Milan’s 10 Corso Como store will open its first unit in China in Shanghai, on Nanjing West Road, with an event on Sept. 12. In a partnership with Trendy International Group, the interiors of the glass, 27,000-square-foot, four-level unit will be designed and illustrated by American artist Kris Ruhs with playful black-and-white drawings flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows.
Carla Sozzani, who founded the original concept store in Milan in 1990, said, “Shanghai’s vibrant art and fashion scene is an ideal location for our destination store. I love the proximity to Jing’an Temple and the park; it is a nice balance of modernity and tradition.”
The venue will carry labels ranging from Azzedine Alaïa and Maison Martin Margiela to Fendi, Chloé and Jil Sander, and emerging brands such as Carven. “Fashion is a language I enjoy speaking. Listening, watching and understanding the language of fashion tells me a lot about what is going on in the world. It is something to enjoy and explore. For me, it inspires and motivates with ideas on the way to live and what is happening. It is a profound and critical part of our social fabric,” said Sozzani.
Design, cosmetics, 10 Corso Como branded products, a bookstore and pastry café with an outside terrace will be housed on the first floor. Fashion brands will be on the second floor, as well as a “su misura” corner for handmade tailoring designs, in addition to a space dedicated to events, special projects and collaborations with artists from China and around the world. The third floor will carry women’s fashion, and the Italian restaurant and lounge will be located on the top floor, as well as 10 Corso Como Shanghai’s Gallery. The first exhibition to be held here is slated to be “23 Years of Galleria Carla Sozzani,” a retrospective of the photo exhibitions held during the past 20 years at 10 Corso Como.
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)