NEW YORK — Jantzen launched its revamped 2007 swimwear line, featuring spokeswoman and model Carolyn Murphy in its new advertising campaign, at Macy's Herald Square last week.
The company's 2007 collection comprises maillots and two-pieces in a range of styles, adorned with sequins, beading, Swarovski crystal pendants and metal paillettes. Solids and patterns in classic black and white, peacock blue and brown, are the featured colors of the line, designed by Gabrielle Tuma, which also includes resortwear basics such as tunics, dresses, pants, skirts and footwear. Pieces retail from $44 to $50 for swimwear separates in the Pool and Beach collections to $128 for a one-piece from the Signature line. The event was sponsored by Glamour, which, like WWD, is owned by Condé Nast Publications.
"My line was inspired by Old Hollywood glamour and the golden years when starlets were outfitted by Jantzen," said Tuma, swimwear designer of the Perry Ellis International division since January 2006. Tuma, previously employed by Speedo, is no stranger to swimwear design, and found Jantzen's history and extensive archives helpful in creating the collection.
Murphy came on board last year for the 2007 cruise season, and she will be the Jantzen spokesmodel for next year, as well, said Tuma. The ads, created and photographed by Rocco Laspata and Charles DeCaro, have appeared in Ocean Drive, Glamour, Vanity Fair and Vogue.
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