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.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)