Giorgio Armani to head up Fashion Film Festival Milano jury

Giorgio Armani has been appointed president of the 2019 Fashion Film Festival Milano jury. The Italian designer and his fellow jury members will judge 200 fashion films from 50 countries and award 17 winners competing in two different categories: Est…

Giorgio Armani has been appointed president of the 2019 Fashion Film Festival Milano jury.

The Italian designer and his fellow jury members will judge 200 fashion films from 50 countries and award 17 winners competing in two different categories: Established Talent and New Talent.

“Giorgio Armani immediately accepted our invitation with great enthusiasm. He was definitely the first to create a strong link between fashion and cinema and he is also so representative of the city of Milan that we thought he would have been the perfect godfather of the festival’s new format,” Fashion Film Festival Milano founder Constanza Cavalli Etro told WWD.

Armani, 84, will be joined on the jury by photographer Cass Bird, Oskar Metsavaht, founder of Brazilian fashion brand Osklen, Somali model Waris Dirie, fashion critic Angelo Flaccavento, Ezra Petronio from Self Service magazine, and Sissy Vian from Vogue Japan, among others.

They will also help decide who will win the inaugural Best New Italian Fashion Designer or Brand prize, which will honour the most talented up-and-coming fashion house in Italy.

The companies and personalities taking part in the film festival this year include Prada, Chanel, Gucci, Stella McCartney, Givenchy, Balenciaga, Miu Miu, model/actress Suki Waterhouse, Call Me by Your Name director Luca Guadagnino, and German filmmaker Wim Wenders.

The Fashion Film Festival Milano used to take place during Milan Fashion Week, but the sixth edition has been moved to bring more attention to the event, and will be held at the Anteo Palazzo Del Cinema theatre between 6 and 10 November.

“All the screenings are free and the talks are fully open to the public. This is something crucial for us, something we fight for and which enables us to be the most prestigious fashion film festival in the world,” Etro added.

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Perrie Edwards tapped as face of footwear brand Superga

Perrie Edwards has been named as the new face of Italian footwear brand Superga.The singer is no stranger to the fashion world, having previously starred alongside her Little Mix bandmates in campaigns for the likes of sportswear label USA Pro and COLA…

Perrie Edwards has been named as the new face of Italian footwear brand Superga.

The singer is no stranger to the fashion world, having previously starred alongside her Little Mix bandmates in campaigns for the likes of sportswear label USA Pro and COLAB dry shampoo.

Now, Perrie is stepping out on her own for a gig with Superga, and is the fronting the label’s marketing imagery for the spring/summer 2019 collection.

“I’m really excited to be working with Superga on their new product range,” she said in a statement. “It’s a brand I’ve loved and worn for a while now, as I love the style and fit of their shoes. They’re really cute and so versatile, I love them!”

One image shows Perrie posing on a table in a neutral ensemble while displaying a pair of basic white Superga sneakers, while another depicts her in a denim outfit and sporting the new Cotrope style which features white canvas and rope detailing around the sole.

There are also several other Perrie-approved designs in the latest collection, including sneakers with the Superga logo in bold font.

Taking to Instagram, a Superga representative uploaded snaps from the campaign and shared, “OMG (oh my God), it’s #PerrieForSuperga. We asked none other than fashion icon @PerrieEdwards to curate her perfect Superga summer capsule wardrobe. Hand-picked by Perrie, this is the perfect edit for anything from festival escapades to beachy summer fun – any occasion is a #PerrieForSuperga occasion!”

Perrie, 25, follows in the footsteps of Superga brand ambassadors such as Alexa Chung, who recently designed a capsule line for the brand, and stars including Rita Ora, Suki Waterhouse, Binx Walton, Abbey Lee Kershaw, and Pyper America Smith.

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Suki Waterhouse clarifies story about accidental shooting on film set

Suki Waterhouse has set the record straight over an accidental shooting on the set of her latest film.The British actress is currently promoting Assassination Nation, a black comedy written and directed by Sam Levinson, with the project also starring O…

Suki Waterhouse has set the record straight over an accidental shooting on the set of her latest film.

The British actress is currently promoting Assassination Nation, a black comedy written and directed by Sam Levinson, with the project also starring Odessa Young, Bill Skarsgard, Hari Nef, Bella Thorne and Joel McHale.

At the movie’s New York premiere on Tuesday night (18Sep18), Suki told a reporter from the New York Post’s Page Six that she had accidentally shot and “hurt” somebody while shooting the flick – but she’s since clarified what happened.

“I’ve just woken up and seen some articles about me ‘shooting’ someone on the set of Assassination Nation,” she wrote on Twitter on Wednesday night. “Would like to clarify I did not shoot anybody! A bullet ricocheted off the target during practice and grazed my instructors hand, which is very rare but does happen (sic).”

In her initial conversation about the accident, Suki also revealed that she and her castmates had not been given “extensive firearms training” and stated that she had “maybe an hour” of preparation time before she began filming.

However, in her Twitter messages, she commented that the producers of Assassination Nation had abided by strict safety guidelines throughout the shoot.

“Safety was paramount throughout filming and I would hate for this story to undermine the work of the people who looked after us so well,” the 26-year-old added.

The star did not elaborate on who exactly the bullet hit, while studio representatives have not yet shared any further information about the incident.

Assassination Nation, which tells the story of four girls who are targeted in a malicious data hack, was filmed in early 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The movie hits cinemas from Friday (21Sep18).

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Suki Waterhouse accidentally shot someone while filming Assassination Nation

Suki Waterhouse actually shot someone while filming a scene for her new movie Assassination Nation.The 26-year-old actress stars alongside Bill Skarsgard, Bella Thorne, Joel McHale and Hari Nef in Sam Levinson’s film, about a team of teenagers who have…

Suki Waterhouse actually shot someone while filming a scene for her new movie Assassination Nation.

The 26-year-old actress stars alongside Bill Skarsgard, Bella Thorne, Joel McHale and Hari Nef in Sam Levinson’s film, about a team of teenagers who have to band together as they hunt for the person who targeted their town in a vicious data hack.

The movie features a vast array of action-packed scenes, but some of the action was a bit too realistic, Suki told New York Post’s Page Six as she attended the New York premiere on Tuesday night (18Sep18).

Revealing she accidentally shot and “hurt somebody”, Suki explained: “The bullet ricocheted. They hadn’t seen that in 20 years. The bullet came back at the guy and hurt him.”

Suki added the incident happened because she and her castmates weren’t given “extensive firearms training”.

“I’m not gonna lie, it was maybe an hour,” she admitted.

The model-turned-screen star failed to elaborate on who the bullet hit, and representatives for the film didn’t have any more information on the incident.

Elsewhere in the interview, Suki’s co-star Hari revealed that filming the movie in New Orleans, Louisiana was a wild experience. In fact, going out drinking with her castmates resulted in them being blacklisted from several local establishments.

“We were staying in a residence with a courtyard. It was like Gen Z Melrose Place,” she laughed. “We got banned from two New Orleans bars. It’s really hard to do that.”

Assassination Nation starts hitting cinemas from Friday (21Sep18).

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Leomie Anderson lands Redken campaign

Leomie Anderson is the latest face of American hair brand RedkenThe British model has modelled since 2010 and been selected to walk the runway for luxury brands including Marc Jacobs, Loewe and Moschino, while also starring in campaigns for Rihanna’s e…

Leomie Anderson is the latest face of American hair brand Redken

The British model has modelled since 2010 and been selected to walk the runway for luxury brands including Marc Jacobs, Loewe and Moschino, while also starring in campaigns for Rihanna’s ever-popular Fenty Beauty.

And now Leomie has landed a new gig with the hair care company, following in the footsteps of fellow models Suki Waterhouse and Lea T.

“Excited to reveal my @redken hair campaign!” she wrote on Instagram, accompanied by a picture of her rocking a poker-straight brunette ombre hairstyle. “I remember when I was younger I would look at the windows of hair salons and never see someone like me and assumed that I would never see a black face representing something as universal as hair dye so it’s a huge honour to be a black girl representing such an iconic hair care brand, thank you @redken (heart emoji).”

Leomie, who has also modelled on the Victoria’s Secret catwalk, continued celebrating over on Twitter and insisted that landing such a high-profile campaign was a dream come true.

“Bro, when I say I never in my wildest dreams thought I would be the face of a huge hair care brand such as redken as a black girl. I’ve always wanted one to be in the window of a white hair salon with an edgy hair cut and here I am (three crying emojis, three heart emojis.”

The fashion star also urged her 23.8k followers to “google Redken campaign,” and see the predominantly white faces in the previous ads, to understand “why this is such a huge achievement for me.”

Leomie’s campaign has been positively received by her fans, and the 25-year-old took the time to reply to many messages of congratulations.

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