COMEBACK KID: Eric Bergere, who shuttered his ready-to-wear business last year, is hopping back into the fashion saddle. Aigle, an outdoorsy French brand popular with hunters, sailors and weekend warriors with milder pursuits, tapped Bergere to design a capsule collection of more urban styles for fall to help celebrate its 150th birthday. And Bergere’s signature brand will also be reborn in September in Japan. The designer just signed an agreement to design women’s and men’s shirts exclusively for the hip chain United Arrows.
SHORT RHYTHM: Bobby Short was spotted lunching with Casey Ribicoff and others on Friday at La Grenouille, but was somewhat singing the blues. Short walked in on a chic cane because he’s suffering from neuropathy in his foot. One drawback has been that Short hasn’t been able to walk his new dog, a black poodle. "It’s a real bore," he moaned of the affliction. "Especially for someone with my natural rhythm."
MEET AND GREET: Lisa Kulson’s new spring collection for Kulson has been flying off the shelves so quickly at Bergdorf Goodman that the former designer for Theory flew in from Florence over the weekend to make her first retail appearance at the department store’s "Saturdays on 5ive" series. She joins the ranks of designers Diane Von Furstenberg and Rebecca Taylor, who both made appearances on the fifth floor recently.
KARL’S METAL MADNESS: When Chrome Hearts’ Richard Stark got word that Karl Lagerfeld had picked clean Colette’s stock of the ornately, goth-flavored silver line — including a hair ring and tie ring — the news made him pause, kind of. "I think it’s great when anybody buys a piece of our stuff no matter who they are," he said Friday from his Hollywood studio, where even the door screw heads are Chrome Hearts’ signature cross and silver motif. "But it’s extra special when somebody like him buys. I mean, he’s a great artist himself." But don’t expect Stark, who’s picked up more than a few Lagerfeld designs for his fashion-loving wife, to start broadcasting it. "It’s cool, but I’m not going to tell the world."
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