Wearing a navy polka-dot wrap dress for Monday’s appearance on “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” “This Is Us” star Chrissy Metz gave a shout out to Loft’s new Plus collection bowing in February. The actress has become a vocal advocate for body diversity and speaks frequently about body shaming.The Plus collection was unveiled Monday during the fourth-quarter earnings call of Loft parent Ascena Retail Group by Gary Muto, president and chief executive officer of Ascena brands.“We’re excited about the up-and-coming spring 2018 launch of our Plus assortment, which will continue to expand Loft’s democratic reach,” Muto said. “While we have significant work ahead of us at our value fashion segment, we see meaningful opportunity.”Loft quietly began selling the Plus collection earlier this month on the Gwynnie Bee web site. The 23 items are exclusive to Gwynnie Bee, a subscription rental clothing service that also operates a marketplace. Plus styles include a chiffon shirtdress with a ruffled hem, chiffon floral-print blouse, frayed-cuff straight-leg jeans in a dark indigo wash and a paisley swing dress. Products aren’t available yet, but customers can pre-order by using Gwynnie Bee’s closet feature. A message on the web site asks for feedback on the designs, which will be available in sizes XL to 26.
Loft on Thursday will install a 360-degree mural featuring upbeat, positive and optimistic words – colorful adjectives such as confident, giddy and determined – painted by Chicago-based artist Chris Uphues in his signature Pop Art style. The mural and its hopeful message will travel from Manhattan’s Astor Place and Flatiron pedestrian plaza to still-to-be-determined locations in Chicago and Los Angeles.
Exclusive: @britneyspears is continuing to expand her brand. The pop icon, who appears in @kenzo ’s latest campaign, is partnering with Epic Rights to launch a line of branded merchandise. Read @hernameislex ‘s story, link in bio. #wwdnews #britneyspears
The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
The new Prince of Cambridge has arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with the 8-pound newborn. She wore a look from one of her go-to designers, @jennypackham. Tap link in bio for more. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
Jewelry label @alisonlou has made a name for itself with fine jewelry that speaks to the Millennial market. Now @twallz21 reports that the label is bringing those playful ideas to a new affordable line of lucite hoops with the launch of Loucite by Alison Lou. Here’s a look from the line modeled by @emrata. #wwdaccessories
@sarahjessicaparker and @gilt are teaming up on a bridal ready-to-wear line. Tomorrow, Parker will launch SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Bridal — and as part of the launch, Gilt will offer 15 exclusive styles from the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker footwear collection that were designed to complement the new line. Made out of 10 styles, the line is designed for a variety of occasions, from bridal showers to receptions. Get more details on WWD.com #wwdfashion
A grooming moment between @tanfrance and @antoni last night at the The LGBT Community Center Trailblazer Awards honoring Anna Wintour, Ricky Martin and more. See more photos at WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“It was a very surreal feeling. It wasn’t like we were in the studio together coming up with it — it’s more like he discovered it and loved it. I didn’t let myself get my hopes up, but then it happened it was very exciting,” said singer-songwriter @nombe on discovering that @pharrell would be using his song, “Cant Catch Me” on his HBO documentary series “Outpost.” The German-born singer — named Noah MacBeth — talked to WWD about feminism, using art as a platform for political expression and personal style. Read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
This season, denim is going west – in influence. Brands like @fathersdaughterla (pictured here), @tommyhilfiger Jeans, @levis and more are opting for raw, top-stitching styles. (Styled by @thealexbadia; 📷: @ryanplett)