Clash plays catch up.

On Monday, John Galliano was confirmed as the new creative director of Maison Martin Margiela, causing a collective outburst across social channels and a number of online think pieces.

The role is recognised as the designer’s first prominent position since he was arrested in France in 2011, following an alleged racist tirade in a Parisian bar, the reprisal of which saw him lose his job at Christian Dior.

Renzo Rosso, president of OTB which owns the Maison, has said of the appointment: “Margiela is ready for a new charismatic creative soul,” while the label’s Facebook page welcomed the future with the image above.

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Also this week, Swedish brand & Other Stories announced that its first American store is to open in New York on 17th October.

Stylish New Yorker Isa Apfel helped introduce the news, with the spectacled Advanced Style star curating a shoot of her favourite pieces from the brand, released online.

H&M’s sister label will also launch a US e-commerce site, set to go live on the same day.

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Finally, Kenzo’s creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim have partnered with Evian for an exclusive new project.

The French water company swaps its famous slogan ‘Evian, Live Young’ for ‘Naturally Playful, Naturally Kenzo’, with a limited edition new bottle styled on the label’s AW14 collection featuring bright colours and strong graphics.

An accompanying video can be viewed here, inspired by the aesthetic of director David Lynch; the bottles will be available from Harrods as of 20th October.

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