NEW YORK — Polo Ralph Lauren plans to bring a new lifestyle concept to Bergdorf Goodman, which will involve doubling the size of the existing in-store boutique on the store's sixth floor. The boutique aims to bring together the world of Ralph Lauren, mixing pieces from Ralph Lauren Collection and Black Label lines as well as vintage looks and an assortment of accessories. Currently, Lauren's boutique at Bergdorf's focuses on the Black Label line.
"This is something that we have wanted to implement for some time," said Jacki Nemerov, Polo's executive vice president, in a statement. "It is an exciting opportunity for us to present our brands together in a cohesive atmosphere, allowing the Bergdorf's shopper to fully experience the world of Ralph Lauren."
Lauren's team will work closely with that of Bergdorf's to create the design and execution of the new concept, slated to bow in fall 2008.
"By creating a compelling mix of product for Bergdorf Goodman in a one-of-a-kind environment, we are offering our customers a Ralph Lauren retail experience unlike any other specialty store," Jim Gold, Bergdorf's president and chief executive officer, added.
In October, Bergdorf Goodman held its first party for Ralph Lauren to celebrate the Rizzoli book "Ralph Lauren," with all its Fifth Avenue windows devoted to the designer, who marked his 40th anniversary in business this year.
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews
@prada is introducing a new project at its men’s fall 2018 show this Sunday: “Prada Invites.” The fashion house invited four celebrated creative minds – @ronanaerwanbouroullec, Konstantin Grcic, @herzogdemeuron and @rem.koolhaas – to each create a unique item with its iconic nylon material. The designs will be unveiled on the runway show, which will take place at the company’s warehouse in Viale Ortles 25. #wwdfashion #mfwm (📷: @martinocarrera)
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion