Fashion Scoops: Targeting Designers … Rock and Frocks … Specs Appeal
TARGETING DESIGNERS: So which designer will Target Stores tap next? The chain has done wonders for the profiles of Stephen Sprouse and Philippe Starck with their latest projects, as well as introduced enviable private label fashion and home lines with...
TARGETING DESIGNERS: So which designer will Target Stores tap next? The chain has done wonders for the profiles of Stephen Sprouse and Philippe Starck with their latest projects, as well as introduced enviable private label fashion and home lines with Mossimo, Michael Graves and Todd Oldham.
According to sources, Target plans to launch a maternity collection this fall with designer Liz Lange, who in April teamed with Nike to design a line of performance-oriented activewear for pregnant women. And the retailer is actively pursuing other crafty design projects to appeal to its ideal shopping demographic. Word has it the store is pitching designer-cum-talk-show-host Isaac Mizrahi to create an accessories collection, which could help further boost his profile since launching "The Isaac Mizrahi Show" on the Oxygen network. A spokeswoman for Mizrahi, who closed his ready-to-wear collection in 1998, but is still represented in stores by licensed collections of shoes and coats, said she was unaware of any such project in the works, saying, "Sounds like a rumor to me."
ROCK AND FROCKS: What’s the right background music for couture? Lots of it. A slew of music-themed parties and private concerts in Paris next week coincide with an already jam-packed couture schedule. Ska-rocker and fashion chameleon Gwen Stefani, in town for a concert with No Doubt and the Christian Dior show, is hosting a "Rocksteady Party" at the Nirvana lounge. Puff Daddy sidekick and producer Tony Deniro will then take the baton, following Monday night’s Versace party with an after-hours event of his own. Meanwhile, Mr. P. Diddy himself is hosting a fashion bash at Les Bains on Tuesday.
SPECS APPEAL: For sunglasses-obsessed Angelenos, status is having a frame no one else has. Otherwise, it’s tantamount to showing up at a party in the same dress. Hopefully, Cameron Diaz, Charlize Theron and Lisa Rinna won’t be popping into the Ivy at the same time. The three separately dropped into L.A. Eyeworks newest Neil Denari-designed gem on Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles and all bought the oversized "Von Twirl" frames. It was one of two pairs Diaz picked up — she was also there for a new prescription.
London’s newly opened @designmuseum will look back on the life and work of Azzedine Alaïa in a show that the designer helped to curate before he died of heart failure last month. The retrospective, which Alaïa had worked on with Mark Wilson, chief curator of the @groningermuseum, will look at the impact of his work worldwide. The show, “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” will run from May 10 to October 7. Read more about the exhibit on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@Pharrell and his wife Helen Lasichanh were among the stars that came out to celebrate @rimowa’s first pop-up concept shop. The space, which is located on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, draws inspiration from airport luggage carousels and lounge areas – and features the company’s luggage and accessories. If the pop-up is successful it could pave the way for addition temporary shops throughout the world. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA)
@carineroitfeld celebrated @crfashionbook’s first calendar last night with a dinner party at Spring Place in Manhattan. Photographed by @stevenkleinstudio, the calendar takes on a fitness theme and features @joansmalls, @gigihadid, @danielle_herrington_ – pictured here – and more. “[Carine Roitfeld] wanted me to feel sexy and she wanted me to be myself and feel it out on my own and do what I felt was right,” said Herrington, aka Miss October. #wwdeye
@saintrecords and @virgilabloh last night at @americanexpress’ “A Night With Success Makers” event. “I always bring it back to community because without that I wouldn’t have the courage,” said Knowles when asked how she has gotten where she is now. Read more highlights from their conversation on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lizdoupnik)
This Just In: Industry sources have told WWD that Anastasia Soare is rumored to be considering selling her beauty business, @anastasiabeverlyhills. According to those sources, Soare has tapped investment bank Imperial Capital to explore sale options for her eponymous beauty brand –– and with at least $340 million in net sales, this would be a big deal. Put in context of other recent transactions for makeup companies, Soare’s price tag could be in the billions if she were to sell the whole thing. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty (📷: @clint_spaulding)
@assouline’s latest book, “The Spirit of Bentley: Be Extraordinary” captures the adventurous attitudes and opulent lifestyles of @bentleymotors’ most creative owners and enthusiasts throughout the U.K. The 292-page hardcover has a section dedicated to showing its team of skilled artisans and photos of its most colorful owners, from George Bamford to designer @alicetemperley, pictured here by Aline Coquelle. #wwdeye
@google released its report on the most popular search terms this year. For fashion brands, the list was led by @gucci, the luxury brand that stunned the market last October when it pledged to stop using fur. Runner ups were @supremenewyork and @fashionnova, along with more established brands like @louisvuitton, @chanelofficial and @ysl. #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
In yet another fashion show shuffle, @elleryland is moving its show in sync with the Paris couture calendar — though the brand is still keeping one foot on the city’s ready-to-wear schedule. Their runway show in January will coincide with the launch of a new strategy: designing two main collections each year instead of four, which will then be released in four drops. “As we all know, the system needs to change. We need to show sooner to give time back to artisans and designers to do what they do best — create,” said founder Kym Ellery. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
@maxmara’s classic 101801 coat was the cornerstone of its pre-fall 2018 collection. The design team expanded the traditional double-breasted, kimono-sleeved style into a trapeze coat, lean belted styles and a peacoat and presented them in monochromatic looks – like the camel one pictured here. #wwdfashion #prefall18 (📷: George Chinsee)