Vera Wang Trades New York Fashion Week Runway for Paris Film Presentation [InStyle]
New York native Vera Wang is pulling a Tom Ford. That is to say, she's skipping the runway in favor of premiering a short film centered around her fall 2017 collection, as Ford did for his spring 2016 collection. Rather than show her latest range at New York Fashion Week, Wang is heading to Paris Fashion Week to debut the film, which she calls "a bit of an ode to Paris." She is set to receive France's highest honor, the Legion d'Honneur, on the same day. Wang has not confirmed whether or not she will return to NYFW in the following seasons, though she did say that she has become frustrated with the competitive and restrictive nature of the fashion week circus.
Ralph Lauren to Be Honored at Fashion Awards [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Ralph Lauren's achievements throughout his decades-long career will be recognized at this year's Fashion Awards (formerly the British Fashion Awards). The British Fashion Council announced Monday that the 77-year-old designer will receive the Outstanding Achievement Award at the ceremony taking place Dec. 5 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Past winners of the prestigious award include Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld.
Suno Shutters [Business of Fashion]
New York-based womenswear label Suno is shuttering operations after eight years in business. Said founder and chief executive Max Osterweis, "We have been humbled by the incredible support that we have had from the moment we launched. It's been a wild and wonderful journey." In 2014, the label won the Swarovski Award for Womenswear and was a finalist for the LVMH prize. However, the company reportedly found difficulty securing an investor. The cruise 2017 collection, which was showed earlier this summer, is currently being shipped, but the spring 2017 collection, which was showed by appointment in September, will not be produced or shipped.
The Limited Considers Sale [WSJ]
The Limited is the latest mall store falling on hard times, following the likes of Ann Taylor, Aeropostale and Abercrombie & Fitch. The retailer has hired Guggenheim Partners to consider possible sale options after declining mall traffic led to falling sales. According to The Wall Street Journal's sources, The Limited might also be considering restructuring options.