MADEWELL EAST: Madewell opened its first store on the East Coast this week at The Mall at Short Hills, in New Jersey. The brand continues to seek a Manhattan location and so far has stores in NorthPark Center in Dallas; the Century City Mall in Los Angeles; The Domain in Austin, Tex., and at Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas. The Madewell brand, a collection of casual sportswear, accessories and footwear with an attitude that's sexier and edgier than most, is the invention of Millard "Mickey" Drexler, chairman and chief executive officer of J. Crew Group, and is inspired by the former New Bedford, Mass., workwear company that bore the name. "We have been thinking long and hard about the perfect location for a new Madewell store and felt that Short Hills was the ideal place," Drexler said in a statement. "Short Hills has an energy, ease and style where everyone would love Madewell," said Kin Lee, Madewell's head designer.
URBAN APPOINTS CEO: Urban Outfitters Inc. has promoted Glen Senk to the newly created position of chief executive officer. During a quarterly conference call in March, the retailer said Senk, who was then president of the company's Anthropologie business and an executive vice president of Urban Outfitters, would likely be named the group's ceo overseeing those two brands as well as its Free People collection. Richard Hayne retains his position as president and chairman of the company. When Senk joined Urban Outfitters in 1994, Anthropologie had only one store. Today, there are 95 Anthropologie stores. "Glen is a gifted merchant and has earned the right to lead our three brands," said Hayne in a statement.
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