Jewelry designer Thomas Sabo has teamed with Mercedes-Benz to put some special touches on the company’s new A-Class Peak model car.Beginning next month, the vehicle will be offered for sale in the Nuremberg metropolitan area in Germany, where Sabo is headquartered, as well as online.“We are delighted with this cooperation between Thomas Sabo and Mercedes-Benz,” Sabo said. “With cars, of course, the main factors are functionality and safety. But just as in other areas of life, a personal look is particularly fun here, too. For the visual refinement of the A-Class, I chose iconic design elements from our Sterling Silver Collection that would highlight the model’s sporty dynamics.”[caption id="attachment_10868947" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Mercedes A-Class Peak model.[/caption]Sabo noted that he has been collaborating with Mercedes on the Formula 1 race track for about three years, so expanding the relationship to a more-traditional car was the next logical step.“Our special Peak models appeal to customers with discerning tastes,” said Andreas Rabitz, head of the Mercedes-Benz dealership in Nuremberg. “Through this exclusive design cooperation with Thomas Sabo, we are showcasing the unique look of the A-Class.”The model is available in either white or black and includes a filigree Arabesque motif on the white version and fleur-de-lis motif for the black model. The Thomas Sabo logo is displayed on mirror mount, roof spoiler crosspieces, hub caps and fender plaques on the exterior. For the interior, there are customized floor mats, controller, door sills and storage shelves.The car was introduced in January and will offered for sale beginning in mid-May. It will retail starting at $31,343.
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion