News of the Week (11/03 – 17/03)

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Burberry plans to go plastic-free by 2025

The new Burberry packaging / Photo: WWD

Burberry is planning to eliminate all the plastic in their packaging by 2025. According to WWD, the brand wants to replace all hangers, shrouds, and poly bags for eco-friendly ones by the end of the year. They will also launch a hanger take-back program, so discarded retail hangers can be recycled and reused. The brand’s main goal is to become carbon neutral, re-value waist and positively impact people.

 

Maria  Grazia Chiuri designs Nuit Blanche‘s costume

Photo: WWD

Maria Grazia Chiuri designed the costumes for the Nuit Blanche ballet. The performances will happen between March 29 and April 2 in Teatro Costanzi, in Rome.

 

Giorgio Armani will show his new collection in Tokyo

Giorgio Armani’s Resort collection will be presented on May 24, in Tokyo. The show will happen on the same day as the reopening of the brand’s flagship in Ginza.

 

Gucci will show their new collection in a museum

Gucci Cruise collection (which is the same as a resort collection) will be shown at the Capitoline Museums, in Rome. According to the brand, the choice comes as a reminiscence of Alessandro Michele’s childhood and his interest for “the Old World.”

 

Julie de Libran says goodbye to Sonia Rykiel

After five years as Artistic Director, Julie de Libran is leaving Sonia Rykiel.

 

Farm Rio is now available in the United States

Farm Rio
Photo: Farm Rio

Brazilian retailer Farm Rio launched their American website this week (farmrio.com), where you can find their colorful clothes. The carioca brand was already available in other American retailers, but now they are opening their own store, both digitally and physically. Farm plans to open a store on 113 Prince Street, in SoHo, on April 25. They also plan to open stores in Los Angeles and Miami later this year.

 

MAC X Aladdin

MAC Cosmetics announced a limited-edition Aladdin collection. Inspired by the self-determination and confidence of Jasmine, the collection includes jewel toned eyeshadows, a lipstick and a bronzer, according to the brand’s main Instagram account. The products will be available for purchase in May.

 

Barbara Palvin became a Victoria’s Secret Angel

Barbara Palvin was announced as the new Victoria’s Secret Angel. The Hungarian model is succeeding Adriana Lima, who retired her wings on November 2018.

 

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