FIT SHOP RETURNS: The Fashion Institute of Technology is reopening its student-run Style Shop Monday. The Shop, which bowed in 1996, was designed to give students the experience of running a business. The store sells a mix of accessories, home goods,...
FIT SHOP RETURNS: The Fashion Institute of Technology is reopening its student-run Style Shop Monday. The Shop, which bowed in 1996, was designed to give students the experience of running a business. The store sells a mix of accessories, home goods, apparel, cosmetics and bath products designed by students, faculty, staff and alumni. It is operated by student members of the Merchandising Society, who learn skills in buying, merchandising, product development, marketing, finance planning, customer relations, sales and management by running the boutique. Located in the David Dubinsky Student Center at Seventh Avenue and 27th Street, the shop’s grand-reopening celebration will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday. Throughout the semester, hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
LIBERTY’S NEW MAN: Iain Renwick has been named chief executive of Liberty, the London specialty store, with the mission of restoring the store to profitability. He succeeds Fiona Harrison, who left the firm. Renwick, 44, previously was with Imagination Ltd., the design and creative agency. Before that, he was marketing director of Habitat, working closely with Vittorio Radice, who would later turn around Selfridges. "Liberty is now well placed to become London’s leading destination, design-led store," Renwick said in a statement. In the fiscal year ending June 29, Liberty posted losses of $24 million on sales of $70.2 million, having suffered from the drop-off in sales following Sept. 11. Liberty also said in a statement that Lucille Lewin, cofounder of the Whistles fashion group, has joined the store as creative director.
NORTHERN LIGHTS: H&M is about to get a run for its money on its home turf. Its fast-fashion rival, Spain’s Zara, plans to open its first store in Sweden, a 16,000-square-foot unit in central Stockholm. The store is slated to open next year.
Assouline is paying homage to the late Azzedine Alaïa with a reprint of "Alaïa Livre de Collection.” The book is comprised of photographs of the designer's summer 1992 runway show with models Christy Turlington Burns, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks, pictured here at right. #wwdfashion #alaia #tyrabanks
Fall 2018 accessories take on a painterly hue, with Nebulas Blue among Pantone’s top 10 colors of the season. (📸: @jonghyupstudio ; editor: @twallz21 ; stylist and set designer: @haideefindlaylevin ) #wwdaccessories
@americanapparelusa is relaunching the brand outside of the U.S. today, opening its online store to more than 200 countries. The company is also contemplating a return to brick-and-mortar, though details have not been confirmed. In tandem with the expanded distribution is a recasting of a social media ad campagn, called “Back to Basics,” pictured here, with a focus on diversity and a cast of models above the age of 21. Read more on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @britneyspears is continuing to expand her brand. The pop icon, who appears in @kenzo ’s latest campaign, is partnering with Epic Rights to launch a line of branded merchandise. Read @hernameislex ‘s story, link in bio. #wwdnews #britneyspears
The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
The new Prince of Cambridge has arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with the 8-pound newborn. She wore a look from one of her go-to designers, @jennypackham. Tap link in bio for more. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
Jewelry label @alisonlou has made a name for itself with fine jewelry that speaks to the Millennial market. Now @twallz21 reports that the label is bringing those playful ideas to a new affordable line of lucite hoops with the launch of Loucite by Alison Lou. Here’s a look from the line modeled by @emrata. #wwdaccessories
@sarahjessicaparker and @gilt are teaming up on a bridal ready-to-wear line. Tomorrow, Parker will launch SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Bridal — and as part of the launch, Gilt will offer 15 exclusive styles from the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker footwear collection that were designed to complement the new line. Made out of 10 styles, the line is designed for a variety of occasions, from bridal showers to receptions. Get more details on WWD.com #wwdfashion