Fashion Scoops: Publishing Power Lunch … Crying Woof
PUBLISHING POWER LUNCH: The Four Seasons might be pricey, but the truth is that it’s as much the publishing world’s equivalent of the high school cafeteria as it is a genuine power players’ hot spot. On hand Tuesday afternoon for...
PUBLISHING POWER LUNCH: The Four Seasons might be pricey, but the truth is that it’s as much the publishing world’s equivalent of the high school cafeteria as it is a genuine power players’ hot spot. On hand Tuesday afternoon for lunch were Condé Nast president Steve Florio dining with corporate cousin Parade ceo Walter Anderson; Hearst Magazines president Cathleen Black; publishing powerhouse Phyllis Grann, Meredith Corp.’s editorial director Myrna Blyth; media investment banker John Veronis, GQ editor in chief and runner-up to Karl Lagerfeld in the celebrity dieter of the year contest, Art Cooper; financier Steve Rattner; FHM president and executive publisher Dana Fields, and FHM editor in chief Scott Gramling (who kept answering his cell phone because his wife was due to give birth that day. As of press time Wednesday, the baby had not yet been born.) Fields apparently likes the place — she had a 6:30 dinner reservation on Tuesday as well.
CRYING WOOF: Tommy Hilfiger might not like to see his name parodied in a line of pet perfume called "Timmy Holedigger," but he’ll have to live with it. A Manhattan federal court judge ruled against the fashion firm, saying that the maker of the doggie fragrance, Nature Labs, did not infringe on the famous Hilfiger mark. The manufacturer’s other pet perfumes include: CK-9 (à la Calvin Klein’s cK One), Bono Sports (for Ralph Lauren’s Polo Sport), Miss Claybone (is Liz listening?) and White Dalmatians (for Elizabeth Taylor’s White Diamonds). The only fashion company that might truly have a bone to pick is Pucci — apparently Nature Labs is unaware of the real Pucci, as in house of Emilio, which is majority-owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. Packaging slogans for the pampered pooch include: "Strong enough for a man, but made for a chihuahua," and "If You Like Tommy Hilfiger, Your Pet Will Love Timmy Holedigger." So far, Hilfiger has been the only company that was bothered enough by the parody to go to court.
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
Discovery is collaborating with British pop artist @philipcolbert on a new line of clothing and accessories called Discovery Shark. The collection, which will launch next summer for Shark Week’s 30th anniversary, features a whimsical line of women’s and men’s bomber jackets, sweatshirts, bags and more. #wwdfashion
“I’m always a big champion of a female rapper, and I’m glad to see a new voice that feels unique and authentic that’s coming up, and I think we’re going to see more great things from her,” said @itsjeremyscott about @iamcardib, who performed at @moschino’s Art Basel Miami Beach party last night. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
@janellemonae’s “What’s Your Frequency?” room in @refinery29's #29Rooms made its debut this week at the opening of the Los Angeles art exhibit. “It’s about the ongoing conversation around mass surveillance, the weaponization of technology and cultural uniformity. My space was created so that we can come together and talk about the complexities of our humanity,” said Monáe. #wwdeye (📷: @bucknerphoto)
@pantone announced their Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet. Nearly 20 months after the musician Prince’s death, fashion is having a purple moment. Varying shades of purple appeared on spring or fall runways, from @christopherkane to @calvinklein. @gucci’s Alessandro Michele bathed his fall runway in ultra violet-colored light at one point. Pantone 18-3838 is meant to “push the boundaries of what inspires us to look upward and outward to the future.” #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)