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.
@deciem is all about transparency and approachability. At this year’s WWD Digital Beauty Forum, the brand's co-CEO @nicolakilner said talking to customers directly about the ingredients in products and how they work is key. #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty
‘We didn't know how relevant our film would be when we were making it. When Steven [Rogers] wrote the script Trump wasn't president, class divide in America wasn't as evident as it is now, though it was present. The Time’s Up movement hadn't began and the way we look at women and treat women who speak out — thankfully that is something that seems to have shifted in the last year. I think we just need to continue making art that provokes the conversation and do what we can,’ said ‘I, Tonya’ actress @margotrobbie. Head to WWD.com to see all the celebrities who walked the red carpet @bafta #timesup #wwdeye (📸: Neil Hall)
Gemma Arterton is joined on the @bafta’s red carpet by Eileen Pullen and Gwen Davis, the two women who started the fight for the pay-gap. ‘They represent a normal person speaking out for what is right. Speak out, we will listen and anyone can speak out,’ said Arterton. #eebaftas #timesup #wwdeye (📸: David Fisher)