Author: HearthstoneYarns

Gucci tops index of hottest brands

In the closing quarter of 2018, Gucci reclaimed the top spot as fashion’s hottest brand according to the Q4 quarterly Lyst Index. The Florentine fashion company beat Off-White and Balenciaga thanks to prolific global demand for the label’s signature accessories. According to data released by Lyst more than six million shoppers searched for a Gucci…

By HearthstoneYarns March 22, 2019 0

NYFW: Emerging American label to watch – Hellessy

In 2012, French-Japanese designer Sylvie Millstein founded Hellessy, a New York-based womenswear label with a focus on pared-back elegance that shines through its sophisticated refined pieces for the perfect day-to-night styling. Millstein, who has previously worked at Givenchy and Chanel has captured the “more is more” trend, making her ready-to-wear pieces glamorous, while still keeping…

By HearthstoneYarns March 22, 2019 0

LVMH vows new standards for crocodile farms

World leader in luxury goods LVMH announced Monday it would boost measures to ensure a “responsible supply” of crocodile skins. The giant French retailer said in a statement it would follow new standards for crocodile leather based on criteria “developed and validated by a committee of technical experts”. This would include “the preservation of the…

By HearthstoneYarns March 22, 2019 0

Led Zeppelin to launch collection with Vans

Classic rock fans, good news for you: Led Zeppelin has announced a collaborative collection with Vans to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary. While the band and the brand owned by VF Corporation haven’t disclosed a release date just yet, two sneaker styles were revealed on Twitter: the first one features a picture of the Hindenburg…

By HearthstoneYarns March 22, 2019 0

New British-made sustainable swimwear Naeco launches

Avid kite surfer and scuba diver, Zak Johnson, has launched a new line of British-made luxury swimwear for men made from recycled ocean plastic. Johnson states that seeing first-hand the devastation that plastic contamination is causing to the ocean’s ecosystem drove him to launch a swimwear line of fashionable beachwear that combined “stylish simplicity and…

By HearthstoneYarns March 22, 2019 0

Sustainable innovators to watch: meet the winners of the 2019 CO Leadership Awards

Common Objective, the London-based network connecting fashion professionals to a global database of sustainable brands and suppliers, has unveiled the winners of its 2019 Leadership Awards, which aims to recognize fashion businesses that lead and disrupt the sustainable fashion space. The 10 winners were chosen by a panel of industry experts including Caroline Rush (Chief…

By HearthstoneYarns March 22, 2019 0

Marc Jacobs ends NYFW on high note

London – I first met Marc Jacobs in New York in 2003. We were introduced in a lift in his office building downtown. I remember it vividly because he was sporting a neck brace and awkwardly turned sideways to say hello. I was in New York to attend his Spring 2004 show as part of…

By HearthstoneYarns March 22, 2019 0