Monique Lhuillier will today unveil her redesigned Web site, which is gearing up to feature e-commerce later this month. Redesigned by King & Partners, the site will feature many of the components it had before — a run of all the collections, including ready-to-wear, bridal and accessories, specifically shoes, which the company is eager to increase distribution — but now in a more shoppable way. “The great thing about an e-commerce platform is it gives a lot people an opportunity to shop the collection that normally wouldn’t have the same access to the entire breadth of what we offer,” said Tom Bugbee, Lhuillier’s chief executive officer and husband. “We have a store in New York and a store in L.A. and there’s a lot in the middle and the south [of the country] that you can’t readily access.” To start, the e-commerce will be merchandised in sync with the two flagships, stocking what’s popular on the brick-and-mortar sales floors until the online identity is more discernible. Bugbee said there are plans for exclusives, such as offering items in special prints. As for bridal, which typically requires an in-store experience, Bugbee said they are not launching full-bridal online but will instead feature the Ready-to-Wed collection that Lhuillier introduced in her last bridal runway show. He described it as cocktail and separates “meant for the bride that wants to do the wedding immediately, whether that’s going to the courthouse or going off to the beach with just a few family and friends and just making it happen.” In addition to offering e-commerce, including a link to the Monique Lhuillier fine jewelry collection with Blue Nile, the site will feature The Journal, which includes Lhuillier’s blog and social media feed. The site will also live-stream her spring runway show on Saturday.
Exclusive: @isabelmarant and @lorealmakeup have teamed up to create a capsule makeup collection. "She is rather natural in the day but doesn't have time to go back home before going out [in the evening] and redo her entire beauty look," said Marant on the 5 products included in the collection, which will launching in September. Read @jenniferbethweil's interview with the designer on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty
After 17 years, Tomas Maier is leaving @bottegaveneta. “I am deeply grateful to him and I personally thank him for the work he accomplished, and for the exceptional success he helped to achieve,” said François-Henri Pinault, head of parent company @kering_official. Head to WWD.com for more on his departure. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: Davide Maestri)
@shaymitchell is no stranger to teaming up with beauty brands, but she’s made her latest partnership official: She’s signed with @buxomcosmetics as global creative brand ambassador, WWD learned exclusively. Mitchell and Buxom will collaborate on campaign development, social media strategy and content and new product and shade development. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty (📷: @clint_spaulding)
Today we’re at the WWD Retail 20/20 Forum where industry leaders will be talking about the future of shopping for fashion, footwear and beauty. Tune in on Instagram Live at 9 am and 3:30 pm to hear from two of our speakers –– @therealreal’s Rati Levesque and @bandier’s Stephen Ippolito. #wwdsummits (📷: @elizaflorendo)
Seen last night at @coach’s launch party for “Life Coach,” an interactive pop-up in Soho: @joansmalls. Open now, visitors of the pop-up can engage in themes of “creativity and self-expression,” through tarot, carnival games, live performances and art. See the rest of the party pics on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @vnina)
“We figure there’s enough cynicism to go around the world right now let’s go out there and be ourselves, let’s be enthusiastic, let’s have positive energy, which is something I think a lot of people really want and need right now,” said musician @joshgroban ahead of hosting the Tony Awards with @sarabareilles. Read @leighn’s interview with Groban on how he picked his look for the night, his next record and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye #tonyawards (📷: @vnina)
“Rock as an attitude and not a uniform. Street as a style and not just clothing. Sportswear as the new normality,” @paul_surridge said of his first @roberto_cavalli men’s wear collection, previewed here. The British designer joined the brand as the creative director in May 2017, and is gearing up to unveil his debut for the label with a runway show at the Florence Charterhouse on June 13 at #PittiUomo. Head to WWD.com to read more about his collection and see more sneak peek photos. #wwdfashion (📷: @simonelezzi)