BURBERRY OPENS MADRID STORE: Burberry has opened its first stand-alone store in Madrid, located on the city's Calle Ortega y Gasset. The 6,500-square-foot store will carry men's and women's collections and accessories from the Burberry Prosum line, alongside the Burberry London collection for men, women and children. The Madrid store is part of the company's plans to increase its net retail space by a minimum of 10 percent this fiscal year, with stores set to open before the end of the year in cities such as Kansas City, Mo., and Sydney.
MARGIELA AND BARNEYS: Maison Martin Margiela and Barneys New York have teamed up to exhibit one-of-a-kind garments at the Madison Avenue flagship. The three-week installation will be focused on Margiela's women's Artisanal collection of new and old pieces found around the globe that have been reworked entirely by hand. The clothes will be located on the fourth-floor women's area from Saturday through Sept. 30.
NATION OF SHOPKEEPERS: Historic sights might be the top draw for tourists visiting Britain, but the British luxury goods lobby Walpole is hoping a new initiative will persuade visitors to spend as much time on Bond Street as at Buckingham Palace. The committee, which represents British brands such as Burberry, Jimmy Choo and Harrods, has launched "Great Britain, The Greatest Brands," a marketing initiative to promote British brands to visitors in the run-up to the London Olympics in 2012. The company said in a statement that, although the number of visitors to the U.K. has risen by 122 percent since 1979, tourists' spending had increased by only 40 percent. The not-for-profit organization plans to approach the U.K. government to ask it to devote more funds to pitch the U.K. as a shopping destination to tourists, and to ease visa requirements for tourists visiting from countries such as China.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia