ONE FOR EACH x OTHER: Mode et Finance, a French venture capital firm managed by CDC Entreprises, has taken a minority stake in Each x Other, the Paris-based collective that describes itself as a “collaborative art and fashion brand.”Christophe Bosc has been named president of the company, launched in 2012 by Ilan Delouis and Jenny Mannerheim, a gallerist and former art director of magazines including Numéro, Vogue Hommes International and Beaux Arts.Bosc, who cofounded Faith Connexion with Delouis, was previously general manager of the French division of Valentino. “Each x Other is a creative brand, based on an original and promising concept, which is very commercially successful worldwide,” said Isabelle Ginestet-Naudin, deputy managing director at CDC Entreprises, a future entity of Bpifrance, the new state-owned investment bank.“Bpifrance, through Mode et Finance, is joining forces with its managers to accompany them and help them to structure the development of the brand and allow them to build a solid team,” Ginestet-Naudin added.Mode et Finance specializes in long-term investments in small and medium-size companies in the fashion and luxury sectors that are profitable, generate revenues of at least 500,000 euros ($650,000 at current exchange), and show strong potential for international growth.Brands that have benefited from the company’s financial investment in the past include Ami, Nicolas Andreas Taralis, Bouchra Jarrar, Maison Martin Margiela, A.F. Vandevorst, Anne Valérie Hash and Polux.Each x Other is carried by more than 100 retailers, including Barneys New York, Le Bon Marché and Colette in Paris, and Web site Net-a-porter.
Exclusive: @isabelmarant and @lorealmakeup have teamed up to create a capsule makeup collection. "She is rather natural in the day but doesn't have time to go back home before going out [in the evening] and redo her entire beauty look," said Marant on the 5 products included in the collection, which will launching in September. Read @jenniferbethweil's interview with the designer on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty
After 17 years, Tomas Maier is leaving @bottegaveneta. “I am deeply grateful to him and I personally thank him for the work he accomplished, and for the exceptional success he helped to achieve,” said François-Henri Pinault, head of parent company @kering_official. Head to WWD.com for more on his departure. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: Davide Maestri)
@shaymitchell is no stranger to teaming up with beauty brands, but she’s made her latest partnership official: She’s signed with @buxomcosmetics as global creative brand ambassador, WWD learned exclusively. Mitchell and Buxom will collaborate on campaign development, social media strategy and content and new product and shade development. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty (📷: @clint_spaulding)
Today we’re at the WWD Retail 20/20 Forum where industry leaders will be talking about the future of shopping for fashion, footwear and beauty. Tune in on Instagram Live at 9 am and 3:30 pm to hear from two of our speakers –– @therealreal’s Rati Levesque and @bandier’s Stephen Ippolito. #wwdsummits (📷: @elizaflorendo)
Seen last night at @coach’s launch party for “Life Coach,” an interactive pop-up in Soho: @joansmalls. Open now, visitors of the pop-up can engage in themes of “creativity and self-expression,” through tarot, carnival games, live performances and art. See the rest of the party pics on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @vnina)
“We figure there’s enough cynicism to go around the world right now let’s go out there and be ourselves, let’s be enthusiastic, let’s have positive energy, which is something I think a lot of people really want and need right now,” said musician @joshgroban ahead of hosting the Tony Awards with @sarabareilles. Read @leighn’s interview with Groban on how he picked his look for the night, his next record and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye #tonyawards (📷: @vnina)
“Rock as an attitude and not a uniform. Street as a style and not just clothing. Sportswear as the new normality,” @paul_surridge said of his first @roberto_cavalli men’s wear collection, previewed here. The British designer joined the brand as the creative director in May 2017, and is gearing up to unveil his debut for the label with a runway show at the Florence Charterhouse on June 13 at #PittiUomo. Head to WWD.com to read more about his collection and see more sneak peek photos. #wwdfashion (📷: @simonelezzi)