They’re two of American fashion’s marquee names, but Stefani Greenfield, owner of Scoop boutiques, and footwear superstar Stuart Weitzman are also good friends and frequent collaborators on product exclusive to her stores. Here, the two dish on fashion, celebrity and why individualism is so important.
Stefani Greenfield: You design both shoes and bags,but which is really the “It” item? Stuart Weitzman: Shoes. They didn’t make “Sex and the City” about bags, did they? There’s no one “It” shoe. You can look as great in a flat as you can in a heel. Women are wearing exactly what they want. S.G.: So individuality is big? S.W.: That’s what drives fashion today. Designers aren’t afraid to design anything because we know women will wear it. S.G.: I’m a shoe fanatic. S.W.: I could build fi ve lines from what’s in your closet! Who are you wearing for fall? S.G.: Pedro Garcia, Christian Louboutin, Pierre Hardy—and I’m obsessing over fl ats with drapy trousers. S.W.: I’ll believe that when I see it—you’re never out of a 4-inch heel. S.G.: And who is your celebrity muse of the moment? S.W.: Kate Hudson. S.G.: I’m obsessed with all the Kates: Bosworth, Hudson, Beckinsale. S.W.: Some people say pants are in and the dress is out. Is that true? S.G.: Nothing is dead or alive. There are just always great new categories. But who am I to say what’s in or out? I walked in here with my dress on backwards. S.W.: We both love resort retail spots. Where’s your next dream location for Scoop? S.G.: Wherever women celebrate being women, like London or Brazil. Los Angeles will definitely happen at some point, and I’ve been pushing for a store in New Orleans, where some proceeds would go to Katrina victims. S.W.: So why do you think our partnership works so well? S.G.: Our customers get the “wow and the now” because it’s Scoop, and amazing quality because you made it. S.W.: As long as we’re having a good time, we’ll keep it going. S.G.: Even if we don’t, it doesn’t mean we can’t have dinner. S.W.: Are you calling me out because I haven’t taken you to dinner? S.G.: Why haven’t you taken me? I’m a good time.
Taking the final spot on the mens’ portion of New York Fashion Week calendar next month will be none other than @tomford. Though he’s shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His runway show will debut on February 6 at the Park Avenue Armory. #wwdfashion
London-based couture house @ralphandrusso has certainly been in the spotlight, having its dresses worn by @beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle in her engagement photos and more. For couture, Tamara Ralph focused on ornamentation — think: feathers with chain mail, jet embroidery and clusters of pearls and crystals. See the rest of the collection on WWD.com #wwdfashion #couture (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
@nickjonas is unveiling his first-ever apparel collection through a partnership with John Varvatos. The limited-edition capsule, which makes its debut in spring, also marks the first time the designer has collaborated with anyone on a line. “The process in working with Nick is amazing. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is not only connected with the trade that they do, but also with what’s happening in the environment around him, and how that connects to what we do with style,” said Varvatos. (RG: @johnvarvatos) #wwdfashion
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)