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."
Yesterday, the Parisian fashion house @azzaro_official cut the ribbon on a temeporary retrospective at the wing of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The exhibition, which shows the lasting influence of the brand’s founder Loris Azzaro, is titled “Azzaro, Fifty Sparkling Years” and presents 50 looks. In it’s ’70s heyday, fans of the brand included Jane Birkin, pictured here, Raquel Welch, Brigitte Bardot and more. See more photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@trinaturk and @macys Inc International Concepts line are linking up on a collection for summer — filled with accessories, swimwear and shoes. The collection will also include a Mr Turk men’s line, both of which are the designer’s first entry into a more accessibly priced area. “It’s very world-traveler, gypset-inspired,” said Turk. The Trina Turk x INC line will launch on May 15th. #wwdfashion
Assouline is paying homage to the late Azzedine Alaïa with a reprint of "Alaïa Livre de Collection.” The book is comprised of photographs of the designer's summer 1992 runway show with models Christy Turlington Burns, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks, pictured here at right. #wwdfashion #alaia #tyrabanks
Fall 2018 accessories take on a painterly hue, with Nebulas Blue among Pantone’s top 10 colors of the season. (📸: @jonghyupstudio ; editor: @twallz21 ; stylist and set designer: @haideefindlaylevin ) #wwdaccessories
@americanapparelusa is relaunching the brand outside of the U.S. today, opening its online store to more than 200 countries. The company is also contemplating a return to brick-and-mortar, though details have not been confirmed. In tandem with the expanded distribution is a recasting of a social media ad campagn, called “Back to Basics,” pictured here, with a focus on diversity and a cast of models above the age of 21. Read more on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @britneyspears is continuing to expand her brand. The pop icon, who appears in @kenzo ’s latest campaign, is partnering with Epic Rights to launch a line of branded merchandise. Read @hernameislex ‘s story, link in bio. #wwdnews #britneyspears
The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
The new Prince of Cambridge has arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with the 8-pound newborn. She wore a look from one of her go-to designers, @jennypackham. Tap link in bio for more. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge