Calvin Klein Home has rolled out two new furniture collections, further broadening the reach of the lifestyle brand. The company planned to unveil select pieces Thursday night at a party in the Calvin Klein Townhouse at the Soho Mews. The town house is located in the new luxury residences at 311 West Broadway designed by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects.
The Calvin Klein furniture collection will be sold exclusively at Macy’s as of January, and consists of three groups — City, Weekend and Destination — with each group having a specific wood finish of walnut, whitewash and teak, respectively.
The Curator collection by Calvin Klein Home is a more detailed and labor-intensive line that will be offered at select furniture stores. As of Oct. 20, that line will be shown by invitation only during the High Point, N.C., market in the Commerce & Design building.
Tom Murry, president and chief executive officer of Calvin Klein Inc., said, “Strategically, the addition of furniture is very significant for us as it essentially completes the Calvin Klein Home lifestyle product offering.”
Set up in 1995, Calvin Klein Home, a $100 million entity at retail, already offers such licensed products as bed and bath products, tabletops, gifts, glassware, table linens and rugs. The new collections include sofas, chairs, beds, tables, mirrors and bookcases. Both lines borrow inspiration from Calvin Klein apparel and accessories, in terms of the textures, materials and hardware.
Retail prices for Calvin Klein furniture will range from $850 for a glass end table to $2,600 for a canopy bed. The Curator collection will start at $1,100 for a cocktail table to $5,000 for a walnut sleigh bed with hand-applied gold leaf. Licensing partners Alexandre International and Shayne Industries will oversee production, sales and distribution.
Calvin Klein is considering selling select pieces in its stores, said Calvin Klein Home’s creative director Amy Mellen, who led the in-house team that conceptualized and executed the project, which has been two years in the making. An advertising campaign is planned for publications including Elle Decor, Metropolitan Home, O at Home and Vanity Fair.
London’s newly opened @designmuseum will look back on the life and work of Azzedine Alaïa in a show that the designer helped to curate before he died of heart failure last month. The retrospective, which Alaïa had worked on with Mark Wilson, chief curator of the @groningermuseum, will look at the impact of his work worldwide. The show, “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” will run from May 10 to October 7. Read more about the exhibit on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@Pharrell and his wife Helen Lasichanh were among the stars that came out to celebrate @rimowa’s first pop-up concept shop. The space, which is located on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, draws inspiration from airport luggage carousels and lounge areas – and features the company’s luggage and accessories. If the pop-up is successful it could pave the way for addition temporary shops throughout the world. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA)
@carineroitfeld celebrated @crfashionbook’s first calendar last night with a dinner party at Spring Place in Manhattan. Photographed by @stevenkleinstudio, the calendar takes on a fitness theme and features @joansmalls, @gigihadid, @danielle_herrington_ – pictured here – and more. “[Carine Roitfeld] wanted me to feel sexy and she wanted me to be myself and feel it out on my own and do what I felt was right,” said Herrington, aka Miss October. #wwdeye
@saintrecords and @virgilabloh last night at @americanexpress’ “A Night With Success Makers” event. “I always bring it back to community because without that I wouldn’t have the courage,” said Knowles when asked how she has gotten where she is now. Read more highlights from their conversation on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lizdoupnik)
This Just In: Industry sources have told WWD that Anastasia Soare is rumored to be considering selling her beauty business, @anastasiabeverlyhills. According to those sources, Soare has tapped investment bank Imperial Capital to explore sale options for her eponymous beauty brand –– and with at least $340 million in net sales, this would be a big deal. Put in context of other recent transactions for makeup companies, Soare’s price tag could be in the billions if she were to sell the whole thing. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty (📷: @clint_spaulding)
@assouline’s latest book, “The Spirit of Bentley: Be Extraordinary” captures the adventurous attitudes and opulent lifestyles of @bentleymotors’ most creative owners and enthusiasts throughout the U.K. The 292-page hardcover has a section dedicated to showing its team of skilled artisans and photos of its most colorful owners, from George Bamford to designer @alicetemperley, pictured here by Aline Coquelle. #wwdeye
@google released its report on the most popular search terms this year. For fashion brands, the list was led by @gucci, the luxury brand that stunned the market last October when it pledged to stop using fur. Runner ups were @supremenewyork and @fashionnova, along with more established brands like @louisvuitton, @chanelofficial and @ysl. #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
In yet another fashion show shuffle, @elleryland is moving its show in sync with the Paris couture calendar — though the brand is still keeping one foot on the city’s ready-to-wear schedule. Their runway show in January will coincide with the launch of a new strategy: designing two main collections each year instead of four, which will then be released in four drops. “As we all know, the system needs to change. We need to show sooner to give time back to artisans and designers to do what they do best — create,” said founder Kym Ellery. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
@maxmara’s classic 101801 coat was the cornerstone of its pre-fall 2018 collection. The design team expanded the traditional double-breasted, kimono-sleeved style into a trapeze coat, lean belted styles and a peacoat and presented them in monochromatic looks – like the camel one pictured here. #wwdfashion #prefall18 (📷: George Chinsee)