Fashion Scoops: Burberry’s Busy Fall … Reel Picture … Bag It …
BURBERRY’S BUSY FALL: Burberry, fresh off chief executive Rose Marie Bravo’s decision to extend her contract until 2006, is prepping for an action-packed autumn with a range of events across the world. The action kicks off on...
BURBERRY’S BUSY FALL: Burberry, fresh off chief executive Rose Marie Bravo’s decision to extend her contract until 2006, is prepping for an action-packed autumn with a range of events across the world. The action kicks off on Oct. 16 when the company, which is sponsoring Mario Testino’s traveling Portraits exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, will host an opening party. On Oct. 20, Bravo will zip to the West Coast to receive a special legends award from the Costume Council of Los Angeles for her contribution to the fashion industry. The next night, Burberry will host an opening party at its refurbished, 12,500-square-foot San Francisco unit on Post Street. In November, the British luxury label will open its first Rome store — 7,992 square feet — at 61 via Condotti, the city’s main fashion avenue.
REEL PICTURE: Fifteen minutes of fame wasn’t enough for Kwame Jackson of “The Apprentice.” He is expected to be trawling the Designers’ Collective trade show this week for ideas for the men’s apparel line he aims to launch this fall.
BAG IT: Lots of “It” girls get their “It” bags for free. For the nonboldface names, there’s a new source — Bagborroworsteal.com. A $99 monthly fee lets you borrow the Kate Spade, Gucci or Prada bag of your choice. For $20, customers can have Coach, Ralph Lauren or a trendy bag with no name. You can keep the bag as long as you want, or trade it in for another as soon as it bores you, for that “I have 1,000 more just like this in my closet” look. If the relationship lasts, Bagborroworsteal.com will quote you a price. The service, which is two months old, says it has 500 customers and an inventory of 2,000 bags, although its Web site displays 562 choices. At least one of those, a Gucci canvas logo bag with a chain handle and leather trim, appears to be from the current crop. The company does not yet buy directly from manufacturers, but all its bags are authentic, said co-founders Lloyd Lapidus and Greg Pippo. The average bag stays out for at least a month, and so far, the bags have come back in good condition, said Lapidus. The site charges a fee for damage, which varies depending on the bag, but won’t exceed $150.GETTING CATTY: The body-hugging catsuit Halle Berry squeezed into for “Catwoman” will be on display in Henri Bendel’s Fifth Avenue windows, in time for Wednesday night’s post-premiere party at the store. Berry and co-star Benjamin Bratt are expected at the bash, along with Damon Dash, Michael Kors, Nicole Miller, Vera Wang, Esteban Cortezar, Ja Rule, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Shannen Doherty, among others.
Angus Strathie, the costume designer behind “Moulin Rouge,” whipped up Berry’s catsuit. Versions by other designers, including Kors, design team Ducati, Elie Saab, Cortezar, Jonathan Saunders and Vivienne Westwood also will be showcased in the flagship’s windows.
FERRAGAMO’S VOICE: Days after Fulvio Zendrini resigned as head of communications at Ferragamo, the Florentine luxury goods house has tapped Clarice Pecori to replace him.
Pecori, who led the press office at Prada for four years, leaving in 2002, recently consulted for Piazza Sempione and was engaged with art-related events. Pecori will take up her new post on Sept. 1.
A spokeswoman for Ferragamo did not return phone calls.
SUPER SEQUEL: Cindy Crawford is back in the game. Jan Planit, the former IMG and Next executive, has just signed Crawford as a client at PLANIT M, the agency Planit started in March. Crawford, who hasn’t been with an agency in years, is looking to work with fresh designers and photographers.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)