Fashion Scoops: Two For Tee…Captain John…Tennis Anyone?
TWO FOR TEE: If there were an award for international fashion collaborations, Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons would be a shoo-in. Hot on the heels of new co-branding ventures with Peggy Moffitt, keeper of Rudi...
TWO FOR TEE: If there were an award for international fashion collaborations, Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons would be a shoo-in. Hot on the heels of new co-branding ventures with Peggy Moffitt, keeper of Rudi Gernreich’s archive, and hip sportswear firm Fred Perry — not to mention her ongoing joint label with Vivienne Westwood in Japan — comes word in Paris that a collaboration with Azzedine Alaïa is brewing. Alaïa is vacationing in Tunisia and could not be reached for comment. But sources said he had an idea for T-shirts and knew just whom to call.
CAPTAIN JOHN: A Sean John retail fleet? There’s a strong chance that the first Sean John store will open on Fifth Avenue after all. There have been on-and-off negotiations for a 3,800-square-foot site on the southeast corner of Fifth and 41st Street, but sources said Wednesday that a lease is close to being fully executed, possibly before the end of the week. The sources also said that P. Diddy, designer of the Sean John collection, is already eyeing other sites in top malls nationwide. If the Fifth Avenue lease is signed soon, the store could open in the spring.
TENNIS ANYONE?: Charity events can surely forge strange bedfellows. Come Friday, in a tennis match worthy of MTV’s Celebrity Deathmatch, it will be game, set and match for Amazon.com chief executive Jeff Bezos and Anna Kournikova. The unlikely pair will play a tennis match at Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall. The duo has joined up not for just a friendly game, but to launch a Multiway sports bra designed by Shock Absorber, which will be available only on Amazon.com from Aug. 22 through Sept. 19. Amazon will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from every bra purchased to the Harlem Junior Tennis Club.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews