Women’s Wear Daily will host its inaugural Retail 20/20 Forum: Tokyo on Feb. 28, 2018.Cohosted with Lumine Co. Ltd., a major developer of full-service shopping centers in Japan, the event is set to attract top executives from Japan, the U.S., Greater Asia and other regions.Amber Mundinger, Fairchild Live’s vice president, New Ventures and general manager, Summits + Events, said, “We are thrilled to produce our first live event in Japan and bring WWD’s exciting fashion, retail and beauty content to life in one of the most prominent fashion and business capitals in the world.”WWD’s premier retail event, Retail 20/20 takes place each year in both New York and London. In addition to those two markets, WWD Retail 20/20: Tokyo will continue annually through 2020, in partnership with Lumine.“Lumine prides itself on innovation and not only pioneering, but creating new markets and ‘Life Value.’ Through this approach, we hope to work as a cornerstone of further growth by revitalizing the Japanese retail industry, including the development of human resources. We greatly look forward to our upcoming partnership with WWD,” said Yoshiaki Arai, chairman of Lumine.Among Lumine’s numerous businesses are shopping mall management and operation, real estate leasing and catalogue sales via the Internet and other media. The company has 16 stores directly connected to major railway stations around Tokyo and features cutting-edge fashion trends for women living in the metropolitan area.With over 30 annual events, including 10 C-Level summits and forums, Fairchild Live brings the editorial properties of Fairchild Media to life by connecting industry stakeholders at events designed to inform and inspire.For more information about Fairchild Live and the WWD Retail 20/20 Forum: Tokyo, visit www.fairchildlive.com.
Luxury handbag resale company @rebagofficial is planning to sell a rare collectible for $70,000: the @hermes White Crocodile Himalayan Birkin. The exclusive Birkin sold for about $100,000 in 2008, when @davidbeckham bought one for his wife @victoriabeckham to add to her collection. Read more about the rare Birkin on WWD.com #wwdaccessories
With her costume pearl necklace and what-you-see-is-what-you-get style, Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92, was a straight-shooter from start to finish.
Born Barbara Pierce in New York City, Bush served as the 37th first lady, as well as the country’s second lady from 1981 to 1989. In addition to being part of the longest presidential marriage — 73 years — Bush also had the unlikely distinction of having one son, George W., become the 43rd president and another son, Jeb, run unsuccessfully in 2016. Having served as second lady during the Reagan administration’s two terms and lived all over the world during her own husband’s ascending political career, Barbara Bush made it clear that literacy — not fashion — was her priority. Read more from Rosemary Feitelberg’s obituary on the late First Lady in WWD.com, link in bio. #barbarabush #wwdnews
Western and ’90s trends have influenced denim for fall 2018. Think raw, dark and coated jeans mixed with bold prints and tough leather. #trendtuesdays #wwdfashion (Styled by @thealexbadia;📷: @ryanplett)
@denimdaysfestival, which initially launched in Amsterdam in 2014 and has since expanded to New York, is heading to Nashville for the very first time. The two-day festival, which will take place in November, will feature brand activations, hands-on workshops by artisans and denim mills, a vintage market, live entertainment, and local food and drinks. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Later this month, the popular “Diana: Her Fashion Story” exhibit will be reopening. @historicroyalpalaces, the charity that manages @kensingtonroyal, has been working towards adding new, never-before-seen garments to the exhibit, including this dress created by Gianni Versace for a fund-raising dinner at the Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The exhibit will reopen on April 26 at Kensington Palace @wwdfashion
“Our family has always been engaged and interested in the world around us. [My brothers and I] were always encouraged to have our own opinion at a young age, which is not always something a child is asked — especially to have an opinion with reasoning behind it,” said @yarashahidi on becoming an activist. We caught up with the 18 year old last week, where she talked about her road to acting, how “Black-ish” led her to start conversations about identity and more. Head to WWD.com to read what she had to say #wwdeye (📷: @chelsealaurenla)