Fashion News Alert: Simon Spurr Is Back, Jennifer Lopez’s Guess Campaign, Beyonce’s Holiday Collection, and Wendy Pepper Transitions

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Simon Spurr has a new job. Since the dissolution of his namesake brand SIMON SPURR in 2912, Simon Spurr has worked with Tommy Hilfiger briefly as a creative consultant and with as creative director of Kent & Curwen starting in 2014. As the new creative director of Eidos, Spurr will be responsible for overseeing Eidos’ brands and collection.”I have been following Simon’s career for a number of years, and always enjoyed his use of consistent messages in his storytelling. He has a strong viewpoint and always designs with an eye on what the market is doing. He is mindful of how his target consumers prefer to interact with the brand. He understands engagement and how it drives business at all levels. Needless to say, we are very excited to have him at the helm,” explained ISAIA CEO and Eidos owner Gianluca Isaia in a fashionunited.com article.

“Neapolitan tailoring is known as some of the highest quality craftsmanship in the world, and the opportunity to work with such an iconic parent company with the resources of ISAIA, is a dream come true. During this climate of change within the fashion industry, the fact that Eidos is still a growing brand, and therefore, nimble to react, is a huge advantage. I look forward to injecting Eidos with an elevated, modern point of view – with a goal to better serve customers’ needs in a thoughtful, engaging way,” detailed Spurr.

Spurr’s first collection for Eidos will debut for the fall 2018 season.

Image from Jennifer Lopez’s “Amor, Amor, Amor” video courtesy of danspapers.com

The new Guess girl

Jennifer Lopez is the new face of Guess Jeans spring 2018 campaign. This is not the first time at the fashion rodeo for J-Lo. In the past, J-Lo has had a beauty campaign with L’Oreal Paris, partnered with Giuseppe Zanotti on footwear, and her own line of fragrances, jewelry and a clothing line.

“When I got the call from Paul Marciano asking me to become the new Guess Girl, I was thrilled and excited to be a part of such an iconic brand that I have loved since I was a teenager,” said Lopez in a fashionnetwork.com article.
 
“When I look back at early Guess campaigns through the years, you see all of these beautiful models and iconic images that Paul has created. It is a tremendous compliment to have been selected for Guess’ Spring 2018 campaign.”

“Jennifer Lopez is a Guess Girl’s dream. She is an accomplished artist, she is iconic, and sensual,” said Marciano. “Jennifer’s impact and influence continues to grow and this campaign celebrates the notion that women get more beautiful and talented as they gain life experience.

The Guess Jeans spring 2018 campaign was art directed by Marciano and photographed by Tatiana Gerusova.

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Beyonce recently revealed her holiday collection on her website beyonce.com. According to fashionnetwork.com, the holiday lifestyle collection contains multiple sweaters, t-shirts and adult onesies, all adorned with slogans such as ‘Have a thicc holiday’ and ‘Sis the season’. There is also a ‘Shinin’ long-sleeved shirt, as well as a series of t-shirts featuring photos of the singer. In addition to the fashion pieces, she has also come up with a series of festive bauble ornaments, two phone cases (one of which reads ‘Slay Bells’), and sheets of red and green wrapping paper stamped with the words ‘Best Revenge.’

The collection is now available for purchase through beyonce.com.

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Goodbye Wendy

“Project Runway” season one competitor Anne Eustis Pepper, better known as Wendy Pepper, passed away on Sunday, November 19. The cause of death has not been given.

According to a huffingtonpost.com article, “Wendy designed and hand-sewed exceptionally beautiful clothes for children and adults. She was a chef, a writer, and a life-long entrepreneur. Her wit and humor were unmatched, as was her generosity of spirit.”

Pepper placed third in the inaugural season of “Project Runway” and returned to participate in “Project Runway All-Stars” and was eliminated in the second round.

“We are saddened to hear of the passing of another member of the Project Runway family, designer Wendy Pepper, this year,” the statement read. “Wendy was one of the original designers that sent creations down the catwalk, paving the way for other designers to come.  We wish her family and friends peace during this difficult time.”

Wendy Pepper is the second “Project Runway” alum to pass away in 2017. Mychael Knight passed away in October.

—William S. Gooch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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