Rob Maniscalco, Dellano Pereira and Anati Rakocz, who’ve worked at brands including Haider Ackermann, Ann Demeulemeester and Claude Maus, have teamed to launch Templa, a men’s and women’s luxury outerwear brand.The three founders, who operate the brand between Australia and Belgium, introduced the line for fall 2017 and have quickly attracted interest from retailers.“I think that Templa’s language and aesthetic is something that is new in this segment,” Rakocz said. “You can utilize those beautiful pieces without looking like you took your ski gear out of the cupboard. It’s a way of using one garment for more than one moment of the year.”[caption id="attachment_11077418" align="aligncenter" width="400"] A look from Templa.[/caption]The collection, which is produced in Italy, China and Portugal, is made up of three capsules: the Alpine collection, the Urban Outerwear collection and the Leather collection. The Alpine assortment is designed for extreme alpine conditions and the outerwear is waterproof with welded seams, internal sleeve extensions, a removable snow skirt and a RECCO Avalanche Rescue System. The urban outerwear collection includes goose down and primaloft puffer jackets that are also waterproof. And the leather line includes leather coats that are treated with waterproofing materials and high-grade down. The collection is priced from $1,400 to $3,000 and made in China, Portugal and Italy.The line, which is currently available in Barneys New York, Lane Crawford and Selfridges, will be available next year at Net-a-porter and Holt Renfrew. The new line has also resonated with the ski apparel community. It won the best new apparel brand award at ISPO Munich, a sports trade show, earlier in the year.According to Rakocz, the line will sit next to brands such as Moncler and Descente Allterrain. Going forward, Rakocz said distribution will expand to ski accounts as well. They will show the line during men’s fashion week in Paris, the Premium trade show in Berlin, and ISPO in Munich.
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion
“I’m Russian and I love to use all these little tricks that I got from my grandma or my mom. We didn’t have a lot of money for creams or anything like that so we would use a garden as a beauty treatment regime. We’d put cucumber in the fridge and do a cucumber mask,” says model @irinashayk on one of her beauty hacks. WWD asked celebs what their go-to self-care rituals are. See what Naomie Harris, Freida Pinto and more said on WWD.com. #wwdeye #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)
Exclusive: @viktorandrolf are teaming up with @Zalando on a collection made from leftover clothing. The lineup, which lands at the retailer February 1, includes 17 pieces adorned with sliced up and repurposed overstock from the retailer’s private label collection. Pictured here is a look from the collection –– see more on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews
@duewestnyc is the newest bar joining the collection of intimate neighborhood-focused spaces in the West Village. The cocktail menu, which includes bitters and syrups made in-house, offers a “Build Your Own Old-Fashioned” – like the one pictured here – where guests can choose from a list of spirits and unexpected sugars and bitters. #wwdeye
Spotted at last night’s National Board of Review gala in NYC: Angelina Jolie. Jolie – along with Meryl Streep, @lupitanyongo and more – continued the all-black dress code from Sunday’s Golden Globes. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)