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."
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty