Hedi Slimane

Next-gen luxury – all change at the top



Off-White X Rimowa clear case

It will be interesting to see the evolution of legacy luxury houses as a new generation of company leaders takes over. Rimowa (now owned by LVMH) has placed 26-year-old Alexandre Arnault (son of LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault) at its helm and is already attracting millennials with its recent Supreme and Off-White collabs (I quite like the Off-White see-thru case). LVMH also just installed another son, Antoine Arnault in a role managing image and communication for the conglomerate.

And news just in, Miuccia Prada’s 30-year-old racing driver son, Lorenzo Bertelli joined Prada last September as head of digital communications. (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Ami, Céline, Prada and more!



Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands and industry stories currently buzzing on my radar…

1. AMI LAUNCHES WOMENSWEAR
Ami menswear for women
Having shown women wearing its menswear collection on its runways for successive seasons, Ami has official launched womenswear. Apparently, it noticed that 35-40% of sales were made to women and decided to act. Good call! I’ve always liked the typically Parisian smart-casual menswear from Ami, especially the knits and leather jackets. (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: VETEMENTS, SAINT LAURENT, COMME DES GARCONS, TOPSHOP, MULBERRY



It’s been a busy week for fashion with Vetements, Comme des Garçons and Saint Laurent dominating the feeds. And a sad loss for design with the shocking news of the passing of architect Zaha Hadid. Here’s my latest DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, rounding up the brand stories that grabbed my attention…

1. THE OTHER GVASALIA
Vetements CEO Guram Gvasalia of Vetements interviewed by Sarah Mower
“Today, I don’t consider Louis Vuitton to be a luxury brand. Yes, the quality is luxury, but if you can go to the store and get whatever you want, it’s not luxury.” Guram ‘brother of Demna’ Gvasalia, the CEO of Vetements, was interviewed by Sarah Mower two weeks ago, giving a candid insight into the nitty gritty of fashion and retail. 1Granary published the best bits… (more…)



QUOTE OF THE DAY: Cole Becker, SWMRS



Cole Becker swmrs Saint Laurent

“They sent us jackets, and they’re all super nice and flashy, so I don’t wear any of them. I brought the leopard bomber to New York because I heard everybody dresses really nicely in New York.”
SWMRS’ Cole Becker on being spotted by Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane and collaborating on the Saint Laurent show, WWD