Iman had to travel only as far as her own closet to seek inspiration for her new accessories collection."I collect vintage jewelry and I'm lucky enough to be married to a rich man who can buy it for me," Iman said.The wife of rock legend David Bowie and mother of two already has a cosmetics company, and on Saturday will launch Global Chic, a collection of handbags and jewelry, on the Home Shopping Network and on hsn.com."When I thought about doing the collection, I asked myself, 'What must I have for me?'" Iman said. "I have a busy life. I need something that can take me from an evening out with a rock star to a PTA meeting to playing ball with the big boys in the cosmetics industry. And it always came back to accessories. They are the things that change a wardrobe immediately."The jewelry — retailing from $19.95 to $59.95 — is inspired by Iman's own pieces. Two rings are replicas of her most precious baubles: one being an 8-carat Fred Leighton stunner that Bowie gave her in June for their 15th wedding anniversary, and the other, the ruby and diamond engagement ring Bowie bought in Florence.Other pieces include gold bangles, giant cocktail rings and wooden cuffs — the designs of which are all derived from tribal, exotic locales.Global Chic handbags also feature an ethnic aesthetic and were produced in partnership with the Accessory Network Group. Retailing from $49.95 to $129.95, the collection includes three styles, ranging from a classic envelope clutch to a trendier, oversize embossed crocodile bag."I wanted to bring an artisanal feel to the bags yet keep them modern and wearable," Iman said. "It's important to know about trends, but if it doesn't fit into your lifestyle, then there is no point."Iman's Global Chic collection also includes a fake fur stole and a day planner that features quotes, fashion tips and hot shopping spots around the U.S.
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