Fleur Turner had dreamt of designing lingerie since she was 10 years old, simply because of the "smallness and detail of it." After graduating with honors in fashion marketing from England’s University of Northumbria,...
Fleur Turner had dreamt of designing lingerie since she was 10 years old, simply because of the "smallness and detail of it." After graduating with honors in fashion marketing from England’s University of Northumbria, Turner set out to design a limited-edition lingerie line catering to women of all ages. The resulting line, called Fleur T — pronounced "flirty" — "is about creating something that is almost couture, but most importantly very, very feminine," she said.
Turner’s first collection, called Stiletto, was launched on Valentine’s Day this year. It features a shoe print inked onto a background of light pink silk. The line was immediately snapped up by U.K. retailer Liberty. An exclusive line for the store is underway, consisting of soft cotton demi bras and hipster panties in floral prints and slated to bow in October.
Turner has just completed her second collection, for fall, called Kitten, which is silk-screened with cartoon-like cats. Prices are $75-$125 for camisoles and $50-$95 for panties. The line will be sold at department stores Fortnum and Mason and House of Fraser. Turner, whose studio is in Surrey, just south of London, is already planning on extending the line to swimwear, home accessories and bath products. She’s already dreamed up the theme of her spring 2003 collection, Tweet, which will be filled with — what else — a host of feathered friends.
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews
@prada is introducing a new project at its men’s fall 2018 show this Sunday: “Prada Invites.” The fashion house invited four celebrated creative minds – @ronanaerwanbouroullec, Konstantin Grcic, @herzogdemeuron and @rem.koolhaas – to each create a unique item with its iconic nylon material. The designs will be unveiled on the runway show, which will take place at the company’s warehouse in Viale Ortles 25. #wwdfashion #mfwm (📷: @martinocarrera)
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion