Tom Binns doesn’t exactly strike one as a sunny guy. He drops the F-bomb often enough to make Howard Stern blush; has a Tough Chic jewelry collection devoted to skulls, spikes and studs, and charmingly refers to his fellow nominees for last June’s CFDA Accessory Designer award as “Kmart Jacobs” and “Michael Who Kors.”
Nevertheless, for the past four years, the Belfast-born Binns has settled in Venice Beach, Calif., where his minimalist studio is a block away from the Pacific Ocean. Nothing adorns the stark white walls except for two of his own paintings—one featuring giant bright orange and gold logos of Chanel, and McDonald’s juxtaposed with a swastika.
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EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)