DOOR-TO-DOOR: Lia Sophia, one of the largest sellers of jewelry through direct sales, is launching West End Two today, part of its Red Carpet Collection, at the Lucky Club, the three-day hospitality suite at the Ritz-Carlton in New York staged for Network Upfront Week. The West End Two line marks Lia Sophia's fourth year of doing high-end collections, designed by Nylon magazine style director Dani Stahl and featuring diamond stretch bracelets, oversize hoops and pieces inspired by Sixties London. The collection retails from $100 for a ring to $2,000 for a crystal and oval-link necklace. Formerly known as Lady Remington, Lia Sophia changed its name and image in 2004. It is still owned and run by the New York-based Kiam family — founders of Lady Remington in 1986 — and has gone from 8,000 sales advisors four years ago to 30,000.A LEG UP: Falke, the Schmallenberg, Germany-based legwear firm, is adding a women's luxury collection to its retail offerings, set for fall. The line's tights, stay-ups, knee-highs and socks feature premium yarns, such as cashmere, silk and Sea Island cotton. The color range encompasses ruby and beige, tobacco and olive, as well as numerous shades of gray, and black. The legwear is produced exclusively in the Falke knitting plant in Schmallenberg and will retail at select specialty stores from $45 for cotton short socks to $289 for a pair of silk tights.QUICK SILVER: After last year's successful collaboration between Alexander McQueen and Samsonite Black Label, the pair is introducing a silver limited edition wheeled luggage collection for fall. Created with Bayer, one of the world's largest producers of polymers and high-performance plastics, the bags' shiny silver coating feature a special UV resistant mirror paint that won't crack or scratch. The collection will be available in Samsonite Black Label boutiques worldwide from September and retails from $800 to $2,500.
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty
Virgil Abloh’s dad Nee and Don Crawley, cofounder of RSVP Gallery, were some of the hometown crew at the Chicago-born designer’s debut show for Louis Vuitton. (📸: @jdiderich ) #wwdmens #louisvuitton #virgilabloh
About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
“This is Paris, my first show. I’m all about democracy. If some kid shows up, flew from New Jersey to just be around, let’s get him a seat.” — @virgilabloh tells WWD’s @jdiderich ahead of his first show for @louisvuitton men’s. (📸: @alfredo_piola ) #wwdmens #virgilabloh #louisvuitton
“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest. We are dedicated to carrying on her legacy,” said Anna Bakst, brand president and chief executive officer of @katespadeny. The Kate Spade Foundation announced that it will be donating $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness in tribute to the recent death of Kate Spade. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @chinseephoto)
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