Currents: The Mart’s Big Preview … Love thy Neighbor?
THE MART'S BIG PREVIEW: The California Mart will host a cocktail party Tuesday, March 8, in its Fashion Theatre for designers, manufacturers and sales reps to fill them in on details of the revived "press week," set for Oct. 8 and 9....
THE MART'S BIG PREVIEW: The California Mart will host a cocktail party Tuesday, March 8, in its Fashion Theatre for designers, manufacturers and sales reps to fill them in on details of the revived "press week," set for Oct. 8 and 9. Mart executives will announce the show schedule and the criteria for participation in the shows at the event.
Now dubbed The California Collections Spring '95 Preview, the press show had been sponsored each fall since 1981 by the California Mart but was terminated in 1989 as a casualty of the economy.
The preview is timed to precede the Mart's busiest markets -- the Junior/Young Contemporary and International Swimwear and Activewear Market -- held the week of Oct. 9.
The two-day preview event will include a swimwear show, a Duo Collections show featuring men's and women's collections, and various California designer shows, all to be presented in a tent pitched in the Mart's parking lot. Mart officials also are reviving the California Designer of the Year Award and the California Rising Star Award, both to be presented at a black-tie gala during the press weekend.
LOVE THY NEIGHBOR?: Saks Fifth Avenue doesn't seem thrilled with its new neighbor in Beverly Hills. This Saturday, Barneys New York opens next door to Saks on Wilshire Boulevard and will celebrate with a low-cost affair. It's doughnuts and coffee from 9 a.m. to noon. Store executives wanted to keep the crumbs off the carpets by having the party outside, in the Saks parking lot -- Barneys has an underground lot -- and reportedly, local Saks officials said that would be fine.
However, when Saks executives in New York got wind of the neighborly gesture, they told Barneys to take the party indoors. Sources said Saks claimed it had insurance concerns about a Barneys party being held on Saks property. Some, however, believe Saks didn't want the sun to shine on Barneys' Beverly Hills debut.
Meanwhile, Barneys officials said there will be plenty of galas and charity events at the store this fall to make up for Saturday's low-key opening. It's not a financial consideration, Barneys officials said. It's just a sense that the Jan. 17 earthquake ruined the mood to party.Saks had no comment.
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