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.
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye
Did you know: @carlychaikin of "Mr. Robot" has been painting for about a decade? The actress, who plays Darlene on the show, is a self-taught artist who lists Salvador Dalí and Chuck Close as some of her idols. Chaikin told WWD that painting is a form of meditation for her — A much-needed one given the intensity of "Mr. Robot." See a piece Chaikin is working on at WWD.com (📷: @jilliansollazzo) #wwdeye