In the past few months, Marc Jacobs has been busy creating the costumes for the "Amoveo" ballet at Paris' Opera Garnier, launching the Marc Jacobs Waterford tabletop collection and signing a deal with Zannier Group for an extensive collection of...
In the past few months, Marc Jacobs has been busy creating the costumes for the "Amoveo" ballet at Paris' Opera Garnier, launching the Marc Jacobs Waterford tabletop collection and signing a deal with Zannier Group for an extensive collection of Little Marc children's wear that will be launched in the spring. And Jacobs has been doing all that while on a strict diet and workout regime that has resulted in a newly svelte figure.
The momentum looks set to continue next year with several initiatives that will further the brand globally.
The year will kick off with a new advertising campaign for Jacobs featuring Dakota Fanning. The ads, which will break in February issues of W and Vogue, were shot by Juergen Teller on location in Los Angeles in mid-November. "Marc loves her as a character and thinks she is beautiful and a great actress," said Robert Duffy, president. "He loved the idea of having this young, small girl in the clothes, and we made them in her size to shoot her in."
Jacobs and Duffy are getting ready for a move of sorts. The duo has decided to stage the Marc by Marc Jacobs show during London Fashion Week in February. "We have a really nice Marc by Marc business in Europe," Duffy said. "I always felt when we showed it in the U.S. we would do it the day after, because Marc had to get back to Paris for Louis Vuitton. I always felt bad, because Marc by Marc has such a strong identity but would always get lumped in with the Collection show. I also always wanted to show in Europe."
The aim is to present the collection on Feb. 16, which would coincide with the opening of the first Collection store in London. The 2,800-square-foot unit will be located in a former antiques store at 24-25 Mount Street in Mayfair and offer women's and men's apparel, children's wear, home furnishings, accessories and an in-house public relations office. The store was designed by architectural firm Stephan Jaklitsch Design.
In addition, a Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc boutique is scheduled to open in February in Moscow, and a Marc by Marc store is slated to open in Savannah, Ga. A Dubai Marc by Marc boutique is opening next week, and the company just signed a deal to open a Marc by Marc boutique in Tokyo's Omotesando area. There are also plans for a large unit on Madison Avenue in New York that will house all the categories and is scheduled to open next year, though few details could be learned at this time.
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@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
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@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@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)