CHANGING PLACES: It isn’t fashion week without a little scheduling shuffle, and several designers have jump-started this season’s game of musical chairs with changes to their fashion week plans. Chado designer Ralph Rucci...
CHANGING PLACES: It isn’t fashion week without a little scheduling shuffle, and several designers have jump-started this season’s game of musical chairs with changes to their fashion week plans. Chado designer Ralph Rucci just moved his presentation from Sept. 10 to the final day of Olympus Fashion Week on Sept. 15 at 1 p.m., giving him some extra prep time as well as his traditional spot at the end of the New York shows. Then Alice Roi jumped from Sept. 8 to Sept. 10 at 11 a.m., taking Rucci’s vacated time slot because she preferred his venue in Bryant Park, which wasn’t available at her original time. And in her old space on Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. comes the big surprise: Imitation of Christ, which, after four years of fashion anarchy, has booked a spot in Bryant Park, practically the center of conformity. What’s next? They’ll invite more than 10 guests?CAMPING OUT?: One has to wonder where the 250,000 or so protesters plan to sleep while they’re in New York over the weekend — but they might be very fashionable wherever it is. Marc by Marc Jacobs on Bleecker Street has completely sold out of its sleeping bags, which were selling for $20. The shop “sold hundreds” of them both in New York and in Boston, and they haven’t been reordered, according to a store representative. She said they weren’t for political purposes, and customers were probably attracted to the price. The bags, which came in silver with stars and clouds on them, were marked down from $195 to make room for new merchandise.
Exclusive: @dsquared2 signs fragrance licensing agreement with Euroitalia, with the first effort of the new partnership being unveiled in September. The brand will launch two scents – one for men and one for women – in Italy. Read our interview with designer Dean and Dan Caten on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@louisvuitton has officially renewed Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract as artistic director of women's collections. "I am very pleased to open the next chapter of the story I started with Louis Vuitton almost 5 years ago," said Ghesquière, who first signed on to design the French luxury brand's women's line in 2013. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“I learned then and there that I had to figure out a way in life to maintain and preserve my sense of pride when I felt good about what I did or what I represented or created,” said @saintrecords on how being bullied for wearing capri pants inspired her to be the artist she is today. Knowles was at the 70th Parsons Benefit last night where she outbid the room for a Dapper Dan customized @gucci experience. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“There’s this amazing braintrust of people who know the whole universe so well. So we talked to them and they gave us more input,” said actor Alden Ehrenreich on playing the young Han Solo in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The cast was at NYC’s SVA Theatre last night for an advanced screening of the film, which hits theaters this week. #wwdeye #starwars #hansolo (📷: @aurorarosedecrosta)
@asaprocky spent nearly two hours in a Plexiglas box Sunday night at @sothebys putting himself through a series of “tests” to demonstrate the process of completing his new album called “Testing.” Get all the details and see all the pictures on WWD.com. #wwdeye
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion
Exclusive: Cate Blanchett has been named the first global beauty ambassador for @armanibeauty. Blanchett has been the face of the brand’s Sì fragrance franchise since 2013, and is now representing all of the label’s beauty categories including makeup and skin care. #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)