Fashion Scoops: Philo’s Prize … A $300 Million “No”
PHILO’S PRIZE: Chloé’s creative director, Phoebe Philo, walked away with the British Designer of the Year Award during the British Fashion Awards 2004 at the Victoria and Albert Museum Tuesday night. “This is so...
PHILO’S PRIZE: Chloé’s creative director, Phoebe Philo, walked away with the British Designer of the Year Award during the British Fashion Awards 2004 at the Victoria and Albert Museum Tuesday night. “This is so unexpected and exciting and my baby is kicking like mad,” said a very pregnant Philo after accepting her award. “It sounds like such a cliché, but none of this would have been possible without my team.”Philo beat Burberry designer Christopher Bailey and Roland Mouret for the top award, and joined Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, John Galliano and Hussein Chalayan in the small club of winners of the prestigious trophy. The ceremony has been relaunched as a fashion industry affair — without all the glitz and B-list celebrity presenters of years past. Giles Deacon picked up the New Designer award, while McQueen walked away with the Men’s Wear Designer award. Mulberry won for best accessory designer and Net-a-Porter.com, the online fashion e-commerce Web site, won for best shop. Photographer David Bailey walked away with the V&A Award for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion. “I don’t think I deserve this at all, so I’d better get out of here before you all change your minds,” he said. The British Fashion Council plans to hold the awards at the V&A for the next three years.A $300 MILLION “NO”: Apparently, Damon Dash has a guy at Iceberg jeans to thank for his $300 million Rocawear apparel business. At the Roc-A-Fella Records 10th Anniversary Kick-Off Wednesday night at New York University, the hip-hop impresario talked about the seeds of his empire, The Roc, which encompasses ventures in music, apparel, footwear, liquor, film and the media. Dash recalled the first time he knew how influential his company, estimated to be worth about $500 million, had become. In the Nineties, co-founder of The Roc, Kareem “Biggs” Burke, told Dash he found a new brand of jeans that he loved made by Iceberg. “Kareem loved them, so [fellow co-founder] Jay-Z bought a pair. I didn’t want to be left out, so I bought a pair,” Dash said. “Then Jay rhymed about them on one of his tracks and they immediately sold out of the stores. We had just tripled their worth.” Dash said he then called the head of sales for Iceberg and asked him for free jeans, as a thank you. “He told me ‘no,’ so then I said, ‘OK, well then I’m going to put you out of business,’” Dash said. And with that, Rocawear was born.
“I grew up in New York but I hadn’t really experienced the city in any type of touristy way…This was probably the first museum I really explored and took the time to see,” said @haileybaldwin of the @whitneymuseum. On Tuesday night, Baldwin was joined by Jemima Kirke and more at the annual Whitney Museum Gala and Studio Party, which honored Lorna Simpson, Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo and Beth Rudin DeWoody. See more photos on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
Displayed starting this week at the @fashiontextilemuseum: An exhibition on designer @orlakiely titled “Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern,” which spans two decades and contains more than 150 pieces. “I want people to come away loving pattern and print. It’s something that makes you feel so good,” said the designer during a preview of the exhibit. Also on show are mood boards, samples, sketches and more. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @dsquared2 signs fragrance licensing agreement with Euroitalia, with the first effort of the new partnership being unveiled in September. The brand will launch two scents – one for men and one for women – in Italy. Read our interview with designer Dean and Dan Caten on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@louisvuitton has officially renewed Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract as artistic director of women's collections. "I am very pleased to open the next chapter of the story I started with Louis Vuitton almost 5 years ago," said Ghesquière, who first signed on to design the French luxury brand's women's line in 2013. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“I learned then and there that I had to figure out a way in life to maintain and preserve my sense of pride when I felt good about what I did or what I represented or created,” said @saintrecords on how being bullied for wearing capri pants inspired her to be the artist she is today. Knowles was at the 70th Parsons Benefit last night where she outbid the room for a Dapper Dan customized @gucci experience. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“There’s this amazing braintrust of people who know the whole universe so well. So we talked to them and they gave us more input,” said actor Alden Ehrenreich on playing the young Han Solo in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The cast was at NYC’s SVA Theatre last night for an advanced screening of the film, which hits theaters this week. #wwdeye #starwars #hansolo (📷: @aurorarosedecrosta)
@asaprocky spent nearly two hours in a Plexiglas box Sunday night at @sothebys putting himself through a series of “tests” to demonstrate the process of completing his new album called “Testing.” Get all the details and see all the pictures on WWD.com. #wwdeye
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Dan Doperalski)