SAVILE KNOWS:Does Givenchy have its eye on British men ’s wear designer Ozwald teng one of the most colorful tailors on Savile Row? "I ’m being courted.We ’ve had discussions," Boateng said,,declining to elaborate.A Givenchy...
SAVILE KNOWS:Does Givenchy have its eye on British men ’s wear designer Ozwald teng one of the most colorful tailors on Savile Row? "I ’m being courted.We ’ve had discussions," Boateng said,,declining to elaborate.A Givenchy spokesman was adamant that there are no openings in its men ’s department. Could Boateng be a ladies ’ man, then? As reported,he ’s launching a women ’s "bespoke " perfume this spring,and he didn ’t rule out a signature women ’s wear launch in the near future.
SAILING FROM NINA:The new president of Nina Ricci ’s fashion house,Paul Deneve ,doesn ’t arrive on the job until May.But already, changes are looming in the creative department.Sources said creative director James Aguiar ,who joined the house from Bergdorf Goodman in 2001,will exit next month after showing Ricci ’s fall 2003 collection.He could not be reached for comment.
KA-CHING,KA-CHING:The Harper ’s Bazaar editors clearly have their eye on the bottom line.The editors are being chauffered around this week by Glenda Bailey ’s driver in an SUV. "Glenda has this SUV and all the editors pile into the Suburban," said one passenger.
BABY DIOR:Victoire de Castellane , who designs Christian Dior ’s fine jewelry,has a precious new gem, weighing in at 7 pounds,8 ounces, not carats.Her daughter ’s name is Zoe and she was born Tuesday morning in Paris.Castellane already has three sons:twins age 7,and a five-year-old.
WORKING RETIREMENT?:Could Kenzo Takada return to Kenzo? Sources in Paris say it ’s a possibility now that time seems to be running out for its current women ’s wear designer,Gilles Rosie r.As reported, Kenzo will skip the runway during Paris fashion week.Reached Wednesday,Takada said the LVMH- owned house has contacted him, but he ’s still reflecting."Obviously, the future of the house means a lot to me," he said..Takada retired three years ago,but launched a mini-comeback in 2002 with a lifestyle brand called Yume,whose first project was a line of clothes and home items sold via French catalog La Redoute.But that joint venture with LVMH has already hit a snag.Takada said he recently discovered that Yume was a registered trademark in France. "We ’re struggling to find another name," he said.."Even my last name,Takada,is already registered." In any case,,Takada said he plans to present a small ready-to-wear collection sometime this year under a yet-to-be-determined moniker.
VIONNET WALTZ:It looks like Madeleine Vionnet is the next famous Paris name name to get a dusting off,thanks to Kuwaiti retailer Majed Al-Sabah of Villa Moda.He ’s struck a deal with the Vionnet family in Paris to develop a capsule clothing collection,the first slated to be unveiled during the July couture in Paris.Al-Sabah has tapped Italian designer Maurizio Pecararo to interpret the rich heritage of Vionnet,who was famous for her artistic and technical brilliance in cutting."It’s a shame not to remember Madeleine Vionnet," he said."She was a master,and nobody ’s doing really feminine collections." At present, Vionnet operates a store in Paris nd sells mostly
THE ISAAC SHOW Isaac Mizrahi has been following around the young designers whose shows are being backed this season by the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation,and he turned up front row to see the Proenza Schouler show on Wednesday,but the fancy setting at the National Arts Club didn ’t ring any bells."I have no memory of my first show,"Mizrahi said."It was a traumatic experience.It was a day of war.This is so much nicer."
@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
@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)