Fashion Scoops: Loud Crowd … Birds of a Feather … Hola SoHo
LOUD CROWD: Barely settled into their new vacation home in Stromboli, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are already causing mischief with pal Naomi Campbell. Loud music late into the night is eliciting complaints from the neighbors and local press...
LOUD CROWD: Barely settled into their new vacation home in Stromboli, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are already causing mischief with pal Naomi Campbell. Loud music late into the night is eliciting complaints from the neighbors and local press reports say it might have been former interior minister Giorgio Napolitano, who called on the pair to drop the volume. Dolce reportedly lashed back that the island is full of "old people," although another observer noted that the pair took the warning in stride and dutifully toned down the tunes.
Eager to keep the party moving, the duo reportedly moved on to the Tartana nightclub, where the owner mysteriously pulled the plug on the hi-fi and closed shop right after the designers arrived with their entourage. Then, sources said, the designers fussed over an entrance fee to a tequila party at the Il Osservatorio discothèque and were forced to return home. A quiet night of shuffleboard, perhaps? The Dolce & Gabbana press office in Milan was closed for vacation and spokesmen were unavailable for comment.
BIRDS OF A FEATHER: Shoe magnate Steven Madden will begin serving his jail term for securities laws violations at least a month later than expected due to what sources said were medical reasons. He was scheduled to surrender to authorities at Eglin Air Force base, near Valparaiso, Fla., this Thursday. Meanwhile, Elliot M. Lavigne, sentenced in Brooklyn this year on similar charges, was expected to begin his time, also at Eglin, on Aug. 5. It could not be confirmed at press time whether Lavigne has begun his term, but a law-enforcement source said he did not request a delay. Both cases arose from federal investigations surrounding the defunct Stratton Oakmont brokerage firm. Wonder what their conversations will be like in the exercise yard.
HOLA SOHO: Custo Barcelona, the Spanish fashion brand known for its exuberant colors and outrageous patterns, is said to be planning a store on Broome Street in SoHo. This will be its first in New York. The company’s designs are sold at Neiman Marcus, but Custo opened its first U.S. store in Chicago in May.
After an exodus of art galleries and influx of mall retailers like Sunglass Hut and Victoria’s Secret, SoHo changed complexion again over the past year or so, as luxury retailers including Chanel and Louis Vuitton moved in, hoping to transform the neighborhood into a downtown Madison Avenue.Custo will join such recent arrivals as London lingerie maker Agent Provocateur, which has leased a space on Mercer Street, and Apple Computer, which opened a store on the corner of Prince and Greene Streets. Vespa is also said to be zooming into the area.
“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)