Fashion Scoops: Hot Knott … Fashionable London … Peace Out …
HOT KNOTT: Louis Féraud has a hot line for fall — as in stolen. Thieves broke into Féraud’s Paris headquarters Thursday and made off with 25 pieces of the collection shown on the runway two days earlier. Curiously, the thieves...
HOT KNOTT: Louis Féraud has a hot line for fall — as in stolen. Thieves broke into Féraud’s Paris headquarters Thursday and made off with 25 pieces of the collection shown on the runway two days earlier. Curiously, the thieves didn’t grab from one rack, but selected key looks, including smokings, leather jackets and a dress with an iconic print. Féraud managing director François-Xavier de Monts said the theft is wreaking havoc on its sales campaign, but the house is sewing up duplicates right away. Maybe the thieves are, too. "We hope, at least, it will copied," De Monts said. "We’re trying to see things in a positive way."
FASHIONABLE LONDON: It seems Giorgio Armani is ready to take on London — once again. The designer plans to unveil his retrospective at London’s Royal Academy on Oct. 14. The show, which was set to take place last fall, will now run until mid-February 2004. The traveling exhibition, which began in 2000 at the Guggenheim in New York, will run at Berlin’s Neue National Gallery from May until July. Bob Wilson, who designed the original set for the retrospective, will be adapting his designs to suit the Royal Academy’s space. Armani plans to host an opening gala the evening of Oct. 14.
Meanwhile, a day later, Nicholas Coleridge, chairman of the British Fashion Council, will present a major music and fashion event at the Royal Albert Hall. Fashion Rocks will match 15 design houses — including Chanel, Versace and Yves Saint Laurent — with the artist or band that best suits them, for a series of runway shows to benefit Prince Charles’ charity, The Prince’s Trust.
PEACE OUT: With the media glare on Hollywood during Oscar week, it’s no surprise that those in the spotlight are using their star wattage to bring attention to the growing antiwar sentiment — and at least some of them will be doing it through jewelry. Global Vision for Peace, a new philanthropic group founded by developer Xorin Balbes and journalist Cliff Rothman, has enlisted jeweler Henry Dunay to create an 18-karat yellow gold and diamond peace pin inspired by Picasso’s Dove of Peace. Among the Oscar nominees slated to wear it are Daniel Day-Lewis, Pedro Almodovar, Meryl Streep and Ann Roth. The pins will then be auctioned on eBay along with signed notes from the wearers, with proceeds going to the demining of Angola and Afghanistan. A less-expensive version is being designed for retail online and on QVC.Meanwhile, Nancy Davis, whose Race to Erase MS raises money for multiple sclerosis treatment, has also started designing a 100-piece line of jewelry called Peace and Love, which retails for $300 to $2,500 at Saks Fifth Avenue. The theme of the jewelry seems to have resonated with stars like Brooke Shields and Tom Arnold. Her latest sterling silver necklace, co-designed with John Hardy, retails for $100. "It’s a message that speaks to everyone in the world," she said.
BILL BLASS BACK IN BRIDGE: Bill Bill Blass is back under the same name — but with a different look. Hundreds of invites were mailed last Thursday announcing the launch of an "American Classic Bill Bill Blass" bridge and better dresses collection. "The collection will represent the finest fabrics, quality, maintaining the integrity of the brand Bill Blass," the invitation read. A spokeswoman confirmed the line will bow at retail this fall, with dresses for day and evening retailing between $200 and $1,000. It is being produced by licensee BBS International Group.
Last year, Bill Blass Ltd. partnered with Urchin to produce a sportswear collection. Prior to that, Blass attempted to crack that market several times with such lines as Blassport, which had limited success.
@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)