HIGH ADVENTURE: High-end Belgian innerwear specialist Marie Jo L’Aventure has tapped local fashion label A.F. Vandevorst for a one-off lingerie line under the L’Aventure by A.F. Vandevorst banner. Using lingerie of the future as its theme, the collection, which includes bras, panties and a suspender belt, will enter specialist lingerie stores in Europe and the U.S. in September. Details include a trompe l’oeil photographic felt print, panties with a sheer leg overlay echoing nylon stockings and corsets layered over transparent tulle bodies. As the inspirational starting point for the collection, A.F. Vandevorst created three one-of-a-kind felt corsages molded onto wooden dummies using hat-making techniques. The conceptual installation this fall will tour Marie Jo L’Aventure stores in northern Europe, ending Dec. 7 to 19 in the entrance hall of Antwerp’s MoMu fashion museum before being auctioned in support of the Pink Ribbon Foundation to promote breast cancer awareness.
UNDER ONE ROOF: British intimates label Janet Reger has relocated its Knightsbridge store to North London’s quaint Belsize Village neighborhood. It is a cozy space filled with pastel and gem-hued lingerie. The new home unites the brand’s headquarters, showroom and store and carries the Janet Reger Couture and Naughty Janet labels. The 484-square-foot store features large mirrors to elongate the space, an oak display counter with frosted glass drawers and rails of merchandise in a neutral color scheme. “I wanted to create a bijous boutique in the heart of Hampstead where we can accomplish a different experience to that of a department store,” said chief executive officer Aliza Reger. “This will include our one-of-a-kind items, comfortable setting and our overall passion for personal service.’’ La Petite Coquette, Catriona Mackechnie and Lavender Lace carry the label in the U.S. Prices start at 55 pounds, or $81 at current exchange, for a pair of silk French knickers and go to 250 pounds, or $370, for a silk robe.
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty
Virgil Abloh’s dad Nee and Don Crawley, cofounder of RSVP Gallery, were some of the hometown crew at the Chicago-born designer’s debut show for Louis Vuitton. (📸: @jdiderich ) #wwdmens #louisvuitton #virgilabloh
About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
“This is Paris, my first show. I’m all about democracy. If some kid shows up, flew from New Jersey to just be around, let’s get him a seat.” — @virgilabloh tells WWD’s @jdiderich ahead of his first show for @louisvuitton men’s. (📸: @alfredo_piola ) #wwdmens #virgilabloh #louisvuitton
“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest. We are dedicated to carrying on her legacy,” said Anna Bakst, brand president and chief executive officer of @katespadeny. The Kate Spade Foundation announced that it will be donating $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness in tribute to the recent death of Kate Spade. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @chinseephoto)
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim