This Week in Fashion : July 24
1. CelebBoutique apologizes for insensitive Aurora tweet
An online-based fashion firm recently pulled its “Aurora” dress from retail and issued an apology following an off-taste Twitter remark, made hours after the mass shooting at an Aurora, Colorado multiplex on Friday. CelebBoutique, the firm in question, attributed the prevalence of #Aurora as a trending topic to its Kim Kardashian inspired “Aurora” dress. In the apology, the firm cited its foreign-based PR department for ignorance of U.S. breaking news. The tweet has been removed, and so has the dress.
2. Red Carter at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2013 began last Thursday and among the most anticipated was designer Red Carter’s 2013 runway presentation. Onlookers described his show as having a “disco safari” theme. Some models sported wigs and bold lashes; others, bright-feathered wings. Click here to see photos of the runway presentation.
3. Jimmy Choo appoints new CEO
Pierre Denis is the new CEO of luxury footwear company Jimmy Choo. Denis’s past work experience includes CEO at John Galliano SA, and managing director at Christian Dior Couture in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Denis’s appointment follows the resignation of two prominent figures behind Jimmy Choo. Joshua Schulman, the former CEO, and Tamara Mellon, the former chief creative officer, both left last year after the company was bought by Swiss company Labelux.
4. Madonna’s brother Christopher Ciccone’s debut shoe line
Madonna’s younger brother Christopher Ciccone is now a footwear designer. Ciccone is an artist and furniture designer by trade, and has served as creative director of his sister’s tours and music videos. He hopes his upcoming shoe collection will cater to men, women, and children of all tastes. A series of bespoke installations launched last week as a means of promoting the line. The line will officially debut this fall, and is said to be “fashionable yet functional”.