Frame Denim has appointed Nico Nico Peyrache design director and partner. Based in L.A. with the rest of the manufacturing and design teams, he will be responsible for the entire Frame collection and report to Frame founder Jens Grede. The designer has been on the job since the beginning of this month.Most recently, Peyrache was vice president of denim design retail and wholesale for men and women at Lucky Brand and, prior to that, was design director of Blue Cult, a Californian premium denim brand. “For me, Frame is a chance to return to a high-end, sophisticated brand,” Peyrache told WWD. “My knowledge fabrication, manufacturing, washing and design, after 23 years of working with denim, will help take the brand to the next level.”That next level will include silk shirts and tees, set to be presented to buyers in November, followed by men’s wear next fall. Grede confirmed that the brand would expand into further categories, including eyewear and accessories, but declined to comment on a timeframe for the growth. “The best thing about being our own company with no outside investment is that we can do it all in our own time,” he said. “Our approach is to do one category at a time brilliantly well before we move on to the next thing.”RELATED STORY: Frame Denim Spring 2014 >>Speaking of Peyrache’s appointment, Grede said that the time was right to bring in an expert. “To become better, we needed deeper and broader experience. Frame is going from a passion project into a real business,” he said.The brand, which currently sells just three fits of jeans — a skinny leg, a boyfriend cut and a slim straight high-waist style — was launched in October 2012 by the founders of the Saturday Group here and is now stocked in over 200 doors, including Net-a-Porter, Saks, Barneys and Isetan.
Taking the final spot on the mens’ portion of New York Fashion Week calendar next month will be none other than @tomford. Though he’s shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His runway show will debut on February 6 at the Park Avenue Armory. #wwdfashion
London-based couture house @ralphandrusso has certainly been in the spotlight, having its dresses worn by @beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle in her engagement photos and more. For couture, Tamara Ralph focused on ornamentation — think: feathers with chain mail, jet embroidery and clusters of pearls and crystals. See the rest of the collection on WWD.com #wwdfashion #couture (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
@nickjonas is unveiling his first-ever apparel collection through a partnership with John Varvatos. The limited-edition capsule, which makes its debut in spring, also marks the first time the designer has collaborated with anyone on a line. “The process in working with Nick is amazing. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is not only connected with the trade that they do, but also with what’s happening in the environment around him, and how that connects to what we do with style,” said Varvatos. (RG: @johnvarvatos) #wwdfashion
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)