STARCK’S HOMECOMING: After stamping his style all over such hotels as the Royalton, Paramount and the Hudson, Philippe Starck is cozying up to homeowners in the U.S. for the first time. He and Florida real estate developer Jorge Perez are...
STARCK’S HOMECOMING: After stamping his style all over such hotels as the Royalton, Paramount and the Hudson, Philippe Starck is cozying up to homeowners in the U.S. for the first time. He and Florida real estate developer Jorge Perez are sprucing up ICON, a new two-tiered, 289-unit residential tower in Miami Beach. The Alton Road project gets started this spring and is expected to wrap up in 2005, but condos hit the selling block next month ranging from $400,000 to $2 million.
In line with Starck’s "Yoo" concept, something he and London-based real estate developer John Hitchcox finessed at similar residential properties in London and Melbourne, each apartment plan has a distinct feeling. Homeowners choose from four apartment styles — nature, classic, culture and minimal — and Starck home furnishings.
"When you stay in a hotel, you usually stay there for somewhere between three hours and three days," Starck explained. "But the home is more important. It should be more comfortable and more you. That’s why we came up with the name ‘Yoo.’"
Natural wood and stone are the focus for nature; classic consists of dark wood and tailored, timeless accents; culture calls for bright colors and exotic touches with more of a fantasy look, and minimal is airy and simple with attention to function, like white spaces and natural tones with a Zen-like feeling. Starck also offers a catalog of furnishings from which owners can choose.
SILVER LINING: Japan, land of sushi and chopsticks, has no silversmith tradition to speak of. Yet Tokyo is the site of a major exhibition of master works by Puiforcat, the French silver house founded in 1820 and owned by Hermès since 1993. It runs through Dec.1 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, an Art Deco palace and one-time residence of Prince Yasuhiko Asaka. The house, with its spectacular Lalique glass doors, is a perfect foil for the 260 pieces on display, especially the Thirties creations of Jean Puiforcat. His austere and rigorously geometric designs were considered revolutionary. The exhibition also features pieces by Louis-Victor Puiforcat from the Louvre.
Breaking News: @louisvuitton's men's artistic director @mrkimjones is leaving the French fashion house after nearly 7 years. Jones joined Louis Vuitton in 2011, following a three year tenure as creative director of British luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill. Jones is to exit Louis Vuitton after showing his fall 2018 collection for the brand in Paris on Thursday. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
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