Friends of the High Line has a new buddy, the J. Crew Group. A limited-edition capsule collection, called High Line, has been designed by J. Crew, which said it will donate all of the net proceeds to support the High Line, the former elevated freight railway on the West Side of New York City that’s been transformed into a park. Robert Hammond, cofounder of Friends of the High Line, called the collection “fresh and timeless and perfect for New Yorkers on the go.…As the nonprofit conservancy that operates the High Line, we are always looking to create new ways to sustain the park.”The collection, including T-shirts, sweatshirts, totes, makeup bags, friendship bracelets and baby onesies, priced from $15 to $78, will be available starting Wednesday at the High Line Shop on West 16th Street, on the High Line Shop Web site, on J. Crew.com and in four J. Crew stores in New York City. The clothes have photos of the High Line, historic depictions of freight trains, botanical illustrations by George Olson and illustrations of the High Line by children’s author Peter Brown. The collection marks the launch of J. Crew’s “Garments for Good” program for charitable product initiatives. The High Line is a narrow, mile-long stretch of landscaped park, with fountains, seating and a wading pond, providing a unique perspective on the area’s urban renewal, and crosstown views and of the river. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty
Virgil Abloh’s dad Nee and Don Crawley, cofounder of RSVP Gallery, were some of the hometown crew at the Chicago-born designer’s debut show for Louis Vuitton. (📸: @jdiderich ) #wwdmens #louisvuitton #virgilabloh
About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
“This is Paris, my first show. I’m all about democracy. If some kid shows up, flew from New Jersey to just be around, let’s get him a seat.” — @virgilabloh tells WWD’s @jdiderich ahead of his first show for @louisvuitton men’s. (📸: @alfredo_piola ) #wwdmens #virgilabloh #louisvuitton
“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest. We are dedicated to carrying on her legacy,” said Anna Bakst, brand president and chief executive officer of @katespadeny. The Kate Spade Foundation announced that it will be donating $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness in tribute to the recent death of Kate Spade. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @chinseephoto)
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim