In Brief: Bergdorf’s Italian Windows … Goin’ to the Ginza … Ships Alloy …
BERGDORF’S ITALIAN WINDOWS: Bergdorf Goodman and the Italian Trade Commission have collaborated on the retailer’s latest windows. In a tribute to Italy’s culture and design, beginning last Friday, the women’s and men’s...
BERGDORF’S ITALIAN WINDOWS: Bergdorf Goodman and the Italian Trade Commission have collaborated on the retailer’s latest windows. In a tribute to Italy’s culture and design, beginning last Friday, the women’s and men’s windows on Fifth Avenue feature such Italian vendors as Giorgio Armani, Roberto Cavalli, Moschino, Pucci, Marni, Alberta Ferretti and Valentino set against backdrops of the country’s maps, vintage movie posters and pieces of art. The windows will be in until March 20.
GOIN’ TO THE GINZA: Barneys New York will make its first move into the Ginza. The retailer’s Japanese venture will open a five-story store in the heart of the district in October 2004. Barneys’ third Tokyo unit will have 29,000 square feet of selling space, with two floors underground, and will be bigger than its Shinjuku unit. A company statement said Barneys Japan selected Ginza because "of its mixture of classic and modern image as well as its forward-looking sense of the market." The new store, the design of which will be based on Barneys’ flagship on Madison Avenue, is expected to generate sales of $42.4 million dollars in its first year. Barneys Japan opened its first store in Shinjuku in 1990 and the second store in Yokohama in 1993. The company, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Isetan Department Store, projects sales of $92.4 million for the fiscal year ending March 31. In the first half ended August 2002, the Shinjuku unit generated $27.7 million, up 2.4 percent from a year ago, while its Yokohama unit generated sales of $14.7 million, a decline of 1.9 percent from a year earlier.
SHIPS ALLOY:A shareholder lawsuit seeking class-action status was filed against Alloy Inc. and three of its executives in Manhattan federal court last week. Matthew Diamond, chief executive officer; James Johnson Jr., president and chief operating officer, and Samuel Gradess, chief financial officer, were named in the suit. The lawsuit alleges that the company violated federal securities laws by issuing misleading statements regarding the merchandising and advertising segments of its business. A company spokeswoman said that the "lawsuit is frivolous and that the company will defend itself vigorously." Milberg Weiss is one of the three law firms representing the shareholders.
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye
Did you know: @carlychaikin of "Mr. Robot" has been painting for about a decade? The actress, who plays Darlene on the show, is a self-taught artist who lists Salvador Dalí and Chuck Close as some of her idols. Chaikin told WWD that painting is a form of meditation for her — A much-needed one given the intensity of "Mr. Robot." See a piece Chaikin is working on at WWD.com (📷: @jilliansollazzo) #wwdeye