BOOK SMART: These days, Christian Lacroix is really into designing jackets — book jackets, that is. A few months after illustrating the latest Larousse dictionary, Lacroix has taken on a literary endeavor with Paris-based newspaper...
BOOK SMART: These days, Christian Lacroix is really into designing jackets — book jackets, that is. A few months after illustrating the latest Larousse dictionary, Lacroix has taken on a literary endeavor with Paris-based newspaper Liberation. In October, the French daily will publish a 500-page almanac compiling articles from the past 30 years. As artistic director for the project, Lacroix will oversee layout and add his signature illustrations.
SWEDE DREAMS: He wants to be a part of it. Swedish designer Johan Lindeberg, who has been showing his J. Lindeberg men’s wear in Milan the past few years, said he plans to show his fast-growing women’s collection during New York Fashion Week starting in February. “This is something I’ve been looking forward to for a long time,” he said. The Diesel executive launched his Stockholm-based firm in 1997 and is gunning for sales of $25 million this year.
TROJAN HORSE: Luca Orlandi, known for his clever fashion show invitations that have ranged from an album cover to a parking ticket, is treading into controversial territory this season with an invitation packaged in a Luca Luca condom wrapper. The box includes “1 premium fashion show invite” and promises fashions “designed for ultra sensation.”
Orlandi was unavailable to comment on his intended message on Wednesday, but a spokesman, perhaps channeling Kenneth Cole, said, “Luca wanted to let everyone in the fashion community know that he has them covered. He wished that the invite came in more than one size.”
Asked if he was concerned anyone might be offended, the spokesman said Orlandi was reacting to the rather serious nature of the times and “wanted to send something to have fun with…get them to laugh.”
GETTING FRESH: Gen Art will host its 10th Fresh Faces in Fashion show on Sept. 10 at the Manhattan Center with the presentations of 12 designers. The nonprofit group, which promotes new designers with group shows around the country, will showcase the work of women’s labels Sarah, Gam in Gale, Katie Zorn, This Dress is Your House, Eventide and Alice Ritter, and men’s wear labels Noah and Yuko Yoshitake. Accessories designs also will be featured at the show from Made Her Think, Ixbalamke, Bliss Lau and Chrishabana. The Fresh Faces show is presented by L’Oréal Féria.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)