CIAO, CALVIN: On the heels of creating Calvin Klein Europe to handle his business abroad, the designer has reportedly signed a license with Super Rifle SpA, an Italian denim company. The deal will allow...
CIAO, CALVIN: On the heels of creating Calvin Klein Europe to handle his business abroad, the designer has reportedly signed a license with Super Rifle SpA, an Italian denim company. The deal will allow Rifle to manufacture and distribute CK Calvin Klein jeans in Europe, according to sources. Klein's denim business, which is estimated to have wholesale VOLUME of about $150 million in the U.S., is handled by the Calvin Klein Jeanswear Co. That venture was formed last August when Rio Sportswear, headed by chief executive officer Arnold Simon, signed a deal with Klein to acquire the CK Calvin Klein Jeanswear business.
SHORTS STORY: Macy's East's flagship Herald Square store is going all out to draw attention to its Levi's juniors, young men's and children's jeans departments, which offer the largest selection of Levi's in the city. The flagship store here will host a fashion show on Thursday, May 25, at 6 p.m., entitled "Take Off Your Pants. Put On Your Shorts." The show, which will use professional dancers, will be on the fourth floor of the Herald Square store and is open to the public. The first purchasers of a pair of Levi's will be given a chance to sit on a motorcycle, wearing virtual reality goggles. Afterward, a legs contest for men and women will be judged by WPLJ deejay Naomi DiClemente. The prize hasn't been determined yet. As part of the teaser for the event, the flagship installed in its 34th Street and Seventh Avenue windows 12 eight-foot-tall fiberglass replicas of Michelangelo's David, in various stages of undress. Signs throughout the windows said, "Take Off Your Pants. Levi's Shorts." One statue was practically nude, with his shorts dropped to his ankles and a Levi's sign where the shorts normally would be. The displays were designed by Sam Joseph, Macy's window design director. The windows, which had been up for two weeks, were taken down Wednesday.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)