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.
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty
Virgil Abloh’s dad Nee and Don Crawley, cofounder of RSVP Gallery, were some of the hometown crew at the Chicago-born designer’s debut show for Louis Vuitton. (📸: @jdiderich ) #wwdmens #louisvuitton #virgilabloh
About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
“This is Paris, my first show. I’m all about democracy. If some kid shows up, flew from New Jersey to just be around, let’s get him a seat.” — @virgilabloh tells WWD’s @jdiderich ahead of his first show for @louisvuitton men’s. (📸: @alfredo_piola ) #wwdmens #virgilabloh #louisvuitton
“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest. We are dedicated to carrying on her legacy,” said Anna Bakst, brand president and chief executive officer of @katespadeny. The Kate Spade Foundation announced that it will be donating $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness in tribute to the recent death of Kate Spade. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @chinseephoto)
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim