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.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews