Fashion likes nothing more than a debut, and the biggest one in Italy this season was designer Glenn Martens at Diesel, the avant-garde Belgian designer, making some bold moves at the Italian streetwear giant.
Italian fashion group OTB has added two new members to its board of directors. They are Arabella Ferrari of Intercos and Carlo Purassanta of Microsoft, who will contribute their know-how in the beauty and IT sectors.
Registrations have opened for ITS 2021, a competition dedicated to young design, based in Trieste. Scheduled for October, the contest will feature a new digital prize this year. Registrations close on June 24.
The first Diesel runway under the creative direction of Glenn Martens will take place during Milan Fashion Week, on 21 June. The brand's collection for Spring/Summer 2022 will include pieces for both men and women.
Many countries pride themselves on their prestigious design colleges, though few fashion schools anywhere are aligned as successfully with high tech, sustainability and digital printing as Shenkar College in Israel.
The Los Angeles-based designer Mike Amiri has launched a new annual award for American fashion talent and named it the Amiri Prize. The new award has a first prize of $100,000, and a year-long mentorship with Amiri.