Talent is always in demand. These top shoe designers create collections for fashion's biggest labels as well as their own lines. Here's how they juggle both.
Brian Atwood Lines: Brian Atwood ($500 to $5,000, at Net-a-porter.com); Bally ($300 to $950, at Bally stores worldwide). Celebrity Sightings: Demi Moore, Fergie, Anne Hathaway, Eva Mendes, Kelly Ripa, Madonna. In Her Words: “There is, of course, a lot of balancing of time and back-and-forth, but I never like to be in the same place too long, so it keeps the inspiration flowing.”
Jonathan Kelsey Lines: Jonathan Kelsey ($550 to $1,500, at Jeffrey, New York, 212.206.1272); Jonathan Kelsey for Mulberry ($550 to $1,500, at Mulberry stores worldwide); Emilio Pucci ($350 to $1,500, at Emilio Pucci stores worldwide). Celebrity Sightings: Amy Winehouse, Debra Messing, Kate Bosworth, Natalia Vodianova. In Her Words: “Creatively, I think it’s actually preferable to work with different people and companies at the same time. It often entails thinking outside my comfort zone.”
Claudia Ciuti Lines: Claudia Ciuti ($299 to $450, at Claudia Ciuti, New York, 212.535.3025); Badgley Mischka Couture ($500 to $650, at Saks Fifth Avenue, New York, 212.753.4000). Celebrity Sightings: Ivanka Trump, Vanessa Williams, Jodie Foster. In Her Words: “Designing multiple lines is always fun. It mainly involves giving different personalities to the various brands and fashion concepts.”
Georgina Goodman Lines: Georgina Goodman ($240, at The Shoe Box, New York, 212.877.2846); Alexander McQueen ($700 to $1,800, at Alexander McQueen, New York, 212.645.1797); Casadei ($250 to $1,000, at Zappos.com). Celebrity Sightings: Thandie Newton, Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Mischa Barton, Keira Knightley. In Her Words: “I love it. It gives me the opportunity to express myself in totally new and different arenas. I also learn a lot by working with bigger and differing businesses.”
@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
“I’m Russian and I love to use all these little tricks that I got from my grandma or my mom. We didn’t have a lot of money for creams or anything like that so we would use a garden as a beauty treatment regime. We’d put cucumber in the fridge and do a cucumber mask,” says model @irinashayk on one of her beauty hacks. WWD asked celebs what their go-to self-care rituals are. See what Naomie Harris, Freida Pinto and more said on WWD.com. #wwdeye #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)
Exclusive: @viktorandrolf are teaming up with @Zalando on a collection made from leftover clothing. The lineup, which lands at the retailer February 1, includes 17 pieces adorned with sliced up and repurposed overstock from the retailer’s private label collection. Pictured here is a look from the collection –– see more on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews
@duewestnyc is the newest bar joining the collection of intimate neighborhood-focused spaces in the West Village. The cocktail menu, which includes bitters and syrups made in-house, offers a “Build Your Own Old-Fashioned” – like the one pictured here – where guests can choose from a list of spirits and unexpected sugars and bitters. #wwdeye
Spotted at last night’s National Board of Review gala in NYC: Angelina Jolie. Jolie – along with Meryl Streep, @lupitanyongo and more – continued the all-black dress code from Sunday’s Golden Globes. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)