Along with fall's annual back-to-school feeling came a wave of many things to celebrate among our friends and network. From extraordinary fund raising efforts to help fight famine to the launch of environmental initiatives designed to secure fashion’s future, here's a look at some of these ladies' special achievements...
Glenda Bailey Talks the Future of Magazines and Harper's Bazaar's 150th Anniversary
In an interview with the Business of Fashion, the longtime editor-in-chief of the US title revealed how in today’s straightened times, it has been her enduring relationships with industry colleagues that have ensured many of her projects have come to fruition, and that she is still motivated by her need to astonish the reader. The November 2017 issue marks a milestone for the magazine, and features Angelina Jolie on the cover, recognizing her role as a humanitarian and in particular for highlighting women’s issues, something that Carmen believes Bailey should also be credited for. "For years, Glenda has been a woman who includes all women of all ages and sizes, “ she said. “She is always empowering women and breaking the rules."
Gabriela Hearst's Famine Initiative
The designer's initiative to help raise crucial funds for Save the Children in Kenya surpassed all expectations when it was announced that proceeds from the sale of her cult handbags had secured donations in excess of $600,000.
Mira Duma Launches Fashion Tech Lab
With an eye firmly on fashion's future, Russian entrepreneur and philanthropist Mira Duma co-hosted the launch of her Fashion Tech Lab initiative during Paris Fashion Week. Attendees at the event witnessed first-hand some of the innovations and technologies supported by FTL, which offer solutions to the industry's most pressing environmental problems.
Nina Garcia: Marie Claire's New EIC
Hearst Magazines announced that the creative director of Marie Claire was to take the helm at rival title Elle. This marks a return to the magazine for Nina Garcia, where she served as fashion director for eight years, and her first issue as Editor-in-Chief is slated to hit newsstands early next year.
Livia Firth's Emerging Entrepreneur Award
The founder and creative director of sustainability consultancy Eco-Age was honored at the seventh annual Lovie Awards. As a Special Achievement honoree, Livia Firth was among a select group of innovators recognised for their digital work and using the Internet in pursuit of a better world.
Natalie Massenet's New Arrival
The Net-A-Porter founder and her partner Erik Torstensson welcomed their son Jet into the world, thanking the generous help of their surrogate for the new addition to their family.
Adrian Cheng Invests in Armarium
The Hong Kong-based entrepreneur announced the launch of his new C Ventures investment arm, which includes rent the runway platform Armarium among the millennial friendly companies it supports. Like Carmen, who also counts Armarium among her portfolio of brands, Cheng believes that the rental model is ripe for future growth.
Browns East Launches in Shoreditch
The Farfetch-owned South Molton Street stalwart opened a sister boutique in London's Shoreditch. In an era of digitally-based retail, this commitment to bricks-and-mortar by the online platform is in line with founder José Neves' vocal support for an omni-channel approach.
Stay tuned for more inspiring stories in our next seasonal round up.