NEW YORK — With the opening of a Decades pop-up shop at Ports 1961’s Meatpacking District store here, the two companies are working on a serious twofer.
For starters, they aim to tap into the buzz around two museum exhibitions about Azzedine Alaïa and Jean Paul Gaultier. Decades’ Cameron Silver has culled vintage pieces from both designers for the Ports 1961’s outpost that will bow Oct. 20 and 21. Vinyl postings will go up in Ports’ Ninth Street store this week to pique Ports’ shoppers curiosity and to attract Decades’ fans.
With “Alaïa” now on view at the Palais Galliera in Paris and “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk” bowing Oct. 25 at the Brooklyn Museum (the show’s only East Coast stop), Silver has scoured the Decades closet to find 20 years worth of designs from both designers. Aside from wearing Ports’ men’s wear, he has called in his share of Ports for various styling projects over the past year. RELATED STORY: Decades Scores 'Treasure Trove' of Shamask Samples >>
Ports director of marketing Eddie Parsons said Monday, “A few people have challenged me about the idea of giving store space to someone else, but I don’t see a problem. I think it’s pretty cool. Normally Cameron does this type of thing privately but this will be open to the public.”
He and Silver will be helping shoppers in the boutique during what will be extended hours. And both aim to walk away with an assortment of new clients. “It’s actually a very friendly thing,” Parsons said.
The pair agreed to team up sooner rather than later. Still wrapping up his book tour and with the Cameron Silver for Nine West collection now out in stores, the frequent-flying vintage dealer told Parsons, “Let’s go ahead and do it now. If not, it will never happen.”
@fearofgod and @maxfieldla have teamed up on a pop-up installation. The store, located in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s Melrose Ave location, is the site of the brand’s House of God pop-up in which Fear of God founder @jerrylorenzo has created a church-inspired installation. A dozen vintage church pews sit in front of an LED screen playing 90s gospel singers in an effort to re-create an environment akin to a Southern Baptist Church, Lorenzo explained. Read more about the pop-up on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Jennifer Johnson)
Known for his sleek, sophisticated American glamour, Norman Norell is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at @fitnyc. “Norell: Dean of American Fashion,” which runs from February 9 through April 14, will feature approximately 100 ensembles and accessories. His best work is exemplified by the designer’s glittering “mermaid” gowns frosted with thousands of hand-sewn sequins – like the one pictured. (📷: William Helburn) #wwdfashion
For pre-fall 2018, @balmain didn’t let go of the glitz. A crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 hangs in the “couture” section of the brand’s first men’s pre-collection. Sporting the words “Balmain Army” across the back, the item took around two months to make. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director @olivier_rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday. #wwdfashion
Eighty degree temperatures and outdoor installations at the annual Art Basel Miami Beach called for bright, elevated beachwear. See more street style pictures on WWD.com. #theyarewearing #ABMB (📷: @lifeinreverie)
Following September’s emotional tribute to her brother Gianni, Donatella Versace wanted to bring the spring show’s deep sense of intimacy to her @versace_official pre-fall collection. Donatella found inspiration in Versace Palazzo in Milan and from Gianni’s opulent apartment. Archival patterns and new motifs were splashed on silk shirtdresses and fitted jersey frocks. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com. #wwdfashion
Demna Gvasalia continues to shake up the Paris fashion calendar — and experiment with new runway timetables for his @vetements_official brand. WWD has learned that Vetements plans to stage its next coed show for the fall 2018 season on January 19 during Men’s Fashion Week in the French capital. Details about the timing and venue have not been confirmed — stay tuned on WWD.com to catch the latest. #wwdnews (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
@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)