CHINA GIRL: Taking limited-edition to a new zenith, Celine plans to offer only eight “Boogie Bonheur” bags worldwide this fall.
The rare suede version of the popular style, unveiled in Paris earlier this month, is being created to mark the “Year of China in France.” It boasts 20 hours of hand-painting by Chinese artist Fanfan Li, who grinds pearls and lapis lazuli to render her delicate depictions of lotus flowers. Each of the eight bags is one of a kind and will sell for about $3,450 at select Celine boutiques. Dollar figure is converted from euros at current exchange.
DOCKERS FOR THE COLD: Levi Strauss & Co.’s Dockers division is putting its stamp on the cold-weather arena with a new line of hats, gloves and scarves.
Produced under license by Tandy Brand Accessories, the collection will begin shipping to stores next June with a fall 2004 collection. Although much of the line is still in development, offerings likely will include blended knits and wools in patterns and solids, according to J.S.B. Jenkins, president and chief executive officer at Tandy Brands, which also makes handbags and leather goods under the Dockers nameplate.
Retail prices will range from $10 to $25, with distribution targeted to divisions of May Department Stores and moderate department stores, said Jenkins, who declined to give sales projections for the line.
PAUL FRANK LIMIT: Just as its iconic Julius monkey face appears to be extending to the nether reaches of retail, Paul Frank Industries is introducing an eyewear collection with no more than 200 frames made for each of seven Mod-inspired styles.
The London Calling Limited Collection from Paul Frank Optometrics, a division of Baumvision LLC, merges current technology and materials with a “handmade” vintage feel, according to PFO president Shane Baum. Names such as Mary Quant, Forester and Accelerator suggest the Vespa-driven street style that came of age in the Sixties and reemerged in the late Seventies and Eighties when Baum and Paul Frank were in high school.
Instead of a signature logo, there is a Mod-inspired arrow or Frank-drawn Union Jack on the frames, which are colored in black with blue and red, or white with red, and sold in a custom case. Retailing at $138, the line will be sold at eyewear boutiques and Paul Frank stores worldwide.
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