FAR, FARHI AWAY: Nicole Farhi’s experiment of delivering her first live, trans-Atlantic broadcast of her London fashion show on Tuesday proved two things: First, no matter what time a show is scheduled — the live broadcast was to...
FAR, FARHI AWAY: Nicole Farhi’s experiment of delivering her first live, trans-Atlantic broadcast of her London fashion show on Tuesday proved two things: First, no matter what time a show is scheduled — the live broadcast was to begin at 9:30 a.m. “prompt” at the designer’s East 60th Street store in Manhattan following a traditional English breakfast — it’s still bound to come off really late, almost an hour in this case. Second, fashion shows, even if they’re being shown on a movie screen, can draw a celebrity audience, as Alan Cumming turned up to host the event. “I’ve just been told it will be another 20 minutes,” he told the assorted guests, seated in the in-store restaurant, Nicole’s. “So, eat, eat, eat! Get jacked up on coffee.” Alas, “English breakfast” apparently means a handful of scones and berries.
“I like Nicole’s holistic approach to fashion,” Cumming said. “It’s more than about the clothes. It’s about scones. You may never again need to leave New York, which I’m sure your editors and publishers will be very excited about.”
MILANO MODA MADNESS: The traffic situation during Milan fashion week is already more tangled than a bad weave, but for the spring shows, which open this weekend, anticipate even worse. Managers at the Milan Convention center, where the majority of fashion shows are held, have gone and organized yet another trade event. The international computer, electronics and gadgets show, SMAU, runs Oct. 2-6. With some 450,000 visitors annually, SMAU should stand for So Many Angry Unhappy fashionistas. “We’re against this scheduling tactic — it’s bad for everyone involved,” says Mario Boselli, president of Italy’s Camera Nazionale di Moda. “The dates for the shows were set way in advance; it’s a problem the convention center has created.” Meanwhile, the show calendar itself is ripe for traffic stress. Usually, the shows run Friday through Tuesday, creating little overlap with the workweek. This season, although some shows are on Saturday and Sunday, the majority of the presentations run from Tuesday through Friday. If it rains, as it so often does, expect the perfect traffic storm.DELIVERY NOTICE: Last week, Vogue’s market director, Virginia Smith, worked late into the night covering fashion shows while wearing stilettos. This week, she’s a mom. A spokesman for the magazine said on Tuesday that Smith and her husband, Perry Ellis women’s designer Patrick Robinson, welcomed their first son, Wyeth Fulbright Robinson, on Monday night. All three are doing fine.
@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)