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.
“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)