A first look at some up-and-coming designers from Premiere Classe and Eclat de Mode-Bijorhca.
Brand: Mapoésie (My Poetry) Founder and designer: Elsa Poux What: Carrying graphic prints in washed colors, a selection of textile designer Elsa Poux’s cotton and cotton/silk printed scarves are hand-embroidered in India. The prints carry over to a line of matching bags made from leather, cotton canvas and jute. Highlights: A limited edition scarf carrying a figurative horse drawing by artist Joël Person, this season’s guest designer. Wholesale price range: 25 euros, or $27, for a small square to 72 euros, or $95, for a bag. Stores: The brand is distributed in around 20 sales points including Le Bon Marché in Paris and Anthropologie in the U.S. Tidbit: Next fall, Poux plans to add on luxury scarves in noble fabrics like cashmere.
Brand: Léo Atlante What: Well-executed artisanal embroidery techniques traditionally used on Moroccan djellabas and tablecloths embellish scarves made from patchworks of printed end-of-line cotton voile and linen sourced by entrepreneurs Manu Anessi and Christophe Blateau. The duo, who live in Tiznit in the south of Morocco, mounted an atelier in the nearby village of Amaragh, working with a local cooperative for women. They commission scarves which they then purchase from the cooperative and distribute under their label. Ten percent of the proceeds are donated to the village. Tidbit: Fans of the brand include Paul Smith, Agnès Troublé (of agnès b.) and Christian Lacroix, who in the past has supplied fabric from his stock for the project. Stockists: The brand counts about 80 stores including Designers Guild in London, Biffi in Milan and Merci in Paris. Wholesale price range: 145 to 190 euros, or about $190 to $250.
Brand: Chjocca Founders and designers: Olivia Alot de Suzzoni and Paola Léonzi What: The name, Chjocca, which means “artful, inventive,” in Corsican, sums up the thinking behind this young brand’s concept geared to beach accessories. Pareos edged with metal poppers can be fixed in a number of ways around the body; clear plastic beach bags come sheathed in machine-washable canvas covers that can be popped off and replaced by a different-colored casing, and giant terry cloth beach towels sport utility pockets. Stockists: Chjocca is distributed in 15 doors in Corsica, and one store in Monaco. Wholesale prices: Bags range from 36 to 44 euros, or $48 to $58; pareos cost 26 euros, or $35.
Brand: Zilla Founder: Sylvia Pichler Concept: The brainchild of Italian architect Sylvia Pichler, the Zilla accessories line reflects Pichler’s passion for industrial materials, with travel bags encased in thick sponge, for instance, or totes crafted from a raffia-like black plastic traditionally used for harvesting olives in Italy. Hologram foil gives evening clutches a disco twist, while day bags made from fine natural cork carry a natural look. Wholesale prices: From 60 euros, or $80, for a sponge clutch to 170 euros, or $225, for a raffia-effect plastic tote.
Brand name: Little Pépite Founder and designer: Ilan Teboul About: This sustainable French jewelry line features small, delicate styles made from recycled 18-karat gold and sustainably sourced tiny precious gems such as rubies, sapphires, diamonds and freshwater pearls. Retailers: Retailers include Merci in Paris and Takashimaya in Japan. Wholesale prices: From 35 euros for rings, or $46, to 150 euros, or about $200, for necklaces.
Brand name: LauClem Founders and designers: Laurentine Périlhou and Clément Smolinski About: Based on a macramé technique, LauClem’s one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, handmade in an atelier in the south of France, feature waxed cotton threads woven around fine stones like obsidian, jasper, rock crystal, malachite and agate. The refined craftwork has a slightly ethnic feel, while many of the pieces carry a distinct Art Nouveau influence. Tidbit: The design duo won the star design prize of the Eclat de Mode-Bijorhca salon and have been approached for a couture collaboration with renewed Paris designer. Retailers: Talents Ateliers d’Art in Paris and Mitsubishi Corporation in Japan. Wholesale prices: From 18 euros, or $24, for a pair of earrings, to 220 euros, or $290, for a large necklace.
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye
Did you know: @carlychaikin of "Mr. Robot" has been painting for about a decade? The actress, who plays Darlene on the show, is a self-taught artist who lists Salvador Dalí and Chuck Close as some of her idols. Chaikin told WWD that painting is a form of meditation for her — A much-needed one given the intensity of "Mr. Robot." See a piece Chaikin is working on at WWD.com (📷: @jilliansollazzo) #wwdeye