Italian tailoring brand Brioni have appointed native Alessandro Dell'Acqua as the new Creative Director for womenswear. "Allessandro is an Italian designer in tune with our brand, with a deep knowledge of product, quality and production," Andreo Perrone, CEO of Brioni told WWD. "At the same time, he is used to working with other important international companies and has a global vision".
Dell'Acqua's first collection for the brand will be for pre-spring and will show in Milan this June.
Last week customers were surprised to find the windows of Yohji Yamamoto's Grand Street and Gansevoort boutiques in New York had unexpectedly been papered up. Shoppers were not offered a lengthly explanation for the borded windows but instead a simple note, which read "CLOSED". The closures come as somewhat of a surprise - despite shutting its US press office last year, shortly before the company filed for bankruptcy protection, it managed to secure some private-equity funding.
No information has been offered about what brought about the closures, though a spokesperson did confirm that Yamamoto would still show at Paris Fashion Week next month and the Y-3 diffusion line in collaboration with Adidas remains unaffected by the fashion house's current financial woes (as that arm of the Yamamoto empire is owned by Adidas).
Christmas may be round the corner and though the festivities of the season are preoccupying the minds of most, we are a little more excited about the fact that the Oscars are only round the corner - cue fabulous and not-so-fabulous dresses and the general mania that sweeps Hollywood for that weekend. Outfits and hysteria aside, what's really got us excited at the moment is the fact that the Valentino film has been shortlisted for an Oscar.