THESE EYES: Gucci Group has signed a license with Safilo SpA to produce and distribute a new line of Boucheron eyewear that will bow at Silmo, the International Optics and Eyewear exhibition held in Paris this month. The line will be available...
THESE EYES: Gucci Group has signed a license with Safilo SpA to produce and distribute a new line of Boucheron eyewear that will bow at Silmo, the International Optics and Eyewear exhibition held in Paris this month. The line will be available starting next spring in selected eyewear stores and in all Boucheron boutiques globally and will be positioned in the high-end range of the luxury eyewear market. The four Boucheron models are designed by creative director Solange Azagury-Partridge, who focused on the arms of the glasses with a laser-engraved snake design and small Swarovski crystals or Asian arabesques motifs. Domenico De Sole, president and chief executive officer of Gucci Group N.V., said in a statement, “Jewelry eyewear is a relatively small but highly profitable market, in which Boucheron has a legitimate role to play.” Safilo already produces Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta and Stella McCartney eyewear. Vittorio Tabacchi, chairman of Safilo, said a line of optical frames will be introduced next year.
SMITH & WESSON’S LATEST SHOT: Gun maker Smith & Wesson is preparing to introduce Crossing by Smith & Wesson, a clothing, jewelry and home decor catalog aimed primarily at women. According to wire service reports, the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company is aiming to capture consumers attracted to the American West. The catalog and its Web site are part of Smith & Wesson’s Interactive Management LLC, the parent company’s newest division. The catalog will offer faux elephant-suede skirts, turquoise-rimmed jewelry and copper silk shantung blouses. Catalogs are expected to arrive in homes this week. The company is targeting women 30 to 60 years old who are homeowners and have higher incomes than the U.S. average.
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