GOOD SPORT: Ralph's really getting into the active thing. Polo Sport, Ralph Lauren's functional sportswear, weekend wear and accessories store that opened on Madison and 72nd Street in September 1993, is...
GOOD SPORT: Ralph's really getting into the active thing. Polo Sport, Ralph Lauren's functional sportswear, weekend wear and accessories store that opened on Madison and 72nd Street in September 1993, is said to be ready for some cloning. Sources said Lauren is eyeing SoHo and other sites for a big rollout next year, with possibly a few-dozen stores on the drawing boards. "We have looked at SoHo over the past few years, but there is nothing concrete," said Cheryl Sterling, president of Polo/Ralph Lauren retail and licensing. "We are always looking at ways of growing our business."
IT AIN'T SO: Saks Fifth Avenue chairman Philip Miller denied rumors, fueled by a recent Chicago Tribune report, that he's eyeing a return to Marshall Field's, where he was chairman and chief executive officer from 1983 to 1990. Miller labeled Seventh Avenue rumors that he wants to lead an LBO buyout of Field's "absurd and erroneous." And he called the Trib's speculative article "irresponsible journalism." The Trib tale was spun off a WWD story about a slip of the tongue by Miller at a Saks party for Yves Saint Laurent. The Saks boss mistakenly introduced himself to the crowd as the chairman of Field's. Saks officials explained the slip of the tongue by saying Miller was suffering from jet lag after a trip to the Far East.
UNDER THE WIRE: Label by Laura Whitcomb will be on display during show week after all. The designer had booked time in the Bryant Park tents, then moved her location to Studio 54 and then canceled altogether. Now the show will be at the newly reopened Studio 54 on Friday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m.--after Donna Karan's show. A spokesman for the designer said that Whitcomb's samples had come through in time. Other late news comes from Tracy Feith, who might be taking runway cheesecake a step beyond: He'll show at the Show World porn palace at West 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue, on Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m.
@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
@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)