• B.D. Baggies presented its new shop-in-shop store concept, due to be rolled out worldwide. Inspired by a laundry room, merchandising props include garment-filled laundry bins, industrial clothing racks and wire hangers with logoed cotton sheaths.
• Denim maker G-Star unveiled an extensive hat collection, with 12 new models ranging from urban chic to rugged outback. In addition, it unveiled a furniture collaboration between G-Star Raw and Swiss furniture maker Vitra — a project aimed at reinterpreting classic models by French modernist designer, Jean Prouvé. “Crossover gives us the opportunity to work with brands we admire and allows us to demonstrate our tastes,” G-Star chief marketing officer Joris Aperghis said. G-Star, which currently has about 300 monobrand franchises worldwide, hopes to reach 750 by 2015.
• For its third collection under Enzo Fusco, C.P. Company presented a limited edition Goggle “Reverso” Jacket, released in conjunction with the 1931 Reverso watch presented by Jaeger-LeCoultre. The coat features a protective watch porthole on the left sleeve. Only 500 models of the coat will be sold in selected stores worldwide.
• Italy’s WP Lavori in Corso plans to open its first store on Bond Street in New York in 2012 housing its portfolio of brands including Woolrich Woolen Mills, B.D. Baggies, Blundston and Penn-Rich.
• Henry Cotton’s launched a men’s and women’s beach collection carrying an English floral-meets-tropical theme. The men’s line includes silk scarves that double as colorful belts, Bermuda shorts and faded polo shirts.
• Nigel Cabourn is developing a shoe with Red Wing for fall 2012. The designer hopes next year to open a store in New York, followed by London.
• Pringle of Scotland’s archive collection— the fruit of a collaboration between the storied label and London’s Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design M.A. and B.A. students — mixed colorblocking and random argyle patterns from 1815 and 2011 for a geometrically dizzying modern twist. Pringle aims to open archive collection pop-up stores this September at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland and in 2012 in Beijing, Monaco and Shanghai.
• Vicomte A, which counts Pippa Middleton among its fans (founder Arthur de Soultrait said Middleton, who is a close friend of his, even gives tips on the brand’s fledgling women’s line), has acquired old French hunting brand Gastinne Renette. “It’s the French Holland & Holland,” said de Soultrait, adding that a relaunch is planned for Sept. 9 at the Chateau de Chantilly, in tandem with a shooting tournament. Vicomte A has also collaborated with the Deauville Yacht Club on French navy-inspired line with modern twists. A double-breasted jacket in oxford shirting fabric, for instance, sports rubber anchor buttons.
• Slowear invited European Institute design students Giulia Ceragioli and Leandro Mazzocco, 19 and 20 years old, respectively, to design two full looks mirroring the company’s Red collection. The designs, which were showcased at Pitti, included a seersucker vest, worn sweatshirt and cotton T-shirt with floating ropes and khakis with tattoos. “We decided to bring the younger generation into the fold in order to pass on our know-how, and even learn something from them too,” said Slowear chief executive officer Mario Griariotto.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews