CALVIN IN VENICE: Calvin Klein opened its newest 1,200-square-foot CK Jeans store Friday in Venice at the corner of Via Calle del Teatro and Via Calle del Forno, one of the city’s largest shopping areas. The store is the eighth location designed...
CALVIN IN VENICE: Calvin Klein opened its newest 1,200-square-foot CK Jeans store Friday in Venice at the corner of Via Calle del Teatro and Via Calle del Forno, one of the city’s largest shopping areas. The store is the eighth location designed in the company’s new concept using concrete tile floors offset by white walls. Clothes are displayed on fixtures, benches, shelves and doors made of stainless steel, walnut and frosted acrylic. The next two CK Jeans stores will open in Rome and Amsterdam.
E-SHOPPING FOR CHARITY: EBay and Macy’s West have teamed up to open a Macy’s Passport store online to raise funds for HIV and AIDS medical research. Beginning last Monday and running through Oct. 7, Macy’s will sell fashion items donated by celebrities and designers, luxury trips, sports and music memorabilia. Ashley Judd will donate a Badgley Mischka dress she’s sporting on the cover of October Glamour. Joan Collins will select a dress from her closet based on the winning bidder’s personal style. The items will be sold in traditional eBay fashion, with proceeds going directly to Macy’s Passport 2002. Macy’s Passport, Macy’s West’s annual fund-raiser, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with events set for San Francisco (Sept. 18-20) and Los Angeles (Sept. 27-28). The Passport events have raised more than $15 million for HIV and AIDS medical research to date.
MARCOLIN SEES PROFITS DROP: Italian eyewear maker Marcolin’s first-half sales rose, but price-cutting caused a slump in profits. Pretax profit dropped to $3.42 million from $5.47 million. Dollars are converted from euros at current exchange rates. Revenue rose 7.7 percent to $87.46 million, boosted bystrong sales of D&G and Roberto Cavalli brand eyewear. Sales at Marcolin’s U.S. unit rose 12 percent to $33.29 million from $29.67 million.
Flammability Update: The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday that it will update requirements on the books since 1953 to test flame-resistant levels in apparel to reflect current technology used by the industry. The agency also wants to create a uniform code to report results of these tests. The CPSC said these changes should further reduce the instances of apparel catching fire, which are tied to 153 deaths and 4,000 hospital emergency room visits in the last five years.
RECHARGING THE FASHION BATTERIES: Liz Claiborne and Self magazine are teaming up to help women pique their energy and their wardrobes during fashion week via fitness and fashion tips at Claiborne’s flagship on Fifth Avenue and 52nd Street. Celebrity trainer Kathy Kaehler will offer fitness tips and fashion consultants will demonstrate fall trends.
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