Come autumn, the British capital will be brimming with new stores in shopping areas such as Regent Street, Bond Street, Soho and Covent Garden.Arket, H&M's new concept store, will open on August 25. Located at 224 Regent Street in the former Banana Republic space, the 10,763-square-foot store spans two floors. It will stock the label's own range of minimalist Scandi-inspired clothing as well as a selection of shoes, accessories and homeware from brands including Adidas, Converse, Nike, Reebok and Trickers. The location will include a café that takes its cue from the New Nordic Food Manifesto and books by Thames & Hudson.On September 6, the Polish high street label Reserved will open on Oxford Street in the former BHS flagship. The 2,300-square-foot store will carry women’s wear, men’s wear and children’s wear. Kate Moss features in the latest ad campaign.Sweaty Betty, the British brand known for its upscale sports attire and ath-leisure clothing, will open a flagship on Carnaby Street on September 7. The 2,200-square-foot store will span three floors and include clothing, equipment, accessories, a studio space and Farm Girl café, offering breakfast bowls and super food lattes. Also located on that level is Duck & Dry, a blow dry bar.The basement studio will host classes by Frame, Paola's Body Barre, Fight Klub, YogaRise, Gymclass, Equilibrium and the Pilates PT.As part of its multimillion pound relaunch, Fiorucci will open its first store on Brewer Street in Soho in September during London Fashion Week. The label, which was popular in the Seventies and Eighties, was known for its camouflage and leopard skin prints and colored and stretch jeans. It will host a party on September 15 to kick off London Fashion Week.J.W. Anderson’s first collection for Uniqlo will be unveiled on September 19, the final day of LFW. The 33-piece collection for men and women is a mash-up of urban, collegiate and military-inspired looks and basics in oversized proportions, tartan and stripes.In late fall, Kent & Curwen, the men’s wear brand part owned by David Beckham, is expected to open in Covent Garden. The 1,800-square-foot store is located at 12 Floral Street, a few steps away from the covered market.
Breaking: @cushnieetochs’ co-founders @carlycushnie and @ochsmichelle are parting ways. After a 10-year run, Ochs is leaving the brand. Get the full story on WWD.com – link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
@maybelline’s Kanako Takase had snow bunnies in mind when creating the beauty look for @philipppleininternational. Playing off of the bedazzled snowboards in the collection, Takase mixed two highlighters together for a luminous sheen. #wwdbeauty #nyfw (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
“There’s a huge gap between the old way of doing things and today. It takes the youth to help evolve that. You have to count on the kids today to help lead you into the future. A lot of these retailers are stuck in the past. Communication is the biggest thing,” said @ronniefieg of @kith on the youth’s role in retail. On Monday night, Jeff Staple moderated a keynote session with Fieg and @syresmith at Assembly - a series of workshops, talks and keynotes addressing topics or issues in the apparel industry. Head to WWD.com to read more advice from Fieg and what Smith thinks of his dad @willsmith’s Instagram account and sustainability (📷: @weston.wells)
@joansmalls closed the @michaelkors fall 2018 show in black sequined pants and a varsity T printed with 19 on the front and 81 on the back. 1981 – the year Kors went into business. #wwdfashion #nfyw (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“You think your life is going to be a certain way, and nothing you thought would happen ends up happening. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be designing clothes and working with Mickey Drexler, and building something I’m deeply proud of,” said Jenna Lyons. Nine months after leaving @jcrew, Lyons is exploring the meaning of happiness. Read the interview, where Lyons talks about reinvention and more on WWD.com – link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Farrell) #jennalyons #jcrew