Fashion Scoops: Greetings From Seventh Avenue…All That…Mideastern Homme
GREETINGS FROM SEVENTH AVENUE: Thanks to Bruce Springsteen, Cynthia Rowley has a new gig. The designer has created a children’s T-shirt with a rainbow-colored image of The Boss’ high-flying strumming for his current concert...
GREETINGS FROM SEVENTH AVENUE: Thanks to Bruce Springsteen, Cynthia Rowley has a new gig. The designer has created a children’s T-shirt with a rainbow-colored image of The Boss’ high-flying strumming for his current concert tour. A self-described “big fan,” Rowley said she was approached by his manager to offer her creative flair. Springsteen’s wife, Patty Scialfa, has bought the designer’s clothes through the years.
“Coming to New York from Illinois, you weren’t really an East Coaster unless you were into Bruce. It was an initiation into New York life,” said Rowley, who will take in a Giants Stadium show this week. “I just did it out of pure love. If you like someone’s work in music, art or dance, it’s fun to collaborate.”
Plenty of concertgoers stand to see Rowley’s handiwork, considering Springsteen has a 30-year career and nearly a million tickets have been sold for the rocker’s U.S. summer tour. The shows have been a hit with Baby Boomers, many of whom are taking their children to hear the music they grew up with.
Rowley is also stretching out artistically. Her next project will be with the artist Will Cotton.
ALL THAT: Essence magazine is getting a little younger. Essence Communications Partners plans to launch a new magazine for “young sistas,” according to Susan Taylor, editorial director at Essence. The tentative title is That, and it will focus on fashion and beauty with an urban flair. It scheduled for a March debut, she said.
MIDEASTERN HOMME: Vogues Hommes International will spotlight the Middle East in its upcoming fall issue, slated to hit kiosks in September. “I think it will be somewhat explosive,” commented editor in chief Richard Buckley. “But fashion always reflects larger issues. We’re still feeling the effects of Sept. 11 in the business.” Buckley declined to provide details, but he said the issue would examine “the stereotypes that are cultivated in the media.” Fashion editorial in the book was shot on location in various parts of the Middle East by local photographers.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews