Here’s All the Fashion News You Missed This Week

Céline Drops the Accent

Since Hedi Slimane was announced as the new creative director of Céline – or should I say, Celine? – in January, the fashion world has been waiting with raised eyebrows to see what changes he will make to the historically subtle label. Well, now we know. He has completely razed Celine’s Instagram, removing all former traces of the beloved Phoebe Philo era and has dropped the accent aigu in favour of a more, umm, symmetrical logo. It’s a somewhat baffling change – both in it’s unnecessary nature and its ability to rile people up — but makes total sense in the context of Slimane’s career; he also legendarily dropped the “Yves” from “Saint Laurent.” What else does he have in store? Who knows, but whatever he does is guaranteed to make a lot of people angry. (Instagram)

The Blonde Salad Gets Married in Dior, Stefano Gabbana Calls it Cheap

Top influencer Chiara Ferragni got married to her similarly internet-famous bouyfriend, Fedez Leonardo Lucia, over the weekend wearing a lacy custom Dior couture gown but one notable person wasn’t a fan: Stefano Gabbana. The Dolce & Gabbana designer left a disparaging comment calling the dress “cheap” on Instagram. Gabbana is quickly proving himself one of fashion’s most notorious trolls, once calling Selena Gomez “ugly” and commenting “No” on a photo of Kate Moss. Did he forget that his Instagram comments are public? Or that leaving mean-spirited comments on a woman’s wedding dress would be viewed as unnecessarily rude and embarrassing behaviour? Someone get this man some healing crystals…or perhaps a class in anger management. (WWD)

 

Nike Stocks Drop After Launching Colin Kaepernick-Led “Just Do It” Campaign

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick hasn’t played a game since 2016, but that hasn’t stopped him from landing a coveted spot in Nike’s brand new “Just Do It” campaign. The football star was dropped by the NFL after kneeling during the national anthem before games to protest racial injustice. Though shares of Nike stock dropped by 3.2% – and a few people have posted home videos of themselves burning Nike sneakers — the move has been lauded as “the gangster genius brand move of 2018” by NYU marketing professor Scott Galloway. He says the campaign demonstrates a calculated risk on Nike’s part to align with a politically progressive movement and will likely to bolster their image despite the temporary backlash. According to Apex Marketing, the campaign’s brand exposure (TV, radio, online and social media) is already worth $163.5 million. (WWD/CNBC)

Puma Loses Kylie Jenner, Gains Karl Lagerfeld

Kylie Jenner may have left Puma in favour of becoming the new face of the Adidas Falcon sneaker, but Puma has an ace up their sleeve: Karl Lagerfeld. The Chanel designer has designed a capsule collection for the sportswear brand that will launch on October 19th. From what we can see of the collection so far, it looks you’re your standard athleisure fare issued in Lagerfeld’s signature palate of black and white. A black hoodie features the puma logo with Lagerfeld’s name in block letters running down the sleeve and a t-shirt features ‘KARL’ printed in block letters with the designer’s visage incorporated into the letter ‘K.’ Bravo to Karl, the King of Kollaboration. (People)