FUR WEEK SLIMS DOWN: Fur Fashion Week is basically being consolidated to a one-night affair. The Fur Information Council of America will stage its annual fashion show at the Puck Building on April 8 — six weeks earlier than usual. With a few...
FUR WEEK SLIMS DOWN: Fur Fashion Week is basically being consolidated to a one-night affair. The Fur Information Council of America will stage its annual fashion show at the Puck Building on April 8 — six weeks earlier than usual. With a few exceptions, most furriers are canning the idea of hosting their own shows in May, said Keith Caplan, FICA executive director.
NO MORE WET WOOL: Bogner has developed a windproof and waterproof TechnoWool jacket and coordinating pants that are designed for ski slopes or city streets. After developing the high tech fabric with an Italian mill, the company had professional skiers who endorse the brand wear-test it.
Dan Chirico, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Bogner of America, said, "The idea was to combine the look of a traditional natural product, wool, with the advantages of surface bonding and lamination to a technical man-made fiber. An added advantage is the textile’s breathability, which transports moisture away from the body to the outside surface of the wool.
Bogner’s TechnoWool jacket and pants ships to stores like High Country Sports in Livingston, N.J., and Stein Erikson in Park City, Utah, in September. The jacket wholesales for $171 and the pants are $148.
GIVE PEACE A CHANCE: Joia, the yoga-inspired activewear line, is flashing a peace sign. The New York-based company has developed a zip-front jacket with "Peace" embroidered on the collar.
Designer and owner Joia Wildman said she came up with the idea after seeing all the military looks offered by apparel companies.
"I didn’t understand why people would want to dress up in army fatigues when such a horrible thing is going on," Wildman said. "They were saying it’s fashionable to look like you’re at war. I wanted to do something with a clean design to promote peace."
About 60 stores are embracing that antiwar message and have ordered 300 units of the $70 item, Wildman said. During last month’s Fashion Coterie trade show, buyers said they were encouraged to see alternatives to all the cargo pants.
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