Giorgio Armani will officially inaugurate his accessories-only boutique on Friday in Milan’s storied Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, marking the designer’s focus on the category. “Accessories are no longer a simple complement to the collections, but in time have a become a point of strength of the Armani style and represent an increasingly bigger part of the group’s business,” said the designer, adding that he thought this was “the right moment” to provide added visibility to the collections for both men and women in a store with a new, dedicated concept. He identified the Galleria as “the perfect location” as a pivotal tourist thoroughfare.
The unit covers two floors and 2,376 square feet and counts two windows onto the shopping arcade. The entrance has silver-colored walls and ceilings, green Persian onyx floors, and furnishings in ash wood in a silver-sand hue. The area leading to the stairs and the elevator has walls and ceilings in a golden shade, floors in Renoir quartzite and furniture in ash wood with silver turtledove finishings. On the first floor, the walls and the ceilings are upholstered with a shiny, petrol-blue fabric, the floor is made with a special quartzite from South Africa, and furniture is in ash wood with green finishings.
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