Fashion Scoops: Start Making Sense … Screening Scorsese … Double Diesel …
START MAKING SENSE: Refusing to languish unseen by the plain scaffolding which is currently obscuring Saks Fifth Avenue’s facade, the retailer is in decorating mode. Beginning today, a 215-foot installation by artist and former Talking Head David...
START MAKING SENSE: Refusing to languish unseen by the plain scaffolding which is currently obscuring Saks Fifth Avenue’s facade, the retailer is in decorating mode. Beginning today, a 215-foot installation by artist and former Talking Head David Byrne will grace the store’s scaffolding. “I have been working for some time on some pieces that take off on the graphic family tree form of showing antecedents, ancestors and offspring,” said Byrne, describing the work, entitled “Everything is Connected.” “And in these pieces, I often expand on this form to include all sorts of things — philosophical, cultural and personal — that are connected in my world. They might be connected in your world too.” But what does that have to do with luxe retailing? Well, Byrne punctuates his historical and sociological references with designer names —a perfect tie-in for the new Medici of Saks.SCREENING SCORSESE: Giorgio Armani hosted a screening Monday night of Martin Scorsese’s “Il Mio Viaggio in Italia”, which the designer produced at his new high tech Milan theater— and it’s certainly plusher than the local multiplex. Forget popcorn and M&Ms — such guests as Kristin Scott Thomas, designer Lawrence Steele and Italian Vogue editor in chief Franca Sozzani partook of a rice and shrimp-curry buffet during a break in the four-hour movie. “It’s the first time this theater is made available for an event not related to fashion,” said Armani. “Il Mio Viaggio in Italia” is Scorsese’s tribute to Italian filmmakers from the Forties and Fifties and the director, wellknown for sequels, is already planning another one on Italian filmmakers from the Sixties and Seventies. “The first film took five years. I want to take my time over the second one as well,” he quipped.DOUBLE DIESEL: Conde Nast’s GQ and hyperactive rival Dennis Publishing claim to have very little in common, but now and then there’s some overlap — in this case involving macho heartthrob Vin Diesel. Diesel will be gracing the cover of the August GQ, while Maxim Fashion has chosen him forSeptember’s cover. Diesel’s cover appearances coincide with the August release of his action film “XXX” (about extreme sports, not the porn industry). MAKING MOVIES: British designer Bella Freud is shooting her third short feature with John Malkovich — but this time it’s more about film than fashion. The 15-minute film stars the London-based actressSaffron Burrows, Camilla Rutherford of “Gosford Park”, Ayesha Darkher of “Attack of the Clones” and the underground singer Peaches. Freud will design clothes especially for the film, which she describes as “sexy, early Sixties, beatnik inspired.” The plot revolves around a small group of women, divided into different aesthetic factions, waiting to worship their hero, who’s known as Hideous Man. Freud said working with Malkovich is, as always, a treat. “He is very inspiring and has some amazing ideas, some brilliant fashion ideas. On the set, he manages to be both easygoing and efficient,” she said.
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim
“I genuinely fell in love with water, I fell in love with Fiji, I fell in love with the whole life that we lived for those few months,” says @mrsamclaflin of filming for his new movie “Adrift” with @shailenewoodley. The 31-year-old actor spoke with WWD about his upcoming projects, meeting Jamie Dornan and working with co-star Woodley. #wwdeye (📷: @jamstoker)
3 years ago, fans of the late singer Aaliyah started calling for a collaboration with @maccosmetics. With the strength of social media — including mock ups of products — 25,000 people signed a Change.org petition for a limited-edition collection, and MAC couldn’t ignore the buzz. Tomorrow, MAC will unveil MAC x Aaliyah, a tribute to the singer who passed away nearly 17 years ago. Head to our stories to preview the new collection, which was worked on by Aaliyah’s family and inspired directly by her makeup bag. #wwdbeauty
Artistic director @clarewaightkeller will be dedicating @givenchyofficial’s fall 2018 couture show in Paris on July 1 to house founder Hubert de Givenchy, who passed away in March at age 91. Givenchy said the collection would be “an homage to his iconic creations, technique, and personal lexicon” and a “celebration of his timeless elegance and grace.” Head to WWD.com to read more. #wwdfashion (📷: Delphine Achard)
La Double J made a name for itself with its vintage-inspired prints, but for resort, designer JJ Martin has ventured into new territory: enter rich jewel toned solids and decadent embellishment, in the form of appliqués, crystals and sequins. #wwdfashion #resort19 #ladoublej
This Just In: J. Crew Group has named Johanna Uurasjarvi as its chief design officer.
Uurasjarvi succeeds Somsack Sikhounmuong, who left the company last September. Tap the link in bio for the full report. #wwdnews
“She came into my hotel room and she was like, ‘I have Chanel and Christian Dior.’ She was like, ‘Chanel likes you.’ And I was like, ‘I’m going to start crying,’” breakout star Maddie Hasson tells WWD of her styling sessions Molly Dickson. “I really like classic, elegant things. I love the way Anna Wintour dresses.” Read more about Hasson’s role in @impulseseries on wwd.com. (📸: @jgreenery ) #wwdeye
@virgilabloh revealed he's working with Australian stylist and
Vogue Australia fashion director @christinecentenera for his debut @louisvuitton men's collection, which will be presented in Paris on June 21. Centenera met Abloh while both working with Kanye West, where she consulted on his all his runway collections since his debut spring 2012 women's wear show. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews (📷: @asussmanphoto)