ZEITSTRAHLThe fashion world has been plunged into mourning by the death of legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld, the rapier-witted dandy who ruled over the industry for half a century. Chanel, the iconic French fashion house he led for nearly four decades, on Tuesday confirmed his passing, prompting an […]

German designer Karl Lagerfeld, based in Paris from the 1950s until his death Tuesday, described himself as a "European", hailing the interwar Germany he never knew as a "spiritual homeland" that was destroyed under Nazism. Karl Otto Lagerfeld was born in the 1933 in the northern port city Hamburg, […]

TIMELINE Following the sad news that the iconic fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld, passed away in Paris today at the age of 85, FashionUnited takes a retrospective look back at one of the most prolific and celebrated careers in the world of fashion. From his role as an assistant to Pierre Balmain in […]

BREAKING NEWS Karl Lagerfeld has died aged 85 this Tuesday. The iconic German designer, who led Chanel for 36 years and Fendi for more than 50 years, in addition to his eponymous label, passed away in Paris following weeks of an undisclosed illness. “It is with deep sadness that the house of Chanel […]

Asics has announced the appointment of Koichiro Kodama to replace Gene McCarthy as President and CEO of the company’s America Group segment, according to SGB Media report. In February 2018, Kodama was appointed VP, corporate strategy of the Asics America segment. Additionally, Asics America also appointed […]

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. has appointed Deb Henretta to the company's board of directors as an independent director, effective February 14, 2019. With this appointment, the company’s board of directors expands to eight directors, including three women. Commenting on Henretta’s appointment, Jay […]

Prada has invited artist and activist Theaster Gates and writer, director and producer Ava DuVernay to join the company’s new Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council, which aims to bring prominent academic and cultural experts together to “elevate voices of color within the company and the fashion […]

Emerging British fashion designer Bethany Williams will be the second winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design, following in the footsteps of Richard Quinn, and will be presented with the honour at her London Fashion Week show by the Duchess of Cornwall on behalf of Her Majesty The […]

Caleres has announced that Marci Grebstein will join the company as Senior Vice President of marketing for Famous Footwear on February 19, the largest brand in the Caleres portfolio, with over 1.6 billion dollars in annual revenue. Grebstein, the company said, will oversee all aspects of marketing for […]

New York-based designer Mara Hoffman is being recognized for her sustainable initiatives. The designer first implemented a strategy for ethical, effective change within her namesake ready-to-wear label in 2015. Because of this, recycled fibers company Repreve is honoring Hoffman with its Leading the […]

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