Fashion Scoops: Bag Ladies … Independents’ Day … Everlasting Love
BAG LADIES: What do Kylie Minogue and Juliette Binoche have in common with Cecilia Dean, Anna Wintour and Carine Roitfeld? Word has it those five women will soon be the recipients of a "pumpkin" handbag from Givenchy. The French house is banking on...
BAG LADIES: What do Kylie Minogue and Juliette Binoche have in common with Cecilia Dean, Anna Wintour and Carine Roitfeld? Word has it those five women will soon be the recipients of a "pumpkin" handbag from Givenchy. The French house is banking on the placement to generate buzz for its latest style. Meanwhile, Minogue was slated to meet Givenchy designer Julien Macdonald today, a day ahead of her concert in Paris. Will he coax her into carrying one on stage?INDEPENDENTS' DAY: Rei Kawakubo is living up to her reputation as the designer's designer. From mid-July through mid-October, she plans to showcase the first furniture designs by Sir Paul Smith in her Comme des Garcons boutiques in New York and Tokyo. Smith, who is often in Japan, recently showed Kawakubo photos of the line, manufactured by Cappellini in Italy. Kawakubo took a shine to Smith's quirky photo-printed lacquered cabinets and figured they would look great in her stores. And she didn't stop there. She also plans to carry some of Smith's hand-embroidered shirts, too.EVERLASTING LOVE: Legendary couturier Yves Saint Laurent may have retired last January, but the tributes go on. From July 5 to Aug. 3, Paris department store Le Bon Marche plans to showthe famous "love" posters he has sent out as New Year's wishes since 1970. Meanwhile, the Museum of Fine Arts and Lace in Alencon, an hour west of Paris, just christened an exhibition of Saint Laurent designs, running until Sept. 29 and spotlighting the couturier's use of lace.Elsewhere on the museum circuit, a new exhibition at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs shines a spotlight on the least glamorous item in any fashion junkie's closet--the clothes hanger itself. The grandaddy of today's wire triangle first appeared in France in the 16th century, says the accompanying catalog by Daniel Rozensztroch. The oldest piece in this exhibition dates back to the late 19th century, but in addition to such classics as carved wood, wire or plastic there are inflatable, beaded and folding hangers, and hangers incorporating lint brushes. The most recent example is--illogically, perhaps--a backpacker's hanger, created from a length of shock-corded tent pole suspended from a rock climber's carabiner. What would Joan Crawford say?
For its next men’s wear collection, @roberto_cavalli will show as a special guest at #PittiUomo, running from June 12-15. The brand, which has Florence in its roots, will relaunch its men’s wear collection, which will be presented separately from women’s wear for the first time since Paul Surridge was appointed creative director in May. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech during @sxsw for @createcultivate in partnership with @fossil. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.