In Brief: Sprousing Up Diesel…Bye-Bye Buley…Red Tag
SPROUSE-ING UP DIESEL: People passing by Diesel’s Union Square store in Manhattan Friday morning can be excused if they think a particularly persistent graffiti artist has targeted the store. That’s because on Thursday...
SPROUSE-ING UP DIESEL: People passing by Diesel’s Union Square store in Manhattan Friday morning can be excused if they think a particularly persistent graffiti artist has targeted the store. That’s because on Thursday evening artist Steven Sprouse, best known for his vibrant, street-inspired prints, will be installing an art piece that will completely cover the store’s windows, as well as portions of the inside. The work is entirely sanctioned by Diesel and to mark the occasion, that store, as well as some of the company’s other boutiques, will be stocking a limited collection of Sprouse-designed garments — one style each of women’s and men’s jeans, one style each of women’s and men’s T-shirts and a hat. The paint will stay up for about three weeks and Diesel is planning a party at the store to celebrate the new look on Friday night.
BYE-BYE BULEY: Beryl Buley, Kohl’s Corp.’s director of stores and an executive vice president, has resigned to pursue other interests, according to the Menomonee Falls, Wisc.-based retail chain Monday. The store operations group will report to chief executive officer Larry Montgomery on an interim basis.
RED TAG: Following the success of its stretch waistband product partnership with Dockers, trim vendor Tag-It Pacific Inc. said it has signed a letter of intent with Levi Strauss & Co. to develop additional waistband applications for the jeans giant’s lines. The partners created samples using Tag-It’s TekFit technology on the men’s line, taking rigid denim and adding stretch to the waistband for an extra inch of space. Next up is consumer testing, then an eventual rollout to women’s, according to Herman Roup, president of the TekFit division. Starting with last spring, Levi shipped its Dockers’ Individual Fit Waistband pants for men and women that were developed with the TekFit technology. Tag-It also opened a lab in Santa Barbara last week to service the growing TekFit division. The 2,000-square-foot facility will eventually employ up to five technicians to oversee product testing.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty