On Wednesday night, Stuart Weitzman celebrated the reopening of his Madison Avenue store, which has a new, fresh look with open white space. “I’m inspired,” said Weitzman. “I designed the collection to be shown perfectly on the sexy shelving,” he added, referring to the helixlike displays. The current collection of the Annual Celebrity Shoe Auction decorated pumps is also on display, featuring designs by Blake Lively, Kiefer Sutherland, Brooke Shields and others, which will be sold to benefit ovarian cancer research.
Antler-adorned walls and up-ended dogsleds at The Explorers Club offered a fitting setting for the celebration of the collaboration between Tumi T-Tech and luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent. Tumi’s colorful, sporty, performance-based collection moves from adventurer to urban traveler with ease. The hydro backpack will be given to those who take part in the travel company’s Extreme Adventures expeditions.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)