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.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over the top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty