Fashion Scoops: Camera Ready…Manchester Delighted…Curtain Raiser
CAMERA READY?: Both sides officially say talks are still ongoing, but it’s looking a little less likely that 7th on Sixth’s fashion showcase will be known as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week after the end of the year. According to...
CAMERA READY?: Both sides officially say talks are still ongoing, but it’s looking a little less likely that 7th on Sixth’s fashion showcase will be known as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week after the end of the year. According to sources, there are also negotiations with other companies that could take over the title role. The one that’s leading the rumor mill is Olympus, the camera maker, which incidentally signed on as a category sponsor for this season’s event and plans to introduce a new professional model of its digital camera there.
Olympus Fashion Week? Why not? It was General Motors Fashion Week for three years before Mercedes took over in January 2001. But no one would comment on the latest reports on Monday, and 7th on Sixth officials didn’t return calls. They’ve still got to call it Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for at least one more season, after all, so any official word is not likely to come before January.
MANCHESTER DELIGHTED: Harvey Nichols opened its fifth U.K. store in Manchester, England, this month, right across the street from that other department store, Selfridges. Mancunians now will be able to indulge in three floors of fashion, fragrance and food, including the Harvey Nichols signature restaurant, bar and brasserie.
With an interior designed by architects Four IV, the store covers 95,000 square feet. The women’s wear department — with labels including Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, John Galliano and Juicy Couture — is decorated with tall, elegant lampshades, while the men’s — which stocks Balenciaga, Jil Sander and Martin Margiela, among others — is a sea of wood. By evening, a glass tower running up the side of the building is illuminated. The first U.K. Chloé accessories boutique outside of London is situated on the ground floor, as well as a purpose-built Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche accessories boutique. Harvey Nichols also continues to roll out niche beauty brands, including Paul & Joe, RMK, Kevyn Aucoin and Laura Mercier.
CURTAIN RAISER: It takes a lot to get a Fifth Avenue retailer to give up its windows during the arrival of prime fall merchandise, but Saks Fifth Avenue made an exception on Monday when its regularly scheduled displays gave way to a compilation of such fashions as a sequined coat once worn by Michael Jackson, a wedding dress that came from a performance by Madonna and BBritney Spears’ snake-charming ensemble — all taken from past editions of the Video Music Awards.The reasoning is simple: When the VMAs return to New York’s Radio City Music Hall on Thursday, the arrivals area is planned to be set up behind the venue in the gardens of Rockefeller Center, which would give a perfect view of the retailer to TV audiences.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty