Fashion Scoops: Kidman and Amenabar Together Again … Todd’s A Fan, Too … Faircloth’s New Role …
KIDMAN AND AMENABAR TOGETHER AGAIN: El Corte Inglés can’t seem to get enough of Hollywood. First Sharon Stone, then Gwyneth Paltrow, and now Nicole Kidman. The Spanish department store’s newest star will promote the fall women’s...
KIDMAN AND AMENABAR TOGETHER AGAIN: El Corte Inglés can’t seem to get enough of Hollywood. First Sharon Stone, then Gwyneth Paltrow, and now Nicole Kidman. The Spanish department store’s newest star will promote the fall women’s line. Kidman is known in Spain for her spooky thriller "The Others," which was shot in the northern part of the country and directed by Alejandro Amenábar. Amenábar directed the Corte Inglés campaign, which was filmed in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, specifically the Greystone mansion built in 1927 by Edward Doheny. "The house has the same dreamy mood as ‘The Others,’" said a spokeswoman for the retail chain in Madrid, "and no doubt about it, there is a special chemistry between Amenábar and Kidman." The TV campaign breaks Sept. 13. The fall promotion will also include in-store visuals of the Aussie actress blanketing major El Corte Inglés outlets throughout Spain and in Portugal, where a Lisbon unit opened last year.
TODD’S A FAN, TOO: Chicago fashionistas weren’t the only ones swooning over Wayne Newton, who hosted Marshall Field’s recent Glamorama fashion event. Designer Todd Oldham’s a fan as well. Oldham named Newton his favorite part of the Las Vegas-themed extravaganza, which attracted more than 2,500 people. "We’ve all grown up with Wayne," Oldham said. "He’s so nice — he autographed my backpack."
FAIRCLOTH’S NEW ROLE: Donna Faircloth, who was acting director of communications for the Council of Fashion Designers of America, has become vice president of communications at the John Varvatos division of Nautica. She reports to John Varvatos, president. Faircloth succeeds Guillermo Zalamea, who joined HL Group as managing director. Prior to the CFDA, Faircloth was director of U.S. communications for Yves Saint Laurent, and before that held a similar post at Dolce & Gabbana. Peter Arnold, executive director of the CFDA, said its public relations duties will be handled by LaForce and Stevens.
GO FIGURE: With a name like Fumanskeeto, who would guess there’s another firm out there with the same name? But apparently, there’s another with the name Fuman, said a company spokesman, "so there are some trademark issues going on." As a result, the two-year-old, Los Angeles-based company, which is owned by ‘NSync’s Chris Kirkpatrick, has put things on indefinite hold and halted its fall deliveries of men’s and junior sportswear. But Kirkpatrick won’t be bored — Fumanskeeto also runs a music and film production division, which he’llfocus on while the band is on break.
WATCHING RODRIGUEZ: Designer David Rodriguez has teamed up with Piaget to present his spring collection at the Swiss jeweler’s Fifth Avenue boutique on Sept. 17. The fashion show will also mark the launch of Piaget’s new pearl, white gold and diamond jewelry collection called Pearlissima. Piaget was looking to expand its presence during fashion week, and Rodriguez said he was looking for a partner to support the cost of staging a runway show.
"We had heard Piaget was looking for an opportunity to get involved in fashion week," said Rodriguez. "Our customers are incredibly affluent and we thought that we shared the same consumer. It all just seemed like a natural fit."
In yet another fashion show shuffle, @elleryland is moving its show in sync with the Paris couture calendar — though the brand is still keeping one foot on the city’s ready-to-wear schedule. Their runway show in January will coincide with the launch of a new strategy: designing two main collections each year instead of four, which will then be released in four drops. “As we all know, the system needs to change. We need to show sooner to give time back to artisans and designers to do what they do best — create,” said founder Kym Ellery. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
@maxmara’s classic 101801 coat was the cornerstone of its pre-fall 2018 collection. The design team expanded the traditional double-breasted, kimono-sleeved style into a trapeze coat, lean belted styles and a peacoat and presented them in monochromatic looks – like the camel one pictured here. #wwdfashion #prefall18 (📷: George Chinsee)
The @cfda has shifted the dates of #NYFW, with Men’s showing on February 5 through February 7, and Women’s will directly follow, running from February 8 through 14. The preliminary schedule will be released on the CFDA’s web site in the next few days, but Mark Beckham, VP of marketing for the CFDA, revealed that @rafsimons will be back to close the men’s-specific part of the week with a show on February 7 #wwdfashion (📷: Kelly Taub)
@ferragamo is introducing a new space dedicated to the development of women’s and men’s leather good samples. The laboratory, which is created eco-friendly materials and designed to reduce the environmental impact of the manufacturing processes, will allow the company to expand its accessories offering through traditional artisanal approaches. #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
How does a “regular, degular, schmegular” girl from the Bronx, N.Y., become a Grammy-nominated artist with a certified platinum record in less than a year? Call it the @iamcardib come up. The 25-year-old has become a musical sensation, and the fashion world is taking note. “If I could describe her style I would say drama. She’s really into the dramatics,” says Cardi B’s stylist @kollincarter. See how Carter styles her bold and out there looks with the link in bio. #wwdfashion
“There is no formula. There is no guideline. I can watch Ted Talks all day, but there is no one who can advise me on exactly what it is I should be doing,” said @ronniefieg, CEO of @kith, in an interview with WWD’s @ariahughes at the brand’s new SoHo office in Manhattan. Head to WWD.com to see how Fieg went from hanging out in shoe stockrooms at 13 to building his own business. #wwdfashion (📷: @weston.wells)
@fearofgod and @maxfieldla have teamed up on a pop-up installation. The store, located in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s Melrose Ave location, is the site of the brand’s House of God pop-up in which Fear of God founder @jerrylorenzo has created a church-inspired installation. A dozen vintage church pews sit in front of an LED screen playing 90s gospel singers in an effort to re-create an environment akin to a Southern Baptist Church, Lorenzo explained. Read more about the pop-up on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Jennifer Johnson)
Known for his sleek, sophisticated American glamour, Norman Norell is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at @fitnyc. “Norell: Dean of American Fashion,” which runs from February 9 through April 14, will feature approximately 100 ensembles and accessories. His best work is exemplified by the designer’s glittering “mermaid” gowns frosted with thousands of hand-sewn sequins – like the one pictured. (📷: William Helburn) #wwdfashion
For pre-fall 2018, @balmain didn’t let go of the glitz. A crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 hangs in the “couture” section of the brand’s first men’s pre-collection. Sporting the words “Balmain Army” across the back, the item took around two months to make. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director @olivier_rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday. #wwdfashion