Asia Watch: Capucci Arrives…Rolling Out…China Power
CAPUCCI ARRIVES: Capucci Corp. SpA, the Milan-based design house, will roll out its ready-to-wear, designed by Belgian creative director Bernhard Willhelm, in the Japanese market next spring through Itochu Corp., one of Japan’s largest...
CAPUCCI ARRIVES: Capucci Corp. SpA, the Milan-based design house, will roll out its ready-to-wear, designed by Belgian creative director Bernhard Willhelm, in the Japanese market next spring through Itochu Corp., one of Japan’s largest trading companies, which has signed an exclusive import agency agreement with the Italian firm.
Itochu said sales of Capucci will begin next spring through department stores, specialty stores and selected chains, with a plan to open one directly managed Capucci store “by the end of 2005.”
The Japanese partner is projecting first-year sales of $5.8 million, or 700 million yen, at retail, which are expected to increase to $16.7 million, or 2 billion yen, in the fifth year of operation.
Major items to be sold here will include jackets, shirts, pants, knits and skirts. According to Itochu, jackets will retail in the price range of $667, or 80,000 yen, to $2,083, or 250,000 yen; shirts from $233, or 28,000 yen, to $1,333, or 160,000 yen; pants from $333, or 40,000 yen, to $1,000, or 120,000 yen; cut-and-sew knits from $333, or 40,000 yen, to $833, or 100,000 yen, and skirts from $317, or 38,000 yen, to $1,833, or 220,000 yen. — Tsukasa Furukawa
ROLLING OUT: Four brands owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton — Fendi, Celine, Donna Karan New York and Loewe — have opened stores together in the ONE Omotesando building.
ONE Omotesando is a 10-story building covering about 53,000 square feet, including two basement floors. The building is located on the Omotesando Street at 3-5-29 Kita Aoyama in Tokyo. Louis Vuitton’s Omotesando store, the brand’s biggest shop in Japan, is within walking distance. Retailing covers from the first floor of the basement to the second floor above ground, while the rest is used as offices and showrooms.
Fendi’s 38th shop in Japan occupies 4,600 square feet, while Celine’s 34th shop has 3,300 square feet over two stories, Donna Karan New York’s 21st shop has 3,600 square feet and Loewe’s 34th shop occupies 2,830 square feet. — Koji Hirano
CHINA POWER: In the wake of two work stoppages and severe damage wrought by typhoon Maemi, Evergreen Marine is considering moving out of Pusan, Korea. Evergreen is the world’s third-largest shipping company and Pusan’s biggest customer. An Evergreen official told The Financial Times, “We’re getting worried about meeting our shipping schedule, as the situation in Pusan is unstable due to frequent strikes and the bad weather.”These are not new issues for Pusan. After a truck driver’s strike in May, China Shipping and Mediterranean Shipping moved 30 percent of their cargo to China and Japan.
Pusan, which was the world’s third-busiest port last year (behind Hong Kong and Singapore), has been losing considerable business to Shanghai, which set a new record by handling 6.19 TEU’s (20-foot equivalent) in the first seven months of this year. That is already more than Pusan has handled. Competition for Pusan won’t let up anytime soon, either. Shanghai’s new port, a $6 billion project, is set for completion in 2020. — Constance Haisma-Kwok
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