CARA DELEVINGNE is the new face of Topshop, and will take up her role later in the summer – although Topshop is not commenting on the hire as yet. The supermodel will appear in the British brand’s autumn/winter 2014 global campaign – becoming the first solo face to do so. Although no images are available as yet, the Vogue cover girl will front the company’s advertising across print and outdoor, as well as appearing on its in-store graphics. [BRITISH VOGUE]
ASOS warehouse fire treated as deliberate. “At 9.50pm on Friday June 20, a fire broke out in our Barnsley distribution centre,” a statement from the company said. Our initial estimate is that approximately 20 per cent of the total stock at the site has been compromised by fire damage and the sprinkler systems.“We have been advised by the South Yorkshire Police that after initial investigations, they are treating the incident as deliberate and have commenced a criminal enquiry,” the statement continued. “We are cooperating fully with this investigation.” [BRITISH VOGUE]
Designer PATRICK ROBINSON has left Armani Exchange after rumors of plagiarism surfaced. The former Gap creative director took on the position at the Italian brand back in 2013, but recent allegations have muddled his stint. According to Page Six, Robinson was fired after David Yurman accused him of copying its bracelet’s style. The A/X men’s version, made of recycled bullets and handguns, was sold to raise proceeds for the nonprofit Liberty United to help fight gun violence. [FASHION TIMES]
Here’s a side-by-side comparison. You be the judge. David Yurman’s on top and A/X at the bottom.
ALBER ELBAZ has received an honorary doctorate from the Royal College of Art during a ceremony last Friday at the Royal Albert Hall. The Lanvin creative director has been selected by the College for his significant contribution to culture and industry, both internationally and in the UK. Having previously worked at Guy Laroche, Yves Saint Laurent and Krizia, Elbaz took the reins at Lanvin in 2001, steering the label to commercial success and critical acclaim. [BRITISH VOGUE]
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