TIFFANY SPRAWLS: Tiffany & Co. will open two stores within 12 months, in Sydney, Australia, and White Plains, N.Y. The Sydney store will be Tiffany's first in Australia. It's slated to open this fall. It will be about...
TIFFANY SPRAWLS: Tiffany & Co. will open two stores within 12 months, in Sydney, Australia, and White Plains, N.Y. The Sydney store will be Tiffany's first in Australia. It's slated to open this fall. It will be about 4,800 square feet on two levels in the Chifley Tower retail building.
The White Plains store will open in The Westchester, a retail complex expected to be completed in March. Tiffany will occupy 6,000 square feet in the upscale three-level mall.
JAX A HIT: Designer Ron Leal took his fall Jax and Country by Jax lines on the road this month for a series of trunk shows in New Jersey and Michigan, and generated more than $200,000.
Starting in Upper Montclair, N.J., he visited the specialty store Alex on May 13-14, and rang up $56,000. The bestseller was a reversible barn jacket, converting from navy cotton flannel to tan brushed cotton, at $350. Alex owner Sallie Litchfield said 15 units sold, out of a total 289 pieces for the two days.
The collection moved on to Michigan, where Leal visited Jacobson's stores in Livonia, East Grand Rapids, Grosse Point and Birmingham, May 17-20. The reversible barn jacket was also a hit there, with 30 pieces sold, and from the Jax line, an asymmetrical jacket at $360 and pants at $190 sold 28 units each. In all, 756 pieces sold, generating $150,000.
“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
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast