Fashion Scoops: Rise And Shine…Hair Apparent…Milan Rip-Off…Good Therapy
RISE AND SHINE: Another famous European footwear brand is stepping forward for a polish. WWD has learned that Bruno Magli has tapped Irish-born, Paris-based designer Sharon Wauchob to revamp its shoes, handbags and belts — and...
RISE AND SHINE: Another famous European footwear brand is stepping forward for a polish. WWD has learned that Bruno Magli has tapped Irish-born, Paris-based designer Sharon Wauchob to revamp its shoes, handbags and belts — and perhaps even develop some leatherwear. Wauchob, 32, is expected to present her first complete Magli collection in a few months for fall 2004 retailing. She will also continue to present her three-year-old signature label on the runway in Paris. Opera, the Bulgari-backed investment fund, bought a controlling stake in Bologna, Italy-based Magli in 2001 with a view to buffing the 67-year-old brand.
HAIR APPARENT: In Paris, there’s much ado about hairdos — thanks to Odile Gilbert. The celebrated French coiffeuse is putting the finishing touches on “Her Style: Hair by Odile Gilbert,” a coffee table book featuring images spanning her almost 20-year career in fashion. A sneak peak at the tome, due out in October, reveals photographs by Peter Lindbergh, Patrick Demarchelier, Nick Knight and Annie Leibovitz, among others. Odes to Odile penned by friends, from Christian Lacroix and John Galliano, are also sprinkled throughout. The 296-page hardback is published by 7L Steidl, the printing house Karl Lagerfeld set up with German art publisher Gerhard Steidl. Ever the multitasker, Lagerfeld not only published the book — he wrote the foreword and lensed some of its images.
MILAN RIP-OFF: Some fashion victims are taking advantage of a deserted Milan to apply the five-finger discount to their favorite labels. Over the weekend, a troupe of thieves entered the Dolce & Gabbana men’s store on Corso Venezia and made off with about 50 items valued at about $55,760, or 50,000 euros. Police say the thieves came through the roof and shimmied down into the courtyard where they dug a hole to enter the store. The alarm rang, alerting a private security service to the scene, but police claim that the guards limited their survey to the exterior of the building, allowing the thieves to escape with the loot.Just days earlier, thieves crashed a car into Prada’s Sant’ Andrea storefront window and made off with a few items before fleeing the premises. Investigations are ongoing.
August break-ins are common in Milan, since residents head to the beach and many stores and offices close for the month.
GOOD THERAPY: Sipping a cappuccino while lying on a silk-covered bed beneath the setting sun might be a bit out of the ordinary at Los Angeles cafes. But the TheraPlay Café, which opened last month in West Hollywood, is shaping up to be not just an antidote to pretentious bars and restaurants, but one of the city’s hot new party venues as well.
Founded by fashion publicist Samantha Martin, the cafe, close to the intersection of trendy Robertson and Beverly Boulevards, features a 3,000-square-foot patio garden filled with koi ponds, bamboo screens and stone statues. In the kid-friendly interior, visitors can paint, do yoga, shop for books and art supplies.?Or throw a party: Barbara Lazaroff, estranged wife of celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, recently celebrated her 50th birthday there.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)