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NEW LOOK: Rick Owens, the designer at Revillon, calls the pared-down, industrial-style decor he used to redo the storied French furrier’s Avenue Montaigne store a clean sweep. “What I really wanted to do was empty out the old and...
NEW LOOK: Rick Owens, the designer at Revillon, calls the pared-down, industrial-style decor he used to redo the storied French furrier’s Avenue Montaigne store a clean sweep. “What I really wanted to do was empty out the old and bring in the new,” he said of the 2,000-square-foot unit, which reopened last week at one of Paris’ toniest retail addresses. With its stripped-bare cement floors, black lacquered walls and polished-steel hanging racks, it is a stark counterpoint to the plush interiors of Chanel, Dior and other neighbors. “I’m sure some people will think it’s empty and cold,” Owens said. “This is my idea of luxury.” He pointed to the only minimal decoration, an angular installation of mirrors in the back of the shop. “The mirrors speak to my concept of what the brand means,” he said. “For me, Revillon stands for a woman making love to herself in a room full of mirrors. Fur seems like such a personal luxury for a woman.” Owens joined Revillon more than a year ago and has been breathing life into the brand with his signature tattered chic. The shop — Revillon’s only stand-alone unit — had been renovated a couple of years ago by industrial designer Christophe Pillet after the house was acquired by Swiss investment fund Fibalko SA. Owens said he didn’t identify with Pillet’s dim, brooding decor and obfuscated windows. Owens said Revillon, founded in 1723, would use the store as the concept for future shop-in-shop locations. The first such unit will bow this fall in Paris’ Bon Marché department store, Owens said. — Robert Murphy
BURBERRY IN THE PINK: Burberry is giving its collection a fresh lick of pink after the success of its rose-colored trench last year. The label will launch a pink-themed collection in October to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Week and its support of breast cancer charities. The pink collection will include a silk trenchcoat, a leather-trimmed tote bag and a silk and cashmere scarf. The collection will go into Burberry stores in the U.S., U.K., Asia and Europe, while the trench also will be available at Saks Fifth Avenue in the U.S. Prices range from $275 for the scarf to $995 for the trenchcoat. Thirty percent of retail sales will go to breast cancer charities, which in the U.S. will be The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The campaign for the charity capsule collection, shot by Mario Testino, stars Stella Tennant. — Nina JonesNUMBER CRUNCHING: Etam, the French fast-fashion chain, last week reported a 1.5 percent slide in second-quarter sales to $307.8 million, or 252.3 million euros. On a comparable basis, sales dropped 5.1 percent. Dollar figures are converted from the euro at current exchange rates. For the first half, sales dropped 1.6 percent to $613.7 million, or 503 million euros, deflated by unfavorable currency exchange rates. The firm said sales fell 12 percent in the U.K. and 1.9 percent in France.
In China, however, sales advanced 19.4 percent, Etam said. Meanwhile, French activewear firm Lafuma last week said that third-quarter sales gained 0.8 percent to $155.2 million, or 127.2 million euros, boosted by strong performances in the U.S. and Asia. — Emilie Marsh
HOMECOMING QUEEN: British designer Alice Temperley will open her first London shop-in-shop at Selfridges next month. The Temperley boutique will be on the second floor of the Oxford Street flagship and similar to the one she has at Henri Bendel. The 500-square-foot space will feature hanging mannequins and a mirror that covers an entire wall. The shop-in-shop will be near Superbrands, a 16,000-square-foot room dedicated to Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Balenciaga, Chloé, Gucci, Marni, Dolce & Gabbana and Stella McCartney. — Ellen Burney
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye
Did you know: @carlychaikin of "Mr. Robot" has been painting for about a decade? The actress, who plays Darlene on the show, is a self-taught artist who lists Salvador Dalí and Chuck Close as some of her idols. Chaikin told WWD that painting is a form of meditation for her — A much-needed one given the intensity of "Mr. Robot." See a piece Chaikin is working on at WWD.com (📷: @jilliansollazzo) #wwdeye