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?
@pantone announced their Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet. Nearly 20 months after the musician Prince’s death, fashion is having a purple moment. Varying shades of purple appeared on spring or fall runways, from @christopherkane to @calvinklein. @gucci’s Alessandro Michele bathed his fall runway in ultra violet-colored light at one point. Pantone 18-3838 is meant to “push the boundaries of what inspires us to look upward and outward to the future.” #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
@badgalriri’s @fentybeauty launch in September was a massive success on social media, powering $72.9 million of earned media value, according to Tribe Dynamics. The brand’s foundation offering sparked conversations about diversity in beauty, launching the growth of emerging influencers and propelling the brand’s support on social media. Today, #fentybeauty won Launch of the Year at the WWD #BeautyIncAwards. (📷: Chema Moya/EPE-EFE)
@marianna_hewitt has become one of the most influential content creators in the beauty space, with almost 800,000 Instagram followers and a newly launched skin care line called @SummerFridays. Today, she was awarded Influencer of the Year at the WWD #BeautyIncAwards. (📸: @sophiachabbott )
As shopping behaviors evolve, the retail experience must follow. Head over to retail experts @colliersinternational’s Knowledge Leader series to read more about the shift in our shopping era. #colliersretail #lovecolliers
@prada opened a pop-up club, called Prada Double Club, in collaboration with German artist Cartsen Höller at @artbasel Miami. Last night, guests – including @youngparis, @ritaora and even Miuccia Prada herself – gathered in a former ice factory where the pop-up is housed for a performance from @wyclefjean. Go to WWD.com for full coverage on all the exhibits, parties and more at #ArtBaselMiami. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
@louboutinworld and @disney are making magic once again, creating a set of shoe designs for the release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Louboutin designed a pair of shoes for each of the film’s four female leads: Rey (@daisyridrey), Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo (@lauradern), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) and Rose Tico (@kellymarietran). The shoes will debut on Saturday at the L.A. premiere of the latest episode. #wwdfashion
Today at the #BeautyIncAwards 2017, WWD will be joined by beauty leaders from around the world as we honor this year's most innovative people, products, brands and places. Follow along here and on Twitter for live coverage from the exclusive event. #wwdsummits (📷: @elizaflorendo)
Exclusive: Beauty superinfluencer @marianna_hewitt is launching her first-ever skin care brand with her business partner @laurengores. Their new line Summer Fridays, which will be sold exclusively at summerfridays.com starting in January, is launching with just one product – a hydrating cream Jet Lag Mask. “We wanted to focus on one product that was amazing,” said Hewitt. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews
Michelin star-rated chef PJ Calapa marks his first solo endeavor with today’s opening of @scampinyc –– the new Southern Italian restaurant located in Manhattans’ Flatiron District. The upscale yet welcoming environment matches the menu, which includes two types of scampi: traditional Italian langoustines in butter and the Americanized version with shrimp over pasta 🍤 - pictured here. #wwdeye (📷: George Chinsee)