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.
@deciem is all about transparency and approachability. At this year’s WWD Digital Beauty Forum, the brand's co-CEO @nicolakilner said talking to customers directly about the ingredients in products and how they work is key. #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty
‘We didn't know how relevant our film would be when we were making it. When Steven [Rogers] wrote the script Trump wasn't president, class divide in America wasn't as evident as it is now, though it was present. The Time’s Up movement hadn't began and the way we look at women and treat women who speak out — thankfully that is something that seems to have shifted in the last year. I think we just need to continue making art that provokes the conversation and do what we can,’ said ‘I, Tonya’ actress @margotrobbie. Head to WWD.com to see all the celebrities who walked the red carpet @bafta #timesup #wwdeye (📸: Neil Hall)
Gemma Arterton is joined on the @bafta’s red carpet by Eileen Pullen and Gwen Davis, the two women who started the fight for the pay-gap. ‘They represent a normal person speaking out for what is right. Speak out, we will listen and anyone can speak out,’ said Arterton. #eebaftas #timesup #wwdeye (📸: David Fisher)
On the list of emerging designers to watch at London Fashion Week is @nabilnayal. The Syrian-Born and raised designer – who is known for his sculptural and dramatic designs with an Elizabethan era aesthetic – said he designs for a woman who is not afraid to challenge conventions. To see which other up-and-coming talents are joining the schedule this season, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion #lfw (📷: @gomezdevillaboa)