Fashion Week, an event that showcases 45 designers from 14 different countries, where she vocalised her belief that there needs to be a bigger platform for the African diaspora on a global scale.