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."
Taking the final spot on the mens’ portion of New York Fashion Week calendar next month will be none other than @tomford. Though he’s shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His runway show will debut on February 6 at the Park Avenue Armory. #wwdfashion
London-based couture house @ralphandrusso has certainly been in the spotlight, having its dresses worn by @beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle in her engagement photos and more. For couture, Tamara Ralph focused on ornamentation — think: feathers with chain mail, jet embroidery and clusters of pearls and crystals. See the rest of the collection on WWD.com #wwdfashion #couture (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
@nickjonas is unveiling his first-ever apparel collection through a partnership with John Varvatos. The limited-edition capsule, which makes its debut in spring, also marks the first time the designer has collaborated with anyone on a line. “The process in working with Nick is amazing. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is not only connected with the trade that they do, but also with what’s happening in the environment around him, and how that connects to what we do with style,” said Varvatos. (RG: @johnvarvatos) #wwdfashion
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)