Fashion Scoops: Apple on His Eye … Fur Flies … Doll Face …
APPLE OF HIS EYE: For Nelly, making clothes for men is just not enough. The multiplatinum-selling rapper will launch Apple Bottoms, a women’s sportswear line for spring 2004. Sales manager Jenny Nunez said Nelly came up with the...
APPLE OF HIS EYE: For Nelly, making clothes for men is just not enough. The multiplatinum-selling rapper will launch Apple Bottoms, a women’s sportswear line for spring 2004. Sales manager Jenny Nunez said Nelly came up with the name.
"When he looks at a woman, he sees an apple." Nunez said. "That’s what he says."
The company will introduce a small group for fall, but is saving the major launch for spring. Nunez said the line will be much more feminine and sexy than the line Nelly already runs for men, Vokal, and will include dresses and hoodie sets.
FUR FLIES: It looks like Georges Wichner has exited as managing director of French furrier Revillon after less than four months on the job. Sources said Wichner, formerly the head of Valentino and Thierry Mugler in the U.S., did not see eye-to-eye with Revillon owner Dusanka Milisevic. Still, the firm is believed to be moving ahead with a rejuvenation plan with Los Angeles designer Rick Owens. Neither Wichner nor Milisevic could immediately be reached for comment.
DOLL FACE: What to wear while you’re searching for eternal love — especially one that might end tragically? Why, Yohji Yamamoto, of course. That was the choice of famous Japanese filmmaker Takeshi Kitano, whose latest release, "Dolls," was costumed by Yamamoto. The movie, which opens in France on Wednesday, tracks three hopelessly romantic — and very well-dressed — couples on the road to disaster.
HOLLYWOULD HIGH: Holly Dunlap, creative director of Hollywould, celebrated her nomination by the CFDA for Swarovski’s Perry Ellis Award for Accessory Design the old-fashioned way. She threw a keg party Thursday night at the boutique. There to cheer Dunlap on with their beers were the Hollywould frat crew: Iman, Sofia Coppola, Peter Arnold, Fernanda Niven, Rachel Peters and Lars Nilsson. Can you say keg stand?
BARRY’S NEW OBSESSION: Barry Schwartz might have retired from the apparel business but he’ll probably be spending a lot more time in clothing stores, especially those catering to babies. He and his wife, Sheryl, became first-time grandparents Friday night when their daughter, Stephanie Schwartz Ferdman, gave birth to a girl at New York Hospital, Jordan Shelby Ferdman.
@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