MILAN — A Fendi eyewear capsule collection designed by Thierry Lasry will bow for spring 2015. This is the first such venture for Fendi and the first time Lasry will collaborate with a luxury brand. Pietro Beccari, chairman and chief executive officer of Fendi, defined Lasry as “one of the most creative and coolest eyewear designers of the moment.” He said the Rome-based luxury brand shares with Lasry “common values, such as savoir faire, innovation, tradition and experimentation, which are at the core of Fendi’s DNA. We are sure this partnership will bring further energy to our brand.”The capsule will be produced by Safilo, Fendi’s eyewear licensee. “At Safilo, we feel truly inspired to contribute the very best of our long-standing eyewear savoir faire and innovative product expertise to our trendsetting partnership with Fendi,” said Luisa Delgado, ceo of the Italian eyewear producer, describing this as “an exceptional opportunity to further enrich the extremely precious Fendi eyewear collection.”Lasry, the son of an optician and a designer, launched his namesake line of sunglasses in 2006, and they are entirely handmade in France. His designs are marked by a futuristic twist on retro shapes, often with an Eighties vibe and a rock ’n’ roll touch. The collections are available at stores ranging from Colette, Bergdorf Goodman and Barneys New York to Lane Crawford, Dover Street Market, Liberty, Boon the Shop and 10 Corso Como in Seoul.
Exclusive: @isabelmarant and @lorealmakeup have teamed up to create a capsule makeup collection. "She is rather natural in the day but doesn't have time to go back home before going out [in the evening] and redo her entire beauty look," said Marant on the 5 products included in the collection, which will launching in September. Read @jenniferbethweil's interview with the designer on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty
After 17 years, Tomas Maier is leaving @bottegaveneta. “I am deeply grateful to him and I personally thank him for the work he accomplished, and for the exceptional success he helped to achieve,” said François-Henri Pinault, head of parent company @kering_official. Head to WWD.com for more on his departure. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: Davide Maestri)
@shaymitchell is no stranger to teaming up with beauty brands, but she’s made her latest partnership official: She’s signed with @buxomcosmetics as global creative brand ambassador, WWD learned exclusively. Mitchell and Buxom will collaborate on campaign development, social media strategy and content and new product and shade development. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty (📷: @clint_spaulding)
Today we’re at the WWD Retail 20/20 Forum where industry leaders will be talking about the future of shopping for fashion, footwear and beauty. Tune in on Instagram Live at 9 am and 3:30 pm to hear from two of our speakers –– @therealreal’s Rati Levesque and @bandier’s Stephen Ippolito. #wwdsummits (📷: @elizaflorendo)
Seen last night at @coach’s launch party for “Life Coach,” an interactive pop-up in Soho: @joansmalls. Open now, visitors of the pop-up can engage in themes of “creativity and self-expression,” through tarot, carnival games, live performances and art. See the rest of the party pics on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @vnina)
“We figure there’s enough cynicism to go around the world right now let’s go out there and be ourselves, let’s be enthusiastic, let’s have positive energy, which is something I think a lot of people really want and need right now,” said musician @joshgroban ahead of hosting the Tony Awards with @sarabareilles. Read @leighn’s interview with Groban on how he picked his look for the night, his next record and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye #tonyawards (📷: @vnina)
“Rock as an attitude and not a uniform. Street as a style and not just clothing. Sportswear as the new normality,” @paul_surridge said of his first @roberto_cavalli men’s wear collection, previewed here. The British designer joined the brand as the creative director in May 2017, and is gearing up to unveil his debut for the label with a runway show at the Florence Charterhouse on June 13 at #PittiUomo. Head to WWD.com to read more about his collection and see more sneak peek photos. #wwdfashion (📷: @simonelezzi)