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.
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