Many Happy Returns More than 200 items--from fashion to furniture to tools and household goods--will be on display at an exhibit called "Hello Again: Recycling for the Real World," at The Museum at FIT, Seventh Avenue and 27th Street. Slated to run from Oct. 25 to Jan. 8, 1995, the exhibit will showcase the diversity of products that are made from recycled and reused materials and that are being applied by designers, artists and manufacturers. The viewer will get the recycling message in fashion with such pieces as Isaac Mizrahi's dresses adorned with paillettes cut from aluminum cans and Winky & Dutch vests made of reused felt college pennants. The metamorphosis of one product into another, such as five soda bottles reborn as the stuffing for a ski jacket, will be illustrated through all steps of the process. As it illustrates the transformation of waste into new consumer items, the exhibit will serve as a user's guide to the growing world of recycling. An illustrated brochure designed by Sam Antupit and printed on reused, wasted paper stock will be available for 25 cents--or two returnable aluminum cans and a dime.
Java Jam How do fashion firms beat the hurt during market weeks? Iced cappuccinos and iced coffees, of course. WWD surveyed some leading firms around town and found out what their favorite coffee haunts are. Philip's, located at King's Office Supply at 14 E. 33rd St., is the in-spot to get iced cappuccinos in the lingerie district. Josie Natori, president of Natori Co., said: "I don't drink cappuccino--hot or cold--but everybody at the company gets their iced cappuccinos at Philip's. I see them walking around all day with these iced cappuccinos in hand. They really like it." "It's Timothy's wide selection of coffees which separates it from the rest," said an Anne Klein spokeswoman, referring to Timothy's Coffees of the World at 1411 Broadway here. The company's flavor of choice? Hazelnut iced coffee. Donna Karan's employees said they prefer Timothy's because of its convenient location; however the coffee shop doesn't deliver. Yankee Doodle at 530 Seventh Ave. often gets Karan's business because it delivers. According to a spokeswoman at Showroom Seven, "We order from Veronica's at 240 West 38th Street and Hello Molly's at 150 West 36th St. because they have great food and they deliver. We are just too busy during the day to keep running outside, considering we order about 115 iced cappuccinos daily." And it just so happens that Cynthia Steffe's staff favors Timothy's as well. According to a spokeswoman, "Here, everyone at the office lives off of mochaccino." Mark Eisen's design team says Timothy's has quick service and an eager-to-please attitude and special cinnamon iced coffees keeps Eisen's design team bouncing back for more all day. Isaac Mizrahi, downtown at 102 Wooster St., orders from Olive's at 120 Prince Street. "We're big Olive's patrons," said a Mizrahi spokeswoman. "When we first moved down here it was Dean & DeLuca, but then we discovered Olive's. In the summertime, it's iced cappuccino and in the winter it's hot cappuccino." Olive's also delivers. "It's almost expected when people come down here because they're in SoHo. When we don't offer cappuccino, they're kind of disappointed."No Dress Code, Either There is no flashy sign, there are no bright lights. Actually it's naked outside, apropos to its name, Naked Lunch, inspired by William Burrough's novel by the same name. The bar/lounge, located at 17 Thompson St. here, is owned by Jeff and Rod Surut and Patrick Fahey. It opened last Tuesday. ( By day it's a coffee bar serving various flavored coffees and edibles, followed by "light and simple," fare such as oyster shooters at $5, cheese plates ranging from $6 to $8 and sandwiches ranging from $4 to $8, according to Jeff Surut. They also serve caviar and champagne. Come fall, martinis and an assortment of flavored vodkas will be emphasized. The space, designed by Peter Sibilia and Damien Vizuete, is reminiscent of the Thirties and Forties, decorated with old photographs under the glass coffee tables and antique telephones giving an eclectic yet modern feel.
Gres Expectations French couturiere Madame Gres will be starring at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York this fall. The Met's Costume Institute is putting together a retrospective of her designs that will run from Sept. 13 to Nov. 27. Gres, 95, is best known for her pleated and draped jersey designs. She began her career in Paris under the name Alix Barton Couture in 1934 and continued active well into the Eighties. The exhibit will include 65 to 75 of her designs from her early days up to her retirement. It is sponsored by Yagi Tsusho Ltd. Japan and Yagi Tsusho Inc. USA, which own the Gres couture house, and GrÄs SARL France, the designer's own company. The show will be accompanied by a book by the Costume Institute curator, Richard Martin, and associate curator Harold Koda.
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