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.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews