Day: September 26, 2021

Gucci launches Vault vintage site during Milan Fashion Week


Designer Arthur Arbesser poses next to his creations as part of the women’s Spring Summer 2022 collection, unveiled during the Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)


Fashion houses trying to figure out how to reach new eyeballs after the long ordeal of the pandemic have centered around a singular idea: collaborations.

Many are doing it, in big ways and small. Gucci, which famously “hacked” Balenciaga last season, is now launching an e-commerce site showcasing refurbished vintage Gucci products and capsule collections by young designers. Hatmaker Borsalino is collaborating with the French brand Ami Paris and the equestrian-inspired brand Acheval.

If the fashion industry is going to change, now is the moment, say insiders — even if the temptation to go back to old habits is great.

Highlights from the fourth day of Milan runway shows Saturday for next spring and

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A British Men’s Wear Designer With Jamaican Roots

Name: Bianca Saunders

Age: 28

Hometown: London

Currently Lives: In her family’s house in South London, with her parents and four of her six siblings.

Claim to Fame: Ms. Saunders is a rising British men’s wear designer who collaborated with Gucci on a short film and won this year’s French Andam fashion prize. Her namesake label has earned acclaim for its billowy shirting and ruched suiting pants inspired by her Jamaican heritage. Her clothing has a “borderline effeminate feel,” Ms. Saunders said, which she hopes makes “men feel sexy because I feel like that is kind of missing from fashion nowadays.”

Big Break: Her fascination with fashion began at a young age. At 8, she held sleepovers where she and her friends made purses out of pillowcases. As an 18-year-old student at Kingston University London, she bought a ticket for the British Fashion Awards and made her own

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What happened before Charlotte police officer shot woman


Charlotte-Mecklenburg police investigators stand near the motorcycle of an officer who was involved in a shooting on Tyvola Road in Charlotte, NC, on Thursday, September 23, 2021. The shooting happened near the intersection of South Boulevard.

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The woman shot and wounded by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer outside a beauty supply store Thursday “wasn’t acting very normal,” the business owner told The Charlotte Observer.

Police on Friday identified the woman as 23-year-old Raynique Austin. Public records show she has a Spartanburg, S.C., address. She was in stable condition at a local hospital, according to a CMPD news release.

When Austin is released from the hospital, police said she’ll be charged with attempted murder, five counts of hit and run, fleeing to elude arrest and damage to property.

Just after 4 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to a call about an armed woman outside a business firing gunshots at the

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