Harry Winston will open a 1,500-square-foot boutique at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif., in the first quarter of next year, joining David Yurman, Cartier and Tiffany & Co. in the luxury shopping center.
WINSTON WEST: Harry Winston will open a 1,500-square-foot boutique at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif., in the first quarter of next year, joining David Yurman, Cartier and Tiffany & Co. in the luxury shopping center. "It's an amazing brand," said Deborah Gun Downing, executive director of marketing for the mall. "It belongs here."
HANDS OF TIME: Swiss watchmaker Parmigiani recently unveiled the female model to its hit Kalpagraph collection. The Diamond Kalpagraph, a feminine twist on the existing men's piece, comes in the form of 154 brilliant cut diamonds, totaling more than five carats.
Retailing at $51,000, the watch features a palladium case, lilac dial and white Hermès alligator strap, and, as with all models in the handcrafted Kalpagraph collection, the new diamond version houses the first chronograph movement manufactured by Parmigiani, the Calibre PF 334. An additional Diamond Kalpagraph model, for either a man or woman, also comes in rose gold with a chocolate brown dial and an Hermès alligator strap.
A NEW HUE: Hue opened its first freestanding store, Hue Studio, in Charlotte, N.C., last week. The 2,200-square-foot retail space brings together all of Hue's fashionable legwear, intimates and accessories, from footless fishnets to stylish sleepwear. The store also will carry loungewear, footwear, streetwear (leggings and skirts), handbags, jewelry, eyewear and hair accessories, some of which are a first for Hue. "We're taking the Hue brand and have been given an opportunity to extend it into different categories recently," said Kevin Toomey, president and ceo of Kayser-Roth, which owns Hue. "The store gives us a chance to evaluate how we'll do in other categories before we expand them into other retail areas."
PEARLS OF WISDOM: Mikimoto has a new grading system for South Sea cultured pearl collections, the rarest and most luxurious pearls in the world. The South Sea grading system is based primarily on the luster and surface perfection of each pearl.
Letter A grades make up the new system, ranging from A to AAA. AAA South Sea cultured pearls equal perfection, while some grades also contain a number 1 for a blemished surface."For 33 years, Mikimoto has been a leader in the grading of fine Japanese Akoya cultured pearls," president and chief executive officer Mitsuhiro Mitsui said in a statement. "By defining the grades of our South Sea cultured pearls, we will be able to provide qualitative information about each white, black and golden South Sea cultured pearl we sell. This grading system is an assurance to our customers that they are buying the finest South Sea cultured pearls."
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)