Fashion Scoops: Jump Start … Together We Stand … Saks’ Authentic Look …
JUMP START: So much for a day of rest — or shopping — between Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks. Australian designer Collette Dinnigan has joined Yohji Yamamoto and Martin Margiela and said she will show her spring collection on Wednesday,...
JUMP START: So much for a day of rest — or shopping — between Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks. Australian designer Collette Dinnigan has joined Yohji Yamamoto and Martin Margiela and said she will show her spring collection on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 5:30 p.m. Word has it that other designers are eyeing the advantageous date before the start of the official Paris calendar on Oct. 3.
TOGETHER WE STAND: Wednesday, Oct. 9 will be a big day for Burt Tansky, chief executive officer of Neiman Marcus, and Philip Miller, former chairman of Saks Fifth Avenue. On that day, the two retail legends will be decorated with the Legion of Honor during Paris Fashion Week, which confirms a report in WWD July 8. But the event also will be a momentous and unprecedented occasion for the French corporate world, too, given that the awards will be bestowed during a joint ceremony presided by Nicole Fontaine, France’s minister of industry. "It’s only in America where you can be friends and competitors," quipped Didier Grumbach, president of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, and the man who presented Bloomingdale’s Kal Ruttenstein with his Legion of Honor last July. "It’s very unusual. They chose to be together. They felt it would be better for the two of them. It’s a very strong message and I love it." Details have not been finalized, but about 200 guests will be invited to the ceremony, slated to be held at the Louvre museum.
SAKS’ AUTHENTIC LOOK: Using fashion’s archive for design inspiration is somewhat de rigueur these days, and on Wednesday night, Saks Fifth Avenue is giving designers’ fall collections an authenticity check.
To kick off the season, Saks’ president and chief executive officer Christina Johnson and Vogue’s editor in chief Anna Wintour are hosting a party at the store celebrating designers, fall collections and their roots.
"Authenticity is a big theme for fall," said a Saks spokesman. "We decided to have an event to celebrate it. We asked designers for something from their current collections and something from earlier collections that helped inspire the current collections." Designers on show include Christian Dior, Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Oscar de la Renta, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren and Valentino.Among those expected at the party, which benefits New Yorkers for Children, are David Bowie, Iman, Isabella Rossellini, Michael Kors, Diane Von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Lars Nilsson, Hervé Pierre, Narciso Rodriguez, Cynthia Rowley, Karenna Gore-Schiff, Vera Wang, Muffie Potter Aston, Eliza Reed-Bolen and Duane Hampton.
DKEU JEANS: Donna Karan International is shopping around for a licensee to produce and distribute jeans bearing its brand name in Europe. "We are still evaluating" options, said Giuseppe Brusone, chief executive of DKI. Sources said Sinv Holding is the leading contender to land the license, which would not affect Liz Claiborne Inc.’s existing Americas license for DKNY Jeans, Active and Juniors sportswear. The Italian clothing manufacturer Sinv owns the label Victor Victoria and 30 percent of Moschino. In addition, Sinv produces under license labels Voyage Passion, See by Chloé, JPG Jean Paul Gaultier Jeans, Krizia Jeans, and Gabriele Strehle Jeans. Sinv officials could not be reached for comment Monday.
LONDON CALLING STELLA: Stella McCartney expects to open her first London store — and a studio — next year in Mayfair. The 14,000 square foot building at 30 Bruton Street will house a flagship and studio. The space was previously the Lefevre art gallery, and is located on a street packed with small art and sculpture galleries. As reported, McCartney will open her first New York flagship on West 14th Street later this month.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)