Vivienne Westwood Designs Cover for Alice in Wonderland
Vivienne Westwood has teamed with Vintage Classics on a special gift edition of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland to mark the tale’s 150th anniversary.
Westwood has created a cover that features her harlequin print and an image of Alice. She has also written the introduction to the book and added several pages about her views on capitalism, the environment, sustainable energy and activism to the new edition. Published by Vintage Classics and illustrated by John Tenniel, the 348-page hardback is priced at 15 pounds, or $22 at current exchange, and can be purchased from the Vivienne Westwood store and online.
Cheap & Chic’s Evolution as Boutique Moschino
The rejuvenation of the Moschino brand is trickling down to the former Cheap & Chic label, which has been renamed Boutique Moschino. The change of the name telegraphs but is not limited to a customer that is younger, but also leads a busy working and personal life. Boutique Moschino is priced 30 to 40 percent below the signature line. Varisco said the company is dropping the men’s category of the brand and focusing on women’s. In terms of clothing and accessories, excluding licenses for perfume, eyewear and children’s wear, Cheap & Chic used to account for around 40 percent of total Moschino sales. Currently, Boutique Moschino represents 25 to 28 percent of total sales and Varisco said he expects the brand to grow to account for 35 percent.
2015 CFDA Fashion Awards Honorees
The 2015 CFDA Honorees have been announced and they are as follows: Pharrell Williams, Fashion Icon Award; Instagram, Media Award in Honor of Eugenia Sheppard; Valentino creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, International Award; Millard “Mickey” Drexler, Founder’s Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambert; Betsey Johnson, Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award.
Additionally, the CFDA Scholarship winners will be revealed. Three students in the crowd will earn honors when the Council’s Steven Kolb reveals this year’s scholarship winners. The newbies will be awarded the CFDA/Teen Vogue Scholarship, the Liz Claiborne Design Scholarship and the Geoffrey Beene Design Scholarship. Schools were allowed to nominate up to three full-time students for the scholarships, which are earmarked solely for educational purposes. Next year marks the program’s 20th anniversary; the CFDA Scholarship Program has donated $1.4 million to date.
– Selicia A. Walker
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