ART AND COMMERCE: Calvin Klein Inc. is collaborating with British artist Martin Creed for an event to showcase its spring 2008 offering at London's new underground venue P3 on Monday. Creed, the 2001 Turner Prize winner, conceived the concept for the night, which will include looks from various Calvin Klein labels within his installations and an orchestral feature. The labels on display will include Calvin Klein Collection, ck Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans, Calvin Klein Underwear and Calvin Klein Swimwear. Naomi Watts will be a co-host with CKI creative directors Francisco Costa, Italo Zucchelli and Kevin Carrigan, as well as its president and chief operating officer, Tom Murry.
REEBOK THINKS PINK AND YOUNG: As the official global footwear and apparel sponsor of the 2008 Avon Walk Around the World for Breast Cancer, Reebok has tapped actress Brittany Snow in an effort to increase breast cancer awareness in younger women. The active company is also adding lifestyle pieces to its Pink Breast Cancer Awareness line to help engage younger women. "Unfortunately, many people think this disease only affects older people," said Reebok's global director of women's sport, Marcy Schwam. "We hope this will help make younger women more aware." Reebok will donate up to $500,000 to breast cancer-associated nongovernmental organizations from proceeds of the line's global sales.
HOLLYWOULD HIRE: Francesca Traldi has been named director of marketing for Kellwood Co.'s Hollywould brand. She is responsible for executing brand strategies and implementing marketing and communication initiatives for the contemporary brand, known best for its shoe collection. Traldi started Monday. Most recently, she was vice president of marketing and communications for Tocca LLC. Prior to that, she was worldwide communications and public relations director for Aeffe SpA and worldwide p.r. director for the Loro Piana Group. Based in New York, Traldi reports to Laura Vazquez, president of Hollywould, and Holly Dunlap, the brand's founder and creative director.
@pantone announced their Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet. Nearly 20 months after the musician Prince’s death, fashion is having a purple moment. Varying shades of purple appeared on spring or fall runways, from @christopherkane to @calvinklein. @gucci’s Alessandro Michele bathed his fall runway in ultra violet-colored light at one point. Pantone 18-3838 is meant to “push the boundaries of what inspires us to look upward and outward to the future.” #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
@badgalriri’s @fentybeauty launch in September was a massive success on social media, powering $72.9 million of earned media value, according to Tribe Dynamics. The brand’s foundation offering sparked conversations about diversity in beauty, launching the growth of emerging influencers and propelling the brand’s support on social media. Today, #fentybeauty won Launch of the Year at the WWD #BeautyIncAwards. (📷: Chema Moya/EPE-EFE)
@marianna_hewitt has become one of the most influential content creators in the beauty space, with almost 800,000 Instagram followers and a newly launched skin care line called @SummerFridays. Today, she was awarded Influencer of the Year at the WWD #BeautyIncAwards. (📸: @sophiachabbott )
As shopping behaviors evolve, the retail experience must follow. Head over to retail experts @colliersinternational’s Knowledge Leader series to read more about the shift in our shopping era. #colliersretail #lovecolliers
@prada opened a pop-up club, called Prada Double Club, in collaboration with German artist Cartsen Höller at @artbasel Miami. Last night, guests – including @youngparis, @ritaora and even Miuccia Prada herself – gathered in a former ice factory where the pop-up is housed for a performance from @wyclefjean. Go to WWD.com for full coverage on all the exhibits, parties and more at #ArtBaselMiami. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
@louboutinworld and @disney are making magic once again, creating a set of shoe designs for the release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Louboutin designed a pair of shoes for each of the film’s four female leads: Rey (@daisyridrey), Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo (@lauradern), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) and Rose Tico (@kellymarietran). The shoes will debut on Saturday at the L.A. premiere of the latest episode. #wwdfashion
Today at the #BeautyIncAwards 2017, WWD will be joined by beauty leaders from around the world as we honor this year's most innovative people, products, brands and places. Follow along here and on Twitter for live coverage from the exclusive event. #wwdsummits (📷: @elizaflorendo)
Exclusive: Beauty superinfluencer @marianna_hewitt is launching her first-ever skin care brand with her business partner @laurengores. Their new line Summer Fridays, which will be sold exclusively at summerfridays.com starting in January, is launching with just one product – a hydrating cream Jet Lag Mask. “We wanted to focus on one product that was amazing,” said Hewitt. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews
Michelin star-rated chef PJ Calapa marks his first solo endeavor with today’s opening of @scampinyc –– the new Southern Italian restaurant located in Manhattans’ Flatiron District. The upscale yet welcoming environment matches the menu, which includes two types of scampi: traditional Italian langoustines in butter and the Americanized version with shrimp over pasta 🍤 - pictured here. #wwdeye (📷: George Chinsee)