British designer Waight Keller to quit Chloe

British designer Clare Waight Keller is to quit Chloe after six years, the French fashion house said Monday. The creator, who turned Pringle of Scotland from a rather staid knitwear maker into a fashion brand, has also helped push up sales at Chloe, best known for its floaty, romantic, 1970s-influenced clothes. Chloe said that since Waight Keller's arrival the label has “enjoyed remarkable momentum and global development.

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Valentino showers the runway with optimism with pre-fall 2017 collection

On Wednesday, January 11, the Valentino fashion house presented its pre-fall/winter 2017 collection at The Beekman luxury hotel in New York. Optimism, movement and hope were key influences for this collection, overseen by Pierpaolo Piccioli, who is continuing the creative directorship alone since Maria Grazia Chiuri left the label in July. Valentino temporarily turned its back on Paris to present its pre-fall/winter 2017 collection in the Big Apple, where optimism took center stage on the runway.

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Doutzen Kroes, Natasha Poly and Isabeli Fontana are glamorous and strong in Balmain SS17 campaign

The Balmain fashion house, headed by Olivier Rousteing, has unveiled the first shots from its spring/summer 2017 campaign, starring several model recruits from the now famous “Balmain Army.” Natasha Poly, Doutzen Kroes and Isabeli Fontana ramp up the glam in this latest series of ads. Evidently, the label has recruited models from the Balmain army to front the new campaign. Doutzen Kroes, Natasha Poly and Isabeli Fontana — who all starred in the SS17 runway show — walk with determination, as if drawn towards a particular goal.

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Louis Vuitton senior designer to take lead at French label Chloé: sources

French fashion house Chloé is set to name as it new creative director Natacha Ramsay-Levi, second-in-command to Louis Vuitton designer Nicolas Ghesquiere, sources told Reuters, as the industry braces for a fresh round of leadership changes. After a year marked by a series of reshuffles at labels such as Hugo Boss , Kering's Yves Saint Laurent and Balenciaga and LVMH's Dior and Celine amid lower luxury spending, 2017 should see another round of musical chairs. The departure of Louis Vuitton's Ramsay-Levi raises questions about the future inner workings of the design studio, headed by Ghesquiere, who made his name at Balenciaga before joining Louis Vuitton in 2013.

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Zadig & Voltaire heads to NYC

Zadig & Voltaire is preparing to make its New York Fashion Week debut.

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Givenchy’s S/S 2017 ad campaign celebrates juxtapositions of style

On Wednesday, December 21, Givenchy unveiled the first shots of its S/S 2017 ad campaign which plays with juxtapositions of style, age, and decor: the French fashion house shows us its creativity extends to all men and women. The Italian model Vittoria Ceretti's star has been rising for several seasons now, with a raft of big fashion and beauty brands interested in working with her. In addition to this campaign for Givenchy, she recently featured in photo shoots for Alberta Ferretti and Saint Laurent, and has done catwalk work for Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Chanel and Valentino's S/S 2017 collections.

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Calvin Klein to merge women’s and men’s collections for 2017 fall show

Calvin Klein will show its men's and women's collections together at New York Fashion Week reports WWD. The fall 2017 runway show will take place on February 10 at 10 am and will feature both Calvin Klein's men's and women's ready-to-wear and accessories. The highly anticipated collection will be the first from new chief creative director Raf Simons, who moved to the brand in August after heading up French fashion house Dior.

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Bottega Veneta to combine men’s and womenswear shows

Luxury design house Bottega Veneta has announced that going forward it will combine its menswear and womenswear ready-to-wear shows reports British Vogue. The change is set to take place in February at the brand's Milan Fashion Week autumn/winter 2017 womenswear show. The news comes after many other design houses have decided to shake up their schedules, with DSquared2 and Burberry also now opting for co-ed collections combining both menswear and womenswear.

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Chanel launches CdMdiary lifestyle portal with Caroline de Maigret

The French fashion house has launched a lifestyle portal called CdMdiary by Caroline de Maigret, narrated by the producer and model. Caroline de Maigret and Chanel go way back. The model, who flies the flag for chic French style all over the world, first took to the runway for Karl Lagerfeld in 1998, presenting the spring/summer ready-to-wear collection.

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