Market Basket: Back to School … New Dorby Team … Uniform Behavior …
BACK TO SCHOOL: Following in the steps of Issey Miyake and Rei Kawakubo, Yeohlee will be the next designer to take the lecturn at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. She will be on campus Friday to discuss her work and how it...
BACK TO SCHOOL: Following in the steps of Issey Miyake and Rei Kawakubo, Yeohlee will be the next designer to take the lecturn at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. She will be on campus Friday to discuss her work and how it relates to art, architecture and industrial design. “The students are coming from all different disciplines. It’s not going to be just my ideas. It will be a dialogue,” Yeohlee said.
NEW DORBY TEAM: Kellwood said Monday that its Halmode executive team is now overseeing the company’s Dorby Group. Halmode’s chief executive officer Jay Diamond, president Bea Myerson and chief operating officer Richard Owen now hold their respective titles at the Dorby Group. They will continue to handle their existing responsibilities at Halmode as well, according to president Stephen Ruzow, president of Kellwood’s women’s wear.
The trio will oversee direction for The Dorby Group’s Hipnotix, Dorby and Miss Dorby labels. The move is in response to a series of executive changes at the Dorby Group. After a four-month stint as ceo, Richard Weissman left the company earlier this month. In addition, Richard Golden retired as chairman earlier this month.
Halmode and Dorby, which both make dresses and suits, remain separate business units under the Kellwood umbrella.
UNIFORM BEHAVIOR: Eveningwear designer Anne Bowen’s latest creations will debut at Vela, a Japanese restaurant that will open its doors at 55 West 21st Street in New York Wednesday. The staff will wear one-of-a-kind T-shirts accented with real pearls, sterling silver chains and crystals. Bowen said string art was the inspiration.
Bowen plans to offer the 22-piece “couture T-shirts” later this year, with wholesale prices ranging from $200 to $275.
Meanwhile, another eveningwear designer, Consuelo Bellini, has whipped up wispy floral dresses for waitresses at Quo, a West Chelsea lounge that bows April 29. Advised to stay away from New York hues like black and steel, the designer said she dreamed up something “a little Miami.”
Bellini’s design approach for Go Smile, the maker of a teeth-whitening product for which she is also designing uniforms, is a little more clean. Bellini has updated white lab coats worn by the company’s saleswomen by making them shorter and more fitted with embroidery and piping. “It’s like James Bond’s little naughty nurse,” she said. More sedate is the lilac lace dress she’s making for her wedding to her business partner, Kamuti Kiteme, to be held this summer in Florence.JUST ADD WATER: Forget the dresses, the fashion show held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago earlier this month was all about the faucets. Models marched down the runway carrying faucets and wearing Brizio-logo outfits designed by students at the Illinois Institute of Art.
Delta Faucet Co. pulled the event together to show off what it described as “fashion-forward” Brizio and Floriano kitchen faucets, as well as its Vesi bath faucets. On behalf of Brizio, Delta donated $10,000 to the Illinois Institute of Art, and challenged the school to develop “faucet couture.” Students interpreted that in a logo print reminiscent of ones popularized by Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior.
Architect, interior designer and industrial designer Michael Graves took in the show, which kicked off the 2004 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. His signature collection of faucets was also on the runway, but with models wearing updated vintage clothes.
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