- BIG TIME: Louis Vuitton plans to christen its largest store yet — in Tokyo's burgeoning Ginza district. A Vuitton spokeswoman in Paris confirmed a report in Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Japan Economic Journal) saying Louis Vuitton Japan Group would open a boutique occupying the first 10 floors of a new 12-story building to be completed in 2010 in Sukiyabashi, across the street from Hermès.
- ANTICOUNTERFEITING EDUCATION: A new public service campaign aimed at educating New Yorkers about the human cost of purchasing counterfeit items was unveiled Tuesday at the Harper's Bazaar annual Anticounterfeiting Summit. Deputy Mayor for Operations Edward Skyler said the goal is to make locals aware of the harm that counterfeiting causes, such as supporting child labor and taking away tax dollars from the city. The posters will be displayed throughout Manhattan, and predominantly in high-traffic tourist locations such as Times Square.
- WIPO ELECTS NEW CHIEF: Australian lawyer Francis Gurry was elected Tuesday to head the World Intellectual Property Organization, which sets the rules that oversee copyrights, patents and trademarks. Gurry, currently WIPO deputy director-general, secured the director-general post from a field of 15 candidates. He said a key challenge WIPO faces is integration of the intellectual property system. "We have a territorial intellectual property system, but we have global economic markets and global use of technologies," he said. "We have to face all those challenges, trying to adjust the systems while retaining sufficient flexibility at the national level to enable countries to meet their own national priorities." Gurry is slated to take the post Oct. 1 from Kamil Idris of Sudan after the agency's ruling assembly ratifies his appointment in September.
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
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