Havaianas is cashing in on that year-round Miami heat. After launching a series of pop-up shops throughout the country since 2011, the São Paulo-based footwear brand will open a retail location in the heart of South Beach this month at 831 Lincoln Road. The 750-square-foot store — the brand’s second permanent outpost in the U.S. after its flagship in Huntington Beach, Calif. — will offer the largest assortment of Havaianas in Florida for women, men and kids.Marcio Moura, president of Havaianas’ American operations since October 2012, cited Lincoln Road as an ideal spot for the brand’s second brick-and-mortar store as the shopping and dining hub is frequented by locals as well as tourists.“Miami embodies our brand spirit — fun-loving, vibrant and full of life,” said Moura. “It is already one of our key markets in the U.S. and opening a permanent store will make a lot of brand lovers very happy…not to mention that in Miami, you can wear Havaianas all year-round.”The Miami shop will feature two interactive stations. The popular “Make Your Own Havaianas” station allows shoppers to customize their flip-flops with more than 20 options of color combinations and pin styles, while the “Embellish Your Own Havaianas” station allows shoppers to purchase a regular pair and decorate them on the spot. (Celebs like Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Nicole Richie, Natalie Portman and Ke$ha have all taken part in the activities at past VIP events.)Next up for the brand is a permanent location at the Westfield Topanga Mall in Los Angeles, slated to open before the end of the year, and Moura said a New York location is possible next year. A pop-up shop in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District last summer — preparation for the brand’s eventual expansion — was a success from both a “sales and consumer-response standpoint,” Moura said.
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim
“I genuinely fell in love with water, I fell in love with Fiji, I fell in love with the whole life that we lived for those few months,” says @mrsamclaflin of filming for his new movie “Adrift” with @shailenewoodley. The 31-year-old actor spoke with WWD about his upcoming projects, meeting Jamie Dornan and working with co-star Woodley. #wwdeye (📷: @jamstoker)
3 years ago, fans of the late singer Aaliyah started calling for a collaboration with @maccosmetics. With the strength of social media — including mock ups of products — 25,000 people signed a Change.org petition for a limited-edition collection, and MAC couldn’t ignore the buzz. Tomorrow, MAC will unveil MAC x Aaliyah, a tribute to the singer who passed away nearly 17 years ago. Head to our stories to preview the new collection, which was worked on by Aaliyah’s family and inspired directly by her makeup bag. #wwdbeauty
Artistic director @clarewaightkeller will be dedicating @givenchyofficial’s fall 2018 couture show in Paris on July 1 to house founder Hubert de Givenchy, who passed away in March at age 91. Givenchy said the collection would be “an homage to his iconic creations, technique, and personal lexicon” and a “celebration of his timeless elegance and grace.” Head to WWD.com to read more. #wwdfashion (📷: Delphine Achard)
La Double J made a name for itself with its vintage-inspired prints, but for resort, designer JJ Martin has ventured into new territory: enter rich jewel toned solids and decadent embellishment, in the form of appliqués, crystals and sequins. #wwdfashion #resort19 #ladoublej
This Just In: J. Crew Group has named Johanna Uurasjarvi as its chief design officer.
Uurasjarvi succeeds Somsack Sikhounmuong, who left the company last September. Tap the link in bio for the full report. #wwdnews
“She came into my hotel room and she was like, ‘I have Chanel and Christian Dior.’ She was like, ‘Chanel likes you.’ And I was like, ‘I’m going to start crying,’” breakout star Maddie Hasson tells WWD of her styling sessions Molly Dickson. “I really like classic, elegant things. I love the way Anna Wintour dresses.” Read more about Hasson’s role in @impulseseries on wwd.com. (📸: @jgreenery ) #wwdeye
@virgilabloh revealed he's working with Australian stylist and
Vogue Australia fashion director @christinecentenera for his debut @louisvuitton men's collection, which will be presented in Paris on June 21. Centenera met Abloh while both working with Kanye West, where she consulted on his all his runway collections since his debut spring 2012 women's wear show. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews (📷: @asussmanphoto)