Although the word “silence” is more usually associated with a temple or a meditation retreat than a bustling retail store, Argentinian architects Afra and Alejandro Stöberl had that word in mind when they designed VZ’s latest flagship in Buenos Aires. VZ, which has 40 stores in Argentina and franchises in Chile, Panama and Guatemala, is known for combining minimalism with high design in its lifestyle products. True to form, the architects used only one color—white—plus lots of light and displays made of translucent plastic. “The walls were left as bare as possible so the products can be in constant interaction with customers,” say the Stöberls. “We didn’t need to use big graphic displays as the storefront is glazed, so passers-by can see what’s happening inside and also be part of the scene. Light is nearly the only attention-catcher, the rest is attained by the products themselves and the packaging.” Prices start at $2 for a makeup sponge and rise to $15 for home fragrance.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)