Fashion Scoops: Grad Advice … Chambers Made … Fancy Feet
GRAD ADVICE: "Do the work in front of you -- you don't want to be the one focused on sample sales and parties." That was Atoosa Rubenstein's commencement advice to 75 graduates from the fashion business college Laboratory Institute of Merchandising...
GRAD ADVICE: "Do the work in front of you--you don't want to be the one focused on sample sales and parties." That was Atoosa Rubenstein's commencement advice to 75 graduates from the fashion business college Laboratory Institute of Merchandising last week. TheCosmoGIRL! magazine editor in chief said avoiding the cliched "you-can-do-it" speech was a priority while addressing the students, who earned either a bachelor's degree in business administration or professional studies or an associate's degree in applied science. The ceremony was held at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York."A lot of commencement speakers come out with quotes that make them sound profound," Rubenstein said. "But for me, it was, `Listen, I was in your shoes only nine years ago,' though I should have said `Manolo Blahniks' for that crowd."CHAMBERS MADE: As a way to court the fashion crowd, the Chambers Hotel footed the bill for all those blood orange cosmopolitans and new potato and caviar hors d'oeuvres at Wednesday night's party for the RJM Group, a troupe of 10 designers. About 150 people poured into RJM's suite and onto the patio, and by Thursday morning, "the phones were ringing off the wall" with prospective clients, said Suzanne Corbo, director of sales and marketing for the Chambers. Founded in February, RJM is using the West 56th Street boutique hotel as its base camp this month and will be back in August.FANCY FEET: How comfortable are France's Arche ergonomic shoes? Apparently, so much so that the brand has drawn a sizable following for its nubuck and hevea rubber-soled styles among the ballet set. So to unveil its spring collection on Sunday at City Center Studios, the company has replaced pedestrian feet with professional models--those of New York City Ballet stars Damian Woetzel, Jock Soto and Jenifer Ringer.
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)
Breaking News: @hedislimane joins @celine as its new artistic, creative and image director. One of fashion’s preeminent image-makers and trendsetters, Slimane is to join the LVMH brand on Feb. 1 and unveil his first fashion proposition for men and women next September during Paris Fashion Week. It marks a major homecoming for Slimane, who cemented his reputation – and influenced men’s tailoring for more than a decade – as the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. He went on to reinvent and ignite the house of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent, between 2012 and 2016 – all the while maintaining a close relationship with the Arnault family, which controls LVMH and Dior. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
“Personally I believe the Eighties have been the richest and more vivacious period for international fashion,” Giorgio Armani said when asked what his favorite decade of fashion is. It was a moment of disruption and experimentation and only thinking back to the first years of that decade is always an emotion for me, for what they have meant to me and my work.” The influence is clear in @giorgioarmani spring 2018 collection, pictured here, which was full of bright colors and unexpected prints. Read more about which decades designers loved most on WWD.com #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
For Lady Gaga’s only Italian show on her “Joanne World Tour,” the singer wore a range of @versace_official outfits. The standout piece: this custom-made bodysuit inspired by the brand’s spring 2018 collection. #wwdfashion (RG: @ladygaga)
@_camillaruth_ is expanding on the wellness-craze concept with @westbourne – a new NYC restaurant that’s both a healthy-minded café as well as a business that gives back to the community. Marcus works with the Robin Hood foundation to give back to The Door, a non-profit providing youth development services, and also hires employees through The Door. Read our full interview with Marcus on giving back through food on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)