Fashion Scoops: A Site for Sore Eyes … You Gotta Have Heart … Mini Catches a Lift
A SITE FOR SORE EYES: After two seasons of giving newmeaning to the concept of an off-site show, CatherineMalandrino has opted to stage her fall collection in amore convenient venue. Malandrino once drew editors to the Apollo Theater in Harlem for a...
A SITE FOR SORE EYES: After two seasons of giving newmeaning to the concept of an off-site show, CatherineMalandrino has opted to stage her fall collection in amore convenient venue. Malandrino once drew editors to the Apollo Theater in Harlem for a collection inspired by that neighborhood, but, last season, disrupted the New York calender by showing at the 79th Street Boat Basin. It took hours to get there, and hours to get back, causing a logjam of late shows that day.
But on Feb. 11, Malandrino is taking over theLong Acre Theater on West 48th Street — only six blocks from Bryant Park — that is currently the home of Russell Simmons’ production "Def Poetry Jam." To make up for some sore feelings among editors and buyers from last season, the designer has also booked entertainment, with a brief performance from one of the show’s regular poets.
YOU GOTTA HAVE HEART: A racy image of Angela Lindvall, shot by David LaChapelle, will be displayed in the Bryant Park Tent during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. It’s being used to promote The Heart Truth Campaign, featuring the Red Dress Collection that will promote international awareness of heart disease among women. Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Oscar de la Renta have contributed red dresses from current and vintage collections symbolizing the message "heart disease doesn’t care what you wear." The red dresses will be displayed in the Bryant Park Tent, as will Mercedes Benz’s own version of a red dress — a red C320 Sports Coupe.
MINI CATCHES A LIFT: Mini, BMW’s matchbox car, is shooting for a little extra mileage from industrial designer Yves Béhar. He is the creative force behind Mini-motion, apparel and accessories aimed at urban nomads.
The 35-year-old designer has teamed up with Puma for a two-in-one driving shoe and Samsonite for a backpack that buckles into the passenger seat to double as an organizer. Steven Alan got the greenlight to rep the line, which includes a shirt, jacket and watch. Béhar, founder of the San Francisco-based Fuseproject, was honored by Time magazine for his Teflon-coated cashmere sweater for Lutz & Patmos as one of the best designs of 2002.
@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
“I’m Russian and I love to use all these little tricks that I got from my grandma or my mom. We didn’t have a lot of money for creams or anything like that so we would use a garden as a beauty treatment regime. We’d put cucumber in the fridge and do a cucumber mask,” says model @irinashayk on one of her beauty hacks. WWD asked celebs what their go-to self-care rituals are. See what Naomie Harris, Freida Pinto and more said on WWD.com. #wwdeye #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)
Exclusive: @viktorandrolf are teaming up with @Zalando on a collection made from leftover clothing. The lineup, which lands at the retailer February 1, includes 17 pieces adorned with sliced up and repurposed overstock from the retailer’s private label collection. Pictured here is a look from the collection –– see more on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews
@duewestnyc is the newest bar joining the collection of intimate neighborhood-focused spaces in the West Village. The cocktail menu, which includes bitters and syrups made in-house, offers a “Build Your Own Old-Fashioned” – like the one pictured here – where guests can choose from a list of spirits and unexpected sugars and bitters. #wwdeye
Spotted at last night’s National Board of Review gala in NYC: Angelina Jolie. Jolie – along with Meryl Streep, @lupitanyongo and more – continued the all-black dress code from Sunday’s Golden Globes. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)