July 9, 2021

Design

Tiffany Hires Nathalie Verdeille to Lead Jewelry Design

Tiffany & Co. has snared a formidable — and familiar — design talent to lead its core jewelry and high jewelry categories, WWD has learned.

Nathalie Verdeille, who has been creative director for jewelry at Cartier since 2005, is to become Tiffany’s vice president, artistic director of jewelry and high jewelry. She is expected to start in the role later this year.

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Verdeille is known to Tiffany parent LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton as she previously led high jewelry design at Chaumet, which is part of LVMH’s watches and jewelry business division.

At Tiffany, she will report

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Slow Factory Foundation And Waste Management Introduce Designers Creating Waste-Led Fashion For WM Design Challenge

Slow Factory Foundation has assertively made an effort to reimagine the fashion industry from the history of its cotton fields to the future, where it consumes our planet. The idea behind this non-profit organization founded by Céline Semaan and Colin Vernon is to give fashion and the consumers the tools to create circular fashion items that help and won’t harm the earth.

Waste Management and the Slow Factory Foundation have joined forces to foster

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The Milestone Presence of Indigenous Design at Australian Fashion Week Is a Reminder of Fashion’s Power

Australian Fashion Week started in a way it never has before—with a Welcome to Country, a ceremony held by First Nations elders, welcoming guests to Gadigal land. For the first time, a smoking ceremony— with burning eucalyptus leaves and a traditional dance by the Muggera dance company—was accompanied by fashion, with three Indigenous models, all newly signed to IMG, wearing designs from First Nations labels.

Wearing a jumpsuit from Aarli, wearable art from Penny Evans, a Ngarru Miimi dress, and scarves from Rujaki designs, models encircled the smoking leaves—a powerful visual symbol that signaled the milestone moment of change this

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A movement, not a moment: Indigenous design in the spotlight at Australian Fashion Week | Australian fashion week

Grace Lillian Lee is used to standing ovations; Australian Fashion week is not. On Wednesday 2 June, the designer and creative director of First Nations Fashion and Design, along with her CEO and fellow designer Teagan Cowlishaw, made history with the first runway show featuring only First Nations talent: on the catwalk, making the clothes, and behind the scenes.

First Nations Fashion and Design is a not-for-profit Indigenous corporation aimed at supporting the growth of the Indigenous fashion industry, with self-determination at the heart of their mission. Lee, who has ties to Torres Strait which she explores through her

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Building a brand is challenging, especially if your expertise lies outside of marketing. Hiring copywriters and designers to help hone your brand’s message and look gets expensive quickly, which is an issue

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Why a brand might pay for your next design vacation

After the school years, field trips tend to fall out of the average adult’s life. That is, unless you’re an interior designer. A number of brands in the home industry offer designers experiential and educational (and often lavish) trips. While it’s nothing new for a brand to invite designers to factory tours or experience centers to get a feel for its product in situ, flying clients overseas for a week of extravagant adventures requires a different level of planning and investment.

Kravet, for one, has taken some of its top clients on trips to Paris and Italy that include private

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Rachel Fenderson, MA Fashion Studies ’18, AAS Fashion Design ’08, is Shining a Spotlight on Obscured Creatives

Fenderson has curated exhibitions about the American Fashion Designer, Couturier, and Costumer Jay Jaxon, and is working on a biography of him
Fenderson has curated exhibitions about the American Fashion Designer, Couturier, and Costumer Jay Jaxon, and is working on a biography of him

Rachel Fenderson, MA Fashion Studies ’18, AAS Fashion Design ’08, is Shining a Spotlight on Obscured Creatives

Jay Jaxon was the first American and Black American to be the head designer of French Haute Couture Maison Jean-Louis Scherrer in 1969. Jaxon would go on to work for the most celebrated couture houses of Paris in the 1970’s, where he designed for Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Jean-Louis Scherrer, and Pierre Cardin’s American Market. He started

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Parsons School of Design, WWD, and Yellowbrick Partner to Launch Online Fashion Business Program

NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The School of Fashion at The New School’s Parsons School of Design, in collaboration WWD, the leading source of news and analysis for the fashion, beauty, and retail industries, and the New York-based education platform Yellowbrick, today announced Fashion Business Essentials, a program that offers a deep exploration into the innovation and changes happening across the Fashion business; including effective uses of information technology, strategic business planning, decision-making, planning management, brand development, and effective communications within organizations.

Learners who complete the program will earn a non-credit Completion Certificate from

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A Jewelry Line Inspired by a Design Family’s Heirlooms

For more than three decades, the Italian designer Ilaria Icardi resisted following in the footsteps of her father, Umberto Icardi, by becoming a jeweler. He and his brothers, Giuseppe and Piero, set up their family-run fine jewelry business, Emmeti, in Valenza in the late 1960s and made precious gold pieces for private clients and, eventually, bigger brands such as Tiffany & Co. Valenza, a small industrial town in the north of Italy surrounded by undulating, verdant terrain that the region promotes as Little Tuscany, has been renowned for its goldsmithery for centuries, but home held little appeal for Icardi. “My

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