Marc Jacobs has a new accessories in-store shop in Galeries Lafayette Berlin, located in the city’s eastern neighborhood of Mitte. The dedicated space featuring Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs handbags and more is nestled in the store’s newly updated ground floor luxury area, with neighbors including Chloé and Gucci.
While Marc Jacobs has a strong presence in Germany, “Berlin’s kind of its own market, especially for luxury, so maybe a bit more challenging, to be honest,” explained the brand’s senior account executive Caroline Morrison, who was on hand for the Oct. 17 launch. “But I think it’s great to have this visibility and this window in Galeries Lafayette, which is a historical partner for us, so it’s very positive.”
Morrison said the brand’s ready-to-wear remains down the street in Departmentstore Quartier 206, but Marc Jacobs accessories will now be found exclusively at Galeries Lafayetteand at Kaufhaus des Westensacross town in the city’s western region, home to a more localized luxury consumer. KaDeWe also sells the rtw.
Morrison pointed to a couple of models she thinks will hit the spot both with stylish Berliners and the international tourists who flood the Mitte shopping stretch.
“The bag I can really see here is the Metropolitan, which is a very sophisticated bag, very chic. But it’s quite easy to wear, and basic,” she said. “And then for a bit more fun, we do some patchwork pythons that kind of have a really vintage feel, that are really rich.”
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
Discovery is collaborating with British pop artist @philipcolbert on a new line of clothing and accessories called Discovery Shark. The collection, which will launch next summer for Shark Week’s 30th anniversary, features a whimsical line of women’s and men’s bomber jackets, sweatshirts, bags and more. #wwdfashion
“I’m always a big champion of a female rapper, and I’m glad to see a new voice that feels unique and authentic that’s coming up, and I think we’re going to see more great things from her,” said @itsjeremyscott about @iamcardib, who performed at @moschino’s Art Basel Miami Beach party last night. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
@janellemonae’s “What’s Your Frequency?” room in @refinery29's #29Rooms made its debut this week at the opening of the Los Angeles art exhibit. “It’s about the ongoing conversation around mass surveillance, the weaponization of technology and cultural uniformity. My space was created so that we can come together and talk about the complexities of our humanity,” said Monáe. #wwdeye (📷: @bucknerphoto)
@pantone announced their Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet. Nearly 20 months after the musician Prince’s death, fashion is having a purple moment. Varying shades of purple appeared on spring or fall runways, from @christopherkane to @calvinklein. @gucci’s Alessandro Michele bathed his fall runway in ultra violet-colored light at one point. Pantone 18-3838 is meant to “push the boundaries of what inspires us to look upward and outward to the future.” #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)