Christian Louboutin’s men’s collection started organically a few years ago when the designer began making shoes for himself and a few friends. Louboutin added men’s footwear to women’s stores, but demand became too big for the women’s shops to handle. There was enough demand to justify a freestanding men’s store, which opened on Sept. 11 on Rue Jean Jacques Rousseau in Paris across from the original women’s store Louboutin opened 20 years earlier.
WWD has learned that Louboutin in the spring will open a 1,035-square-foot men’s store in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. It will be its second men’s store in the world.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"