ALLURE'S YOUNG RESIGNS: Shawn Young, Allure's design director for six years, will be leaving in mid-September, but his split from the magazine is "amicable," according to Linda Wells, editor in chief. "Ever...
ALLURE'S YOUNG RESIGNS: Shawn Young, Allure's design director for six years, will be leaving in mid-September, but his split from the magazine is "amicable," according to Linda Wells, editor in chief. "Ever since I got back on maternity leave, I've been thinking about ways to freshen up things," she said. "I talked to Shawn about it, but he felt he had done all he could and it was time to move on." Young gave notice on Tuesday, she said. "Shawn has been extraordinary, and he has contributed to a look that has been widely copied," she continued. Wells promises that upcoming changes won't be merely "plastic surgery." "I want to find some new solution, come up with a different way of portraying beauty," she said. "We invented a formula, produced it, and now we are ready to break into a new formula."
ANOTHER GENDER-BENDER: Kenar's fall ad campaign (right) is Part II of the Italian ragazza theme, complete with another boy-girl meets girl-girl scenario. One ad depicts the balcony scene out of "Romeo and Juliet," with Linda Evangelista playing both parts. This follows last spring's ad showing Evangelista kissing Evangelista. "We thought, 'Where do we go from there?' There was so much positive approval from the gender-bender ads," said Charles DeCaro, partner in Laspata/DeCaro, Kenar's ad agency. Kenar's fall budget is $3.5 million, up from $3 million a year ago, said Kenneth Zimmerman, president.
NEW DETAILS: Details is making radical changes again, and the results are expected to be evident in the September issue. The magazine is preparing to show reporters the redesign under editor in chief Michael Caruso the first week in August.
WATCH THIS: For its latest image ads, Swiss watch company Tag Heuer chose some of fashion's creative types. Called "Big Time," the six-page section was shot by Peggy Sirota and features Lauren Hutton, Barneys' Simon Doonan, makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin, designer Victor Alfaro, photographer/filmmaker Douglas Keeve and Sirota herself. The ads were part of an exhibit at the men's fashion shows this week--which Tag Heuer sponsors--and will also run in September issues of Vogue, GQ and Vanity Fair. Tag Heuer declined to give the fall budget, but according to Competitive Media Report, the firm spent $16 million in media last year, up 30 percent from the year before.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews