ONE FOR THE ROAD: To celebrate its 10th year in business, fashion watch firm Fossil has taken its show on the road. The Fossil Road Trip, which started on Aug. 9, is due to hit 63 stores across the U.S. by the time it's wrapped up on Dec....
ONE FOR THE ROAD: To celebrate its 10th year in business, fashion watch firm Fossil has taken its show on the road. The Fossil Road Trip, which started on Aug. 9, is due to hit 63 stores across the U.S. by the time it's wrapped up on Dec. 19.
At each of the locations it visits, the Dallas-based watchmaker is featuring a design retrospective at the store's Fossil watch counter. This exhibit consists of collage panels, created by Fossil's own graphic artists. The panels intersperse pictures of watch styles with visual images of historical and pop culture significance -- the Reagans, Nelson Mandella and the Rubik's Cube, among them. Along with these are vignettes highlighting some of Fossil's most popular collections.To go along with the show, the company has introduced a special limited edition watch featuring a cartoon character named Fred Fossil. Each watch retails for $60, and only 10,000 numbered pieces are being made available during the tour.
NEW FACE AT CLAIRE'S: Claire's Boutiques, a division of accessories specialty store chain Claire's Stores Inc., Pembroke Pines, Fla., has named Carol Norman vice president and divisional merchandise manager of accessories.
The post had been vacant for six months. Norman had been vice president and divisional merchandise manager of Pier 1 Imports.
COLE'S MOMENT: Shoe and accessories designer Kenneth Cole pulled a crowd Thursday night at Bloomingdale's New York flagship, where he showed up to host the opening of his second-floor accessories and shoes shop.
The fans ranged from high school teens to career women and grandmothers and Bloomingdale's executives led by Michael Gould, chairman and chief executive officer. Action was spirited, as many waited for the designer to autograph copies of his latest catalog for Bloomingdale's and watch the ribbon-cutting ceremony that officially opened the 550-square-foot area.
The shop features shoes and handbags on burnished metal shelves and inside antique, clear maple bookcases.
Debbie King, Bloomingdale's divisional merchandise manager for shoes, said the shop was a natural for the store, since Kenneth Cole "produces fashion looks at a price."
"This is a business we've been growing for several years now. Kenneth Cole has been very active in creating the catalogs, the look of the shop and other promotional vehicles that only serve to add to the success of the collection," King noted.Handbag buyer Joyce Packman said sales of Kenneth Cole bags in August were up 60 percent over the same time last year. Kenny Horowitz, Cole's sales agent for handbags, small leather goods and belts, added that the designer's wholesale accessories business was being driven primarily by backpacks and Horowitz's sales so far this year have also increased 60 percent. He projected 20-25 percent increases for next year and noted that new looks for spring will include patent leather, neon-colored nylon and linen.
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