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Fashion News: Giovanna Battaglia, Gap + More

Today in Fashion News: Giovanna Battaglia is moving to New York and taking a position at W. Meanwhile, Gap’s 1969 denim brand will soon offer a wider range.

Fashion News: Giovanna Battaglia, Gap + More• Giovanna Battaglia is moving to New York to be closer to her boyfriend Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld. Battaglia will reportedly take a position at W magazine. [Fashionista]

• Vogue Nippon fashion director Anna Dello Russo is reportedly working on a musical project. [NY Mag]

• Lucky Brand founders Gene Montesano and Barry Perlman have launched a new line, called Civilianaire. [WWD]

• Gap’s 1969 denim brand will soon offer a wider range of colors, fabrics and lengths. [WWD]

• Katie Holmes and Jeanne Yang are considering offering accessories under their Holmes & Yang label. [WWD]

• John Galliano’s drinking reportedly “increased voluminously” in recent months. Meanwhile, designer Isaac Mizrahi has issued his thoughts on the Galliano scandal, saying he hope Galliano never works again. [The Washington Post, NY Mag]

• Stylist Kate Young has teamed up with knitwear designer Lynne Hiriak of Cardigan on a collection of knits for women and children. []

• Lithuania has just released a “national fragrance” titled “The Scent of Lithuania.” [WWD]

• Michael Kors is teaming up with Fossil on a line of fashion jewelry for fall. The collection will include earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings. [WWD]

• Saks Fifth Avenue is considering whether or not it will continue to stock John Galliano’s eponymous label. [Vogue UK]

• Muse and model Vanessa Traina has designed a capsule collection for French contemporary brand Maje. The 90s-inspired collection will launch exclusively on March 23 at Barneys New York. [WWD]

• Designer and former reality star Whitney Port showed her fall 2011 collection yesterday in Los Angeles. [InStyle]

• British designer Zandra Rhodes is designing the costume for a 33-foot Lady Godiva puppet, which is being built as part of the London 2012 Olympic celebrations. [Vogue UK]


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