Newsreel: Ogden Only a Consultant at Calvin Klein … Ellen Tracy Hits the Tents
OGDEN ONLY A CONSULTANT AT CALVIN KLEIN: Sportswear designer Ann Ogden is working as a design consultant for the CK division of Calvin Klein Inc., a Calvin Klein spokeswoman said last week, contradicting reports published elsewhere...
OGDEN ONLY A CONSULTANT AT CALVIN KLEIN: Sportswear designer Ann Ogden is working as a design consultant for the CK division of Calvin Klein Inc., a Calvin Klein spokeswoman said last week, contradicting reports published elsewhere that said Ogden had been hired as the design director of the CK bridge sportswear and jeanswear collections.
The spokeswoman said Ogden has not succeeded Barbara de Vries, who resigned from her post as vice president and design director of CK in October. De Vries subsequently filed a $2 million breach-of-contract suit against the company, stating she was the victim of a "major corporate restructuring."
De Vries said they are searching for a successor
ELLEN TRACY HITS THE TENTS: Ellen Tracy, which celebrates its 45th anniversary this year, has decided join the fashion circus in Bryant Park. The bridge sportswear and dress firm is going to stage its first runway show during New York's fall show week under the tents. Linda Allard, Ellen Tracy's design director, said she believes shows are important for press coverage.
"In terms of how important we are to the bridge market," she said, "we don't always get the coverage we should. We also don't always get the presidents of the stores into our showroom, so it would help at all levels to have those people attend a show."
"We'll see," said Herb Gallen, chairman, who's not so sure of the value of a runway show. "It certainly will not have a short-term effect because we'll already be through with fall bookings by the time we have the show. It may be something for long-term.
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