J. MENDEL OPENS ASPEN STORE: Skiers in Aspen for the holidays have another luxe shopping spot at their disposal. J. Mendel, known for its sumptuous furs, opened a store at 461 East Hopkins Avenue in the fabled Colorado ski town last Friday. The...
J. MENDEL OPENS ASPEN STORE: Skiers in Aspen for the holidays have another luxe shopping spot at their disposal. J. Mendel, known for its sumptuous furs, opened a store at 461 East Hopkins Avenue in the fabled Colorado ski town last Friday. The 1,350-square-foot boutique, designed by architect David Mann, will carry J. Mendel furs as well as its ready-to-wear line and accessories. An official kickoff party will be held at the store on Thursday.
NEW STORE FOR YSL: Yves Saint Laurent is making a new home for itself in the old Levi’s space at 3 East 57th Street. The Gucci Group-owned company is scheduled to open a two-story, 12,170-square-foot store next spring. The unit will carry all YSL product categories including accessories, cosmetics and ready-to-wear. It will also feature the same design concept as its Madison Avenue flagship.
l BARNEYS PROMOTION: Bettina O’Neill has been named vice president and divisional merchandise manager of cosmetics and fragrances for Barneys New York. She had been cosmetics and fragrances buyer for the retailer.
HUFF ADVANCES: Lois Huff has been promoted to senior vice president at Retail Forward, a Columbus, Ohio-based management consultant, where she had been a vice president. She has also been tapped to serve on the company’s executive committee. Huff will continue as manager of the soft goods track in Retail Forward’s North American Intelligence Program and as the program’s consumer shopping behavior specialist. She also specializes in Western European retailing in the firm’s Global Intelligence Program. Huff, 42, joined Retail Forward in October 2001. Prior to that, she was a principal consultant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
PINK SLIP?: LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton might be looking to sell the London-based shirtmaker Thomas Pink. The London Sunday Times reported that Bernard Arnault, chairman of LVMH, had been approached by potential buyers, but sources said LVMH is not seriously considering them. An LVMH spokesman declined comment.
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)
Breaking News: @hedislimane joins @celine as its new artistic, creative and image director. One of fashion’s preeminent image-makers and trendsetters, Slimane is to join the LVMH brand on Feb. 1 and unveil his first fashion proposition for men and women next September during Paris Fashion Week. It marks a major homecoming for Slimane, who cemented his reputation – and influenced men’s tailoring for more than a decade – as the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. He went on to reinvent and ignite the house of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent, between 2012 and 2016 – all the while maintaining a close relationship with the Arnault family, which controls LVMH and Dior. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
“Personally I believe the Eighties have been the richest and more vivacious period for international fashion,” Giorgio Armani said when asked what his favorite decade of fashion is. It was a moment of disruption and experimentation and only thinking back to the first years of that decade is always an emotion for me, for what they have meant to me and my work.” The influence is clear in @giorgioarmani spring 2018 collection, pictured here, which was full of bright colors and unexpected prints. Read more about which decades designers loved most on WWD.com #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
For Lady Gaga’s only Italian show on her “Joanne World Tour,” the singer wore a range of @versace_official outfits. The standout piece: this custom-made bodysuit inspired by the brand’s spring 2018 collection. #wwdfashion (RG: @ladygaga)
@_camillaruth_ is expanding on the wellness-craze concept with @westbourne – a new NYC restaurant that’s both a healthy-minded café as well as a business that gives back to the community. Marcus works with the Robin Hood foundation to give back to The Door, a non-profit providing youth development services, and also hires employees through The Door. Read our full interview with Marcus on giving back through food on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)