MOVE OVER J.LO: Gwen Stefani, front femme fatale of No Doubt and duet pal to Eve and Moby, told WWD on Friday night she’s in talks to produce her own contemporary line based on the clothes she already designs for herself. Although a favorite...
MOVE OVER J.LO:Gwen Stefani, front femme fatale of No Doubt and duet pal to Eve and Moby, told WWD on Friday night she’s in talks to produce her own contemporary line based on the clothes she already designs for herself. Although a favorite among designers — John Galliano is swathing her in Dior for her upcoming nuptials to Brit rocker Gavin Rossdale of Bush — the 33-year-old singer admits that this new project was inevitable.
"For some reason people get a kick out of my clothes," mused Stefani, who took the trophy for best Rock Style at the 2001 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards. As a teen during her band’s early years she sewed her stage wardrobe, and later, for the band’s first major tour, she turned to a friend to create her wild ensembles.
"I’m not a genius like Galliano. But it’s also not going to be a mass line," she added. "It’ll probably be more boutiquey. We’re still working out the price points."
Stefani declined to publicly release the label name, although it won’t be her own. Nor did she want to identify her co-designer, although she did admit it was a stylist with whom she’s collaborated with for the last year. It’s widely know, however, that her stylist is Andrea Lieberman — who also works with Jennifer Lopez and Faith Hill. As for the manufacturer, she’s also staying mum until the ink is dry on the deal.
But Stefani would say the line is expected to be ready for a fall 2003 delivery. "This is not about doing this for a big cash out. It’s a creative project that will hopefully grow. I’ve been in my band for 16 years, and I love it. But to be able to do something else creatively is really important to me."
@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)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia