GROWING VINES: Two of Connecticut's most enterprising families are teaming up. Vineyard Vines has formed a partnership with the Mitchell family, owners of Mitchells, Richards and Marshs, to own and operate a flagship on Greenwich Avenue. The 5,000-square-foot store will be at 145 Greenwich Avenue and will open this fall, according to Bob Mitchell, copresident of Mitchells/Richards/Marshs. The store will open this fall. Vineyard Vines, the Stamford, Conn.-based accessories and sportswear manufacturer, currently operates one company-owned store in Martha's Vineyard and has partnerships with two other retailers. Puritan Clothing Co. operates a unit in Mashpee, Mass., on Cape Cod, and Murray's Toggery Shop in Nantucket will open a Vineyard Vines by Murray's store this summer in that upper-end island community. Ian Murray, co-chief executive officer and cofounder of Vineyard Vines with his brother, Shep, said a company-owned children's store also will open in the Vineyard later this year.
ICONIX INKS MUDD TOPS DEAL: Iconix Brand Group has signed a licensing agreement with The Cayre Group to produce junior tops for the newly acquired Mudd brand. The new collection will hit stores for spring 2007. Cayre takes over manufacturing from Tack Fat Group International, which sold the Mudd brand to Iconix in April for $45 million in cash and 3,269,231 shares of the company's stock. Mudd is expected to generate between $18 million and $20 million in royalty revenue in 2007.
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion