Fashion Scoops: Mutual Investors … Has the Lubbe Gone? … Blass Italian Style …
MUTUAL INVESTORS: Lawrence Stroll may have stepped down as co-chairman and a director of Tommy Hilfiger, but he still owns a piece of the company. Likewise, Tommy Hilfiger still has an interest in Asprey & Garrard, the London-based luxury jewelers....
MUTUAL INVESTORS: Lawrence Stroll may have stepped down as co-chairman and a director of Tommy Hilfiger, but he still owns a piece of the company. Likewise, Tommy Hilfiger still has an interest in Asprey & Garrard, the London-based luxury jewelers. "Joel [Horowitz, chief executive officer of Tommy Hilfiger] and I are partners in Asprey, as well," said Hilfiger on Wednesday. Hilfiger said he and Stroll remain good friends, and their families are vacationing together later this month. As reported, Stroll’s main reason for stepping down from Hilfiger was to devote more time to building Asprey & Garrard. However, a few sources believe Stroll could be setting himself up to acquire a competing company to Hilfiger some day.
HAS THE LUBBE GONE?: Has Sandor Lubbe been driven out of Dutch magazine? Rumors are flying on both sides of the Atlantic that Lubbe, the editor in chief and publisher of Dutch, has pushed his partners at Audax Media a step too far. Sources in London said Lubbe has been spending a lot of time — and company money — promoting Berlin, his new fashion, lifestyle and celebrity magazine. "He’s basically spending money that isn’t his on the new project," alleged one source. Another source claimed Lubbe has been having "ongoing difficulties" with Audax about the Berlin project. A spokeswoman for the Netherlands-based Audax Media, which owns Dutch with Lubbe, said she "knew nothing" about reports that Lubbe had left Dutch, and that it was business as usual at the magazine. Lubbe did not return phone calls on Wednesday.
BLASS ITALIAN STYLE: The Bill Blass collections are heading to Venice, as the house has been tapped to represent the American fashion industry during the city’s 59th International Film Festival starting Aug. 29. TMG Productions, which hosted Blass designer Lars Nilsson for a show in Miami this year, is now bringing the line to Italy to dress actresses and VIPs for screenings, plus a fashion show on San Marco Island. While Nilsson won’t be making the trip, citing the proximity to his September fashion show in New York, the company is sending looks from his fall collection, some from the company’s new bridge collection and a smattering of pieces from the company’s archives. To complete the look, MAC is serving as the exclusive makeup team for the event.
DIOR TAPS LOURD: Christian Dior took another step toward raising its profile in Hollywood Wednesday by naming Crystal Lourd to a new West Coast public relations post. She will report to another new addition at the luxury house, Alixe Boyer, vice president of communications for Dior North America. The pair worked at Ralph Lauren, where Boyer was senior director of communications and marketing and Lourd served as its Los Angeles p.r. consultant. Lourd was also West Coast editor for Allure and associate West Coast editor for Vogue. She joins Dior Sept. 3.
@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