PRADA STORE BOWS: Prada isn’t letting its IPO woes curtail its store openings. Italy’s third Prada Sport store bowed Saturday in the Sardinian resort of Porto Cervo. Located in the recently restructured Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, the...
PRADA STORE BOWS: Prada isn’t letting its IPO woes curtail its store openings. Italy’s third Prada Sport store bowed Saturday in the Sardinian resort of Porto Cervo. Located in the recently restructured Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, the 1,075-square-foot space was designed by architect Roberto Baciocchi and boasts three shop windows and a minimalist wood interior. The Porto Cervo store is stocked with the full spring and summer line of Prada Sport as well as a preview of the fall and winter collections.
MILAN SHOW SPLIT: Trade show White is breaking away from Milan’s bridge collections fair Momi to become its own event on the Milan fashion calendar. Director Luisa Pandolfi said the show will be small (60 exhibitors), but hopes to make up for the size with creative offerings. "It’s not large, but it’s focused on innovation and the vanguard," she said, adding that White targets small shops "that establish the style the others follow." Organized by Sistema Moda Italiana’s trade show arm, EFIMA, and design consultancy firm Massimiliano Bizzi Studio, it’s slated for Sept. 27-30, at Via Tortona 27. Hours haven’t been set, although Pandolfi is trying to attract buyers in the evening by staying open until at least 8 p.m.
LUCY’S STORE PLANS: With $6.5 million in new financing, Lucy Activewear Inc., a four-store operation, plans to open three more Lucy stores in the next four months in California and 12 more next year. First up next month is a unit in Santa Monica, then one in Palo Alto in September and another in Studio City in October. Each store will be about 2,000 square feet, slightly larger than its existing ones. Lucy offers about 30 brands, including bestsellers Adidas, Nike, Champion and Puma, said Sue Levin, president of Lucy Activewear. Based in Portland, Ore., Lucy is focusing on the West Coast, but plans to branch out into Arizona, Colorado and Texas next year.
A grooming moment between @tanfrance and @antoni last night at the The LGBT Community Center Trailblazer Awards honoring Anna Wintour, Ricky Martin and more. See more photos at WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“It was a very surreal feeling. It wasn’t like we were in the studio together coming up with it — it’s more like he discovered it and loved it. I didn’t let myself get my hopes up, but then it happened it was very exciting,” said singer-songwriter @nombe on discovering that @pharrell would be using his song, “Cant Catch Me” on his HBO documentary series “Outpost.” The German-born singer — named Noah MacBeth — talked to WWD about feminism, using art as a platform for political expression and personal style. Read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
This season, denim is going west – in influence. Brands like @fathersdaughterla (pictured here), @tommyhilfiger Jeans, @levis and more are opting for raw, top-stitching styles. (Styled by @thealexbadia; 📷: @ryanplett)
20-year-old British singer @jorjasmith_ made her debut at Coachella last weekend. We caught up with her and talked about her love for Amy Winehouse, working with Kendrick Lamar on the “Black Panther” album and her fashion philosophy. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @katiedaisyla)
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)