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PEARL TWO: Karl Lagerfeld does fashion collaborations like most people breathe. Hot on the heels of his H&M gig, the designer has teamed up with Robert Wan to launch a line of fine jewelry for his Lagerfeld Gallery brand. Showcasing...
PEARL TWO: Karl Lagerfeld does fashion collaborations like most people breathe. Hot on the heels of his H&M gig, the designer has teamed up with Robert Wan to launch a line of fine jewelry for his Lagerfeld Gallery brand. Showcasing Wan’s expertise with black Tahiti pearls to full effect, the collection spans necklaces, a ring, a bracelet and two styles of earrings — some with inset diamonds.
BRAVO MEET BANANA: Add one more perk to the bounty list for the winner of Bravo’s “Project Runway”: a mentorship at Banana Republic’s design team. The retailer has signed on as a sponsor of the new reality show, which premieres in late November with supermodel Heidi Klum as host. Other sponsors include L’Oréal and Cotton Incorporated. It is Banana Republic’s first TV marketing effort. During the 10-episode run, 12 aspiring designers will be winnowed down to three hopefuls who will each debut a collection during February’s New York Fashion Week. Rather than tucking traditional commercials into the broadcasts, Banana will offer trend-spotting tips and fashion advice scattered throughout each show in short promotional segments. Contestants also will have free reign of the Banana Republic Accessories Bar while styling their designs. “‘Project Runway’ brings a heightened sensibility about fashion design to a wide audience, making it a perfect fit for the direction of our brand,” said Jack Calhoun, the brand’s executive vice president of marketing. Deborah Lloyd, executive vice president of design, who will serve as a guest judge in one of the episodes, added, “We look for individuals who are passionate and who know how to use clothing to emotionally connect.”
STAGE LIGHTS: Hedi Slimane, who has contemporary artists create fitting rooms for his Dior Homme stores, just can’t keep himself away from that world. This fall, the designer will share the ultrahip Paris art gallery Almine Rech with two large-scale works by James Turrell. For his part, Slimane plans to show images from his new photo book, “Stage,” in slide and wallpaper formats. The show bows Sept. 11.MOURET IN L.A.: To mark its expanding distribution in Los Angeles — and begin making inroads into Hollywood — London’s Roland Mouret sent out managing director Sharai Meyers and sales director Lorraine Abela last week for the house’s first official visit. The pair hosted a parade of stylists, editors and significant others (including burlesque queen Dita Von Teese, who performed at a Mouret event in London last January) at their Chateau Marmont suite. Well, not until after they waited for the room upon check-in: Evidently an all-night party by the previous tenants left damage that included a broken window. “That was our very first L.A. moment!” enthused Meyers, the slender Scot who also serves as Mouret’s muse. She and Abela presented the fall collection, along with a colorful resort group, hitting such L.A. stores as Satine, Tracey Ross and Neiman Marcus. New is Mouret’s first swimsuit, a retro-flavored bikini in a custom print good to go for poolside cocktails in heels. With stars such as Naomi Watts already turning out in the label and two seasons at New York Fashion Week, the fledgling company — which this year will have sales approaching $2 million — realizes the U.S. plays a key role in its growth, according to Meyers. To wit, that “very American thing known as the trunk show” is in the plans for L.A., she says, and “Roland will definitely be out for it. They’ll love him here.”
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)
Breaking News: @hedislimane joins @celine as its new artistic, creative and image director. One of fashion’s preeminent image-makers and trendsetters, Slimane is to join the LVMH brand on Feb. 1 and unveil his first fashion proposition for men and women next September during Paris Fashion Week. It marks a major homecoming for Slimane, who cemented his reputation – and influenced men’s tailoring for more than a decade – as the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. He went on to reinvent and ignite the house of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent, between 2012 and 2016 – all the while maintaining a close relationship with the Arnault family, which controls LVMH and Dior. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
“Personally I believe the Eighties have been the richest and more vivacious period for international fashion,” Giorgio Armani said when asked what his favorite decade of fashion is. It was a moment of disruption and experimentation and only thinking back to the first years of that decade is always an emotion for me, for what they have meant to me and my work.” The influence is clear in @giorgioarmani spring 2018 collection, pictured here, which was full of bright colors and unexpected prints. Read more about which decades designers loved most on WWD.com #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
For Lady Gaga’s only Italian show on her “Joanne World Tour,” the singer wore a range of @versace_official outfits. The standout piece: this custom-made bodysuit inspired by the brand’s spring 2018 collection. #wwdfashion (RG: @ladygaga)
@_camillaruth_ is expanding on the wellness-craze concept with @westbourne – a new NYC restaurant that’s both a healthy-minded café as well as a business that gives back to the community. Marcus works with the Robin Hood foundation to give back to The Door, a non-profit providing youth development services, and also hires employees through The Door. Read our full interview with Marcus on giving back through food on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)