LUCKY SHOES: Vernon, Calif.-based Lucky Brand Dunagarees is stepping into footwear. The line of denim-driven activewear has inked a licensing deal with South River, N.J.-based Steinweis Jacobson LLC to produce women’s and men’s footwear....
LUCKY SHOES: Vernon, Calif.-based Lucky Brand Dunagarees is stepping into footwear. The line of denim-driven activewear has inked a licensing deal with South River, N.J.-based Steinweis Jacobson LLC to produce women’s and men’s footwear. Lucky Brand footwear will hit department and specialty stores for the back-to-school season, featuring five men’s and six women’s athletic-looking styles in leathers and suedes. The looks will also be carried at Lucky’sstores and Web site, luckybrandjeans.com. Retail price points will range from $60 to $100.
HARRODS NIXES CHICAGO PLANS: Chicago, apparently, is not Harrods’ kind of town. The London department store has all but scrapped plans to open a unit in the Windy City — what would have been its first in the U.S., a company spokesman said. He said Harrods’ owner, Mohamed Al Fayed, failed to see eye-to-eye with developers for Chicago’s historic State Street shopping area. Al Fayed had wanted to take on a larger role in the development — in the form of a proposed hotel and real estate project — but was offered a "fairly modest retail proposal," in the end, the spokesman said. "Further involvement in the project looks exceptionally unlikely," he added. "The developer seemed unaware of the fundamental brand value associated with Harrods, and this was reflected in [the proposal]."
ITALY ON MADISON: The Italian Trade Commission plans to kick off an 11-day promotional program with retailers on upper Madison Avenue in Manhattan tonight. The ITC has set a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Madison between East 65th and 66th Streets to mark the program’s beginning. Called "Passport to Italy," it gives consumers a chance to win Italian prizes, from trips to fashion accessories. Passports for the program are available at 32 participating retailers and in the March 17 issue of New York magazine. The promotion is to end April 6.
MO’ MONEY: Bluefly Inc. has renewed and expanded its secured revolving credit facility with Rosenthal & Rosenthal Inc., an independent financial services and factoring firm. Its available financing has been increased to roughly $4 million from $2.5 million. The deal was secured by Bluefly’s inventory and a letter of credit from an affiliate of Soros Private Equity Partners. The credit facility entitles Bluefly to certain credit accommodations, including the right to obtain loans, factor-to-factor guarantees and letters of credit issued in favor of Bluefly’s suppliers.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)