NEW YORK — Alexander Wang is the next fashion designer with an Adidas collaboration in the works, WWD has learned. Full details of the project haven't been disclosed.Adidas did not respond to a request for comment and a spokesperson for Wang said they cannot comment on rumors. But it's said the companies plan to reveal their collaboration after Wang's show during New York Fashion Week, where he has taken the 9 p.m. slot on Sept. 10. Presumably a party will follow the runway show.Wang would be the latest addition to Adidas' growing cache of designer collaborators, which includes Stella McCartney, Raf Simons, Rick Owens, Yohji Yamamoto and Kanye West. Many of these relationships are longstanding. McCartney first partnered with Adidas in 2004. Yamamoto initially approached the German athletic company for his fall 2001 collection, which featured co-branded sneakers. The following year, Adidas launched Y-3 with Yamamoto, and in April expanded the collection with Y-3 Sport, a line of urban sportswear for men and women. Noted gym buff Owens began working with Adidas in 2013, the same year Simons introduced his limited-edition men's line of Adidas sneakers that now includes his versions of Adidas' classic Stan Smith.Then there's West, who began working with Adidas in late 2013 when he switched from Nike in a wide-ranging deal that eventually yielded his much ballyhooed Yeezy collection for fall 2015. Last month, Adidas and West revealed they were beefing up their partnership with Adidas + Kanye West, “a Yeezy-branded entity creating footwear, apparel and accessories for all genders across street and sport.” There's no timeline for the project, but it will include performance wear.It's not a quantum leap for Wang to team with Adidas. His brand is rooted in the sporty street sensibility that's not a far cry from the Adidas Originals ethos. Lest anyone forget, the nature of Wang's 2014 H&M collaboration was purely athletic-driven, and his spring 2015 collection, inspired by sneakerheads, featured a series of looks that were essentially ready-to-wear versions of the classic green and white Stan Smith sneakers.
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion
@longchamp, which marks its 70th anniversary this year, just opened its biggest U.S. store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. On the lower level there’s a floor-to-ceiling display of the brand’s iconic Le Pliage bag – in all of its different colors, shapes and sizes. Customers can also have their product personalized in-store by imprinting names, initials or emblems. #wwdfashion (📷: @ericmtownsend)
“Whenever I’m in that place of sound and music, I don’t have fear or nervousness…This album has a lot of themes of courage and boldness and I want to be the soundtrack for people’s lives. I’ll be so happy if [my songs] evoke strength in people, which I know music has done for me,” says @kimbramusic of her newest album “Primal Heart.” The New Zealand-born singer sat down with WWD to talk about her music, newest tour and connecting with hear fans — read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
Luxury handbag resale company @rebagofficial is planning to sell a rare collectible for $70,000: the @hermes White Crocodile Himalayan Birkin. The exclusive Birkin sold for about $100,000 in 2008, when @davidbeckham bought one for his wife @victoriabeckham to add to her collection. Read more about the rare Birkin on WWD.com #wwdaccessories
With her costume pearl necklace and what-you-see-is-what-you-get style, Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92, was a straight-shooter from start to finish.
Born Barbara Pierce in New York City, Bush served as the 37th first lady, as well as the country’s second lady from 1981 to 1989. In addition to being part of the longest presidential marriage — 73 years — Bush also had the unlikely distinction of having one son, George W., become the 43rd president and another son, Jeb, run unsuccessfully in 2016. Having served as second lady during the Reagan administration’s two terms and lived all over the world during her own husband’s ascending political career, Barbara Bush made it clear that literacy — not fashion — was her priority. Read more from Rosemary Feitelberg’s obituary on the late First Lady in WWD.com, link in bio. #barbarabush #wwdnews
Western and ’90s trends have influenced denim for fall 2018. Think raw, dark and coated jeans mixed with bold prints and tough leather. #trendtuesdays #wwdfashion (Styled by @thealexbadia;📷: @ryanplett)