Chanel on Tuesday unveiled its first beauty pop-up store in London’s Covent Garden. The 613-square-foot boutique is located on Covent Garden’s piazza, near stores such as Burberry Brit, Apple and Ralph Lauren Rugby. Its opening comes just ahead of the launch of London’s Olympics Friday.
The space, which is done out with sleek black counters and quirky displays of colorful lipsticks worked into camelia and star shapes on the walls, offers Chanel’s complete skin care, makeup and fragrance collections. A downstairs salon also offers the brand’s manicure services for the first time in London. The boutique will stay open for six months, through Dec. 31, and will also offer early previews of Chanel’s beauty collections — the house’s color collection for fall will launch at the pop-up store Aug. 3, two weeks head of when it launches at other U.K. locations.
Visitors to the store will also be able to book makeup and skin care consultations with the store’s artists, while Chanel has teamed with several U.K. fashion titles to host reader events at the store, such as manicures by nail artists Marian Newman and Sophy Robson.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia