Yurman's Got Eyes: David Yurman hosted an intimate gathering at his rooftop office in New York's TriBeCa neighborhood last week to fete the launch of his eyewear collection, produced in collaboration with the Legacie division of B. Robinson Optical. As DJ Coleman spun Stevie Wonder hits, editors perused the collection along with Yurman, who marveled at the precision involved in crafting eyewear. "The Japanese [eyewear makers] are perfectionists," Yurman said. "They're really machinists and engineers, measuring things to the 10th of a millimeter." Featuring Yurman's signature silver and gold cables and buckles, as well as fi ne diamonds and semiprecious stones, eyewear styles such as the Waverly, Mosaic and Albion will hit Yurman boutiques, fine optical retailers and select department stores for fall. The collection will wholesale on average from $150 to $400, while some pieces that include fine diamonds will fetch up to $5,000.
New Chief: Swiss luxury watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre has appointed Gina Gates-Misrach to be its North American president, reporting to the brand's chief executive officer, Jerome Lambert. Gates-Misrach has almost two decades of experience in the luxury watch business. For the last nine years, she was director of sales and marketing in North America for Jaeger-LeCoultre. She succeeds Ronald Wolfgang, who will continue to advise Jaeger-LeCoultre.
A grooming moment between @tanfrance and @antoni last night at the The LGBT Community Center Trailblazer Awards honoring Anna Wintour, Ricky Martin and more. See more photos at WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“It was a very surreal feeling. It wasn’t like we were in the studio together coming up with it — it’s more like he discovered it and loved it. I didn’t let myself get my hopes up, but then it happened it was very exciting,” said singer-songwriter @nombe on discovering that @pharrell would be using his song, “Cant Catch Me” on his HBO documentary series “Outpost.” The German-born singer — named Noah MacBeth — talked to WWD about feminism, using art as a platform for political expression and personal style. Read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
This season, denim is going west – in influence. Brands like @fathersdaughterla (pictured here), @tommyhilfiger Jeans, @levis and more are opting for raw, top-stitching styles. (Styled by @thealexbadia; 📷: @ryanplett)
20-year-old British singer @jorjasmith_ made her debut at Coachella last weekend. We caught up with her and talked about her love for Amy Winehouse, working with Kendrick Lamar on the “Black Panther” album and her fashion philosophy. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @katiedaisyla)
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)