PARIS — Marking a new stage of expansion, Fusalp, the French skiwear brand revived by heirs of René Lacoste, is bringing in a cluster of new, high-profile French shareholders.“We decided to welcome new shareholders for the long-term development of Fusalp,” said Philippe Lacoste, president of the board, citing new investors Frédéric Biousse, Nicolas Houzé, Elie Kouby, Leopold Meyer, Nathalie Sayer and Patrick Sayer.Bought by Sophie Lacoste, Philippe Lacoste and Alexandre Fauvet in 2013, the brand has been growing quickly, setting up 22 new stores in France and Switzerland in less than three years. Sales for the year ending in May were 16.4 million euros; in 2014 the company generated 40 million euros in sales.Fusalp has stores in 20 countries and is seeking to accelerate development outside of France, notably in Asia and North America.Biousse and Kouby are known for steering the rapid growth of contemporary French fashion brands Maje, Claudie Pierlot and Sandro, which grew from 7 million euros in annual sales to turnover of 700 million euros in the span of eight years.
La Double J made a name for itself with its vintage-inspired prints, but for resort, designer JJ Martin has ventured into new territory: enter rich jewel toned solids and decadent embellishment, in the form of appliqués, crystals and sequins. #wwdfashion #resort19 #ladoublej
This Just In: J. Crew Group has named Johanna Uurasjarvi as its chief design officer.
Uurasjarvi succeeds Somsack Sikhounmuong, who left the company last September. Tap the link in bio for the full report. #wwdnews
“She came into my hotel room and she was like, ‘I have Chanel and Christian Dior.’ She was like, ‘Chanel likes you.’ And I was like, ‘I’m going to start crying,’” breakout star Maddie Hasson tells WWD of her styling sessions Molly Dickson. “I really like classic, elegant things. I love the way Anna Wintour dresses.” Read more about Hasson’s role in @impulseseries on wwd.com. (📸: @jgreenery ) #wwdeye
@virgilabloh revealed he's working with Australian stylist and
Vogue Australia fashion director @christinecentenera for his debut @louisvuitton men's collection, which will be presented in Paris on June 21. Centenera met Abloh while both working with Kanye West, where she consulted on his all his runway collections since his debut spring 2012 women's wear show. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews (📷: @asussmanphoto)
"In order for Shudu to wear garments, she needs to be able to put them on, just like you would in the real world. You have to digitize the outfits," said Cameron-James Wilson on dressing 3-D model @shudu.gram for her WWD photoshoot with @itsclo3d. #wwdfashion (📸: @cjw.photo)
“Shudu is a digital supermodel, a very glamour and amazing woman. But she’s 3-D,” says Cameron-James Wilson, a fashion photographer and the creature of @shudu.gram. Here, Shudu wears @cushnieetochs for her debut fashion editorial. #wwdfashion (📷: @cjw.photo)
“It is the fierce female performances that came before me that made be able to clearly identify for myself what it was that I wanted to do, what kind of artist I wanted to be, what kind of films I wanted to make,” said @brielarson at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards. See more pictures from the event on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Matt Baron)