GONZALEZ IN PRINT: Nancy Gonzalez will describe her rise to becoming a leading exotic skin handbag designer in “Nancy Gonzalez,” written by her friend, Pamela Golbin, which comes out next month ($18.95, Assouline). Golbin explains how the Cali, Colombia native weaves elements from her culture with high fashion in the form of colorful clutches, tonal embellished bags in crocodile and woven python satchels. The book also discusses Gonzalez’s love of art: her New York headquarters is pictured with its Campana Brother banquette chair with stuffed alligators and sculpture by Michele Oka Doner. “It is very rewarding to be able to celebrate the heritage of my company with all the people that have contributed to its success,” Gonzalez said. “All images, artwork and definitions that were chosen for this book were taken from my current or past inspiration boards and were chosen for their memorable impact on my life.” Golbin is chief curator for the fashion and textiles collections at Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
PUECH’S PUSH: Known for its tribal, often peasantlike take on handbags, Jamin Puech is bringing its whimsical style to more categories. The French handbag firm is launching footwear and watch collections for spring, retailing at its New York flagship, online and at specialty stores worldwide. The footwear features four shapes, including a ballet flat, a Seventies-inspired kitten-heeled mule and two heeled-sandal styles with adjustable ankle wraps. Footwear prices range from $235 to $410.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"