• TOPSHOP TAKES A TRIP Making a departure from the Tanks at the Tate Modern, where it was headquartered last season, the Topshop Show Space will move to Regents Park, a far cry from the industrial belly of the gallery. The first show at the custom-built space will be for the brand’s own Unique label, then designers including Marios Schwab and Simone Rocha will make use of the venue.
• SIZE MATTERS The British Fashion Council’s official show venue in the courtyard at Somerset House has been expanded to allow for an extra 200 seated guests. The BFC said that this was to cater to the ever-increasing attention that the London collections are receiving from international press and buyers.
• RETAIL THERAPY Should all those clothes inspire the urge to splash some cash, The Shop, a new pop-up store in the West Wing of Somerset House, will be selling fall ready-to-wear, accessories and shoes. The space, which has been designed by set designer Robert Storey, with the logo created by British Pop artist Sir Peter Blake, will stock the wares of brands including Markus Lupfer, Sophia Webster, Prism, Zoe Jordan and House of Holland.
There will also be flash sales, musical performances, readings, interviews and guest appearances flagged via announcements on social media, using the handles @londonfashionwk #LFW #TheShop. It will be open Sept. 13 to 22.
• WELCOME TO THE CIRCUS New to the official LFW lineup of shows and presentations for spring are Barbara Casasola, Pearce Fionda, Markus Lupfer, Manolo Blahnik and Smythson.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews