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.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews