NEW YORK — The Calvin Klein Collection show is on the move this September.
After holding runway shows at its 205 West 39th Street headquarters for five years, Calvin Klein Inc. is staging the spring Collection show at the new, as-yet-unopened Spring Studios in TriBeCa. It will take place in its regular time slot on Sept. 12 at 2 p.m., although there will only be one show this season.
Calvin Klein will be the first and only fashion house to show at Spring Studios during fashion week. According to CKI, the space’s modern, minimalist environs, which will open at 50 Varick Street in TriBeCa this fall, lend themselves nicely to the house’s ethos.
CKI is celebrating several milestones this fashion week. For one, Francisco Costa is marking his 10-year anniversary as Calvin Klein Collection’s women’s creative director, and there will be an after party at Spring Studios that night to fete the designer’s decade as well as the spring collection; the event, which will take place on a different floor from the show, will also celebrate the global launch of Downtown Calvin Klein, the new fragrance featuring Rooney Mara in the campaign.
“Sharing our brand’s modern and innovative approach, Spring Studios was a natural choice to hold this special event commemorating Francisco’s decade as Calvin Klein Collection’s fearless women’s creative director,” said Malcolm Carfrae, CKI’s executive vice president and chief communications officer.
Spring Studios operates a facility in London. When it opens, the New York division will feature a 120,000-square-foot full-service photo studio, event space and creative agency, among other features.
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews
@prada is introducing a new project at its men’s fall 2018 show this Sunday: “Prada Invites.” The fashion house invited four celebrated creative minds – @ronanaerwanbouroullec, Konstantin Grcic, @herzogdemeuron and @rem.koolhaas – to each create a unique item with its iconic nylon material. The designs will be unveiled on the runway show, which will take place at the company’s warehouse in Viale Ortles 25. #wwdfashion #mfwm (📷: @martinocarrera)
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion