Designing stilettos and wedges is tough work, making getaways essential. Here, footwear’s finest talk about where they go to decompress and find inspiration.
PIERRE HARDY Milos, Greece “I love to go to where there’s sea, sun, calm and beauty. It could be any island in the Mediterranean, like Capri or Corsica. But my dream location is the Greek Islands. It has to be somewhere you can live barefoot…like a kind of lost paradise!”
EMMA HOPE Cornwall, England “I recently moved here to a house by the sea that’s above a surfing beach on the North Devon/Cornwall border. I like exploring this place, walking down paths I’ve never traveled before, climbing over rocks, surfing at low tide and finding different ways up the cliff from the beach. I ride green lanes on my horse, Flash, because they are too rutted for a car.”
BRUNO FRISONI Tangiers, Morocco “When you land here it’s like going back in time. The city is so inspiring and cosmopolitan, and I love walking in the streets, feeling this unique climate—a mix of the Atlantic Ocean with the Mediterranean Sea. My favorite spots are La Plage Des Moineaux, the incredible Kasbah and, for its charm, the Hotel Nord-Pinus in the city.”
OLIVIA MORRIS Bali, Indonesia “I’ve traveled a long way from London, but I knew Bali was the right place to wind down after a hectic season. I’ve visited Seminyak, a mix of traditional and modern, with some great little chic boutiques and fabulous restaurants. And I’m obsessed with traditional Hindu temple umbrellas, especially the checkered black ones.”
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews
@prada is introducing a new project at its men’s fall 2018 show this Sunday: “Prada Invites.” The fashion house invited four celebrated creative minds – @ronanaerwanbouroullec, Konstantin Grcic, @herzogdemeuron and @rem.koolhaas – to each create a unique item with its iconic nylon material. The designs will be unveiled on the runway show, which will take place at the company’s warehouse in Viale Ortles 25. #wwdfashion #mfwm (📷: @martinocarrera)
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion