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.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia