Gisele Bündchen x Chanel and Gucci’s Creative Director Gone
Gisele Bündchen for Chanel
Brazilian fashion model and actress Gisele Bündchen is starring in Chanel’s spring/summer 2015 collection campaign, photographed by designer Karl Lagerfeld. The campaign is shot in moody black and white in the deserted streets of the Germain-des-Prés and features the stunning model barefoot, in a variety of Chanel dresses and a tweed suit.
A Surprise Exit at Gucci
Gucci’s creative director Frida Giannini who announced her departure from the Italian fashion house in December, has left her position as of January 9, a surprising move coming a month earlier than expected and just 10 days before the brand’s latest men’s collection is launched in Milan. Whilst Gucci have declined to comment on the early departure, trade magazine WWD reports that decisions was made internally to reflect the future creative direction for upcoming collections and shows. A host of names have been discussed as her successor with Yves Saint Laurent's Hedi Slimane, Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci and Joseph Altuzarra said to be contenders.
Adidas Superstar Campaign
German sportswear and apparel giant Adidas has launched a new campaign for its archetypal ‘superstar’ shoe featuring a glittering array of stars - David Beckham, Pharrell Williams, Rita Ora and Damian Lillard. The campaign takes the form of a video, directed by Karum Huu Do discussing what it means to be a superstar.
Hong Kong Luxury Sector Rebounds
After a challenging 2014 which saw political and social turmoil affect the very streets, Hong Kong has seen an improvement in its luxury sales market as tourism and consumer sentiment improve, with retail sales gaining momentum up 4.1 percent on the year. Jewelry, watches and valuable gifts categories continued to slump, impacted by the Beijing government's crackdown on graft and conspicuous consumption.