Keeping its eye on international expansion — something company executives have pledged repeatedly in recent months — Oscar de la Renta Ltd. has signed a licensing agreement with Yves Salomon SA to make and distribute a fur collection.The company's existing fur license with Alixandre Furs runs out at the end of this year. Yves Salomon has more of an international presence, according to Alex Bolen, chief executive officer of Oscar de la Renta."As business expands, international is a bigger piece," he said. "Stores that buy our ready-to-wear and accessories have been interested in buying more than the fur that is shown on the runway."The new alliance with Yves Salomon, a fourth-generation furrier that dates back to Russia in 1890, will allow the designer label to sell more fur pieces within its collection in the U.S. and abroad and is expected to be a multimillion dollar business right out of the box. The more traditional approach among furriers has been to sell fur in fur salons or fur specialty stores.Russia and Western Europe will be among the first places Oscar de la Renta furs will be sold overseas, Bolen said.The new fur collection will consist of furs and shearlings with the designer's signature details and embellishments. Coats, jackets, boleros, vests and such accessories as scarves and hoodies will be among the 40 styles offered. As of May or June, the designer's furs will be available in his freestanding and select national and international stores. Wholesale prices will range from about $1,875 to $40,000 and up. In a statement Friday, the designer said, "We partnered with Yves Salomon because of their innovative design ideas. They are breaking down walls in the traditional fur business by integrating fur and ready-to-wear."
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty
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About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
“This is Paris, my first show. I’m all about democracy. If some kid shows up, flew from New Jersey to just be around, let’s get him a seat.” — @virgilabloh tells WWD’s @jdiderich ahead of his first show for @louisvuitton men’s. (📸: @alfredo_piola ) #wwdmens #virgilabloh #louisvuitton
“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest. We are dedicated to carrying on her legacy,” said Anna Bakst, brand president and chief executive officer of @katespadeny. The Kate Spade Foundation announced that it will be donating $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness in tribute to the recent death of Kate Spade. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @chinseephoto)
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim