For a brand called Nude, an intimate dinner isn’t a surprise — although the main course was. “I’d like you to meet Mr. Ali Hewson,” Bryan Meehan, who cofounded Nude with Ali Hewson in 2007, told the room during a Wednesday dinner at downtown Manhattan restaurant Locanda Verde. Paul David Hewson — known far and wide as Bono — gave the room a big smile and a wave while holding tight to his wife’s hand. “I do what the missus tells me,” said Bono with a roguish grin of his appearance, after slipping into the room as appetizers were being served. The dinner was to introduce Nude’s new serum, which will bow in September. “I’m just happy to be out with a lot of gorgeous women,” noted Bono, who had taken a break from a recording session. Reminiscing for a moment, he noted how he had started early in life with three other guys in a band. Then frequent trips to the recording studio brought in more men, and on tour, it was still more guys. He likened the recording process to “being on an oil rig in the cold North Sea. What was missing?” he asked rhetorically. “Why are we sounding so miserable? There was no feminine power in the room.” He added that this power is “a transformative force” that gets you up in the morning. Although Bono said his wife is careful not to drag him into the minutiae of the business or even discuss new products with him — “she makes sure I don’t get involved” — he noted: “I’m interested in seeing a little business thrive. I was in a baby band."
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