NEW YORK — Splendid and Ella Moss have inked an exclusive licensing deal with New York Transit Inc. to create women’s shoes for each label.Both contemporary brands, owned by VF Corp., will unveil their collections at the Fashion Footwear Association of New York trade show — Splendid in August for a spring 2012 rollout and Ella Moss in December for fall 2012 deliveries.“With Splendid and ella Moss continuing to experience tremendous success in the apparel category, adding footwear is a natural progression as both expand into global lifestyle brands,” said Jonathan Saven, president of Splendid and Ella Moss.Splendid, synonymous since its 2002 launch for soft T-shirts and an ultracomfortable lifestyle collection, will offer more than 50 styles that include sandals and wedges. Retail price points will range from $79 to $129, comprised from materials such as washed canvas, striped canvas and soft leathers.For Ella Moss, the offerings will be heavily vintage and Seventies glam inspired, and infused with feminine touches. Offerings will retail from $129 to $250 and include boots, heels and casual styles.“The two footwear lines will differ drastically from each other, as each brand has its own distinct identity and personality. Splendid shoes will emulate the brand’s comfortable, easy lifestyle with a casual, classic assortment. Ella Moss will be a more fashion-forward collection to accompany the brand’s signature modern, feminine style,” Saven said.
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews
@prada is introducing a new project at its men’s fall 2018 show this Sunday: “Prada Invites.” The fashion house invited four celebrated creative minds – @ronanaerwanbouroullec, Konstantin Grcic, @herzogdemeuron and @rem.koolhaas – to each create a unique item with its iconic nylon material. The designs will be unveiled on the runway show, which will take place at the company’s warehouse in Viale Ortles 25. #wwdfashion #mfwm (📷: @martinocarrera)
@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