David Beckham’s five-year contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy ends this year, but don’t expect the 36-year-old soccer superstar to fade from public view. “I have a few years left playing still,” he insists to Menswear—and he’s also gearing up for an ambitious foray into the creation of his own lifestyle brand.
First up is David Beckham bodywear, which he will launch with a license partner, possibly as early as this fall. He’ll also introduce in February a new men’s fragrance, called Homme by David Beckham, his third from partner Coty Inc. More projects are on the drawing board, adds Simon Fuller, the music industry impresario behind Pop Idol, American Idol and the Spice Girls, who is now managing the business interests of Beckham and his equally enterprising wife, Victoria.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)