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.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive
For @simonerocha_‘s fall show, hairstylist @jamespecis created a look inspired by the painter John Constable. Models’ hair was pulled back, tied into knots and topped off with a bow. (📷: @kukukuba) #wwdbeauty #lfw
Queen Elizabeth made a surprise appearance at @richardquinn1's London Fashion Week show to present the designer with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. The new award will be handed out annually to an emerging British fashion designer who shows exceptional talent, while demonstrating value to the community and sustainable policies. #wwdfashion #lfw (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)