In Brief: L.A. Fashion Week Lineup… Mall’s Agenda… Leto to Receive Amy Award…
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios has revealed the preliminary lineup of designers for the spring 2008 Collections, which will take place at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, Calif., Oct. 14 to 18.
- L.A. FASHION WEEK LINEUP: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios has revealed the preliminary lineup of designers for the spring 2008 Collections, which will take place at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, Calif., Oct. 14 to 18. Showing on the runways of the Main Tent, Stage One and The Lightbox will be Petro Zillia, Sue Wong, Chick by Nicky Hilton, Yves Castaldi, Heatherette, Elsie Katz Couture, Joseph Domingo, Jenny Han, Christian Audigier, Grey Ant, Whitley Kros, Voom by Joy Han, The Gallery, Evidence of Evolution, Monarchy Collection, Samora, Oligo Tissew, Bird of Prey, Jeremy Scott, Coco Johnson, Tart and Juan Carlos Obando. BoxEight a smaller collective of shows at downtown's Los Angeles Theater, will feature Jeffrey Sebelia and Eduaro Lucero, among others.
- MALL'S AGENDA: San Diego's 1.7 million-square-foot Fashion Valley mall, owned by Simon Property Group, will get a slew of new tenants in 2008, including CH Carolina Herrera, Hermès, Jimmy Choo, Just Cavalli, M Missoni, Michael Kors, Barneys Co-op and Tourneau, as well as Anthropologie, Hennes and Mauritz, Juicy Couture and True Religion. The mall is anchored by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, Macy's and J.C. Penney.
- LETO TO RECEIVE AMY AWARD: The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund will honor Kenneth Cole, along with Rick Leto, chief executive officer of Mervyns, with the AMY Award at its annual benefit. The fund-raiser, which has been renamed The YMA Geoffrey Beene Scholarship Dinner, will be held Jan. 9 at New York's Marriott Marquis, and will again be hosted by Tim Gunn, chief creative officer of Liz Claiborne. The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund is a not-for-profit organization that helps cultivate young talent in the fashion industry through scholarships, mentoring and internship programs.
Breaking News: @louisvuitton's men's artistic director @mrkimjones is leaving the French fashion house after nearly 7 years. Jones joined Louis Vuitton in 2011, following a three year tenure as creative director of British luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill. Jones is to exit Louis Vuitton after showing his fall 2018 collection for the brand in Paris on Thursday. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews