From Popeye the Sailor Man and the Beatles to Psycho Bunny, Kevin Harter has added some interesting characters to Bloomingdale’s product mix over the past 22 years.
But while these unusual collaborations might get the most press, for Harter it’s all about providing balance. The vice president of fashion direction for men’s scours the world to find the most interesting and relevant brands and collections to add spice to the selling floor. Milan, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Stockholm and Japan are all in his travel budget. He calls it doing “ground intelligence” and says that even after all this time, he’s still “curious about what’s out there.”
Peter Kim's Los Angeles-based premium denim line has always had its finger on the pulse of youth. This season, novelty is back in a way reminiscent of early Aughts, with studs, lace-ups, racing waxed denim and more. For more highlights if some of the key brands at the Vegas trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: Patrick Gray; Styled by @thealexbadia; Story by @karihamanaka and @marcy_wwd)
"I was driving back on Saturday afternoon from the beach, and I just saw this sign saying 'Skydiving for $95.' And I was like, I can't not sky dive for $95," says Tom Bateman about a moment in Hawaii while shooting "Snatched." #wwdeye (📷: @vsteves; Interview by @ktauer; Styled by @thealexbadia)