SCAASI DOWN THE AISLE: Arnold Scaasi's bridal designs for Eva Forsyth have rolled up some hot numbers for fall. A four-day trunk show at I. Kleinfeld, the famous Brooklyn bridal emporium, attracted about 450 brides-to-be, and 168 of them plunked down anywhere from $1,400 to $3,600 for wedding dresses from the newest collection. The event, held May 16-20, scored more than $300,000. Another trunk show, held June 8-10 at The Bride in Newport Beach, Calif., generated more than $150,000 with about 75 units sold. The top seller at both shows was a satin halter gown with beaded bodice and straps, which retailed for $1,900. About 20 units sold at Kleinfeld's and nine sold at The Bride. Scaasi's fall line will be shown at one more trunk show, a three-day event Aug. 3-5 at The Wedding Dress, Saks Fifth Avenue's bridal shop, which is a subsidiary of Kleinfeld's. Wedding Dress president Nancy Aucone said the Scaasi line is selling well this season because it is "very refined. "It has that touch of Scaasi glamour," she said, "but any beading is just highlighted around the face. It reflects the very clean look of fashion today."
VICTORIA HELPS SUSAN: Eveningwear firm Victoria Royal has launched a new line for fall--Vie by Victoria Royal--and will donate a portion of the profits to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research. Each label will bear a pink ribbon, and hangtags will tell of the donation and provide a toll-free number for the charity. The line wholesales for $99 to $200, about a third of the price of the company's top line. Chairman Alan Sealove projected $5 million in first-year sales for the collection, which is aiming for a younger customer with less elaborate, sexier styles, he said.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty