TOKYO — Damiani is relocating its store on Namiki Street in the Ginza here in March to a 15,000-square-foot flagship that will be seven times larger than the current shop.The move is part of a major expansion in the Asia-Pacific region for the Italian luxury jewelry firm.Damiani's new store was designed by Italian architect Antonio Citterio, who was also in charge of the firm's flagship in Milan. The marble exterior and wood-tone interior give a classic and modern impression. In addition, a VIP salon will be set up in the store.The location of the flagship is currently occupied by Dunhill. The Dunhill store has relocated to the former Meidi-ya (high-end supermarket) site in Ginza.On Nov. 8, Damiani went public and was listed on the Milan stock exchange, giving the company a capitalization of about 25 billion yen, or $229.8 million at current exchange, to fund its global expansion."There is a rush of store openings of Damiani in the Asia-Pacific region," said Asayo Zuber, who returned as chief executive officer in August. "In October, a store in the Venetian Hotel Macao and several stores in the Kowloon area in Hong Kong were opened, and the world's first cafe and bar produced by Damiani will be opened on the same site of the Kowloon boutique. We will also be opening a store in Raffles Hotel Singapore next January."
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