Each week, our team will compile the most exciting fashion news from around the world and share it here on the Tradesy blog. Catch up on the industry’s breaking headlines with our latest Fashion Count:
Via Teen Vogue
2 – The number of September issues covered by model-du-jour, Kendall Jenner. Both covers, however, are for the same edition of Condé Nast’s Teen Vogue. Modeling two distinct fall looks for the magazine’s young audience, Kendall rightly distances herself from the Kardashians instead of just keeping up with them.
Via Vogue Paris
1978 — The year that Bottega Veneta’s iconic knot clutch first launched. Last weekend, the Italian fashion house reflected on the handbag’s history and drank to its continued success with a star-studded, two-day celebration in St. Tropez. Bottega’s official retrospective—aptly named “The Knot”— highlighted over 300 versions of the original style that exist today. A true classic, this accessory has aged with grace and remains as relevant as ever.
Via Mobile Commerce Press
4 — The number of Apple’s recent hires from the global luxury fashion market. The preeminent tech company has drafted yet another major player from fashion’s big leagues. As we reported weeks ago, Patrick Pruniaux left his position as VP of Sales at Tag Heuer to join Apple’s staff, presumably to help launch the iWatch this fall. As of this week, Mr. Musa Tariq is the fourth fashion exec to make a similar transition to Cupertino. Previously, Tariq was the Global Director of Social Media at Nike and before that, he was at Burberry. Now, he’s credited as Apple’s Digital Marketing Director. Let the countdown to that wearable tech’s big reveal begin.
Via Elle UK
600 — The minimum number of items that Victoria Beckham will sell from her closet for charity later this month. Christie’s auction house has valued each piece to be listed on The Outnet from August 20th to 25th. Proceeds from the sale will go to Mothers 2 Mothers, a charity based in South Africa that assists mothers living with HIV. Who knew Posh Spice could be so sweet?
Via Citizen Couture
53 — The number of Nordstrom locations set to carry street-style star Caroline Issa’s debut collaboration with the retailer. Issa, who was raised in Canada, but moved to the U.S. for college, worked as a management consultant in San Francisco after completing her undergraduate business degree. She then ditched finance for fashion to became a magazine editor, columnist, and fashion consultant. As she explains, “It’s a 25-piece collection—with everything from dresses coats, and jackets, to cashmere sweaters and blouses—and it will reflect my idea of key essentials in any woman’s wardrobe.” Issa’s capsule collection will likely feature more refined pieces that parallel her penchant for layering thoughtfully tailored, ladylike garments. Her upcoming designs range in price from $225 to a steep $2,995. In addition to the 53 brick-and-mortar stores, the collection will be sold on Nordstrom’s website in February.