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.
For its next men’s wear collection, @roberto_cavalli will show as a special guest at #PittiUomo, running from June 12-15. The brand, which has Florence in its roots, will relaunch its men’s wear collection, which will be presented separately from women’s wear for the first time since Paul Surridge was appointed creative director in May. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech during @sxsw for @createcultivate in partnership with @fossil. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.