LADY IN LEATHER: Leather dresses, so commonly associated with the Eighties, are back, according to Siena Studio, the in-house outerwear brand at G-III Apparel Group.
For October and November deliveries, Siena Studio created five leather dresses as a part of the line that wholesales for $92 to $175. Styles include a suede zip-up V-neck dress with a ruched bodice and a suede cowlneck dress that each come in brown, black and deep purple; a suede sheath minidress available in five different pastel colors; a fitted, plunging V-neck belted dress, and a T-strap vest. The latter two are made of glove leather and come in black and off-white.
FUR FALL: The International Fur Trade Federation is dropping $1 million for its fall advertising campaign for the second consecutive year.
Unlike last year’s campaign, which was shot in a studio and focused on the fur coats, this year’s edition was photographed on the streets of Paris and has more of a kick. Tagged “Fur Love,” the six-page color insert features an oversized swing jacket from Dior by John Galliano in mint green fox accented with silver stilettos and a white miniskirt, as well as head-to-toe looks from Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Jean Paul Gaultier and Michael Kors Furs. The lifestyle look is more in line with how designers have been showcasing fur on their runways in recent seasons.
Gilles Bensimon shot the campaign, which will run in the September issue of Elle in 20 countries — nine more than last year, according to an IFTF spokeswoman. The group is trying to attract more shoppers between the ages of 25 and 39, she said. Last year, fur retail sales climbed nearly 11 percent to $11 billion.
WHAT’S MY SIGN: The humidity still won’t quit, but Searle isn’t waiting for winter to encourage shoppers to pile on the layers. Last week, the seven-unit chain e-mailed more than 1,000 customers to tune them into a fall must-have — cashmere sweaters knit with individual astrological signs.
Made by Autumn Cashmere, the manufacturer expects to sell more than 700 units of the $255 sweater and has an additional 300 stocked. The item is one of Autumn Cashmere’s top five-selling styles for fall, according to a company spokeswoman.Searle periodically e-mails shoppers about key merchandise and knitwear sales have been “outstanding,” said David Lazar, director of retail.
Autumn Cashmere’s designer, Katherine Carpenter, an avid astrology fan, came up with the sweater, which also is available at Olive & Bette’s, Henri Bendel and Bloomingdale’s.
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